Sniffles? Check. Aching body and joints? Check. Sore throat and post-nasal drip? If this sounds a little too familiar, you may have a cold or the flu. But when should you see your doctor? The answer may surprise you, so keep reading to find out more! Is it the common cold or the flu? When… Read More
With all the news buzz and products that claim to stop snoring, you’d think it was a modern-age problem. But there is evidence that snoring and its ill effects have been plaguing people for millennia. There is evidence of snoring going back 3500 years to the ancient Egyptians, who were known to have treated snoring… Read More
Can an algorithm outperform an experienced physician? The answer might be, “yes,” but with a caveat. Findings from a recent study (Zhang, B, et al.) published in Thyroid suggest that a machine learning algorithm could be superior in specificity and accuracy than an experienced radiologist using ultrasound technology in diagnosing thyroid nodules in patients. Machine… Read More
The second edition of the textbook, Sleep Apnea and Snoring: Surgical and Non-Surgical Therapy, edited by Chicago ENT medical director Dr. Michael Friedman and Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz is scheduled for release May 16, 2019.
While most everyone is familiar with kidney stones and gallstones, salivary stones (also called) sialoliths are also a real disorder. They are caused by a buildup of calcium in the salivary gland or duct Salivary stones may remain in the gland, unnoticed. They become problematic when they partially or totally block the natural flow of… Read More
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Dr. Michael Friedman, Dr. T.K. Venkatesan, and Dr. Claire Kenneally held a free community education event at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Olson Auditorium to to discuss Inspire Therapy, a groundbreaking treatment for people who struggle with Sleep Apnea.
Chicago ENT’s very own Dr. Payal Patel was featured in Chicago’s Neighborhood Parents Network’s “Ask An Expert” column about treating Winter Eczema. Her advice is spot on. We’re proud that our doctors share their knowledge with those in need. If you have a question for our experts, just ask us. (click image to enlarge)
Featuring Dr. Friedman This video features the most up-to-date information and how to use a CPAP machine.
Thyroid Cancer According to the American Cancer Society, it is estimated that in 2018, there will be about 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States. Of those cases, 40,900 will be women and 13,090 men. Unfortunately, women have a higher risk of mortality with 1,100 cases of death and 960 for men.