Throat & Neck

Throat and neck disorders are more common than most people realize. These conditions, left untreated and unresolved, can pose serious health risks. Oregon Coast Ear, Nose and Throat ENT provides the latest high-quality treatments for a wide range of conditions including tonsillitis, laryngitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), salivary gland tumors, head and neck cancer and thyroid gland disorders.

Whatever the course of treatment for your throat or neck disorder, at Oregon Coast Ear, Nose and Throat, we are committed to the optimal treatment and procedures that restore normal function in the shortest possible recovery times.

Conditions We Treat:

  • Thyroid gland diseases (hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism)
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Laryngitis/Hoarseness
  • Swallowing trouble
  • Salivary/parotid gland disorders (salivary gland stones, infections, cysts, tumors)
  • Reflux
  • Acute/chronic tonsillitis
  • Acute/chronic adenoiditis
  • Peritonsillar abscess


Treatments include:

Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy
Surgical removal of part or all of the thyroid gland or one or more parathyroid glands in the neck.

Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery
A procedure to remove the tonsils (tonsillectomy) or adenoids (adenoidectomy) after repeated infections (tonsilitis or adenoiditis). The surgery is completed in the operating room. It is most often performed with cautery or coblation. The recovery is usually 1 week for children and 2 weeks for adults.

A procedural exam of the back of your throat, including your voice box (larynx).

In the case of a malignancy of the parotid gland, a parotidectomy to completely remove the parotid gland is performed.

Removal of salivary stone
A procedure to remove stones from salivary glands under the tongue or on the inside of the cheek. A small amount of numbing medicine is injected near the duct/stone. The duct is opened and the stone is removed. Small endoscopes may be used to assist in the procedure.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)
Surgical procedure used to remove and/or remodel tissue in the throat, most often performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea or severe snoring.