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The interconnected systems of the ears, nose, and throat (ENT) work together in harmony to allow us to breathe, hear, smell, and taste. This system makes up an important part of our sensory experience, so when something goes wrong within the system, it can have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life.

At NW Face Medical, our experienced ENT providers are dedicated to helping you identify and address your nasal, throat, ear, head and neck problems. The ability to breathe, speak, and hear is critical to your quality and enjoyment of life. Our purpose is to use the most advanced treatments and technologies available to effectively reduce or eliminate your symptoms. For the past 25 years, we have had the privilege of serving the ENT needs of Kirkland, Bellevue, and the greater Seattle Area.

About the Ear, Nose, and Throat System

Many people don’t think about the connection between the ears, nose, and throat until they’re congested from a cold or they fly in a plane and the pressure changes. Only when there is an issue does the connection become clear. However, our ability to breathe with ease, taste, smell, and hear are all connected by the ENT.

Sinus and ear infections, sleep apnea, and the loss of the ability to smell and taste are just a few of the many problems that can affect the ear, nose, and throat system. An ENT specialist in this field can expertly diagnose the source of ENT problems, whether they’re caused by the common cold, seasonal allergies, or rarer problems like nasal polyps. Ear, nose, and throat doctors know that they need to look at the system as a whole in order to effectively treat conditions such as sinusitis, sleep apnea, balance disorders, or a deviated septum.

Types of ENT Conditions

While there are many different conditions that can develop within the head and neck, some ENT issues are much more common than others. Our ENT specialists in Kirkland, WA routinely see patients with relatively straightforward problems such as sinusitis and ear infections. These can be caused by something as simple as a cold or water in the ear from swimming. Other issues, such as a deviated septum that may cause breathing problems, are usually present from birth and may require surgical correction.

Diagnose and Treat Issues

You can recognize that something is not right, but you may not know exactly what is bothering you. Our team of ENT experts can help you address current problems and prevent future problems by offering the appropriate treatments and practices that can improve your quality of sleep, breathing, speaking, and hearing. Our providers will carefully assess your situation and offer recommendations just for you.

Award Winning Physicians

Our renowned Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors Ludwig Allegra and Sunil Ummat are board-certified and specialize in ENT treatment and surgery. Both have over 25 years of experience working together to treat various ENT conditions. Dr. Ummat and Dr. Allegra are dedicated to providing you the highest quality of coordinated care and the best possible results.

Our renowned ear, nose, and throat doctors are experienced in helping patients cope with and treat a wide range of ENT issues, including:

  • Nasal & Sinus Anatomy
  • Sleep Apnea & Snoring
  • Breathing Troubles
  • Deviated Septum
  • Common Cold
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Chronic & Acute Sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Tonsillitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Smell Disorders
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Frequent Nosebleeds
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Sinus Pressure & Pain
  • Turbinate Hypertrophy
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
  • Hearing Loss
  • Airway Disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitus

Why Choose a Specialist for ENT Diagnosis and Treatment?

While a primary care physician can be a great source of information for treating minor ear, nose, and throat conditions, some problems, particularly chronic problems, require the help of a specialist. At NW Face Medical, our ENT doctors are board-certified and have years of experience in helping patients feel their best. Patients looking for an ENT in Kirkland, WA and the surrounding metro areas of Bellevue and Seattle, WA can feel confident in the skill and knowledge that Dr. Sunil Ummat, MD, and Dr. Ludwig Allegra, MD bring to each appointment.

Do You Need ENT Treatment in Kirkland, WA?

Some patients are referred to our practice by their primary care physicians, while others seek out treatment from our specialists on their own. The best candidates for ENT treatment are those who are suffering from uncomfortable ENT symptoms and would like to find long-term relief. Many patients seek out treatment from our specialists because they have issues that have not been resolved with treatments recommended by a primary care physician.

Patients who have acute or chronic sinusitis or sinus infection, an ear infection, snoring or possible sleep apnea, a deviated septum, balance problems or vertigo, or any other ENT problem can typically benefit from treatment with our specialists. Our board-certified otolaryngologists are also often consulted for second opinions on complex ENT problems affecting Kirkland, Bellevue, and Seattle-area patients.

A Consultation with the Eastside's Best Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors

Our esteemed board-certified otolaryngologists share the philosophy that each patient is unique, and must be assessed individually and comprehensively. We aspire to create a life where you can experience all your senses with ease. The first step in this process is a consultation with our ENT doctors in Kirkland, WA at NW Face Medical. During this appointment, our specialists will assess your condition and do any necessary testing to make a diagnosis.

Diagnosing ENT Issues

You can recognize that something is not right, but you may not know exactly what is bothering you. Our team of ENT experts can help you address current problems and prevent future problems by offering the appropriate treatments and practices that can improve your quality of sleep, breathing, speaking, and hearing. Our providers will carefully assess your situation and offer recommendations just for you.

Our ENT specialists use a range of diagnostic tools to assess a patient’s individual needs. The patient’s medical history is a rich source of information, and our doctors will ask patients questions about any past treatments, conditions, and lifestyle choices to help gather as much information as possible. For issues that are more challenging to diagnose, a CAT scan or an MRI may be required.

As allergies are often the cause of many ENT issues, patients who suffer from hay fever or environmental allergies may benefit from an ENT consultation. Allergy testing may be required prior to any treatment regimen to ensure that the proper regimen is being recommended.

Treatment Options for ENT Patients at NW Face Medical

After your initial consultation and diagnosis, we will recommend a treatment path that best addresses the issues that are causing you pain and discomfort and affecting your quality of life. It is our goal and responsibility to ensure that you understand your condition and treatment options, so we are here for you to answer all questions throughout the process.

Each patient’s situation is unique, and some conditions may require one or more different treatments before patients find lasting relief. For some issues, such as sinusitis, conservative methods like allergy treatments, antibiotics, or nasal sprays may be recommended first. If these therapies prove ineffective, more invasive procedures, such as surgery, are considered.

Our ear, nose, and throat doctors design treatment plans with patients’ long-term comfort and well-being in mind. They offer many different ENT solutions in Kirkland, WA, including:

  • Septoplasty
  • Revision Sinus Surgery
  • Allergy Testing
  • Thyroid Ultrasound
  • Functional Rhinoplasty
  • Nasal Polyp Surgery
  • Sinus Cultures
  • Hearing and Balance Testing
  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Propel Sinus Stent
  • Sinus CT Imaging
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Tonsil Surgery
  • In-Home Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Adenoid Surgery
  • Nasal Endoscopy

NW Face Medical: A Welcoming, Professional Atmosphere

Each and every member of our team is dedicated to providing you with the best experience and outcomes. We want you to feel comfortable, happy, and healthy when you leave our office. From the moment you walk in the door, we are devoted to treating you like family.

We will educate you to ensure you can make informed decisions about your ENT Treatment and answer any questions you may have during and after treatment. We offer professional, expert ENT care to the Eastside, and deeply value the trust you place in our team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need surgery to fix my chronic sinusitis?
While surgery is sometimes necessary for patients experiencing chronic sinusitis or sinus infections, it is not the first treatment our doctors recommend. We advise a conservative approach initially, often prescribing nasal sprays, antibiotics, and/or lifestyle changes to help patients find relief. If these approaches are ineffective, our talented otolaryngologists may suggest surgical intervention at our office.

What causes ENT issues?
Because there are so many ENT disorders of the head and neck, there are countless possible causes for these issues. However, many of the most common problems are caused by a simple illness or infection. Other patients experience breathing issues due to abnormalities in the structures of their ears, nose, or throat.

Will ENT treatments cure me?
While many of our treatments help patients find relief long-term, some issues do reoccur. Our ENT specialists will take the time to explain every aspect of your treatment, including whether or not you can expect to need further treatment. We are dedicated to making sure you are informed every step of the way.

Can an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor help me reduce migraine headaches?
Migraines are not typically ENT related. With that said, sinus problems can make migraines worse. Patients who regularly experience migraine headaches may want to consult their primary care physician for a referral to help diagnose and treat chronic migraines–which may or may not involve a visit to an ENT.

Contact Us for an Appointment with Our Award-Winning Physicians

Our renowned Ear, Nose, and Throat doctors, Ludwig Allegra and Sunil Ummat. are board-certified and specialize in ENT treatment and surgery. Both have over 25 years of experience working together to treat various ENT conditions. Dr. Ummat and Dr. Allegra are dedicated to providing you the highest quality of coordinated care and the best possible results.

To schedule a consultation with our ENT specialists, call NW Face Medical in Kirkland at 425-522-0555. We serve patients from all over the Seattle metro area, including Bellevue and the Eastside. Our experts can help you improve your quality of life and find relief.

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