General ENT care covers every problem you encounter that affects your ears, nose, or throat, and beyond. ENT doctors also treat health concerns related to your head and neck, including cancer and facial plastic surgery. Valeri L. Roth, DO, FAOCO, has extensive training and experience in the medical and surgical management of ENT conditions. If you have a question about your health or would like to learn about ENT services available, call the office in Hermitage, Pennsylvania at (724) 342-5890 to book your appointment today.
General ENT Q & A
What health conditions are treated by an ENT specialist?
Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology are highly trained in the medical and surgical care of every problem that affects your ear, nose, and throat (ENT). The field includes too many health conditions to list, so here’s a brief overview of ENT care:
Hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, and tinnitus are commonly diagnosed and treated. Dr. Roth also treats some cranial nerve disorders and birth defects of the outer and inner ear.
Nose conditions often treated by Dr. Roth include chronic sinusitis, smell disorders, nasal polyps, and a deviated septum.
Problems in your throat affect your ability to talk and eat. ENT physicians are experts in managing diseases of your larynx and esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
Head and neck
Dr. Roth is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, which means she treats infections, benign lesions, and cancerous tumors affecting your head and neck. The doctor performs cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery, including treatment of facial trauma and facial deformities.
Can you get allergy testing and treatment?
If you suffer from chronic or seasonal sneezing, a stuffy nose, watery eyes, or an itchy throat, you may have allergies triggered by common substances such as pollen, mold, dust mites, and animal dander.
Whether your symptoms are due to an allergy or other problems, such as chronic sinusitis, Dr. Roth can help.
When your symptoms suggest you have an allergy, Dr. Roth performs allergy skin testing. During this simple procedure, the doctor applies multiple allergens to small scratches or pricks in your skin. If you’re allergic, you’ll get a minor skin reaction.
Once your exact allergens are identified, Dr. Roth creates an individualized treatment plan to provide relief from your symptoms. Your treatment may include nasal sprays to relieve symptoms or treatment to decrease or eliminate your allergies, such as immunotherapy in the form of allergy shots, sublingual drops, or allergy toothpaste.
What pediatric ENT services are available?
Taking care of your child’s health is a priority. When your little one is sick, you’ll receive the best care possible from Dr. Roth, who provides comprehensive care of pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems.
Examples of pediatric ENT conditions she treats include:
- Ear infections and disorders
- Sinus and nasal disorders
- Tonsil and adenoid infections
- Balance disorders
- Asthma and airway problems
- Speech evaluation and treatment
- Hearing loss
When you experience any type of problem or symptom with your ear, nose, throat, head and face, call Dr. Roth’s office at (724) 342-5890 to book your appointment.