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ENT Surgical Procedures

The range of surgical ENT procedures performed at Community Hospital of San Bernardino is quite wide

Adenoidectomy – A surgical procedure to remove the lymphoid tissue in the nasopharynx due to enlarged, chronically infected or obstructive adenoids. Often done in combination with a tonsillectomy.

Esophagoscopy – A diagnostic procedure to make a direct visual examination of the esophagus in order to locate and inspect a disorder. Once the esophagoscope has been inserted, it is possible to obtain samples of tissue for microscopic study or to remove a foreign object lodged in the throat.

Laryngoscopy –  A diagnostic procedure used to view the inside of the larynx (the voice box).

Laser Surgery – A surgical technique used for certain patients, predominantly associated with voice box conditions, but with other uses for the ear, nose and throat.

Mastoidectomy – A surgical procedure to remove an infected portion of the bone behind the ear.

Maxillofacial Reconstruction/Repair – A surgical procedure to repair facial trauma resulting from cancer or injury to skin or bones.

Microsurgery of the Ear and of the Voice Box – A surgical technique using an advanced microscope to aid individuals who suffer with vocal cord lesions or abnormalities, as well as to treat chronic ear disease and hearing loss.

Nasal and Sinus Outpatient Surgical ProceduresClick here for a list and description of services provided in the Community Hospital of San Bernardino Nasal and Sinus Surgery Center, including Balloon Sinuplasty.

Parotidectomy – A surgical procedure to remove the parotid gland, a salivary gland near the ear, most often to remove cancerous tumors.

Pediatric ENT Surgeries – Click here for information about pediatric ENT services provided in the Community Hospital ENT Surgery Center.

Thyroidectomy – A surgical procedure in which all or a portion of the thyroid gland is removed to correct a variety of gland abnormalities.

Tonsillectomy – A surgical procedure to remove the tonsils of a patient with recurring sore throats or throat infections, and for those patients whose tonsils have become so swollen that they impact breathing or swallowing.

Tracheostomy – An opening through the neck into the trachea through which a tube may be inserted to maintain an effective airway and help a patient breathe.

Surgical Care Team: Click here to learn more about the otolaryngologists who practice at Community Hospital, as well as the hospital’s specially trained surgical care team.