Ear, Nose & Throat Center in Lafayette, LA

Ear, Nose & Throat Center in Lafayette, LA

The doctors at the Acadian Ear, Nose & Throat Center can help you with disorders of the ear, nose and throat.

What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that deals with disorders and diseases of the ear, nose, and throat (known as ENT), as well as the structures in the head and neck that relate to the ENT area. This includes issues with hearing (audiology), nose and sinus problems, larynx, mouth and throat, and head and neck deformities, trauma or tumors.

Ears - In the United States, one in 15 adults over the age of 18 report that they experience some degree of hearing loss, while nearly three of every 1,000 children are born with a detectable level of hearing loss. Those numbers may not seem high, but if you are one of those that suffer from hearing issues, seeing a specialist can make all the difference. Otolaryngologists are specifically trained in the delicate structures of both the inner and outer ears, and know how to treat ear disorders, whether medically or surgically. At the Acadian ENT Center, the ear issues we typically treat are:

  • Hearing Loss
  • Balance Disorder
  • Persistent Ear Noise (Tinnitus)
  • Diseases or Infections of the Ear
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Nose - Over 30 million people are diagnosed with sinusitis in the U.S. each year, and nearly 15 percent of the population suffers from chronic sinusitis. Sinusitis is a general term used to describe inflammation in the sinuses caused by allergies, bacteria, or side effects from certain diseases or injury. At Acadian, we treat sinusitis and related problems, including:
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Allergies
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Deviated Septum
  • Smell and Taste Disorders

Throat - Your throat is home to some of the most vital parts of your anatomy - your esophagus is the entrance to your digestive system, and your larynx (voice box) is how you communicate, so the throat is an important aspect of your body. Acadian can treat most any throat issue, including:
  • Tonsillitis
  • Benign and Malignant Tumors
  • Adenoids
  • Swallowing disorders

Head and Neck - Otolaryngologists are trained to treat issues that affect the functions of the face and neck, including:
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Infection
  • Benign and Malignant Tumors
  • Facial Deformities
  • Facial Trauma
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

At Acadian, we have otolaryngologists on our staff that are experienced in performing both cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

Sub-Specialties of Otolaryngology

At the Acadian ENT Center, all of our doctors are board certified in otolaryngology, and our staff includes several doctors of audiology, as well as highly trained physician assistants and medical assistants. No matter what you may need, you will find the correct diagnosis and treatment at Acadian. Because otolaryngology covers such a wide spectrum of conditions, the field is divided into smaller sub-specialties. Each of our doctors are trained and experienced in most or all of the sub-specialties, in order to provide you with the most comprehensive care possible.

  • Otology/Neurotology: This covers disorders of the ear, including infection, injury or trauma, or nerve disorders that can affect hearing and equilibrium. These issues include tinnitus, hearing loss, swimmer's ear, and chronic ear infections.
  • Allergy: Seasonal allergies, hay fever, and environmental allergies, as well as chronic sinusitis, sore throat and laryngitis can cause quite a reduction in your quality of life. Once diagnosed, allergy problems that affect your ears, nose, and throat can be treated using medication, allergy shots, or other methods, depending on the severity of your case.
  • Rhinology: This refers to any sort of disorders of your nose or sinuses, including loss of smell, chronic stuffy nose or nosebleeds, tumors, or polyps.
  • Laryngology: This covers disorders of the throat, and includes any problems with your voice. Some of the issues you may need treated include hoarseness, chronic sore throat, infections, trouble swallowing, reflux, or tumors.
  • Head and Neck: This sub-specialty deals with both benign and malignant tumors in your head and neck region, as well as any issues you may experience with your thyroid.
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: At Acadian, we have doctors trained in the facial plastic and reconstructive surgery specialty. They can address cosmetic and functional issues of the ENT area, such as repairing a deviated septum or cleft palate, as well as other natural deformities or problems due to trauma.
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: This sub-specialty addresses ENT disorders or diseases in children. This could include chronic ear infections, tonsil infections, asthma, allergy or sinus issues, or abnormalities of the face and neck.

Acadian ENT Center

Our doctors at the Acadian ENT Center are here to help you with specific issues related to ear, nose and throat disorders. They offer expertise and training that you can't get from a general practitioner - the specialized field of otolaryngology allows them to focus on the cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive needs of the head, neck, and face, which ensures that you will receive accurate, personalized treatment. We are pleased to announce that we now offer the Xoran MiniCAT™ - same day computed tomography (CT) scans of the sinuses and temporal bones (ear), which can help us diagnose and treat your ENT concerns more quickly.

We understand how valuable your time is and are committed to providing you with the highest quality of care possible. Call us today at (337) 237-0650 to schedule an appointment for a consultation.