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Capital Otolaryngology

Throat Care

Capital Otolaryngology

Complaints involving the throat are the most common reason for visiting a physician. At Capital Otolaryngology in Austin and Lakeway, Texas, we can provide a thorough evaluation of the entire throat in our office with a painless fiber optic telescope. Our throat doctors can successfully treat both medical and surgical disorders of the throat. 

Common complaints of the throat include:

Chronic Sore Throat

Chronic allergies, sinus infections, stomach reflux, and many other common disorders can result in chronic irritation of the throat. We identify and treat your specific causes.

Recurring Tonsillitis

Recurring tonsillitis occurs when you have frequent infections with streptococcus bacteria, causing severe sore throat and fever. Sometimes patients develop an abscess (collection of fluid) next to the tonsil that limits the ability to open the mouth. A tonsillectomy can now be performed as an outpatient procedure with modern techniques to reduce the pain and speed up recovery.

Chronic Tonsillitis

Chronic tonsillitis is a collection of infected material in the tonsils, resulting in bad breath and a sore throat. A tonsillectomy can now be performed as an outpatient procedure with modern techniques to reduce the pain and speed up recovery.

Enlarged Tonsils

Enlarged tonsils may cause snoring, mouth breathing, and sleep apnea. Tonsillectomy resolves these issues.

Mouth Ulcers and Tongue Inflammation

Viral and bacterial infections, vitamin deficiencies, and oral cancers can cause mouth ulcers and tongue inflammation. We can help identify the cause and work to resolve these chronic issues.

Dysphagia (Difficulty Swallowing)

Many patients may experience difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, and a lump or pressure sensation in their throat. This may be from thyroid conditions, upper esophageal sphincter spasm (cricopharyngeal spasm), reflux, allergies, sinus infections, or other disorders. A thorough evaluation by our specialists at Capital Otolaryngology can lead to the correct diagnosis and treatment plan.

To schedule an appointment with our Austin throat specialists, contact Capital Otolaryngology in Austin at (512) 339-4040 or in Lakeway at (512) 682-4798, or use our appointment request form.

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