Why Do I Need An Otolaryngologist? By Nimit D on November 30, 2021

Woman holding her throat in painDr. Peter Brownrigg is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers facial plastic surgery procedures to enhance facial features and minimize signs of aging. However, his skill and training extend beyond cosmetic treatment. Dr. Brownrigg also specializes in the surgical side of otolaryngology.

An otolaryngologist offers treatment of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat. Here, we explain more about what an otolaryngologist does, and when people in the Ottawa, ON, area may rely on a board-certified otolaryngologist such as Dr. Brownrigg to improve their health and sinus functions.

What Is An Otolaryngologist?

An otolaryngologist is a physician who has been trained in the medical and surgical care of head and neck disorders. Otolaryngologists are commonly referred to as ENTs, which stands for ear, nose, and throat. The ears, nose, and throat are all connected by a series of tubes and sinus passageways, so conditions that affect one of these organs may impact the others as well. If people are experiencing issues related to the head, neck, or sinuses, they will likely be referred to an otolaryngologist.

Conditions Treated by An Otolaryngologist

Otolaryngologists offer surgery and treatment for a wide range of ears, nose, and throat conditions. Some of the most common reasons for an otolaryngologist referral include:

  • Sinus infection
  • Swollen sinus cavities
  • Difficult breathing
  • Tonsillitis
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Laryngitis or other voice issues
  • Snoring or obstructive sleep apnea caused by blocked upper airways
  • Infections or tumors in the head or neck
  • Ear infections
  • Trouble with balance
  • Hearing loss

Surgical Treatment

Many of the issues that affect the ears, nose, and throat can be corrected non-invasively, but some require surgery. Dr. Brownrigg specializes in otolaryngology surgeries. Some of the surgical treatments offered by ENTs include:

  • Tonsil and adenoid removal
  • Nasal and sinus endoscopy
  • Nasal septum repair
  • Surgery to create an eardrum opening
  • Head, facial, and/or neck surgery to remove lesions and growths

Surgical treatments such as these can clear the airways, nasal passageways, and sinus passageways, as well as the eardrums. In the process, these surgeries improve breathing and swallowing, enhance hearing, and alleviate infection and inflammation.

Choosing The Right Otolaryngologist

As with choosing any other type of doctor, it is important to select an otolaryngologist whose education, training, and skill will ensure an exceptional level of care. Dr. Brownrigg’s experience and expertise set him apart as a superior otolaryngologist.

Dr. Brownrigg completed a three year otolaryngology surgical residency at the University of Ottawa, and is currently an associate professor of otolaryngology at University of Ottawa. Because Dr. Brownrigg is also board certified in facial plastic surgery, he has extensive knowledge of the head and facial anatomy. Dr. Brownrigg’s background allows patients to feel confident knowing that they will receive excellent ear, nose, throat, and neck care, whether they are addressing medical or cosmetic issues.

Contact Our Office

Dr. Brownrigg offers cosmetic and surgical treatment to address issues affecting the ears, nose, and throat. If you would like to learn more about the otolaryngologist services offered by Dr. Brownrigg, contact our office online, or call (613) 706-4495 and schedule a personal consultation.

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Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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