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(208) 542-5414
Fax: (208) 552-2708

1582 Elk Creek Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83404

Sinus Surgery & Other ENT Treatments

Make chronic ear, nose, and throat problems a thing of the past at Mountain West Ear, Nose & Throat in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dr. Kevin M. Hanks is a board-certified ENT Specialist with years of experience administering ENT treatments for conditions such as:

• Chronic Ear Disease
• Skin Cancer
• Tonsillitis
• Hearing Loss
• Sinusitis / Sinus Surgery
• Head & Neck Cancer
• Allergies

Ear Symptoms
The most common ear symptoms are pain in the ear or difficulty hearing. With children who can't speak yet these symptoms are harder to diagnose, but a child pulling on his ear or experiencing delayed speech development is often a good indication. Ear infections are one of the most common problems associated with the ears.

Ear Treatments
Infections can be treated with antibiotics. In the case of multiple ear infections, the patient may need ear tubes to prevent future pain. We also treat problems, such as perforated eardrums, which can be very painful, or tinnitus, which is characterized by ringing in the ears.

Nose Symptoms
Nose symptoms that we often see include nosebleeds, difficulty breathing, problems with snoring, and discomfort in the nasal area. Frequent nosebleeds or sinus infections can be caused by allergies or indicate a more serious problem such as a deviated nasal septum.

Nose Treatments
A deviated septum can be treated with a minor surgical procedure to reposition the septum, making breathing easier. We are experienced in diagnosing and treating allergies, so patients can live comfortably even with this reoccurring problem. Patients who suffer from snoring may find long-term relief by obtaining dilators or nasal strips from an ENT.

Throat Symptoms
Throat symptoms usually manifest themselves in the form of pain or discomfort when swallowing and breathing. Changes in the voice and hoarseness can indicate a throat problem as well. These symptoms may point to throat conditions such as laryngitis, enlarged adenoids, or dysphonia.

Throat Treatments
The treatment for these conditions varies greatly by patient. In some cases, antibiotics or other medications are all that's needed, but in more serious instances, surgery may be required, such as adenoid removal. A sore throat or hoarseness lasting for more than a week or two should always be addressed by a doctor.

Contact us to banish ear, nose, and throat issues and start feeling better today.