Florida ENT Adult & Pediatric, P.A. has been serving the community since 1999. Florida ENT Adult & Pediatric, P.A is one of the most trusted and respected ENT practices in the state of Florida. Click on the heading for more details about our ENT services.
We perform the following diagnostic tests in our office:
Dr. Omar Fadhli is also a board certified Otolaryngologist who specializes in many surgical procedures. He is currently on staff at Florida Hospital Celebration, Dr. P. Phillips Hospital, Osceola Regional Hospital and Orlando Health.
The following are samples of some of the common surgical procedures performed.
Minimally Invasive Sinus Surgery known as Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): FESS involves the insertion of the endoscope, a very thin fiber-optic tube, into the nose for a direct visual examination of the openings into the sinuses. With state of the art micro-telescopes and instruments, abnormal and obstructive tissues are then removed. In the majority of cases, the surgical procedure is performed entirely through the nostrils, leaving no external scars. There is little swelling and only mild discomfort. This procedure is less extensive, there is often less removal of normal tissues, and is usually performed on an outpatient basis. After the operation, the patient will sometimes have nasal packing in place. After the procedure, nasal irrigation may be recommended to prevent crusting and routine follow up care with your physician.
Computer Aided Sinus Surgery: Computer Aided Sinus Surgery uses a sophisticated mapping system which combines CT Scans and real time information about the exact position of the surgical instrument.
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Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a surgical procedure which is done to repair the nasal septum, which is the wall between the nostrils that separates the two nasal passages. It supports the nose and directs airflow. Usually this procedure is done when one has deviated Nasal Septum which mean the nasal passage is crooked either through a previous fracture or at birth.
Inferior Turbinate Reduction (ITR): The nasal airway cavity is split by the septum into two airway parts, left and right. Each side has an inferior, middle and superior turbinate: There are 3 pairs of turbinates in the nose: Inferior, Middle and Superior. They are all different in all aspects of location, size and somewhat in the function. The turbinates are bony and covered with thick mucosa tissue. ITR is a simple procedure usually done with a Septoplasty where the inferior turbinate is reduced in size to help open up the patient?s airway passage and allow better breathing ways.
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Nasal Polyps: Nasal polyps are abnormal lesions or growth that originates from any portion of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses.
Balloon Sinuplasty: Is a technique where using a balloon sinuplasty system, your physician gently places a sinus guide catheter and a flexible sinus guidewire through the nostrils to access the target sinus. The sinus balloon is positioned across the blocked sinus opening and gently inflated. The balloon sinuplasty system is them removed leaving the sinus passageway open and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy: Tonsils are clumps of tissue on either side of your throat, usually in small children the Adenoids are also removed at the same time as the Tonsils. Both Tonsillectomy and or Adenoidectomy are a surgical procedure where the physician removes your tonsil and or you?re Adenoids. This procedure is done in the hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia and it is considered an outpatient procedure which means after the procedure the patient is monitor in the recovery room and if no problems or complications the patient is sent home the same day.
Myringotomy / Tube Insertion: Myringotomy is an outpatient surgical procedure done where the physician makes a tiny incision in the ear drum to allow drainage fluid which has remained in the middle portion of the ear. This is usually done using a surgical microscope. If the incision (Myringotmy) is done alone it will heal up on is own in a few days. To prevent this, the physician decides to place a tiny tube in the incision to keep it open and allow proper ventilation. These tubes are usually very tiny and made of plastic. Some tubes are may be shaped as a cylinder while other may look like a T. Also know as a ?T-tube?. After the procedure the patient is monitor in the recovery room and if no problems or complications the patient is sent home the same day.
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Tympanoplasty: Tympanoplasty is the repair of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) or middle ear bones. There are various types of Tympanoplasty procedures. Once evaluated the Otolaryngologist will inform you which procedure will be best for you.
Biopsies: There are several different types of biopsies. A biopsy is the removal of small pieces of tissue or cell which is sent to the laboratory to be examined for any abnormalities. Our physician or physician assistant can evaluate you for any head or neck issue you may be having.
Vocal Cord Nodules or Polyps Vocal cord Nodules also know as ?calluses of the vocal fold.? They appear on both side of the cords usually midpoint facing one another. These calluses usually diminishes or disappear when over usage of the cords are stopped. Vocal polyps typically occur only on one side of the vocal cord and can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes. Depending upon the nature of the polyp, it can cause a wide range of voice disturbances. In the event should you continue to have problems with vocal cord nodules or polyps there is a possibility the otolaryngology may request a Micro direct laryngoscopy with biopsy which is usually done in an outpatient facility under general anesthesia.
Thyroid surgery: Thyroid surgery is an operation to remove part or all of the thyroid gland. It is performed in the hospital, and general anesthesia is usually required. Typically the operation removes the lobe of the thyroid gland containing the lump and possibly the isthmus. A frozen section (an immediate microscopic reading) may or may not be used to determine if the rest of the thyroid gland should be removed.
Comprehensive Audiograms: A comprehensive audiogram is testing which is done to see how well a person hears and it?s usually performed using a sound proof booth and some equipment which will allow us to measure different types of hearing loss and at what frequencies the loss may be. It also helps the provider better diagnose certain problems in certain patients as well as it can also inform us if a hearing aid will be beneficial. Electro / Videonystagmogram (ENG/VNG): ENG/VNG is a testing which is done to try to determine if there are any inner ear problem known as Vestibular disorder which causes dizziness. While having this test perform the patient will be wearing goggles and some electrodes, which will allow us to record the movements of your eyes in order to help the physician better diagnose your problem. There is not pain associated with this test. This test is done in 3 main parts.
Tracking eye movements(following a light with your eyes)
Sitting and laying in different positions and
Irrigating your ears with warm & Cool air
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): episodes of dizziness that last for a short period at a time, it starts suddenly and first noticed when rolling over from bed to get up and the patient moves their head from side to side. This vertigo / dizziness is usually describes by the patient as a sensation where the room is spinning. What causes BPPV? BVVP is usually caused by the dislodging of small calcium crystals in the ear called Otoconia which become trapped in the fluid space of the ear canal located in the inner ear. These crystals remain stuck in this fluid area causing vertigo when one moves or changes head movements. BPPV can be diagnosed in a regular routine office visit and the physician or physician assistant can go do several repositioning maneuver which have been know to be highly effective in shifting the ear crystals back to where they belong.
Tinnitus Evaluations: Tinnitus is the perception of noise of an external acoustic stimulus. It can occur as a single pure tone or multiple different tones. It can be high pitched, low pitched, ringing, buzzing, roaring, or clicking sounds in the ear. It is important to know that Tinnitus is caused by different diseases & conditions. So it must be thought of as a symptom and not a disease. It is also important to understand that it is a heard symptom caused by either a local problem or a disease occurring anywhere along the hearing pathway which starts from the external ear going all the way up to the hearing centers in the brain. Tinnitus should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist (ENT Specialist) to determine if there are any medical conditions which need to be treated.
Video Nasal Endoscopy: Video Nasal Endoscpy is a simple, in office procedure that allows the physician or physician assistant to examine the interior of your nasal cavity and the passages into the sinus area. It provides important information used in your treatment plan.
Video Laryngeal Endoscopy: Video Laryngeal Endoscopy is a simple, in office procedure that allows the physician or physician assistant to look at the back of your throat, behind your ear tube (Eustachian Tube), voice box (larynx) and your vocal cords with a fiber optic lens. It provides important information used in your treatment plan. Ultrasound of Neck: Ultrasound imaging is a non invasive medical test that helps the physician or physician assistant better diagnose and treat any medical condition, Masses, or Thyroid nodules, enlarged Lymph nodes, Brachial Clef Cyst, Thyroglossal duct cyst, and Salivary gland stones.