Head & Neck Surgery

Southern ENT Associates -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

Southern ENT Associates

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Thibodaux, Houma, Raceland, Morgan City, New Iberia and Opelousas, LA

Ear, nose, and throat physicians receive extensive training in the medical and surgical management of ENT problems. Doctors on the experienced team at Southern ENT Associates perform surgery to treat common ENT conditions, are experts in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and provide surgical treatment of tumors in the head and neck. When you or your child face ENT surgery, the doctors can answer your questions and give you a thorough assessment. To schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the six offices in South Louisiana that’s convenient for you.

Head & Neck Surgery Q & A

What are Different Types of Head and Neck Surgery?

For most ENT conditions, your doctor at Southern ENT Associates implements all possible conservative treatments before recommending surgery.

When your condition requires surgery, however, you can count on the compassionate, dedicated, and skilled care you’ll receive before, during, and after your procedure.

Although the team offers surgical interventions that cover the full range of ENT problems, these are a few examples of conditions they often treat with surgery:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Otosclerosis
  • Thyroid disease
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Nose fractures


They also perform tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, airway reconstructions, and hearing restorations. You can also receive comprehensive care of head and neck cancers, from tumor removal to reconstructive surgery.

What Should You Know About Ear and Nose Plastic Surgery?

Many people don’t think of going to an ENT physician for plastic surgery, but they’re the experts in ears and noses, and that includes plastic surgery for your ear and nose.

If you’re considering nose surgery, even if it’s for cosmetic purposes, it’s important to see an ENT specialist to ensure any changes to your nose don’t affect your ability to breathe.

The team at Southern ENT Associates offer cosmetic procedures such as:

  • Ear Surgery (Otoplasty): Ear surgery is done to improve the shape, position, or proportion of your ear. Otoplasty can also correct a defect in ear structure, whether it’s there at birth or is the result of an injury. The team at often repairs torn earlobes, drooping ears, and ears that are too large or stick out.
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty): Nose surgery can be for cosmetic purposes, but can also improve nasal function. For example, you may need to alleviate chronic congestion, correct nasal deformities, or repair a deviated septum. When it’s for cosmetic reasons, rhinoplasty can change the size and width of your nose, eliminate bumps on the bridge, and correct asymmetry. Surgery can also take care of the tip of your nose if it’s too bulbous, drooping, upturned, or hooked.


What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Whenever possible, your surgery is performed using minimally invasive techniques. The minimally invasive surgery uses a few tiny incisions, or in many cases, no incision. With specialized instruments, the surgery may be through your nostrils, for example.

The health benefits of minimally invasive surgery include:

  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain, bruising, and scarring
  • Less anesthesia required
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection


If you have any questions about ear, nose, or throat surgery, call Southern ENT Associates, where they specialize in pediatric and adult head and neck surgery.