ENT Doctor Monroe, NJ
The medical and surgical ENT (otolaryngology) specialists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe Township, NJ, treat disorders and diseases of the head and neck, ears, nose, and throat. If you have allergies, snoring, or sleep apnea, Becker ENT and Allergy’s otolaryngology specialists can provide you with a treatment plan that reduces your symptoms and improves your life. In some cases, patients benefit from medications or non-surgical treatments while others may require surgery.
Along with providing a wide range of otolaryngology, audiology, immunology, and speech-language pathology treatments to adult patients, Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy specialists also offer pediatric care. We prioritize compassion and understanding and treat our patients the way we would want to be treated. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe, NJ.
Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy Offers the Following Services in Monroe Township
Head and Neck
Head and neck diseases and disorders range from hyperthyroidism to cancer and from sleep apnea to dysphagia, or trouble swallowing. GERD is another disorder that can cause symptoms in the head and neck.
Treatment options for head and neck disorders at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy depend on the type of issue. Cancer treatments can include chemotherapy and radiation as well as surgery to remove tumors. Treating thyroid issues can involve medications to regulate the production of thyroid hormones or surgery to remove the thyroid gland if needed.
GERD treatment might involve medications that neutralize, reduce, or eliminate stomach acid. Some people can get relief from GERD symptoms through lifestyle changes. Surgery to treat GERD is usually only performed as a last resort.
Nose and Sinus
You have four pairs of sinuses: two are above the eyes, two are below the eyes, two are between the eyes, and two are in the back of the forehead. When all is well with the sinuses, they are filled with air and lined with a protective mucus layer. When there’s a problem, the sinuses fill with mucus, causing congestion. They can also become swollen and inflamed.
Unfortunately, many people in the U.S. live with chronic inflammation in their sinuses. Ongoing sinus issues can make life uncomfortable and may even limit daily activities. Patients with chronic sinusitis can have postnasal drip, nasal congestion and blockage, and recurring sinus headaches.
The otolaryngology specialists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy offer treatments to ease symptoms of chronic sinusitis. Treatments can start with medications but may end in surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities in the nasal passages and sinuses. These surgeries can include turbinate surgery, septoplasty, or sinuplasty.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Most people, at least 50% of the population, snore at least some of the time. For some people, a partner’s snoring can be loud enough to disturb their sleep, requiring them to sleep in separate rooms. People who snore might also experience sleep disturbances as a result of their own snoring.
In some cases, snoring goes hand in hand with sleep apnea. When a person has sleep apnea, they stop and start breathing many times throughout their sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, gasping for air during sleep, and waking up feeling tired.
The condition can interfere with a person’s ability to perform tasks at work and affects their overall quality of life. Some people experience difficulty concentrating or find that they can’t stay awake during the day because of their disrupted sleep.
Sleep apnea treatments include oral appliances and CPAP, which is a machine that keeps the airway open during sleep. Surgery can be beneficial in treating sleep apnea in certain circumstances. The head and neck specialists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy can help you find the treatment that gives you the best results and a good night’s sleep.
People develop allergies when their immune systems overreact to substances that are usually harmless. The immune response can cause sneezy, itchy eyes, runny nose, and rashes. People occasionally have extreme reactions to an allergen and can go into anaphylactic shock, causing their throat to close up and resulting in trouble breathing.
Even if allergies don’t cause life-threatening reactions, they can be a nuisance to live with. Allergy symptoms can make it difficult to concentrate at work or go to school. If your allergies are interfering with your life, then it’s time to see an allergist or immunologist in Monroe, NJ.
An allergist specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of allergies. They can recommend allergy shots and prescription or over-the-counter medications to help manage your symptoms. They can also perform allergy tests to help you determine what substances you’re allergic to.
Ears and Hearing Loss
Hearing loss can be gradual or sudden. You might notice yourself having to increase the volume on your TV or asking people to repeat themselves. Or you might suddenly experience a loss of hearing in one or both ears.
Regardless of how it develops, it’s important to treat hearing loss as soon as possible so you can easily and comfortably interact with the world. Treatment options can include using hearing aids or removing a buildup of wax from the ears. Preventative measures, such as wearing specially fitted earplugs, can reduce the chance of developing hearing loss.
The experienced audiologists at Penn Medicine ENT and Allergy can help improve your hearing. They work alongside our board-certified otolaryngologists to treat ear issues such as infections and tinnitus.
Voice and Swallowing
A number of medical conditions can cause changes in your voice or can affect your ability to swallow. Voice disorders can change the sound of your voice, make it weaker, or cause you difficulty when you speak. If you have a swallowing disorder, you might gag when you try to eat or drink.
Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe, NJ has a team of speech-language pathologists who can work with you to provide therapy and help you get your voice or swallowing ability back. Our board-certified otolaryngologists can also work with you to develop a treatment plan to correct any underlying issues that are contributing to your voice or swallowing disorder.
Pediatric Ear, Nose & Throat Services
Ear infections, asthma, and tonsil infections are relatively common in children. Although many kids outgrow childhood allergies or asthma, the conditions can be frightening when they cause symptoms. Pediatric ear, nose, and throat issues can impact a child’s quality of life, interfering with their sleep or causing them to miss school.
The pediatric ENT specialists at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy make it a point to treat our pediatric patients like they were their own kids. They make every effort to help children (and their parents) feel comfortable and at ease during appointments.
Meet the Monroe Township Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy Team
The otolaryngologists and ENT specialists who practice at Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe, NJ are highly trained and board-certified. Our physicians hold appointments at some of the most prestigious universities in the U.S. They’ve also published widely and have written surgical textbooks.
At Penn Medicine Beck ENT and Allergy, our team understands that it’s not just medical knowledge and expertise that patients need. We recognize that dealing with a medical issue, such as cancer, sleep apnea, or trouble swallowing, can be frightening. We aim to treat all of our patients with compassion and understanding while delivering the most medically and technologically advanced care possible.
When to See an ENT Physician in Monroe Township
Whether someone lives in a big city or a small town, they should have access to the best medical care possible. Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy delivers top-quality ENT and head and neck care to the residents of Monroe, NJ.
There are several reasons why you might choose to work with a board-certified otolaryngologist and ENT specialist. If you have ongoing sinus infections and you haven’t been able to get relief, an ENT doctor can help. ENT physicians can also help you if you have allergies, sleep disorders, nasal blockages, or thyroid problems.
About Monroe Township, NJ
Monroe Township was named in 1838 after President James Monroe. The community was originally part of South Amboy but eventually separated from it, becoming its own municipality. Although the township was initially a farm-based community, it has become more suburban.
Today, Monroe Township is considered a suburb of New York. It’s about an hour’s drive from the heart of midtown Manhattan. Residents enjoy close proximity to the amenities of New York while living a quieter, more peaceful life in Monroe.
Directions to Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe, NJ
Our office in Monroe Township, NJ (Middlesex County) can be tricky to spot. We’re located near the Forsgate Country Club and share a building with Amboy Bank.
350 Forsgate Drive
Monroe Township, NJ
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
From NJ Turnpike Exit 8a Jamestown/Cranbury
- Take Exit 8a toward NJ-32 E/Jamesburg.
- Merge onto Forsgate Drive.
- Travel 1.2 miles. You’ll go past two traffic lights and will drive over railroad tracks.
- The office will be on your right.
From Jamesburg, NJ
- Head northwest on E Railroad Avenue for 0.2 miles.
- Make a sharp left onto Gatzmer Avenue and travel for 315 feet.
- Turn right onto Half Acre Road. Travel for 0.7 miles.
- Turn right onto Forsgate Drive. Travel of 0.4 miles.
- The office will be on your left.
Directions from South Brunswick/ US Hwy Rt 130
- Head north on US-130 N.
- Turn right onto Stults Road. Travel for 0.9 miles.
- Turn right onto Cranbury South River Road. Travel for 0.6 miles.
- Turn left onto Forsgate Drive. Travel 1.4 miles.
- You’ll pass through two traffic lights and will cross over railroad tracks.
- The office will be on your right.
Schedule an ENT Consultation in Monroe Township Today
You don’t have to live with nasal congestion, snoring, or allergies. Contact Penn Medicine Becker ENT and Allergy in Monroe, NJ at 609-831-0779 today to get relief from your symptoms. We offer convenient online appointment scheduling and telemedicine appointments.