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Springfield, MA ENT
...   Issues like management of sinus and allergy disorders, headache, asthma, snoring and sleep apnea, chronic tonsillitis, vertigo, and head and neck masses can all be addressed via telemedicine to avoid a delay in treatment...

Our Services
... Adenoids Allergies Breathing Problems Botox Treatment Cochlear Implants Dizziness Ear Infection Ear Tubes Earwax Head and Neck Cancers Hearing Loss Hearing Aids Hoarseness Mouth Sores Nasal Fractures   Neck Pain Nosebleeds Oral Cancers Pediatric ENT Care PROPEL Rhinoplasty Single-sided Deafness Sinuses Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Sudden Hearing Loss Thyroid Tinnitus Voice Disorders What is an Audiologist...

Links
...National Library of Medicine (National Institutes of Health) USA TODAY Health News Web MD Hospital/Medical Center Affiliations Baystate Medical Center Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Mercy Medical Center Cooley Dickinson Hospital Pioneer Valley Surgicenter Migraines Headache Questionnaire Migraine --- More Than A Headache Sinuses Sinus & Allergy Health Partnership Sinusitis Information Snoring, Obstructive Sleep Spnea (OSA), and other sleep issues A...

Jerry M Schreibstein MD FACS
...   Education Medical School: Boston University School of Medicine, Cum Laude Residency: Boston University/Tufts University Combined Program in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery Other Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Fellow, American Rhinologic Society President of the Massachusetts Society of Otolaryngology 2003-2005 Director - Minimally invasive sinus surgery program at Baystate Medical Center Chair, Board of Governors, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2008-2009 Executive Committee, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2007-2009 Specializing in: Adult and pediatric head and neck surgery Snoring and sleep disorders Thyroid and parathyroid surgery Minimally invasive sinus surgery including balloon procedures Allergy diagnosis and treatment   To leave a review for Dr...

Pediatric ENT Disorders
... Our physicians are specially trained to treat the full range of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat disorders, including: Ear Infections: both medically and surgically (tubes) Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea Chronic Tonsillar Disease Sinusitis and chronic runny nose Advanced minimally invasive pediatric endoscopic sinus surgery Chronic Ear Disease and Hearing Loss Tongue-tie Noisy breathing and Airway disorders Pediatric head and neck tumors For more information please visit the following websites: American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Sleep Apnea Snoring
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgeons of Western New England LLC physicians are experts in the medical and surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring...

Patient Education
Preoperative Instrucation Postoperative Instructions Adenoid Surgery Dizziness/Balance Ear Tube Surgery Hearing Health Jaw Joint Program Nosebleeds Reflux Disease Sinus Surgery Sleep Apnea/Snoring Tonsils Surgery Videostroboscopy Vocal Hygiene Instructions ENT Surgeons of Western New England Magazine

Adenoid Surgery
... Inability to breathe through the nose (mouth breathing); can result in excessive dental cavities Thick, colored discharge from the nose Snoring Sleep apnea Frequent ear infections Speech impediment or delayed speech development Unusual facial qualities, for example, an extremely elongated face with a high palatal arch and widened nose Hearing loss due to middle ear fluid What Can Surgery Accomplish...

Sleep Apnea Snoring Education
How Common Is Snoring...

Tonsils Surgery
... Recurrent or chronic sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing or breathing Snoring Sleep apnea Speech impediment What Can Surgery Accomplish...

Sleep & Snoring
Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea

GERD and LPR
...And sometimes, adult patients may experience symptoms related to either GERD or LPR like: Heartburn Belching Regurgitation (a surge or rush back) of stomach contents Frequent throat clearing or coughing Excess mucus A bitter taste A sensation of burning or throat soreness Something “stuck” or a “lump” in the back of the throat Hoarseness or change in voice Difficulty swallowing Drainage down the back of the nose (post-nasal drip) Choking episodes (can sometimes awaken from sleep) Difficulty breathing, if the voice box is affected Signs in infants and children are different from adults and may include: Breathing problems such as a cough, hoarseness, noisy breathing, or asthma Pauses in breathing (apnea) or snoring when sleeping Feeding difficulty (spitting up) Turning blue (cyanosis) Choking Apparent life-threatening event where there is arching of the back while in distress Trouble gaining weight or growing What Causes GERD and LPR...

Tonsillitis
...Symptoms of acute tonsillitis include: Fever Sore throat Bad breath Difficulty swallowing (called dysphagia) Painful swallowing (called odynophagia) Dehydration Tender lymph nodes in the neck Mouth breathing, snoring, or sleep apnea Tiredness, lethargy, and malaise White patches, pus, and/or redness of the tonsils A fine red rash over the body suggests that scarlet fever may be complicating a case of tonsillitis...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...Other signs of adenoid and/or tonsil enlargement include: Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose most of the time Nose sounds “blocked” when the person speaks Chronic runny nose  Noisy breathing during the day  Recurrent ear infections  Snoring at night  Restlessness during sleep, or pauses in breathing for a few seconds at night (this may indicate sleep apnea, or other sleeping disorder) You should see your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, when you or your child experience the common symptoms of infected or enlarged tonsils or adenoids...

Pediatric Sleep-disordered Breathing
...SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep...

Snoring, Sleeping Disorders and Sleep Apnea
...Problem snoring and sleeping disorders are more frequent in males and people who are overweight, and usually worsens with age...

Ankyloglossia (Tongue-tie)
... Symptoms of ankyloglossia may include: Nipple pain or irritation when breastfeeding experienced by mothers of newborn infants Problems latching on to the nipple during feeding experienced by infants Ankyloglossia does not cause sleep apnea or snoring and does not typically affect speech, but it can occasionally cause problems with articulation in school-aged children...