One part of the body that we specialize in is the throat and neck. The throat and neck are important parts of the body, playing a specific role in producing speech, bringing food into the digestive system and bringing air into the lungs. When the throat and neck are not working properly, conditions such as hoarseness, snoring and even tonsillitis can occur. Our practice evaluates and treats common problems with the throat and neck.
If you or someone you care for is experiencing problems with the throat or neck, please contact our office at (717) 728-9700 to schedule an appointment.
Hoarseness is when the voice is breathy, raspy, strained or showing changes in volume and pitch. Hoarseness occurs as a result of a problem such as swelling or lumps on the vocal cords. When the vocal cords are working properly, the vocal folds that produce sound from the voice box or larynx remain apart while…Read More
The tonsils are the body’s first line of defense as part of the immune system. They filter bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected. Tonsils are similar to the lymph nodes or glands found in the neck, groin and armpits. Tonsils are the two round…Read More
The tonsils and adenoids are part of the lymphatic system and serve as defenders of the immune system protecting your body by preventing germs and bacteria from entering through your mouth and nose. Occasionally, they will develop problems themselves requiring the attention of an ENT specialist. Tonsil Problems The tonsils (located in the back of…Read More
Snoring is an issue that affects nearly half the adult population. It is the hoarse or harsh sound that occurs while you are sleeping. When air flows past the relaxed tissue in your throat the tissue vibrates, causing the snoring sound. Snoring can be caused by a number of factors. While you are falling asleep,…Read More