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California Head & Neck Specialists

Welcome to California Head & Neck Specialists. We are dedicated to providing full-service care for patients experiencing ear, nose and throat disorders in Carlsbad, San Diego, Murrieta, Chula Vista and surrounding areas. Our team of highly specialized physicians and Doctors of Audiology work together to provide long-term solutions using the latest advances in technology and treatment.

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Practice News:

The first procedure utilizing the Tula System, an in-office solution for the placement of ear tubes, was performed on May 28th, 2020 by California Head & Neck Specialist’s very own Dr. Ritvik Mehta! Dr. Mehta shared how this new system will greatly improve what ENTs can offer their patients in a recent interview.

"This personally hits home as my daughter had ear tube placement performed in the operating room," explained Dr. Mehta. "Even though I'm in a position to know exactly what to expect, it was a stressful event. I'm genuinely excited to be able to perform the same ear tube procedure, but in an office setting where children and families may avoid exposure to the risks and stresses of general anesthesia – fasting, separation and after effects. This is a significant improvement to what we as ENTs can offer our patients."

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Audiology is the branch of science and medicine that focuses on hearing, balance and related disorders. Our Doctors of Audiology diagnose, treat and monitor a wide range of hearing and balance problems in patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly. Services they provide include hearing tests; hearing aid selection, fitting and programming; activating and programming cochlear implants; audiologic rehabilitation; and counseling/education for patients and their families.

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If you are one of the estimated 50 million Americans who experiences allergy symptoms at least occasionally, you know the misery they can bring. There is no need to suffer; our ENT specialists offer allergy testing and proven treatment plans to ease your suffering and improve your overall quality of life.

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Voice & Swallowing

Voice and swallowing disorders can cause discomfort and affect the pitch, volume and tone of your voice. They can also interfere with your ability to eat and drink, and severe cases can lead to malnutrition. These disorders may result from a dysfunctional esophagus or a condition such as hoarseness, laryngitis, vocal cord paralysis or spasmodic dysphonia. Whether the problem results from misuse, inflammation or growths, we’ve got treatments to restore your voice to normal and improve your ability to swallow.

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Sinus infections are one of the most chronic health complaints in the U.S., causing an estimated 37 million Americans to experience a variety of cold-like symptoms including congestion, runny nose, sneezing, headaches and facial pain or pressure. We have treatment plans that will bring you long-term relief, whether your sinusitis is acute or chronic.

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Illness of your ears, nose & throat can be painful and frustrating, but there’s no measure how much worse it is for your young daughter or son. Not only are pediatric immune systems less able to fight off viruses and infection but they are constantly in dangerous environments filled with bacteria and germs.

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Hearing, Balance, & Skull Base Disorders

Our physicians sub-specialized in Otology & Neurotology treat common conditions such as ringing in the ears (tinnitus), surfer's ear, hearing loss, ear infections, and dizziness. In addition, we provide expertise in the management of skull base tumors, fractures, and spinal fluid leaks.

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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a chronic sleep disorder associated with snoring and pauses in breathing. Treatment is essential; doing so will eliminate daytime drowsiness and help prevent a number of potentially serious medical complications including heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes.

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Inspire Therapy

Inspire therapy is a breakthrough implantable treatment option for people with obstructive sleep apnea who are unable to use or get consistent benefit from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).

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