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Phone: (319) 399-2022
Fax: (319) 450-7731

Located on Level 2
PCI Medical Pavilion

Cedar Rapids Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

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Phone: (319) 234-2055
Fax: (319) 234-2264

315 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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Ear, Nose & Throat Questionnaire
Sleep Apnea Questionnaire

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Eastern Iowa Sleep Center, Belle Plaine
Jones Regional Medical Center

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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

PCI's Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) is led by highly-trained and experienced physicians who are board-certified otolaryngologists. They specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of disorders and diseases of the ear, nose and throat, in both adults and children.

Unlike other physician offices, we combine complete diagnostic services, treatment and follow-up care under one roof. Patients benefit from our specialized “offices within an office” care system featuring interconnected audiology, allergy/immunology, medical spa with facial plastic surgery, and radiology suites that spare you extra trips to other facilities.

When possible, some procedures are performed in the office. You and your family will receive the latest available technology including video laryngoscopy (throat camera) and accredited computed tomography (CT) scanning.

What do PCI ENT doctors treat?

  • Cancers of the Head and Neck - PCI otolaryngologists will help you on every step of your journey to recovery, from diagnosis to treatment. We offer the  most current treatment options available, and base each treatment plan on the individual needs of our patients.
  • Disorders and Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat:
    • Allergies - Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa’s physicians have helped thousands of patients in Cedar Rapids manage their allergies. Eighty percent of our patients experience significant improvement or complete allergy relief from their allergy symptoms.
       
    • Dizziness/Vertigo - This sensation of spinning is often caused by an inner ear problem. Some of the most common causes are benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere's disease or vestibular neuritis.

      > BPPV occurs when tiny calcium particles (canaliths) clump up in canals of the inner ear. BPPV can occur for no known reason and may be associated with age.

      > Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder thought to be caused by a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear. It can cause episodes of vertigo along with ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss.

      >Vestibular neuritis is an inner ear problem usually related to infection (usually viral). The infection causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that are important for helping the body sense balance.
       
    • Earaches, Otitis Media and Ear Tubes - Otitis media means “inflammation of the middle ear,” as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis for children who visit physicians for illness. It is also the most common cause of hearing loss in children. Although otitis media is most common in young children, it occasionally affects adults. Frequent ear infections can be treated by inserting ear tubes. Learn more about ear tubes from PCI physician Ryan Dempewolf.

    • Hearing Loss - Hearing is an essential part of daily living, and when hearing loss or ear pain occurs, it can dramatically impact your quality of life. Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa–Audiology is dedicated to providing audiological and aural rehabilitative services for infants, children, and adults to diagnose, monitor and treat ear disease and hearing loss.

    • Sinus Problems & DiseasesSinus disease is a major health problem. It afflicts 31 million people in the United States. Americans spend more than $1 billion each year on over-the-counter medications to treat it. People who have allergies, asthma, structural blockages in the nose or sinuses, or people with weak immune systems are at greater risk.
       
    • SnoringForty-five percent of normal adults snore at least occasionally and 25 percent are habitual snorers. Snoring may be an indication of obstructed breathing and should not be taken lightly. An otolaryngologist can help you to determine where the anatomic source of your snoring may be and offer solutions.
       
    • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery - Today's thyroid and parathyroid surgeries are very safe, effective and relatively easy to recover from. If your endocrinologist determines that thyroid surgery is necessary, PCI ENT surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures that cause less pain, allow easier recoveries and result in smaller incisions.
       
    • Tinnitus - Over 50 million Americans have experienced tinnitus or head noises, which is the perception of sound without an external source being present. Tinnitus may be an intermittent or continuous sound in one or both ears. Its pitch can go from a low roar to a high squeal or whine or it can have many sounds. Prior to any treatment, it is important to undergo a thorough examination and evaluation by your otolaryngologist and audiologist.
       
    • Voice DisordersA variety of medical conditions can lead to voice problems. If you become hoarse frequently or notice voice change for an extended period of time, see your otolaryngologist for an evaluation.
  • Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - PCI ENT physicians are board certified to perform both reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery. They are rigorously trained in the complicated head and neck area and have extensive experience in facial plastic surgery techniques. Types of facial plastic surgery include:
    • Rhinoplasty - surgery of the nose (nose job).
    • Blepharoplasty - surgery to remove fat, excess skin, bags, pouches and/or wrinkles in the eye and eyelid area.
    • Rhytidectomy - surgery to remove excess skin and tighten the facial area (face lift).
    • Forehead/Brow Lift – surgery to minimize forehead lines and wrinkles, and elevate brows to reduce lid drooping.
    • Genioplasty or mentoplasty - surgery to augment a small chin or reduce a prominent chin.
    • Otoplasty  - surgery to “pin back” the ears.
    • Facial Reconstruction - after an accident or disease, surgery may be done to restore both function and appearance.

Photo Tour

Learn more about ENT

Balance Problems/Vertigo View Video

 

Middle Ear Infections & Ear Tubes View Video

 

Sinusitis, Nasal Irrigation & Balloon Sinuplasty View Video

 

Snoring & Sleep Apnea View Video

 

Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery View Video

 

Facial Plastic Surgery View Video

 

Diagnostic Testing

  • Voice Analysis and Speech Therapy
  • CT scans of sinuses- same day as visit, no waiting

In-Office Procedures

  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Ear Tube Placement (Adults)
  • Minor Skin Lesions

Podcasts

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ENT_Questionnaire_0513.pdf
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Jeffrey_Krivit_MD_on_Thyroid_and_Sinus_Problems_Oral_Cancer_and_Skin_Cancer.mp3
3
Ryan_Dempewolf_MD_on_Allergies_and_Thyroid_Disorders.mp3
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Ryan_Dempewolf_MD_on_Ear_Nose_and_Throat_Conditions.mp3
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Kevin_Carpenter_MD_on_Sinus_Problems_and_Allergies.mp3

What Patients Say

Seth Anderson shares his story about his battle with Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma, and what brought him to PCI. Dr. Ryan D. Dempewolf MD, FACS, a Ear, Nose & Throat specialist (and Seth's surgeon), gives his insight on the process and what makes PCI unique.

Jeanette struggled with a nose injury for several years. Hear her story about coming to PCI and working with Jeffrey Krivit, MD, Ear, Nose & Throat specialist and facial plastic surgeon, and having a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty procedure done. 


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