|Tonsillitis/Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy|
As a crucial part of our immune system, tonsils and adenoids are on the body’s first line of defense. They accept bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk of their own infection. Sometimes they can become more of a liability than an asset and may even trigger airway obstruction or repeated bacterial infections. The most common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids are recurrent infections (throat or ear) and significant enlargement or obstruction that causes breathing, swallowing, and sleep problems.
Tonsillitis is an infection in one or both tonsils. Common symptoms of tonsillitis include:
If your or your child’s adenoids are enlarged, it may be hard to breathe through the nose. Common symptoms of enlarged adenoids include:
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
When tonsils and/or adenoids are overcome by chronic infections, Dr. Leeman will perform surgery to remove the tonsils, the adenoids, or both. At The Comprehensive ENT Center of Texas in Austin, our physicians employ the safest and least invasive Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy techniques. These outpatient procedures take only about 30 minutes, and patients will return home the same day.
Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck disorders. Commonly referred to as ENT physicians, otolaryngologists like Dr. Leeman are trained in head and neck surgery, as well as medical management for patients with hearing, balance, speech, voice, taste and smell disorders.
Yes, our physician provides leading care to patients of all ages, including children.
Our highly trained surgeons perform procedures to alleviate disorders and injuries of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck and related structures. Common procedures include septoplasty, sinuplasty, tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy, reconstructive facial surgery and the removal of cancers.
Yes, our physicians can perform tests to determine the substances to which you are allergic and your sensitivity to each. Dr. Leeman will then prescribe a treatment method to manage your specific needs.
Depending on the cause of your snoring, our ENT specialists can employ methods to correct the issue. Treatment options include modifying your diet and lifestyle, medication and surgery.
Yes, our licensed audiologist, Dr. Deyanira Gonzalez, can perform a hearing evaluation to assess hearing loss determine which hearing aid is best suited to your lifestyle.
We accept and file most insurance, because we want you focused on your health, not your finances. Some of our accepted insurance carriers include:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Coordinated Care Network
National Choice Care
Private Healthcare Systems
Seton Health Plan
Teachers Retirement System
Some insurance providers do require a referral in order to cover a visit to specialist like Dr. Leeman. If you are unsure of your coverage, please contact your health insurance provider.