Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who is also accredited by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Slupchynskyj has garnered preeminent credentials in his field. He is Board Certified via the American Board of Otolaryngology. For over 20 years, he has resolved ear, nose and throat problems for more than 50,000 patients in the United States and abroad.
Dr. Slupchynskyj offers his patients unique expertise; in addition to being a highly sought-after, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist who is extremely knowledgeable regarding the delicate structures of the ears, nose and throat, he is also a talented Facial Plastic Surgeon who consistently delivers impeccable results, with minimal downtime, which enables his patients to return to their busy lives promptly.
During your preliminary Ear, Nose, and Throat consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj takes the necessary amount of time to get to know you, listen to your concerns, and respond to your questions. Then he uses his innovative, multi-faceted training to pinpoint the cause of your ear, nose or throat problem and devise a comprehensive treatment plan.
A myriad of doctors in New York who value his technical skill and his cordial bedside manner frequently recommend patients to him. These referring doctors recognize that Dr. Slupchynskyj utilizes cutting-edge surgical techniques, such as Septoplasty and also Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, to correct chronic sinus problems, to get and keep patients feeling their best.
Patients seeking Rhinoplasty Surgery might benefit from the finely-honed skills of an Otolaryngologist, since many Rhinoplasty patients need accompanying Otolaryngologic procedures. Rhinoplasty Surgery may be performed in conjunction with Septal Repair, Internal and External Nasal Valvular Repair, Turbinate Reduction, and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, where both cosmetic and functional issues concur. The patient benefits when both functional and cosmetic nasal concerns can be managed during a single operation, and the surgeon benefits from the capability to harvest septal cartilage for grafting and reconstruction.
Dr. Slupchynskyj frequently treats these persistent ear, nose, and throat problems:
- Earache and Infections
- Nasal Congestion and Allergies
- Sinus Conditions
- Deviated Septum
- Snoring Evaluation and Treatment
- Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Sore Throat
- Hoarseness and Voice Disorders
What happens during a standard appointment with an NYC Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist?
A visit to an NYC Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist or Otolaryngologist differs from a typical visit to your Primary Care Physician; the ENT Specialist uses instrumentation that enables better line of sight for problematic areas.
The patient’s medical history is recorded, deriving symptoms of the patient’s complaints. It is also essential that the previous medical history and medication (always bring a current list) being used should be documented, as this may have relevance if the patient needs surgery later on. The history will concentrate on the presenting complaint and its effect on the individual.
Examination of the Ear
An otoscope is utilized to examine the ears and illume the eardrum, so that the Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist can detect normal landmarks and anomalies. This instrument is made with an illuminating handheld light source with a minute amount of magnification. It is not normally a painful experience and can usually be tolerated by everyone.
Additionally, tuning forks to measure hearing may occasionally be used; however, sometimes it is necessary to administer hearing tests to determine a precise level of hearing. Parodically, the eardrum and canal need to be viewed under magnification and a microscope can be utilized. The microscope gives the ENT a more detailed view of the ear structures and the use of suction if needed, to remove wax or debris from an ear canal.
Examination of the Nose
To view the front of the nose, a nasal speculum with illumination from a headlight is used to view the anatomy and possible anomalies. In many cases, a flexible device known as a fiber optic scope might be used to scrutinize the nose and throat methodically.
Examination of the Throat
An external examination of the neck is done to feel for any glands or pathology. The throat is carefully examined usually with a tongue depressor and bright light to view the tongue and tonsillar area. The NYC Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist also views the back of the nose and the vocal cords with a flexible nasolaryngoscope.
This device features a fine fiber optic cable with a small lens on one end and an eyepiece on the other that is inserted into the nose. The nasal passageway is sprayed with an anesthetic prior to insertion of the scope. During scope introduction, it may feel a bit strange; however, it is vital to enable the ENT Specialist a clear view of areas that are extremely challenging to examine otherwise. The whole procedure just takes a few minutes, and it is usually required as part of a comprehensive Ear, Nose, and Throat examination.
The ENT Specialist may perform a procedure called a Laryngoscopy or Nasal Endoscopy with a thin flexible instrument that has a lighted magnifying tip which is passed through the nose. This additional procedure is essential to discover the cause of voice and breathing problems, ear or throat pain, difficulty swallowing, narrowing, blockages, tumors, or cancer.