A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons who is also sanctioned by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj is an accomplished Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist who has attained distinguished credentials. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Otolaryngology. For over 20 years, he has corrected ear, nose and throat difficulties for over 50,000 patients in the United States and around the world.
Dr. Slupchynskyj provides his patients with highly-specialized knowledge; in addition to being a renowned, Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist in New Jersey who is an expert on the intricate structures of the ears, nose and throat, he is also a gifted Facial Plastic Surgeon who consistently delivers flawless outcomes, with virtually no downtime, which allows his patients to resume their busy lives quickly.
Throughout your introductory Ear, Nose, and Throat consultation, Dr. Slupchynskyj invests an adequate amount of time to understand your concerns and address your questions. Then he executes his state-of-the-art, multi-discipline training to identify the source of your ear, nose or throat issue and develop an inclusive treatment plan.
Many doctors in New Jersey who respect his expertise and amiable bedside manner regularly refer patients. They realize that Dr. Slupchynskyj employs revolutionary surgical techniques, such as Septoplasty, in addition to Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, to correct prolonged sinus problems, so that patients will feel their best.
Patients requesting Rhinoplasty Surgery could benefit from the proficiency of an ENT, because many Rhinoplasty patients need accompanying Ear, Nose, and Throat procedures. Rhinoplasty Surgery can be performed concurrently with Septal Repair, Internal and External Nasal Valvular Repair, Turbinate Reduction, and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, where both cosmetic and functional issues coincide. The patient benefits when both functional and cosmetic nasal issues can be treated during a single operation, and the surgeon benefits from the capacity to harvest septal cartilage for grafting and reconstruction.
Dr. Slupchynskyj often treats these ongoing ear, nose, and throat problems:
- Deviated Septum
- Snoring Evaluation and Treatment
- Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Sore Throat
- Hoarseness and Voice Disorders
- Earache and Infections
- Nasal Congestion and Allergies
- Sinus Conditions
What transpires at your appointment with an NJ Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist?
A visit to an NJ Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist is much more comprehensive than a usual visit to your Primary Care Physician; the ENT Specialist uses instrumentation that allows better visibility for problematic areas.
The patient’s medical history is noted, obtaining symptoms of the patient’s complaints. It is also imperative that the previous medical history and medication (always keep a current list) being used should be noted, since this may be significant if the patient requires surgery at a later date. The history concerns the primary grievance and its impact on the individual.
An otoscope is used to examine the ears and illuminate the eardrum, so that the Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist can observe normal landmarks and irregularities. This instrument features an illuminating handheld light source with a minute amount of magnification. It is not an uncomfortable experience and can typically be tolerated by everyone.
Tuning forks may be periodically used as a gauge of hearing; however, occasionally it is necessary to conduct formal hearing tests to ascertain an exact level of hearing. Occasionally, the eardrum and canal need to be viewed under magnification and a microscope can be used. The microscope gives the ENT a more precise view of the ear structures and the use of suction if necessary, to remove wax or debris from an ear canal.
To observe the front of the nose, an implement known as a nasal speculum with illumination from a headlight is used to observe the anatomy and possible irregularities. In many cases, a flexible fiber optic scope may be used to inspect the nose and throat thoroughly.
An external examination of the neck is done to check for any glands or pathology. The throat is thoroughly examined usually with a tongue depressor and bright light to observe the tongue and tonsillar area. The NJ ENT also observes the back of the nose and the vocal cords with a flexible nasolaryngoscope.
This device has 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 anesthetic before the scope is inserted. During scope introduction, it may feel odd; however, it is essential to allow the ENT Specialist a clear view of areas that are very difficult to examine otherwise. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and it is typically mandatory as part of an in-depth ENT examination.
The ENT Specialist may perform a Laryngoscopy or Nasal Endoscopy with a thin flexible instrument that has a lighted magnifying tip that is passed through the nose. This additional procedure is crucial to reveal the source of voice and breathing problems, ear or throat pain, difficulty swallowing, narrowing, blockages, tumors, or cancer.