List of Conditions We Treat

List of Conditions We Treat


Our ears give us the ability to hear and help us with balance. Ear disease can cause significant discomfort and hearing loss, making proper management of ear disease critical. The ear has many different parts, where nerves deliver sound signals and feelings associated with balance to the brain. All of these parts are susceptible to trauma and infection, which can result in minor or severe damage to the ears. The unique domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. Dr. Busch is trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of chronic ear infections. He also manages congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Ear Wax
  • Ear Pain and Infections: Outer Ear (Otitis Externa or Swimmer’s Ear), Middle Ear (Otitis Media), Inner Ear (Labrynthitis), Mastoiditis, Glue Ear/Ear Effusions
  • Ear Drum Perforations
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Cysts and Tumors: Acoustic Neuroma, Cholesteatoma
  • Congenital Deformities (Lop Ear, Pits)
  • Otomicroscopy
  • Earwax Removal (Microsuction)
  • Treatment of Ear Infections
  • Treatment for Conditions affecting the Ear, Hearing Nerve, and Mastoid
  • Surgical Ear Drum Perforation Repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Myringotomy with PE Tube Insertion
  • Surgical Removal of Cysts and Tumors
  • Repair of External Ear Deformities


Care of the nasal cavity is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Dr. Busch treats the problems affecting the nasal area, which include smell disorders, polyps, and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Acute and Chronic Rhinitis: Nasal Congestion and Drainage
  • Nasal Airway Obstruction:
    Deviated Septum, Enlarged Nasal Turbinates, Nasal Polyps
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
  • Rhinophyma
  • Nasal Tumors
  • Smell Disorders
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Medical management and Surgical Treatment for Breathing and Obstruction Problems
  • Turbinectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Nasal Polypectomy
  • Closed Nasal Fracture Reduction
  • Surgery for Blocked or Broken Noses


Communicating (speech and singing), and eating all involve this vital area. Specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Chronic Tonsillitis
  • Chronic Adenoiditis
  • Chronic Sore Throats (Pharyngitis)
  • Vocal Disorders:
    Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, Hoarseness, Paralysis, Spasmodic Dysphonia Laryngitis, Reinke’s Edema
  • Vocal Cord Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts
  • Tumors of the Larynx (Voice Box)
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Salivary Gland Stones
  • Tongue and Mouth Disease
  • Tongue Tie
  • Mouth Sores
  • Taste Problems
  • Cancer:
    Cancers that occur in the tongue, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Fiber Optic Laryngoscopy
  • Treatments of Chronic Sore Throat and Vocal Disorders
  • Evaluation and Treatment Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Excision of Vocal Cord Nodules, Polyps and Cysts
  • Removal of Salivary Gland Stones
  • Oral biopsies
  • Tongue Tie Release (frenuloplasty)
  • Removal of Cancerous and Non-cancerous Tumors


This area of the body includes the important functions of sight, smell, hearing, and the appearance of the face. In the head and neck area, Dr. Busch diagnoses and treats infections, benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Cancers that occur in the thyroid gland, Salivary (Parotid, Submandibular, Sublingual) glands , Paranasal Sinuses, and Skull-base
  • Endocrine Gland Cysts
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Congenital Cysts of the Neck
  • Head and Neck Cancer, Tumors, Masses and Abscesses
  • Skin Lesions and Tumors
  • Facial Trauma
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • TMJ
  • Endocrine Surgery:
    Thyroidectomy, Salivary Gland Suregry (Parotidectomy, Submandibular and Sublingual Glands Surgery)
  • Excision of Congenital Cysts of the Neck
  • Excision of Skin Lesions and Tumors
  • Excision of Growths in the Head and Neck
  • Panendoscopy
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Needle Biopsies
  • Scar Revision & Keloid Removal
  • Tracheostomy


Hearing loss can occur slowly and painlessly, and can unknowingly cause significant problems in communication with family, friends, and co-workers. In infants and young children hearing loss can significantly affect language development and learning. At the Hearing & Balance Center our team of audiologists along with the doctor evaluate, diagnose, and treat hearing problems and vestibular (balance and dizziness) disorders at any age. We also dispense and fit hearing aids as part of a comprehensive rehabilitation program geared to improve your quality of life.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Hearing Problems
  • Dizziness and Motion Sickness
  • Tinnitus (Ringing in the Ears)
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Disorders of the Hearing Bones: Otosclerosis
  • Evaluation and Management of Hearing and Balanace Disorders
  • Audiology Services: Pure Tone Audiometry , Tympanometry, Acoustic Stapedius Reflexes, Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs), Auditory Brainstem Response, Electrochocleography
  • Vestibular Diagnostic/Rehabilitation Services: Electronystamography (ENG), Auditory Evoked Potential Testing, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Screening, Canalith Repositioning/Epley Maneuver
  • Hearing Aid Services: Dispensing and Repair


Problems in the sinuses include infection and allergies, caused by a number of different allergens. Through allergy testing, the doctor can determine what allergens affect each individual therefore further treatment such as immunotherapy can be used to treat such symptoms related to the sinuses and allergies.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Sinus Pain and Headaches
  • Acute and Chronic Sinusitis (Sinus Infections)
  • Nasal Allergies
  • Sinus Tumors
  • Chronic Congestion
  • Itchy watery eyes
  • Food Allergies
  • Treatment of Sinus Headaches and Infections
  • Flexible Nasendoscopy
  • Sinus Surgery: Balloon Sinuplasty (in Office and OR settings), Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Intradermal Testing
  • Prick Testing for Foods: Individual or Multi-test Units
  • Food avoidance counseling
  • Modified Rast Testing


Otolaryngologists also diagnose and manage conditions that occur during sleep, that disturb sleep or that are affected by disturbances in the wake-sleep cycle. Upon evaluation and/or the analyzing and interpreting of a comprehensive polysonography, Dr. Busch can determine if sleep or snoring problems are caused by neurological and musculoskeletal diseases, lifestyle or other factors.

Conditions Treatment and Procedures
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Treatment of Upper Airway Obstruction
  • Snoring
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Nasal surgery for Snoring and OSA
  • Palate surgery for Snoring and OSA: UPPP (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
  • Base of Tongue Surgery
  • Tongue Suspension: Genioglossus Advance Procedure
  • Repose™ Hyoid Suspension
  • Hyoid Myotomy & Suspension
  • Pillar Procedure for Snoring
  • Mandibular Repositioning Appliance