No shuffling from department to department, floor to floor. No parking fees, hassles and multiple trips. Make just one call, come to our nearest office and you'll be seen promptly.
If you need tests, we can do them. If you want help with snoring, sleeping, hearing or allergies, it's right here. And if surgery is your best solution, we make it easier with our own state-of-the-art surgical suites and comforting post-op recovery rooms. You'll leave soon after, feeling very well treated--and you'll be headed home, not to a hospital room.
An otolaryngologist, popularly referred to as an "ENT" specialist, is concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of the ears,
nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck in pediatric and adult patients. The specialty encompasses cosmetic facial reconstruction, surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck, management of patients with loss of hearing and balance, endoscopic examination of air and food passages, and treatment of allergic, sinus, laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders. To qualify for board certification a physician must complete five or more years of training after medical school. All our doctors are board certified and highly experienced—we have no interns or residents in training.
We offer the convenience of in-house CT Scanning at four locations: West Ashley, Summerville, Mt. Pleasant and Goose Creek. Our GE HiSpeed and Xoran scanners provide precisely detailed images of inner ears, nasal passages, throat and sinuses within seconds.
Charleston ENT has achieved national accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Computed Tomography Laboratories (ICACTL) for our CT scanners, among the first 500 CT laboratories in North America to earn this recognition for high quality patient care and diagnostic technology.
Prior to the office-based CT scanners, patients would often see a physician on their first visit and need to return for a consultation after an imaging study was performed elsewhere. Our in-house CT scans enable us to initiate consultation, obtain the CT scan when necessary, and develop a definitive treatment plan in the same visit. For example, a CT scan is often needed to diagnose and more accurately treat chronic sinus problems and can be performed with this technology in less than a minute.
Information from the CT scan can then be forwarded through our network telecommunication system to any of our seven offices and/or
a radiologist. It can also be sent directly to the operating room for reference during surgery.
We know our patients' time is valuable. This is one example of how we strive to provide efficient, high-quality care for their ear, nose or throat illnesses.
Our physicians are specially trained to perform a great variety of surgical procedures in the treatment of the ear, nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx, oral cavity, neck, thyroid, salivary glands, bronchial tubes and esophagus, as well as cosmetic surgery of the face, head and neck.
The Surgery Center of Charleston is an independent, accredited surgical facility located contiguous to the Charleston ENT offices on Savage Road in West Ashley. The Center provides the highest quality outpatient surgical services and pre/post-operative care, while controlling costs and focusing on patient convenience. The facility was specifically designed for outpatient surgery and has been staffed and supplied with all equipment and personnel necessary to meet the needs of children and adults requiring surgery and general anesthesia.
Accreditation - The Surgery Center of Charleston is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) and, earlier, by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Our Operating Rooms meet or exceed the same rigorous standards imposed on major hospitals.
Surgeons - Each surgeon granted privileges at The Surgery Center is required to be board certified by their respective specialty board, or board eligible and in the process of board certification.
Anesthesia Services - Anesthetics at the Surgery Center are provided by board certified anesthesiologists, who are physicians that after medical school have completed residency training in the specialty of Anesthesiology.
Jennifer Campbell, RN Donna Gable, RN Joye Hunneycutt, RN William Krafsig, RN Allison Maynard, RN Melody Still, RN Marlene Jett, RN
Our surgeons perform aesthetic surgery of the face and neck by using the latest advances and techniques in facial plastic surgery to provide excellent results with minimally invasive approaches that require little downtime.
Reconstructive and aesthetic procedures we perform:
Many surgical advances are being made in this area. Procedures of the ears and sinuses are becoming less invasive, and new procedures are being developed to treat serious problems such as cleft palate, sleep apnea, and deafness.
Our physicians work together to provide individual care to patients with head and neck cancers that can affect nasal passages, sinuses, mouth, throat, larynx (voice box), swallowing passages, salivary glands and thyroid gland. Skin cancers that develop on the scalp, face or neck also may be considered head and neck cancers.
What is an Audiologist? - An Audiologist is a professional who evaluates and treats people with hearing loss and balance disorders. Audiologists have extensive training (at least a Masters level degree) for evaluating infants to adults to determine the best solution, whether it be medical or amplification.
Our audiologists perform comprehensive evaluations for people of all ages, they counsel and, with your doctor, assess the need for
medical treatment or fitting of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices. They also conduct hearing conservation advice, balance testing, brainstem testing, and newborn hearing screenings.
Why should I see an Audiologist? - Audiologists have a Masters or Doctoral degree from accredited universities with special training
in the prevention, identification, assessment, and non-medical treatment of hearing and balance disorders. Our audiologists have
state-of-science audiological equipment to test hearing and diagnose the cause of hearing loss, as well as various balance problems.
As parents ourselves, we know as much about kids as we do about pediatric healthcare. We're good at easing kids' fears about doctors
and making their visits positive experiences. From infants to teenagers, your children are in excellent hands with Charleston ENT:
At Charleston ENT, we understand how allergies can affect, and sometimes disrupt, your quality of life. Our Allergy Team doctors and clinicians use the latest tests and techniques to properly diagnose and isolate the causes of allergic reactions among children and adults. These may be seasonal or derived from foods, pets and other origins. If needed, allergy immunization services are also available. Our physicians also offer sublingual therapy, which permits certain patients to self administer their allergy serum at home.