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The physicians and staff of ENTAC Houston welcome you to our clinic. We specialize in caring for patients with ear, nose, throat, head and neck problems. Our clinical staff is professionally trained to provide for your needs as thoroughly and efficiently as possible.

Dr. Fred Aguilar

Patient Care & Education

Services Offered at ENTAC:

We treat each patient with individual care, and always ensure patient education as a central component of our medical care. Sensitivity and discretion are always used in the handling of our patients' questions and concerns.

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ENTAC Houston's Allergy Lab is dedicated to providing diagnosis and treatment to Houston, and all surrounding communities.

Our physicians are trained to determine the cause of allergies, whether they are related to or caused by foods, environmental factors, drugs, or from other sources, such as any topical creams a patient may be using.

Below is a list of some common conditions our lab treats:
- Asthma
- Dermatitis
- Eczema
- Food Allergies
- Hay Fever
- Hives
- Rhinitis
- Sinusitis
In the event that medication (antibiotics, decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, antihistamines, etc.) and/or procedures prove ineffective in treatment, our physicians offer patients surgical options to enlarge the openings that drain the sinuses. Surgery is typically only decided upon after both the physician and the patient have found the infections to be either non-responsive to medication, or simply recurrent.
Snoring is a common sleep disorder affects people of all ages, although it occurs more frequently in men, and in people who are overweight. Studies show that up to 45% of adults snore occasionally, while 25% are considered habitual snorers.

Our physicians offer a variety of treatment options that may reduce or eliminate snoring. While there are devices marketed to help prevent snoring, none of them address the underlying anatomical problems that cause snoring - such as nasal obstruction or obesity, so surgery may be needed to correct physical problems.

The right treatment for any sleep disorder depends on the cause, so we encourage you to schedule and appointment with ENTAC Houston for diagnoses and treatment.
Our Audiology Clinic is an integral part of our ear, nose, and throat practice. Our ENT physicians bring area expertise for diseases of the ear, and patients enjoy the benefits of our practice's highly sophisticated diagnostic procedures and amplification systems.

Our physicians can evaluate, diagnose, and treat the entire spectrum of ear disorders, and our facility boasts state-of-the-art medical instruments, ensuring our patients receive the highest level of care and service to all patients, both pediatric and adult.
Myringotomy is a surgical procedure in which a tiny incision is created in the eardrum, so as to relieve pressure caused by the excessive build-up of fluid. Myringotomy is often performed as a treatment for acute suppurative otitis media.

Ear, nose and throat specialists at our practice are able to carry out a minor surgical procedure known as myringotomy with tube placement. This is typically done under local anesthetic applied to the eardrum. The majority of patients who have this done in our clinic describe a quick improvement in their hearing afterward.
Tympanoplasty is the surgical operation performed for the reconstruction of the eardrum and/or the small bones of the middle ear.

There are several options for the treatment of a perforated eardrum. If the perforation is from recent trauma, our ENT specialists will frequently elect to first watch and see if it heals on its own. After that, surgery may be considered. The surgery takes anywhere from 1-3 hours, is done under local or general anesthesia, and enjoys a success rate as high as 90%.
Tonsillectomy is a 3,000 year old surgical procedure in which the tonsils are removed from either side of the throat.

The procedure is performed in response to cases of repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis or adenoiditis, obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, or snoring, among others. For children, the adenoids are frequently removed at the same time, a procedure known as adenoidectomy, but this is uncommon in adults.

Tonsillectomy remains one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States.
Adenoidectomy is the surgical removal of the adenoids.

Adenotonsillectomy, the surgical removal of the adenoids and tonsils, is typically performed on children rather than adults. This procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis with the patient under general anesthesia. There are several reasons a patient may require adenotonsillectomy, such as chronic nasal obstruction or breathing impairment, recurrent throat infections, or chronic earaches. While more common in pediatric patients, adenotonsillectomy can be performed on adults as well when medically indicated.

After surgery, pain levels tend to be low and can be prevented by consuming plenty of chilled or frozen foods. However, spicy dishes should not be eaten as they may aggravate post-operative discomfort

When tonsils are removed, adenoidectomy is often done at the same time, if indicated. The recovery period after adenoidectomy can last from a few hours up to multiple days, partly depending on the patient's age.

Adenoidectomy is not often performed on children under 6, as the adenoids aid the body's immune system, but become vestigial organs in adults.
Information provided by ENT & Allergy Associates and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

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