The Division of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery provides the full spectrum of care for patients of all ages for conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat, neck and face. Our surgeons provide diagnostic and therapeutic care – both medical and surgical – for neonates, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric adults; from routine health maintenance and screening to intensive surgical management.
From routine checkups to complex surgical procedures – our ear, nose and throat specialists utilize the most advanced treatment options available to provide patients with high-quality care.
Greenville ENT Associates
Mountain Lakes ENT
ENT-Medical Center Powdersville
- Newborn and childhood hearing evaluation
- Pediatric cochlear implantation
- Management of ear infections including ear tubes
- Tonsil and adenoid infections
- Snoring and sleep apnea
- Congenital and developmental neck masses and infections
- Sinusitis in children
Rhinology (sinus and allergy)
- Minimally invasive balloon dilation of sinuses available
- Surgical treatment of nasal obstruction and chronic sinus infections
- CT guided surgical navigation
- Endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery in conjunction with Neurosurgery
Otology (ears, hearing and balance)
- Adult and pediatric hearing tests
- Bone anchored hearing aid surgery
- Exploratory tympanoplasty and stapedectomy
- Mastoidectomy and tympanoplasty
- Treatment of ear infections and ear pressure disorders
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Balance evaluation utilizing videonystagmography
- Cochlear implantation for adults and children
- Treatment of chronic ear disease
Laryngology (voice and swallowing)
- Latest equipment including videostroboscopy to diagnosis causes of hoarseness
- Laryngeal cancer treatment
- Evaluation of swallowing and reflux
Head and neck surgery
- Congenital and developmental childhood neck masses
- Gland disorders including chronic infections, tumors, and stones
- Evaluation and treatment of neck tumors
- Mouth and throat cancer
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Skin cancer removal and reconstruction on the face and neck
- Cosmetic surgery of the nose
- Reconstruction of traumatic injuries to the face, including fractures and lacerations
- Scar revision
- Facial paralysis treatment
- Restoration of function after surgery for mouth and throat cancer
- Snoring and Sleep Apnea
With a commitment to providing advanced treatments and care, the medical staff of the Prisma Health Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Division draws patients from Greenville, Asheville, Columbia and areas throughout the Southeast. For more information or to refer a patient, call 864-454-4368.
Additional hearing tests
This test is performed with a probe placed in the outer ear canal. It results in a graph showing the mobility of the eardrum and other middle ear components. If the eardrum is less mobile than expected, a physician can diagnose the cause of the abnormality.
Auditory brainstem response test (ABR)
This painless test is used to evaluate the integrity of the auditory nerve. Electrodes are placed on the head and ears, and the patient listens to a clicking type stimulus. The nerve impulses are then recorded, measured, and compared to normal data. This is useful in evaluating the auditory nerve for abnormalities, and to assess the predicted auditory function of newborns.
Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
This test is quick, and informative. A probe placed in the outer ear canal uses a sound generator and a very sensitive microphone to measure the resulting response from hair cells in the cochlea. Otoacoustic emissions can be measured in people with normal hearing. If the response is absent, then hearing loss is suspected.
This test is ordered to assess the portion of the inner ear that helps control balance. The test is sensitive to particular abnormalities of the vestibular system and also gives some information about the central nervous system. Electrodes monitor eye movements during tasks such as tracking a moving target, and the patient being placed in particular positions. The vestibular system is stimulated by irrigation of the ears with water to determine if the two sides are working equally.