Nasal & Sinus Disease
Head & Neck Cancer
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Thyroid & Parathyroid
Ears & Hearing
da Vinci® Robotic Head & Neck Surgery
At the Center for Ear Nose Throat & Allergy, our goal is to serve all of our patients' ENT needs, with a comprehensive range of specialties, procedures and services. As one of the region' s top providers of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and allergy services, we provide expert care in such specialties as Nasal and Sinus Disease, Allergies, Head & Neck Cancer, Snoring & Sleep Apnea, Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases, Voice and Reflux concerns, Voice Restoration, Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat, Ears and Hearing, and Reconstructive Surgery. In fact, our physicians have developed and/or pioneered many of the advanced ENT procedures and inventions being utilized throughout the world today.
Our commitment to the complexities of specialty care has led us to be among the first in the state to offer many new ENT developments, including intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) for head and neck cancer, minimally invasive endoscopic thyroidectomies, reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects with microvascular free flaps, transoral robotic surgery (TORS), sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) as an alternative to allergy shots, and a comprehensive range of state-of- the-art treatments for snoring and sleep apnea.
CENTA' s Head & Neck Surgery Clinic is renowned and unique in that it offers a multi- disciplinary approach, encompassing a team of highly trained health care providers that meets weekly to develop individual patient treatment plans. This approach allows each patient to be examined by physicians from every specialty involved in treatment in one location, at a single appointment.
CENTA is also the first practice in Indiana to offer daVinci® Robotic Head and Neck Surgery and da Vinci® Robotic Thyroid Surgery. This exciting new surgical technique is an alternative to traditional open surgery and enables the surgeon to approach the thyroid from the armpit and allows for removal of the thyroid without a neck incision.
We' re dedicated to offering cutting-edge ENT services in a wide range of specialties and sub- specialties, providing a single resource for all our patients' ENT needs.
Tonsil and Adenoid Problems
Reflux in Children
The CENTA difference extends to our pediatric patients as well. Our physicians recognize that putting our young patients at ease, along with their parents, is a critical step in the treatment of pediatric ENT disorders. We welcome those children with special needs into the CENTA practice. You can trust that we will treat your family members as if they were our own.
Head and neck anatomy is the most complex anatomy in the body—and among the most vital. The structures in this part of the body control your ability to chew, swallow, breathe, smell, speak, see, and hear. Your face is the most visible part of your body. All of the nerves and blood vessels that go to and from the brain and the rest of the body travel through the neck.
There are few things more terrifying than being told that you may have cancer. And when this cancer arises within the head and neck, the potential effects on quality of life can be particularly worrisome. The effect it might have on eating, speaking, and breathing. Pain. The effect it can have on your appearance. What it might do to your loved ones. The prospect of dying. Because of this, some researchers have stated that head and neck cancer can be more emotionally traumatic than any other type of cancer.
And so can the treatment. Some of these cancers are best treated with radiation by a radiation oncologist. Some in the operating room by a head and neck surgeon. Some with chemotherapy drugs by a medical oncologist. Some require an oral surgeon or a prosthodontist. Some of these cancers need a combination of these treatments, either together or sequentially. So where should you go to be evaluated and treated? Which is the best specialist, and how do you know if he is taking your best interests into account? And how can you be sure that one specialist will communicate with another – and how long might it take to see all of these specialists if their offices are in different locations?
The Answer? CENTA's Head and Neck Tumor Clinic
CENTA provides world-class head and neck cancer care. And that care begins with your initial contact with us. Our multidisciplinary head and neck tumor clinic is the cornerstone of that process, and we hope to make that initial visit an informative and valuable one. We approach our cases in a team approach. We fully recognize that you are the captain of that team, and that we are here to serve you. And we will do our very best to provide that service in a way that gives you the best possible chance for cure and optimal quality of life. Please contact us if you have any questions or need to schedule a visit. Most prospective cancer patients will be seen within a week of first contact with us.