Could that pain in your mouth be a salivary stone?

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 saliva into your mouth, causing pain and inflammation, and can even lead to infection. Sialoliths most often occur in the submandibular glands, found under the jaw. Less common are stones in the parotid and sublingual salivary glands.

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Dude, where’s my parathyroid?

The parathyroid glands are a small but mighty part of the endocrine system that are very important to your health. Typical people have four parathyroid glands, a pair on each side of the neck located behind the thyroid. The glands produce a substance called PTH, or parathyroid hormone. PTH is the most important regulator of blood calcium levels.

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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

Sleep apnea treatment that doesn’t require CPAP

Frustrated with CPAP? Inspire can help. Inspire is a new sleep apnea treatment that does not require the tubes and breathing apparatus involved in using CPAP. Instead, during a small outpatient procedure, a small device is implanted that then works to open the airway whenever you sleep. You control the device using a remote, turning it on whenever you sleep and off when you wake up. During sleep, Inspire helps stimulate the natural breathing process. It syncs with your breathing pattern and helps your muscles to keep your airway open.  

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Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss

You may have heard the recent story of a woman from Xiamen, China, who woke up one morning recently to find that she could not hear her boyfriend’s voice. In fact, she couldn’t hear any male voice—her ears suddenly could only register frequencies that were at a woman’s average pitch or higher. “Talk about selective hearing!” says Dr. Brittany Beeg, an audiologist at Chicago ENT. “What a funny world we would live in if hearing loss would only select for certain voices!”  Continue reading Woman Loses Sound of Men’s Voices: A Closer Look at Hearing Loss

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!

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