Bismarck
(701) 805-8057

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Bismarck ENT
...That’s why we want you to be as informed as possible about our practice; health issues, and treatment options related to the sinus, ear,  nose, allergies, and related problems in the head and neck...

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We encourage all our patients to contact us whenever you or your family has an ear, nose and throat problem...

Patient Education
...Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you...

Our Practice
Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor Bismarck, ND Prairie Sinus Ear & Allergy PC 3000 N 14th St Bismarck, ND 58503 Telephone: (701) 805-8057 Business Office Fax: (701) 751-3168 Medical Records Fax: (701) 751-3143 jay...

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...SHALL DELIVER ADVANCED HEALTHCARE CARE IN A SUPERIOR FACILITY TO PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITHIN THE AREAS OF SINUS, EAR, ALLERGY, AND GENERAL OTOLARYNGOLOGY EMPATHY, SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION, CONTINUITY, AND ACCESSIBILITY WILL DIRECT OUR SHARED VISION WITH PATIENTS, STAFF, FAMILIES, AND OUR COMMUNITY TO DELIVER EXPEDITED DIAGNOSES AND TREATMENT WITH EXCELLENCE...

Patient Privacy
...For example, your protected health information may be provided to a physician to whom you have been referred to ensure that the physician has the necessary information to diagnose or treat you...

Our Services
...      Breathing Problems The nose serves three primary functions: to warm, humidify and filter air as it passes into the body...

Allergy Services
... For those Americans who experience allergies every year—an estimated 1 in 5 people—there is always the hope that they can find sustainable relief from the sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes, and many other symptoms allergies can cause...

About Us
...Our practice will work with you to diagnose and find solutions for your hearing, tinnitus , and balance needs using state-of-the-art equipment and the most advanced technology ...

ENT Services
... Choose from a category below to learn more Ears Nose and Mouth Throat Head and Neck Snoring and Sleep Apnea Thyroid and Parathyroid Pediatric

Pediatric Services
... Facial Sports Injuries Whether from a broken nose, a fractured cheekbone, a swollen eye, or another condition, facial sports injuries can affect a child’s ability to breathe, eat, see, smell, or handle other crucial functions...

Head and Neck Services
... Facial Sports Injuries Whether a broken nose, a fractured cheekbone, a swollen eye, or another condition, facial sports injuries can affect a child’s ability to breathe, eat, see, smell, or handle other crucial functions...

Nose
Click on the links below to learn more: Breathing Problems Nose Injury Snoring/Sleep Apnea Chronic Sinusitis Treatment Options Propel Sinuva

SINUVA
...Jay will use topical and/or local anesthesia to numb the patient's nose and sinuses...

Ears
... Child's Hearing Loss Cholesteatoma Cochlear Implants Ear Plastic Surgery Ear Tubes Earaches Ears and Altitude Earwax Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Better Ear Health Buying a Hearing Aid Child Screening Chronic Otitis Media Cochlear-Meningitis Vaccination Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Ear Infection and Vaccines Your Genes and Hearing Loss How the Ear Works Hyperacusis Know the Power of Sound Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Obesity What You Should Know About Otosclerosis When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Throat
... About Your Voice Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Effects of Medications on Voice Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD) How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Keeping Your Voice Healthy Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts Pediatric GERD Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users Tips for Healthy Voices Tonsillectomy Procedures Tonsillitis Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp Vocal Cord Paralysis GERD and LPR Hoarseness How the Voice Works Secondhand Smoke Sore Throats Swallowing Disorders Tonsils and Adenoids

Nose and Mouth
... Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems Deviated Septum Do I Have Sinusitis...

Pediatric
... Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children Noise-Induced Hearing Loss In Children Pediatric Food Allergies Pediatric GERD Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders Pediatric Thyroid Cancer When Your Child Has Tinnitus Why Do Children Have Earaches...

Child's Hearing Loss
As the parent of a child with newly diagnosed hearing loss, you will have many questions and concerns regarding the nature of this problem, its effects on your child’s future, treatment options, and resources...

Cholesteatoma
...The eustachian tube conveys air from the back of the nose into the middle ear to equalize ear pressure ("clear the ears")...

Cochlear Implants
... Otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat specialists) perform implant surgery, although not all of them do this procedure...

Ear Tubes
...In these cases, insertion of an ear tube by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may be considered...

Earaches
...Air enters the middle ear through the narrow eustachian tube that connects the back of the nose to the ear What causes otitis media...

Ears and Altitude
...This occurs because a small bubble of air has entered the middle ear, up from the back of the nose...

Earwax
...Occasionally, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist) may need to remove the wax using microscopic visualization...

Better Ear Health
...If left undiagnosed and untreated, some conditions can lead to irreversible hearing impairment or deafness...

Buying a Hearing Aid: Answers to common questions
... First, visit a physician who can refer you to an otolaryngologist (an ear, nose, and throat specialist), because many hearing problems can be corrected medically...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Hyperacusis - An increased sensitivity to everyday sounds
...Individuals are usually not born with hyperacusis, but may develop a narrow tolerance to soundOther common causes include: Head injury Ear damage from toxins or medication Lyme disease Air bag deployment Viral infections involving the inner ear or facial nerve (Bell’s palsy) Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome There are a variety of neurologic conditions that may be associated with hyperacusis, including: Post-traumatic stress disorder Chronic fatigue syndrome Tay-Sach's disease Some forms of epilepsy Valium dependence Depression Migraine headaches Hyperacusis is seen in brain injured children (due to the universal sensory sensitivity), some autistic children, and some children with cerebral palsy) Diagnosis of Hyperacusis Individuals who suspect they may have hyperacusis should seek an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor)...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

What You Should Know About Otosclerosis
... How Is Otosclerosis Diagnosed...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...If the child does not have a specific problem with the ears such as middle ear inflammation with thick discharge, then it may be necessary to have your child referred to an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist)...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...Normally, the tube is collapsed most of the time in order to protect the middle ear from the many germs residing in the nose and mouth...

Infant Hearing Loss
...He or she may recommend evaluation by an otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeon (ear, nose and throat specialist) and additional hearing tests...

Noise and Hearing Protection
...This doctor can diagnose your hearing problem and recommend the best way to manage it...

Perforated Eardrum
...The middle ear is connected to the nose by the eustachian tube, which equalizes pressure in the middle ear...

About Your Voice
...If voice does not return to its normal characteristics and capabilities within two to four weeks after a cold, a medical evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist is recommended...

Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice
...If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, please see your Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) for an evaluation...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Can the Medications I Take Harm My Voice
...Many medications can have a drying effect; they include: Decongestants and remedies for nose/sinus congestion: Pseudoephedrine is a medication that is present in many over the counter and prescription cold remedies...

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
... Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat doctors, and have extensive experience with the tools that diagnose GERD and they are specialists in the treatment of many of the complications of GERD, including: sinus and ear infections, throat and laryngeal inflammation, Barrett’s esophagus, and ulcerations of the esophagus...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...Allergies can cause many ear, nose, and throat symptoms in children, but allergies can be difficult to separate from other causes...

Keeping Your Voice Healthy
...If your voice is hoarse frequently, or for an extended period of time, you should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat physician...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
...The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005 almost 10,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer will be diagnosed, and close to 3,800 people will die from laryngeal cancer in the United States...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...Chronic GER is often diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

Special Care for Occupational and Professional Voice Users
...If you listen to your voice and find that it is complaining to you, seek out your local Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor) for an evaluation and treatment recommendations...

Tonsillectomy Procedures
...Today, the scalpel is still the preferred surgical instrument of many ear, nose, and throat specialists...

Tonsillitis
... Your child will undergo a general ear, nose, and throat examination as well as a review of the patient’s medical history...

Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp
...Adenoids sit high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth...

Vocal Cord Paralysis
... How Is Vocal Fold Paralysis/Paresis Diagnosed...

GERD and LPR
... How are GERD and LPR diagnosed and treated...

Hoarseness: Insight into voice changes
...It is considered a vocal emergency and should be treated with absolute voice rest and examination by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor)...

How the Voice Works
... The main parts of voice production: The Power Source: Your Lungs The Vibrator: Your Voice Box The Resonator: Your Throat, Nose, Mouth, and Sinuses The Power Source : The power for your voice comes from air that you exhale...

Secondhand Smoke
...Many people find ETS unpleasant, annoying, and irritating to the eyes and nose...

Sore Throats
... Infections in the nose and sinuses also can cause sore throats, because mucus from the nose drains down into the throat and carries the infection with it...

Swallowing Disorders
... How are swallowing disorders diagnosed...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected...

Allergies and Hay Fever
...An ear, nose, and throat specialist can help determine the substances causing your discomfort and develop a management plan that will help make life more enjoyable...

Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies
... and more… Drugs for stuffy nose, sinus trouble, congestion and drainage, and the common cold constitute a large segment of the over-the-counter market for America’s medication industry...

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
...  Some patients complain of mask discomfort, nasal congestion, and nose and throat dryness when using CPAP...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Sterile cloth or pads Scissors Ice pack Tape Sterile bandages Cotton tipped swabs Hydrogen peroxide Nose drops Antibiotic ointment Eye pads Cotton balls Butterfly bandages Ask "Are you all right...

20 Questions about Your Sinuses
...Warm compresses are useful in relieving pain in the nose and sinuses...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
... Symptoms can vary with the season and type of allergen and include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes and nose...

Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
...The symptoms include sneezing and runny and/or itchy nose, caused by irritation and congestion in the nose...

Antibiotics and Sinusitis
... The following symptoms may indicate the presence of a bacterial infection in your sinuses: Pain in your cheeks or upper back teeth A lot of bright yellow or green drainage from your nose for more than 10 days No relief from decongestants, and/or Symptoms that get worse instead of better after your cold is gone...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Clefts in the lip can range from a tiny notch in the upper lip to a split that extends into the nose...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
...Because sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, it is important to monitor your child for the symptoms and have a doctor see her if she exhibits any...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Deviated Septum
...The ideal nasal septum is exactly midline, separating the left and right sides of the nose into passageways of equal size...

Do I Have Sinusitis?
...Congestion or stuffy nose...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed...

Injection Snoreplasty
...A thorough examination by an ear, nose and throat specialist is recommended to diagnose the source and type of snoring, and determine whether injection snoreplasty may be helpful...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

Sinus Headaches
...For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache...

Sinus Pain
...This congestion causes pain and pressure; mucus production increases during inflammation, resulting in a drippy, runny nose...

Sinus Surgery
The ear, nose, and throat specialist will prescribe many medications (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines) and procedures (flushing) for treating acute sinusitis...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
... Changing Physiology: With aging, the physiology and function of the nose changes...

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
...Such feeding problems should be discussed with your child's pediatrician who may refer you to an otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon (ear, nose, and throat specialist) for additional treatment...

Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs
You might not think your nose is a "vital organ," but indeed it is! To understand its importance, all that most people need to experience is a bad cold...

Fungal Sinusitis
...Patients diagnosed with AFS have a history of allergic rhinitis, and the onset of AFS development is difficult to determine...

Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)
...Snoring sounds are caused by an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose...

Nasal Fractures
... Projecting prominently from the central part of the face, it is no surprise that the nose is the most commonly broken bone on the head...

Nose Surgery
Improving Form And Function Of The Nose Each year thousands of people undergo surgery of the nose...

Nosebleeds
Insight into care and prevention of nosebleeds What is an anterior and posterior nosebleed...

Post-Nasal Drip
Insight into treating a runny nose What is post-nasal drip...

Sinusitis
...Surgery can be performed under the upper lip, behind the eyebrow, next to the nose or scalp, or inside the nose itself...

Smell and Taste
... How are smell and taste loss diagnosed...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Each year about 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancers, and more than 8,000 people die of these diseases...

Snoring
... The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose...

Stuffy Noses
...A cold is caused by one of many different viruses, some of which are airborne, but most are transmitted by hand-to-nose contact...

TMJ Pain
... Because TMJ symptoms often develop in the head and neck, otolaryngologists are appropriately qualified to diagnose TMJ problems...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...They "sample" bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk of their own infection...

Dizziness and Motion Sickness
...Along with these questions, your doctor will examine your ears, nose, and throat...

Facial Plastic Surgery
... The range of conditions that otolaryngologists diagnose and treat are widely varied and can involve the whole face, nose, lips, ears, and neck...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Sterile cloth or pads Scissors Ice pack Tape Sterile bandages Cotton tipped swabs Hydrogen peroxide Nose drops Antibiotic ointment Eye pads Cotton balls Butterfly bandages Ask "Are you all right...

Children and Facial Trauma
...Facial traumas include injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose and sinuses, eye socket, or teeth and other parts of the mouth...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... Clefts in the lip can range from a tiny notch in the upper lip to a split that extends into the nose...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Sinus Pain
...This congestion causes pain and pressure; mucus production increases during inflammation, resulting in a drippy, runny nose...

Sinusitis: Special Considerations for Aging Patients
... Changing Physiology: With aging, the physiology and function of the nose changes...

Head and Neck Cancer
...However, tumors in the nose, mouth, throat, or lungs can cause bleeding...

Sinus Headaches
...For example, many patients visit an ear, nose, and throat specialist to seek treatment for a sinus headache and learn they actually have a migraine or tension headache...

TMJ
... Because TMJ symptoms often develop in the head and neck, otolaryngologists are appropriately qualified to diagnose TMJ problems...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Sterile cloth or pads Scissors Ice pack Tape Sterile bandages Cotton tipped swabs Hydrogen peroxide Nose drops Antibiotic ointment Eye pads Cotton balls Butterfly bandages Ask "Are you all right...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
... Symptoms can vary with the season and type of allergen and include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, and itchy eyes and nose...

Could My Child Have Sleep Apnea?
...Because sleep apnea can be difficult to diagnose, it is important to monitor your child for the symptoms and have a doctor see her if she exhibits any...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
Your child has been diagnosed with allergic rhinitis, a physiological response to specific allergens such as pet dander or ragweed...

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux and Children
...Chronic GER is often diagnosed as gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD...

Pediatric Food Allergies
...The diet diary can be evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist to identify one or several food items that may be the culprits...

Pediatric GERD
...Consequently, other typical symptoms could include crying/irritability, poor appetite/feeding and swallowing difficulties, failure to thrive/weight loss, regurgitation ("wet burps" or outright vomiting), stomach aches (dyspepsia), abdominal/chest pain (heartburn), sore throat, hoarseness, apnea, laryngeal and tracheal stenoses, asthma/wheezing, chronic sinusitis, ear infections/fluid, and dental caries...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Pediatric Obesity and Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
... Pediatric obesity and otolaryngic problems Otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat specialists, diagnose and treat some of the most common children's disorders...

When Your Child Has Tinnitus
...If the child does not have a specific problem with the ears such as middle ear inflammation with thick discharge then it may be necessary to have your child referred to an otolaryngologist or ear, nose, and throat specialist...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...Normally, the tube is collapsed most of the time in order to protect the middle ear from the many germs residing in the nose and mouth...

Pediatric Sinusitis
...Unlike in adults, pediatric sinusitis is difficult to diagnose because symptoms can be subtle and the causes complex...

Secondhand Smoke and Children
...Many people find ETS unpleasant, annoying, and irritating to the eyes and nose...

Common Problems That Can Affect Your Voice
...If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, please see your Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor) for an evaluation...

Laryngeal (Voice Box) Cancer
...The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005 almost 10,000 new cases of laryngeal cancer will be diagnosed, and close to 3,800 people will die from laryngeal cancer in the United States...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Rhabdomyosarcoma
... More than 90 percent of rhabdomyosarcomas are diagnosed in people under 25 years old; about 60 percent of these cases are diagnosed in children under the age of 10...

Head and Neck Cancer
...However, tumors in the nose, mouth, throat, or lungs can cause bleeding...

Skin Cancer
... How is skin cancer diagnosed...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Each year about 30,000 Americans are diagnosed with oral and pharyngeal cancers, and more than 8,000 people die of these diseases...

Hemorragias nasales
... Alergias, infecciones, o sequedad que causan picazón y llevan al manoseo de la nariz...

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3000 N 14th St 3rd FloorBismarck, ND 58503
 

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