Pharynx

Debridement of the Sinus Cavity after ESS

Debridement of the sinus cavity is a procedure commonly performed following endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS).

Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Sinus Endoscopy

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc.

Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Surgical management should be considered an important component in the management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a valid treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in appropriately selected patients.

Laryngology Outcome Tool: VOS

Voice Outcome Survey (VOS)DescriptionEvaluates patient limitations in certain daily activities that require speaking or limitations in their social or work-related activities because of vocal problemsTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated

Laryngology Outcome Tool: V-RQOL

Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses dysphonic patients and their treatment outcomesTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)10 (2)Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Hogikyan ND, Sethuraman

Laryngology Outcome Tool: PV-RQOL

Pediatric Voice-Related Quality of Life SurveyDescriptionAssesses voice changes over time in the pediatric populationTargeted AgePediatricsItems (Domains)10Estimated Completion Time5 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Boseley M

Tonsillectomy and OSAs

In the adult population, tonsillectomy is the appropriate first line treatment in select patients (Epstein 2009, Evidence Based Clinical Guideline).

Submucosal Ablation of the Tongue Base for OSAS

Adult patients with mild to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be successfully treated with submucosal radiofrequency tongue base ablation.(Powell 1999 and refs below) The majority of studies demonstrating effectiveness of tongue base submucosa