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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Our ENT in Macomb, IL is available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closed for lunch between noon and 1:00 p.m.) and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reach out to us for an appointment by calling (309) 833-6937.

Hearing, speaking, and breathing enables us to communicate and live comfortably, yet these actions are usually automatic, and most people take them for granted unless a problem arises. When you have trouble with one or more of these processes, it might be time to see an ENT – also called an otolaryngologist. These professionals are trained in treating patients experiencing ear, nose, and throat disorders and diseases.

Patients are often referred to the ENT clinic by a primary care physician, though self-referrals may be acceptable within certain health plans and insurances.

ENT Services We Offer

Our McDonough District Hospital ENT providers are trained in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck that affect the ears, nose, and sinuses. Our staff helps patients with education and support, medication management, surgery prep, and post-op care (when necessary), and more. Routine procedures may be done within the physician’s office or more complicated operations may be done in the Surgical Services Department of the hospital.

We care for the following conditions:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Ear infections
  • Ear tubes
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Hoarseness
  • Immunotherapy
  • Lesions on the face or neck
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Neck masses
  • Parotidectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Stroboscopy
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Vertigo

ENT doctors are unique among medical professionals, because they perform surgery, too, so there is no need to refer you to another physician if you require surgery.

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What is nasal obstruction?

Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue.

Nasal obstruction is often caused by anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy”. Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.

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Common symptoms of nasal obstruction

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty breathing during physical exertion

VivAer® Treatment

Lasting relief is possible.

If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now, your physician may be able to offer you lasting relief by performing a non-invasive VivAer treatment to open your nasal airway.

Lasting Relief. 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.¹

Non-invasive solution. Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in our office.

Live better. Clinically shown to significantly improve quality of life and provide long-lasting relief.¹

Breathe better. Live better.

The VivAer treatment is clinically shown to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief.¹ Patients typically return to normal daily activity the same day.*

  • 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing1
  • 94% of patients improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion2
  • 89% of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep2
1 Ephrat M, Jacobowitz O, Driver M. Quality-of-life impact after in-office treatment of nasal valve obstruction with a radiofrequency device: 2-year results from a multicenter prospective clinical trial. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020;00:1-11

2 Prospective, Multi-Center, Non-Randomized Study to Evaluate the Quality of Life Impact After Treatment of Nasal Airway Obstruction Using the Aerin Medical VivAer Stylus. Aerin Medical Report TR680-01.

What is chronic rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is persistent inflammation of the tissues lining the nose, resulting in symptoms such as a constant runny nose and often post-nasal drip, congestion, coughing, nasal itching, and sneezing. While symptoms may be related to allergies, symptoms from chronic rhinitis may occur all year.

This challenging condition can negatively impact your life in countless ways. And trying to find an effective treatment can be frustrating. Like many, you may manage your symptoms using medications and sprays. Unfortunately, these treatments only provide temporary relief. It’s only when the root cause of your rhinitis is addressed that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.

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Symptoms of

chronic rhinitis include:

  • Persistently runny nose
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itching and sneezing

RhinAer® Treatment

Lasting relief is possible.

If any or all of the symptoms listed above sound familiar, you may be one of the millions of people living with chronic rhinitis. Until now, treatment often meant managing symptoms with medications and sprays. For many patients, these symptoms may be caused by abnormal signals in the nose. Now, your physician can offer you RhinAer to disrupt these signals and provide lasting relief. In a clinical study, patients treated with RhinAer experienced significant relief from chronic rhinitis symptoms.¹ Patients typically return to normal activity on the same day.*

Lasting Relief: Provides lasting relief of symptoms including runny nose, post-nasal drip, and chronic cough.¹

Non-invasive solution: Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in our office.

Live better: In a clinical study, patients reported significant improvements in their symptoms and quality of life.¹

¹ Clinical Evaluation of Low Power Radiofrequency Energy Applied to the Posterior Nasal Nerve Area for Symptomatic Relief of Chronic Rhinitis (RhinAer Stylus). Aerin Medical Report TR898.



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