Florida ENT Adult & Pediatric has been serving the community since 1999. Florida ENT Adult & Pediatric, Inc. is one of the most trusted and respected ENT practices in the state of Florida. Click on the headings below for more details about our ENT services.
We perform the following diagnostic tests in our office:
- Comprehensive Audiologic Testing
- Electro/Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG)
- BPPV Testing and Treatments
- In-house CT scans
- Tinnitus Evaluations
- Video Nasal Endoscopy
- Video Laryngeal Endoscopy
- Ultrasounds of Neck
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 Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Computer Aided Sinus surgery
- Inferior Turbinate Submucosa Resection
- Excision Nasal polyps / masses
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Myringotomy/ Tube Insertion
- Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy
- Vocal Cord nodules or Polyps
- Thyroid Surgery
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 / Videonystagmography (ENG/VNG):
ENG/VNG are tests done to try and determine if there are any inner ear problems (vestibular disorder). Vestibular disorder often causes dizziness and vertigo. While the test is being completed, 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 no pain associated with this test and it is usually done in three main parts:
- Tracking eye movements (following a light with your eyes)
- Sitting and laying in different positions
- Irrigating your ears with warm & cool air
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV):
Episodes of dizziness that last for a short period at a time, BPPV starts suddenly and is usually 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 described by the patient as a sensation where the room is spinning. What causes BPPV? BPPV 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 provider can do several repositioning maneuvers which have been know to be highly effective in shifting the ear crystals back to where they belong.
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 making it 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 Endoscopy is a simple, in-office procedure that allows the provider 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 provider 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 provider better diagnose and treat any medical conditions including masses, thyroid nodules, enlarged lymph nodes, branchial clef cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, and salivary gland stones.
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 procedure, the patient will sometimes have nasal packing in place, and nasal irrigation may be recommended to prevent crusting. Routine follow-up care with your provider may be scheduled.
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.
- Click here to see more, Computer aided Sinus Surgery
Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a surgical procedure done to repair the nasal septum, or wall between the nostrils separating the two nasal passages. The septum supports the nose and directs airflow. Usually this procedure is done when a patient has a deviated nasal septum, which is where the nasal septum is crooked, whether due to a previous fracture or from 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, all of which are different in aspects of location and size and slightly in function. The turbinates are bony and covered with thick mucosa tissue, which block a patient's airways when enlarged. ITR is a simple procedure, often done with a septoplasty, where the inferior turbinate is reduced in size in order to open up the patient's airway passage and allow for better breathing ways.
- Click here to see more, Adult Turbinate Reduction Brochure
- Click here to see more, Pediatric Turbinate Reduction Brochure
Nasal Polyps: Nasal polyps are abnormal lesions or growth that originate from any portion of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses.
Balloon Sinuplasty: When sinus drainage is decreased, balloon sinuplasty is a technique where using a balloon sinuplasty system, your provider 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 and deflated. The balloon sinuplasty system is then removed leaving the sinus passageway open and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.
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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy: Tonsils are clumps of tissue on either side of the throat, while adenoids are patches of tissue higher up in the throat. When these recurrently become infected, your provider may recommend removing them. A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are the surgical procedures where the physician removes your tonsil and/or your adenoids. Often times they, especially in children, they are removed at the same time. This procedure is done in the hospital or surgical center under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure which means after the procedure the patient is monitored in the recovery room and if no problems or complications arise 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 of fluid which has remained in the middle portion of the ear. This is usually done using a surgical microscope. If the incision was done alone, it would heal up on its own in a few days. To prevent this, the physician will place a tiny tube in the incision to keep it open and allow for proper ventilation. These tubes are usually very tiny and made of plastic. Some are shaped as a cylinder while others may look like a T, hence being called T-tubes. After the procedure is complete, the patient is monitored in the recovery room and if no problems or complications arise, the patient is sent home the same day.
- Click here to view a picture of the tube inserted into the tympanic membrane
Tympanoplasty: Tympanoplasty is the reconstruction or 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 are then sent to the laboratory to be examined for any abnormalities. Our providers can evaluate you for any head or neck issue you may be having.
Vocal Cord Nodules or Polyps: Vocal cord nodules are also known as calluses of the vocal fold. They appear on both sides of the cords, usually at the midpoint and facing one another and are often caused by misuse of the vocal cords. These calluses usually diminish or completely disappear when misuse of the cords is 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 that you continue to have problems with vocal cord nodules or polyps, there is a possibility the otolaryngologist may request a micro direct laryngoscopy with biopsy which is done using a microscope in an outpatient facility and usually 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.