Common Procedures

In Office

Nasal Endoscopy

Nasal endoscopy is an office based procedure to evaluate the internal anatomy of the nose and assess for common abnormalities such as infection, polyps, deviated nasal septum, and turbinate hypertrophy. This is completed using a small camera after numbing medication has been applied to the nose.

Laryngoscopy & Stroboscopy

Laryngoscopy is an office based procedure to evaluate the internal anatomy of the throat and voice box. Complaints such as hoarseness and trouble swallowing are common complaints that may benefit from this type of evaluation. This is completed using a small camera after numbing medication has been applied to the nose and throat.

Skin biopsy

Lesions of the skin can at times require a biopsy for full evaluation and to test for malignancy. To accomplish this, numbing medication is applied and a small area of the lesion is removed to send for testing. Additional treatment can be determined by these results if needed.

Hearing testing

Hearing loss can occur at any age and the first step in evaluation for this condition is obtaining a hearing testing (audiogram). This determines specific characteristics including the type and degree of hearing loss which helps identify different treatment options.

Mini facelift

Facial rejuvenation procedures can be performed in the Surgical Prodecure room in the office. There is a wide variance of procedures and we encourage you to obtain a consultation.


An otoplasty is a procedure to change the shape of the ear. Often Prominauris or "Cup Ear" is corrected as an in office procedure.

Operating Room

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is a surgery to remove the small glands on each side of the throat (tonsils) and at the top of the throat behind the nose (adenoids) most commonly completed to help with recurrent infection or enlarged tonsils.


Ear tubes (tympanostomy tubes, ventilation tubes, pressure equalization tubes) are tiny, hollow cylinders, usually made of plastic or metal, that are surgically inserted into the eardrum. An ear tube creates an airway that ventilates the middle ear and prevents the accumulation of fluid/infection behind the eardrum.

Sinus Surgery/Septoplasty

Sinus surgery is a procedure to open the pathways of the sinuses and clear blockages. This is an option for people with ongoing and recurrent sinus infections, for people with abnormal sinus structure, or abnormal growths in the sinuses. Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to straighten a deviated septum.

Head and neck cancer

Cancer can arise within the skin and soft tissues of the head and neck. Treatment of such areas begins with a biopsy for diagnosis and involves our multi-specialty head and neck cancer team. This team tailors the treatment approach with use of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy to the specific needs of each patient.


Parotidectomy is the surgical removal of the parotid salivary gland located in the cheek. This procedure is completed to remove benign or malignant lesions of this gland.


Parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of one or more parathyroid glands. This procedure is used to remove primary tumors or hyperplasia of the glands, especially when they produce excessive parathyroid hormone (hyperparathyroidism).


Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. This procedure is used to remove areas confirmed to have or suspicious for malignancy, areas causing compression of the airway or affecting swallowing, or failed medical management of hyperthyroidism.

Reconstruction after MOHS surgery

Mohs, is microscopically controlled surgery used to treat common types of skin cancer. After this type of surgery there is a defect in the skin/soft tissues that requires reconstruction. This can be completed in the office or in the operating room setting depending on the size of the defect.

Reconstruction of the head and neck

Reconstruction of the head and neck can be required for defects of soft tissue/bone following trauma or cancer. This can include using local flap or free tissue transfer depending on the specific requirements of each defect.

Lesion Removal (benign and malignant)

Lesions of the skin/soft tissue, whether malignant or benign, can at times require excision. A biopsy is commonly completed prior to excision to help determine the cause of the lesion and test for the presence of a malignancy. Removal of can be completed in the office or operating room setting depending on the size and location.


Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving factors associated with nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary rhinoplasty.


Blepharoplasty is the plastic surgery operation for correcting defects, deformities, and disfigurations of the eyelids; and for aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face.