Have you ever had that gut–wrenching sensation of seeing something that is socially reprehensible, such as trash at the beach or a disconcerting social situation? I have that same reaction when I see children in the Valley with untreated hearing loss. Although all of the local hospitals screen newborns for hearing loss, we still see children in the Valley who go untreated. There are a couple of technologies, which are nothing short of miraculous, for children. First, and probably the most miraculous, is cochlear implantation. Also, for a select sub–set of patients, and probably equally amazing, is the bone anchored hearing aid. Each of these devices has different applications…

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REVOLUTIONIZING BREATHING WITH BALLOON SINUPLASTY

With the addition of the balloon sinus surgery procedure to the ENT arsenal, sinus surgery has truly been revolutionized. What used to be an out-patient procedure with a week or more of recovery, has become an office procedure with virtually only hours of recovery

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Dr. F. Robert Glatz, an otolaryngologist with Valley Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists (VENT), originally from Springfield, Illinois, is a vital part of the superb health care of the Rio Grande Valley. Like so many of our local physicians, Dr. Glatz recognized the medical needs of our area and decided that the warmer weather would be an added bonus to helping a community in need of his skills. Working in the Harlingen, Weslaco and McAllen offices as well as in Laredo one day every other week, Dr. Glatz is able to attend to a broad range of otolaryngological (head and neck surgery) cases to help his patients.s…

 

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Have you ever had that gut–wrenching sensation of seeing something that is socially reprehensible, such as trash at the beach or a disconcerting social situation? I have that same reaction when I see children in the Valley with untreated hearing loss. Although all of the local hospitals screen newborns for hearing loss, we still see children in the Valley who go untreated. There are a couple of technologies, which are nothing short of miraculous, for children…

 

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