2 Lakeshore Center | Bridgewater, MA 02324
Ear, Nose and Throat Care Only:
Adult and Pediatric ENT Care, Audiology, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Facial Plastics, Hearing Aids
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Monday to Friday | 8:00 am-5:00 pm
About Mass Eye and Ear, Bridgewater
Under the direction of Peter Friedensohn, MD, the physicians at Mass Eye and Ear, Bridgewater diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck.
Comprehensive Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Mass Eye and Ear, Bridgewater specialists diagnose and treat pediatric and adult conditions of the ears, nose and throat. The 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, 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, 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 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, 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)
The audiology services in 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, 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, 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.
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastics
The cosmetic procedures performed here are designed with the individual in mind. As an expert in facial plastics, Yuna Larrabee, M.D., is committed to creating a natural and individual result for each patient. The goal of the cosmetic facial plastic surgery is to enhance and rejuvenate the natural beauty of each patient.
For reconstructive procedures, Dr. Larrabee has the experience and expertise to help after trauma, surgery or illness. Dr. Larrabee is a board-certified surgeon, who is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This training makes her expertise absolutely critical for rebuilding major structures in the face and reshaping them for a return to one’s original appearance.
At Mass Eye and Ear, Quincy and Mass Eye and Ear, Bridgewater, the following cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic procedures are offered to patients. Some can be performed in the office setting.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
There are two basic types of rhinoplasty, open and closed. In an open rhinoplasty, an inconspicuous incision is made in the skin below the tip of the nose that separates the nostrils (columella). A closed rhinoplasty uses an intranasal approach with incision inside the nostrils. If the nasal structure is weak, a small piece of cartilage or bone may be used to build up the structure.
Full and Mini Facelifts
The full facelift can help to redefine the jawline, correcting jowling and neck laxity. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. The mini facelift has an age-diminishing effect, making the patient look younger, rested and more energized. Facial rejuvenation is achieved by repositioning the skin on the lower face to eliminate sagging and droopiness. The mini facelift is safer than a full facelift and does not require general anesthesia (although general anesthesia is available upon request).
Neck lifts are often done in conjunction with lower face rejuvenation surgery and can help to further define the upper neck and jawline. A neck lift can also be performed on men with a “turkey gobbler” neck with loose, hanging skin. This procedure, called a Grecian Urn submentoplasty, can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Brow (Forehead) Lift
The brow and forehead are often the first facial areas to show signs of aging, showing frown lines, wrinkles across the forehead, deep furrows between the eyes, and a droopiness of the brows and upper lids. Brow lifts, also known as forehead lifts – often combined with upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and/or a mini facelift – can rejuvenate your look.
Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)
Eyelid surgery can correct excess skin or fat in the upper eyelids and can help restore a healthy and youthful appearance, with a firmer and more attractive eye area.
Chin surgery can significantly alter a patient’s profile which, in turn, can greatly improve facial symmetry and contour. Most chin surgeries can be performed under local anesthesia; more complicated cases may be performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.
MOHS/Skin Care Reconstruction
This surgery is designed to reconstruct a facial defect after skin cancer removal.
Botox® can improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and “crow’s feet” at the outside corners of the eyes. It can also create a smoother appearance to the skin surface by preventing muscle contraction.
Fillers can help to correct deep lines in the face and also to help plump or enhance the lips or areas of volume loss in the face.
Kybella is a new treatment for fullness of the submental area (“double chin”). It is a non-surgical injection that can be performed in the office.
Facial Scar Revision
When the skin is in the process of recovering from an injury, whether the result of an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne, scarring will occur whenever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Once a scar forms, it is permanent but may be made less visible, relocated surgically, or minimized in its prominence.
Keloids are overactive scars. They can be treated in the office with injections and then removed under local anesthesia or in the operating room.
There are many causes of facial fractures, which can include motor vehicle accidents, interpersonal trauma, accidents, or work-related or sports-related activities. Patients are often seen in the emergency department for initial evaluation. In the early management period, life-threatening issues are addressed first, and facial fracture repairs are only attempted after a patient is stabilized.
Your ears are one of the most visible parts of your body and can often require cosmetic repair. Some people simply wish to have old holes closed, which may have been torn or misplaced when piercing while others may want to change the shape of their earlobes.
Otoplasty (Ear Reshaping)
Otoplasty is ear surgery designed to pin back protruding ears, or to reduce the size of large ears so that they are in better proportion to the rest of the face. Otoplasty can also correct ear deformities from misshapen, damaged or missing ear elements.
Mass Eye and Ear, Bridgewater is affiliated with the following surrounding hospitals:
- Massachusetts Eye and Ear
- Milton Hospital
- Quincy Medical Center
- South Shore Hospital
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