General Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater specialists diagnose and treat pediatric and adult conditions of the ears, nose and throat. The East Bridgewater office offers a wide range of services to adults and children including diagnosis and treatment of common problems such as chronic sinusitis, sleep apnea (snoring), tonsil and adenoid disorders, chronic ear infections, as well as thyroid and parathyroid disorders and head and neck masses. Common ENT services for children and adults include hearing loss, medical treatment of nose and sinus disease, voice disorders, speech and swallowing problems, as well as all common otologic (ear) problems including balance disorders.
The ear, nose and throat specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater provide care for the full range of nose and sinus conditions for adults and children. Our services include care for nasal obstruction, acute and chronic sinusitis, smell and taste loss, nosebleeds, septal perforation and pain and headaches related to the sinuses.
Sleep Apnea and Snoring
The sleep specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater treat patients for a range of sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition that causes brief interruptions of breathing during sleep; it is often characterized by loud snoring. Treatment options include surgical procedures, CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure machines) and oral appliance therapy.
Tonsil and Adenoid Disorders
Our East Bridgewater specialists treat patients for a wide range of tonsil-related issues, including infections and lesions of the tonsils and adenoids. We provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for children and adults.
At Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater, we treat adults and children suffering from chronic ear infections, including infections in the external ear canal (commonly known as swimmer’s ear) and the middle ear, using a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment methods.
Audiology (Hearing Care)
Mass. Eye and Ear's audiology services in East Bridgewater provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art hearing health care to people of all ages, infants to adults, including fitting hearing aids. Mass. Eye and Ear has the expertise, training and experience needed to help you make the right decisions, choosing the right tools – simple or complex – and providing advanced training, rehabilitation and education to make each treatment choice as effective as possible. Our rehabilitative services provide patients with information and tools to maximize performance with hearing aids, cochlear implants and other assistive devices.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
The otolaryngology specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater offer diagnosis and treatment plans for patients suffering from thyroid and parathyroid conditions. Problems of the thyroid and parathyroid glands are common and can dramatically affect quality of life. Our physicians have extensive experience with a variety of these conditions, including thyroid nodules, goiter, thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism. We offer compassionate, expert surgical care when surgery is necessary.
Head and Neck
The specialists at Mass. Eye and Ear, East Bridgewater provide care for patients suffering from head and neck masses. Often these are problems that can be treated quite simply, for example, if the patient is suffering from cysts or infections. However, sometimes even a painless lump can be serious. Our physicians thoroughly evaluate each patient to give an accurate diagnosis; if the problem is more serious, we provide expert surgical care when necessary and a multidisciplinary approach in partnership with neighboring hospitals.
Eye Health Services provides general eye care including prescription of eye glasses, contact lens services, routine annual eye exams and management or referral for a variety of medical eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye diseases and macular degeneration.
In addition, the Optical Shop consists of highly trained, licensed and skilled opticians who work closely with doctors from our specialty ophthalmology services.
Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Specialists in our Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service have in-depth expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery, laser surgery, treatment of orbital tumors and inflammations (such as thyroid eye disease), removal of eyes (enucleation), and treatment for traumatic lacerations and fractures.
Affecting between 5 and 10 percent of Americans over the age of 60 years, glaucoma is a group of disorders characterized by vision loss and damage to the optic nerve. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness in African and Latino Americans, and people with a family history of glaucoma are at a much greater risk for this eye disorder. Specialists in our Glaucoma Service use the latest technology and equipment to diagnose and treat patients with glaucoma.
Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's first retina service, which was established in 1949 by HMS retinal pioneer and innovator, Charles L. Schepens, MD. Today, specialists in the Retina Service continue to provide exceptional care for patients with diseases of the retina, which include diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration (two of the leading causes of vision loss in the U.S. adult population). Our retina specialists also care for eye problems that result from retinal detachment, post cataract complications, and eye trauma. Additionally, specialists in the Service screen and care for intraocular tumors and inherited eye diseases in both children and adults.