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Under pressure: Tiny tubes can cause big discomfort

The eustachian tube (named after Italian physician Bartolomeo Eustachio) is a small passage extending from the back of the nose to the middle ear. You have one for each ear. Its function is to regulate pressure between your ear and the external environment. Ideally, the pressure is balanced. The eustachian tube opens when you swallow or yawn in order to equalize pressure. The other function is to allow any fluid that has accumulated in the middle ear to drain into the back of the nose. At rest, it remains closed to prevent reflux (back-flow) from the nose into the middle ear space.

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Let’s just say “ENT”

Think about your routine interactions with the environment. Could you breathe easily today? Were you able to walk a straight line? Was it no trouble to talk with and listen to your friends? We usually don’t think about such things unless there’s a problem. Issues with our ears, nose and throat, even when relatively minor, can have a large impact on our quality of life.

Otolaryngologists, or ENTs, are specialty physicians who treat disorders of the ears, nose and throat (ENT). After medical school, doctors pursuing a career in ENT complete 5-8 years of additional training. Physicians certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology are the most reputable and knowledgeable in the field.

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I did WHAT last night?

Parasomnias can pose a real danger.

A teenager is found sleeping in a tower crane 130 feet above the ground, having walked across a narrow metal beam to get there. A man gives his roommate a nightly play-by-play of his dreams as they occur. A sleeping man drives across town, chokes his stepfather and stabs his stepmother to death. These are all true stories—examples of extreme parasomnias.

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Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Dr. Friedman Receives the Eminent Honor

Dr. Michael Friedman, medical director for Chicago ENT has been recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. as a “Top Doctor” for 2019. Dr. Friedman has the eminent honor to be recognized as one of the best otolaryngologists. Continue reading Dr. Friedman Named 2019 Top Doctor By Castle Connolly

Chicago ENT Closing Michigan Ave Office, Expanding Other Locations

Chicago ENT is pleased to announce that we are expanding services at our Chicago – Halsted and Skokie locations in order to better serve our patients. We are also closing the Michigan Avenue office beginning January 1, 2019. The change will allow Chicago ENT to bring more expert doctors in the field of ENT to the team and offer expanded hours.

Due to increasing demand for more doctors and hours in order to accommodate our patients, we are eliminating redundancies  and consolidating resources within our other locations. We are certain our patients will be better served by this new setup. 

At the beginning of 2019, our office locations include: 

Chicago: 

• Lincoln Park: 3000 N. Halsted, #400, Chicago, IL 60657; 773.296.5500 
• Bucktown: 2222 W. Division, #250, Chicago, IL  60622; 773.296.5500
• Chicago North: 5140 N. California Ave, #600, Chicago, IL  60625; 773.296.5500

Skokie:

• 8930 Gross Point Road, #700, Skokie, IL 60077; 847.966.8930

We are looking forward to continuing to improve for our patients and offering Chicago’s premier ear, nose, and throat services!

Make an appointment to visit today!