If your primary care doctor has recommended that you see a specialist to treat your allergies, chronic sinusitis, or another disorder of the head and neck or ears, nose, and throat, you might not know where to turn. You might be thinking that you need to travel to the city to find a physician who has the skill and credentials you’d prefer. The good news is that you don’t! You can visit an experienced specialist in your own community.
The otolaryngologists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy are board-certified and highly regarded and respected in their field. They provide a variety of complex otolaryngology services and work closely with audiology, immunology, and speech-language pathology professionals to offer the best possible care to patients in Hillsborough Township, NJ.
ENT Services at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Hillsborough, NJ
Nose and Sinus
Everyone gets a stuffy nose, cough, or congestion from time to time. But when congestion and pressure in the nose and sinus area are ongoing and affecting your daily life, it can be time to call in the help of a specialist.
A significant number of people experience the signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis, such as sinus headaches, postnasal drip, and congestion. People with chronic sinusitis also usually have changes in their anatomy, such as swelling of the sinus walls or thick mucus.
If you’re living with chronic sinusitis or another ongoing nasal issue, such as a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates, the ENT physicians and surgeons at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy can help. We’ll work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and put together a plan for treatment that will help to alleviate them and get you back to your daily activities.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring may seem like it is just a part of life, but it doesn’t have to be. Snoring can disrupt your sleep, as well as the sleep of anyone who shares a bed or bedroom with you. About half of the population snores at least some of the time. In some cases, snoring can occur as its own issue. In others, it can be a sign of a more serious condition, such as sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related breathing issues. People with sleep apnea actually stop breathing at intervals throughout the night. They then restart breathing, often by gasping for air and startling themselves awake.
Usually, the signs of sleep apnea appear during the day. You might feel tired, irritable, or have trouble concentrating. Some people develop memory issues or have unexplained weight gain.
Whether you simply snore or you’re suffering from sleep apnea, the otolaryngology specialists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy want to help you get a good night’s sleep. We can recommend the most effective treatments for you to help you breathe easier all through the night.
Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Services
The immune systems of children are still developing, which puts them at an increased risk of infection and of developing allergies. For most kids, the occasional ear infection or mild seasonal allergies aren’t a big deal. But some children have recurring infections or experience allergies or asthma that interfere with their regular lives.
The board-certified otolaryngologists at Becker ENT and Allergy Center offer pediatric ENT services with an emphasis on treating our youngest patients like they were our own kids. We treat our pediatric patients with care and kindness, aiming to deliver the treatment that will help them live a normal, healthy life.
People can develop allergies to a variety of harmless substances, such as certain foods, pet dander, dust, and pollen. Depending on the type of allergy and how severe it is, allergies can range from a minor nuisance to something that significantly disrupts your life.
Luckily, you may not have to suffer through sneezing, coughing, runny noses, or itchy eyes for much longer. The allergists and immunologists at Becker ENT and Allergy can provide allergy tests, which will determine what you’re allergic to.
Once they’ve discovered the source of your allergy, our allergists and immunologists can offer you treatments and therapies to manage or alleviate your symptoms. Immunotherapy, for instance, can make your immune response less strong, reducing your symptoms significantly.
Head and Neck
The otolaryngologists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy don’t just treat ear, nose, and throat problems. They also offer care and treatment for disorders and diseases of the surrounding head and neck structures. Issues with the head and neck can include certain cancers, problems with the thyroid gland, GERD, and swallowing disorders.
The exact treatment needed will depend on the specific issue a patient is having. Our otolaryngologists will evaluate you, discuss treatment options with you, and guide you to the option that is likely to provide the best outcome.
Ears and Hearing Loss
Problems with the ears can develop gradually over time or come on suddenly. These problems can include a feeling of dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), or hearing loss. Whether they build up slowly or suddenly, ear problems can put a damper on your quality of life.
Our ENT physicians work together with our audiologists to help provide the best possible care to patients who are experiencing ear or hearing problems. Treatments for ear problems can include removing earwax buildup to help improve hearing or treating infections and tinnitus.
If you are experiencing hearing loss, we can perform hearing tests to evaluate the level of loss. We can also prescribe hearing aids. In some cases, surgery to correct the structures in the ear or to place cochlear implants can be the most appropriate option.
Voice and Swallowing
Many people use their voice as part of their jobs, whether they are singers, newscasters, or attorneys. Any change in the voice, no matter how subtle, can be a cause for alarm. Even if you don’t use your voice professionally, a change in its pitch, tone or volume can be concerning.
If you’ve had noticeable vocal changes that have lasted for more than a few weeks, your best option is to seek out help from an expert. Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy has speech-language pathologists on staff who work with patients to help them get their voices back.
Swallowing disorders also affect the throat and can be brought on by a number of factors, such as a neurological disorder, radiation therapy, or muscle tension. Not being able to swallow can make it difficult to eat and drink and can impact your overall quality of life. Our otolaryngology specialists will work with you to develop therapy and treatments to help restore this critical function.
Meet the Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy Team in Hillsborough, NJ
The physicians at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Hillsborough, NJ are recognized as experts in their field and are routinely praised by patients for helping them get their lives back. Collectively, our team has published more than 100 papers in scientific journals, served on the editorial boards of journals, and authored textbooks.
Although medical experience and skill are critical, especially when performing complex surgeries of the nose or guiding patients through complicated treatment plans, we recognize that these are not the only things that matter. We strive to display compassion and kindness with every patient we treat.
We understand that dealing with chronic illnesses or having a disease or disorder that disrupts your life is incredibly stressful. We do everything we can to help patients through trying times in their lives.
We look forward to welcoming and serving residents of Hillsborough, NJ as well as patients from the surrounding area and from across the U.S.
Why See an ENT Physician in Hillsborough, NJ?
How can you tell if your issue is something that requires the care and attention of a specialist, such as an otolaryngologist or allergist? Usually, your primary care provider will refer you to a specialist for treatment if the problem you’re experiencing is ongoing or is disrupting your life.
If you don’t have a primary care provider, you might decide to see an otolaryngologist, allergist, or ENT specialist in Hillsborough, NJ, if the issue you’re dealing with begins to get in the way of your daily activities. If you can’t work or if you aren’t giving your best at the office because you’re constantly congested, or if your allergies make it so that you can’t even enjoy a day outdoors in the spring, an otolaryngology specialist can help.
About Hillsborough, NJ
The area around Hillsborough, NJ has probably been settled by humans for tens of thousands of years if archeological evidence is anything to go by. But the area didn’t get its name until 1771 when the township received a royal charter. Today, the charter, as well as other historical documents about Hillsborough are housed in the library at Rutgers University.
Hillsborough is located about 55 miles to the south of New York City and about 55 miles to the north of Philadelphia. As a suburban area, it has plenty of restaurants and small businesses to offer. Local attractions include nearby Sourland Mountain Preserve and Duke Farms.
Directions to Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Hillsborough, NJ
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From Hillsborough Library:
- Head toward South Branch Road.
- Turn left onto S Branch Road. Travel for 0.2 miles.
- Turn right onto Beekman Lane. Travel for 0.1 miles.
- Turn left onto Amwell Road. Travel for 1.1 miles.
- Turn right onto Raider Blvd.
- Travel for 0.8 miles, then make a U-turn.
- The practice will be on the right in 0.2 miles.
From the Sourland Mountain Preserve:
- Travel southeast on Mountain View Rd toward Pleasant View Road for 1.5 miles.
- Turn left onto US-206 N. Travel for 1.2 miles.
- Turn right onto Raider Blvd
- Travel 0.3 miles, then make a U-turn.
- The practice will be on the right in 0.2 miles.
From Route 206 S:
- Travel South on Route 206.
- Turn left onto Raider Blvd. Travel 0.3 miles.
- Make a U-turn and travel back on Raider Blvd.
- The practice will be on the right.
Schedule an ENT Consultation in Hillsborough, NJ Today
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our practice and helping you explore your treatment options. Book an appointment online with Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Hillsborough, NJ today or call our office at 908-271-2102.