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Health Services

Otolaryngology Clinic (ENT)

Objective

Welcome to the Naval Hospital Otolaryngology Department.  It is the goal of the Otolaryngology Department to support the operational readiness of active duty patients and the health of our beneficiaries. We strive to promote population health and patient education within our area of specialty. Our department provides inpatient and outpatient services based on the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and possible surgical interventions necessary for the care and appropriate disposition of the patient with disease, injuries, and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (and general anatomical head and neck area). The Otolaryngology Department works intimately with the departments of the Main Operating Room and the Department of Audiology to coordinate services relative to surgical procedures an audiological testing.  

Staff:

Department Head/Staff Otolaryngologist:
LCDR Colleen Perez, MC, USN

Staff Otolaryngologist:
CDR Angel Perez, MC, USN

Leading Petty Officer:
HM1 Rene Rico, USN

Appointments:

New Appointments:  Submitted via Primary Care Managers and reviewed and scheduled by Central Appointments.  Contact Central Appointments: (760) 725-HELP (4357)
Returning Patients: Patients seen within 36 months may contact the front desk to schedule a follow up appointment at (760) 725-6646.

Scope of Services:

 -Adult and pediatric chronic ear, nose and throat diseases
 -Head and neck endocrine surgery – thyroid and parathyroid surgery
 -Head and neck cancer diagnosis and treatment
 -Adult and pediatric neck masses (thyroid, throat/larynx, skin, salivary gland, and lymphoma)
 -Facial trauma (soft tissue and bony fractures) and reconstructive surgery
 -Chronic sinusitis (functional surgery and medical management)
 -Functional and aesthetic nasal surgery
 -Surgery for snoring and sleep apnea
 -Facial plastic surgery (functional eyelid and eyebrow surgery, otoplasty for protruding ears)
 -Hearing loss and balance disorders (diagnostic)
 -Chronic ear disease and surgical management

Other Services:

1. The walk-in clinic for cerumen removal is now available on Tuesdays from 0800 to 0930 and will be performed by qualified ENT technicians.  Patients younger than 14 years old, have had a prior ear surgery, or are currently on anticoagulation medications (blood thinners) will need a referral from their PCM to have an ear cleaning completed by the Staff Otolaryngologist.

2. Minor surgical procedures are performed in the clinic by Staff Otolaryngologists using local anesthetic without sedation. Commonly performed procedures include but are not limited to:
            . Closed reduction of nasal fractures
            .  Incision and draining of peritonsillar abscesses                                                                                                                                                                                              
            .  Skin laceration repairs
            .  Excisions of superficial lesions of the head and neck
            .  Epistaxis control including anterior and posterior nasal packing with or without cauterization
            .  Sinus irrigation
            .  Myringotomy and tympanostomy tube placement/removal in adults
            .  Removal of foreign bodies from the nose, ears, and oropharynx as tolerated
            .  Incisions and drainage of abscesses/hematomas
            .  Cauterization of post-operative tonsillectomy bleeding sites
            .  Cautery assisted uvuloplasty
            .  Turbinate reduction
           .   Migraine botox treatment
           .   Torn/stretched earlobe repair 

Contact Us


ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

Phone Number:

Front Desk:
(760) 725-6646

Central Appointment:
(760) 725-4357

Hours of Operation:

Weekdays 0800 - 1600

Location:

Building H-200
4th Floor
*East Side next to Dental
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