Ear nose and throat medicine and surgery is a field that continues to change, grow, and innovate for the benefit of our patients. It can be surprising how much change can occur in an area so tiny! As the area’s newest physician specializing in comprehensive ear nose and throat care, I want to help you understand some ways that our group can help our community with some frequently encountered problems.
With autumn already upon us and winter fast approaching, many patients will notice changes in their sinuses or their comfort with breathing. The anatomy of the nose and sinuses is complex and unique to each patient but many common issues arise. Allergies, frequent sinus infections, frequent nose bleeds, and difficulty breathing through the nose may become more noticeable. Treatment for these conditions varies and spans from medical treatment to outpatient surgeries. Our offices are newly outfitted as high definition endoscopy suites for painless visualization of each of our patient’s unique symptoms. This allows us to discuss together the exact cause of the problem and explain whatever changes are to be made. If surgery is in the best interest of the patient, we use minimally invasive cutting-edge techniques and instruments which means no more packing, black-and-blue eyes, or prolonged time away from school, family, or work. Finally, we also continue to expand our capacity to offer in-office procedures for near-immediate relief of many common sinus complaints.
Another area where our endoscopic capacity can help us better treat our patients and impart an understanding of their disease or illness is in the realm of voice care and voice surgery. Often times this first presents as “hoarseness” or some acute or long standing change in voice or singing quality. We are fortunate to partner with a world class speech pathologist in coordinating care to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, and if necessary, operate on disorders of the voice box (or “larynx”).
Giuseppe V. Staltari, MD trained at the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery where he had the opportunity to work alongside world leaders and innovators in the fields of head and neck surgery, laryngology and professional voice care, sleep surgery, ear surgery, and sinonasal surgery. He practices the full breadth of state-of-the-art ear, nose, and throat care including diagnosis and treatment of allergies and allergic rhinitis, hearing care, sinus surgery, head and neck cancer care, voice disorders care, salivary gland issues, thyroid surgery, and superficial skin cancers of the head and neck. He works with Drs Froman, Orsini, Rago, and McElwain at The ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA and with the Associated Hearing Aid Services. He is accepting new patients.