Affiliated ENT

8000 E Prentice Ave
Ste D12
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111

39.6204527, -104.8942693

Latitude: 39.6204527, Longitude: -104.8942693

Affiliated ENT

Our Services

With more than 60 years in health care our physicians and staff have built a patient-centric, family-oriented practice. We take pride in treating patients of all ages including children. It is our hope to provide you with individualized care to treat your symptoms and condition. At Affiliated ENT we treat a wide range of conditions, both medically and surgically. The most common ailments we treat are:

  • Adult ear, nose and throat disorders
  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders
  • Tonsil disease
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal and sinus problems
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Other complex conditions

Please call 303-740-7760 for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

  • Adult Ear, Nose and Throat

    ENT physicians are also called otolaryngologists. These doctors specialize in treating patients with ear, nose and throat issues. There are numerous conditions and diseases that affect the ear, nose and throat and these can vary based on the patient's age.

    The physicians at Affiliated ENT treat both adult and pediatric patients who suffer from ear, nose and throat disorders.

    The most common conditions we treat in adults are:

    • Chronic sinusitis - Sinusitis is an infection that occurs in the sinuses. The infection causes an increase in mucous production and inflammation of the sinus cavity. These two things make it difficult for the sinuses to drain. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology chronic sinusitis (with symptoms lasting three or more months) is the number one health complaint in America with more than 35 million people suffering from it each year.
    • Ear infections - An ear infection is inflammation and fluid in the ear. When the ear's Eustachian tube does not drain properly an infection can occur.  Infections can happen in the inner, middle or outer part of the ear.
    • Balance issues - Balance issues can be caused by a number of conditions in the head including fluid in the ear, allergies and sinus infections.
    • Polyps - A polyp is a mass of tissue that grows on a mucus membrane. While a polyp can grow in many parts of the body our ENTs treat polyps in the sinuses and throat.
    • Hearing loss - As you age it is common to lose some hearing. This is often a very long process that happens over the course of a lifetime. However, loss of hearing in one or both ears may be a sign of an infection or an issue with the ear drum.
    • Laryngitis - Most people who suffer from laryngitis either speak with a hoarse voice or lose it all together. This is caused by inflammation of the voice box or larynx.

    While we treat a large variety of ear, nose and throat conditions there are occasions where we need to refer a patient to another specialist. We will work with you to find the best specialist to meet your needs.

    Please call 303-740-7760 for more information or to schedule an appointment today!

  • Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat

    ENT physicians are also called otolaryngologists. These doctors specialize in treating patients with ear, nose and throat issues. There are numerous conditions and diseases that affect the ear, nose and throat and these can vary based on the patient's age.

    At Affiliated ENT we treat even the littlest of patients. Pediatric ears, nose and throat conditions and diseases require precise treatment and our specialists will work with you and your child to create an individualized care plan.

    The most common conditions we treat in children are:

    • Adenoid infections - Adenoids are glands in the back of the mouth. When infected the glands become swollen and can make it difficult to breathe. Often, children who have swollen adenoids snore and have issues breathing through the nose.
    • Ear infections - An ear infection is inflammation and fluid in the ear. Children who suffer from chronic ear infections often have "tubes" put in. These tubes alleviate the pressure in the ear and allow for air flow on both sides of the ear drum while draining any built-up fluid.
    • Tonsil infections - Tonsils are the two large lymph nodes in the back of the throat. The tonsils help the body fight off infection. When they get infections the body's immune system becomes weaker.
    • Allergies - According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, "An allergy is the body's immune system response to specific elements in the environment." Allergies are more commonly found in children versus adults. Children may be allergic to a substance in the environment or to a specific food. Allergy symptoms vary from child to child but often affect the ear, nose and throat.
    • Hearing loss - Hearing loss in children may occur at birth or develop over time. Similar to adults hearing loss in children may occur in one or both ears. It can be challenging to diagnose hearing problems in children.

    While our doctors have many year of experience in treating pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions there are occasions where we need to refer a patient to another specialist. We will work with you to find the best specialist to meet your child's needs.

  • Tonsil Disease

    Tonsils are the lymph nodes - there are usually two of them - in the back of the throat. These small nodes help the body fight off infections caused by bacteria and other germs.

    When there are bad bacteria in your body, the tonsils, and the other parts of your lymphatic system produce excess white blood cells. These cells are also called immune cells and their purpose is to ward off infections through the bloodstream.

    There are numerous illnesses that can affect the tonsils including strep throat, tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils) and cancer.

    Strep throat is a common bacterial infection of the tonsils. Normally occurring in children between 5 and 15-years-old strep is spread through coming in contact with another person's body fluid. Sharing a drink, kissing or shaking someone's hand after they sneeze are all possible ways to contract strep throat. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, white patches on the throat or tonsils, and swollen tonsils. A simple rapid strep test is used to diagnose strep. Antibiotics are prescribed to treat strep and patients usually feel better within a couple of days of starting their medications.

    When school season starts there is often an increase in the number of cases of strep as kids easily pass germs to one another. If you think you or your child may have strep throat it is necessary to receive treatment from a doctor.

    In chronic cases of strep it may be necessary to surgically remove the tonsils.

  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea

    Sleep is as much a part of daily life as eating, drinking and breathing. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons 30 - 50% of Americans snore at one time or another. While snoring can be irritating, to you, your partner and the other people in your home, it may also be a symptom of a serious health issue - sleep apnea.

    Not all people who snore have sleep apnea but all people who snore suffer from restless sleep, which leads to lower productivity during the day. Snoring is most commonly caused by:

    • Excess body weight
    • Polyps in the throat
    • Sinus infections

    It is vital for people with sleep apnea to receive medical care as it can be a life-threating disorder if left untreated. People who have sleep apnea stop breathing while sleeping due to a blocked airway. The length of time it takes to start breathing again and the frequency in which these bouts occur determines the severity of sleep apnea - mild, moderate or severe.

    Patients with sleep apnea often complain of daytime sleepiness and snoring. If we suspect you have sleep apnea we will perform an in-office exam. During this exam we will review your health history, talk to you about your sleep patterns and examine your head and throat for other factors, like large or inflamed tonsils, that may contribute to your snoring. Diagnosing sleep apnea requires patient participation in a sleep study. Patients sleep overnight in a controlled environment while a board certified technologist monitors you throughout the night. Littleton Adventist Hospital has a dedicated Sleep Disorder Center, which works with physicians to diagnose and treat various sleep disorders.

    Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea there are various treatments available:

    • Lifestyle modifications - losing excess weight, cutting out caffeine, avoiding sedatives, etc.
    • Oral appliances - similar to a mouth guard, this device is created to fit your mouth. It works by keeping your tongue in position while you sleep.
    • CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) - this device is a mask (there are various shapes and sizes) that you wear when sleeping, providing a constant supply of air to the body. It takes some time to adjust to sleeping with a CPAP but most patients experience a significant increase in their quality of life.
    • Surgery - surgery may be recommended for patients who try other treatments and receive little to no benefit from them.
  • Hearing Loss

    The body has five main senses - taste, smell, sight, hearing and touch. It is possible for these senses to diminish over time. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology all people lose some hearing over the course of a lifetime. Hearing loss may be attributed to a number of causes including ear infections, age or trauma to the head. How do you know what type of loss you are experiencing?

    At Affiliated ENT we evaluate and treat several causes of hearing loss both conductive and sensorineural.

    Conductive Hearing Loss, also known as CHL, occurs when one of the three bones connected to the ear drum is not working properly. It is possible to reverse conductive hearing loss through medical and surgical treatments.

    Sensorineural hearing loss, or SNHL, is caused by damage to the inner ear. While it is not possible to reverse sensorineural hearing loss, it may be possible to treat it through the use of hearing aids.

    Our office offers various audiological assessments to help us evaluate the specific type of hearing loss you are experiencing and what types of treatments or aids may be available for you. We also offer our patients a hearing aid program.

  • Nasal and Sinus Problems

    Everyone experiences a stuffy nose at one point in their lives. To correctly treat the nasal congestion it is important to diagnose its cause. Often the answer can be a simple cold. But sometimes sinus congestion can be a symptom of another issue such as allergies, a sinus infection or nasal polyps.

    The physicians at Affiliated ENT use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to evaluate each patient and their symptoms. In combination with your health history our doctors will diagnose your individual nasal or sinus problem and discuss the various treatment options with you. It is our goal to use medical practices to treat each patient and their symptoms. In severe cases we may recommend surgery to treat the illness.

  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

    Thyroid

    The thyroid is a small gland at the front of the neck. Its primary purpose is to control metabolism by producing thyroid hormone. Inflammation of the thyroid is an indication that there may be an issue with the way the thyroid is functioning.

    There four most common thyroid diseases are:

    • Hyperthyroidism - also known as overactive thyroid, hyperthyroidism is the production of excessive thyroid hormone often causing fatigue, increased sweating and restlessness.
    • Hypothyroidism - when the thyroid does not produce enough thyroid hormone for the body to function normally. More common in women over 50-years-old, symptoms of hypothyroidism include sensitivity to cold, thin hair, brittle fingernails and in advanced cases thickening of the skin.
    • Benign thyroid disease - any non-cancerous disease of the thyroid.
    • Thyroid cancer - there are different types of thyroid cancer. Baby boomers that were treated with radiation as children are at an increased risk for this type of cancer.

    Treatments of thyroid diseases include radiation and surgery. Both treatments pinpoint the thyroid and are often successful.

    Parathyroid

    These small glands, located behind the thyroid, help the body make calcium through parathyroid hormone. When these glands become deformed it is a sign of an overproduction of the parathyroid hormone. This excess hormone negatively affects the rest of the body. Parathyroid disease is treated through surgical removal of the diseased parathyroid glands.

  • Complex Conditions

    The physicians at Affiliated ENT treat everything from ear infections to complex conditions of head and neck. We are equipped to evaluate, diagnose and treat a variety of diseases in our office. On occasion we may need to take a multi-disciplinary approach to treating your specific condition. After 30 years in practice, we have built a large network of partners who help us in treating our patients. It is not uncommon for us to work with other physicians to treat:

    • Voice, swallowing and throat problems
    • Head and neck cancer
    • Skin cancer and facial reconstruction
    • Anterior skull base disorders