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Sialendoscopy

Sialendoscopy: Removal of Large Stones

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  Can large salivary gland stones be removed without surgery? Question: A few weeks ago I started to have pain and swelling along my lower jaw during eating. I also noticed that my mouth was drier than usual. I went to my doctor and he said that I most likely had a salivary gland issue. […]

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Options After Unsuccessful Sialendoscopy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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Can I avoid surgery after a failed sialendoscopy? Question: I have a long history of salivary gland stones and conventional treatments have become ineffective. Recently I developed a large stone in my parotid gland that was unsuccessfully treated with sialendoscopy. I have been told that surgery is now the most suitable option due to the […]

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Salivary Gland Infections in Children – Sialadenitis

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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How do you treat a salivary gland infection in a child? Question: My daughter has a painful, swollen red cheek and a mild temperature. She doesn’t want to eat because she says it hurts to eat and to chew. Her pediatrician has started her on antibiotics for a salivary gland infection.  What is this and […]

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Salivary Gland Problems in Children – Pediatric Sialendoscopy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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How do you treat salivary gland infections in children? Question: My son has a painful, swollen red cheek. This has happened twice before and antibiotics have helped but I don’t want my child to keep taking antibiotics.  My pediatrician is suggesting he see a specialist to determine treatment options for a “salivary gland” infection.  What […]

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Salivary Gland Stones Treatment: Lithotripsy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  Is lithotripsy an option for the treatment of salivary stones? Question: My ENT doctor diagnosed me with “sialolithiasis”, a salivary gland stone. Before my diagnosis, I periodically noticed that I had a drier mouth than usual. I also started to develop swelling and pain in my lower jaw. During my evaluation my doctor pointed […]

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Salivary Gland Stones Treatment Options

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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  How do I know if I’m a candidate for Sialendoscopy of my salivary gland stones? Question:   I just got back from the ENT. I had a CAT scan of my neck to diagnose the size of a salivary gland stone. I was told that my stone is too large to have a scope procedure […]

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Diagnosing Salivary Gland Stones

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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How are salivary gland stones diagnosed? Question: I had a consultation for swelling in my right cheek that comes and goes when I eat sour foods.  So times it is painful and the swelling can last from a couple hours to a few days.  I think there may be something wrong with my salivary gland […]

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Sialendoscopy – Non-Surgical Treatment of Salivary Gland Stones

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
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Dr. Ryan Osborne, Director of Head & Neck Surgery and Salivary Gland Disorders, at the Osborne Head & Neck Institute, specializes in the non-surgical removal of salivary gland stones causing swelling and infection of the major salivary glands. This is accomplished through a minimally invasive outpatient endoscopic procedure called sialendoscopy that requires no surgical incisions, […]

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Salivary Gland Disease #2: Parotid Cancer and Parotidectomy, a Second Opinion Should Always be Welcomed

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
Los Angeles ENT Doctors

American Health Front (AHF) recently interviewed Dr. Ryan F. Osborne, Director of the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, about advances in parotid tumor treatment. Although relatively a small number of people with cancer have cancer of the salivary gland, those who do develop this face a very difficult choice. In order to remove their tumor, […]

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Salivary Gland Disease #1: Salivary Stones and Sialendoscopy

by Dr. Ryan Osborne
Los Angeles Ear Nose Throat Doctors

View Dr. Ryan Osborne’s television appearance on The Doctors below: Recently, Dr. Ryan F. Osborne, Director of the Division of Head and Neck at the Osborne Head and Neck Institute, was featured on The Doctors show regarding treatment of salivary gland stones and sialendoscopy within the parotid and submandibular glands. Salivary gland stone (Sialolithiasis) is […]

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