Ear, Nose, & Throat Services

EAR, NOSE & THROAT (ENT) DEPARTMENT

ENT SERVICES

The ENT department at Flagstaff Surgical specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of most problems associated with the head and neck. We see both pediatric and adult patients for problems with allergies and sinuses, ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, snoring and sleep apnea, chronic throat infections, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, head and neck cancer, and more.

Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians. At Flagstaff Surgical Associates, our ENT specialists include: Dr. Nate Tritle, Dr. Lindsey Forstie, and Dr. Kerry Beasley. Call us at (928) 773-2222 to schedule a consultation with one of the doctors on our ENT team!

FAQs

Can I send the doctor emails?

You are able to communicate with our office through our patient portal. It is a great way to communicate on non-emergent issues, such as: prescription refill, appointment request, billing questions or medical records requests. You should have been provided a paperwork with portal registration information including a PIN number. If you don’t have this call our office to obtain you PIN and follow this link to get started! FSA Patient Portal

Where will my surgery be done?

Flagstaff Surgical Associates work with the hospital and several surgery centers.  We will schedule at the facility that best fits your surgery needs is contracted with your insurance carrier. 

Will I be able to eat or drink before my surgery?

It is important to have an empty stomach before surgery to minimize the chance of vomiting during or after surgery to avoid complications.  You will generally be instructed not to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery. This is extremely important and your surgery will be cancelled if these instructions are not followed.

Why does it take so long to schedule my surgery?

On average, surgery takes 7 to 10 days to schedule. Insurance often requires precertification and/or authorization.  There is usually preoperatively testing that the patient must have and patient, surgeon and surgery facility schedules need to be coordinated. We know that waiting for your surgery is not easy but we will do our best to get your surgery scheduled as soon as possible.

How do I know if my surgery is healing normally?

It is normal for your incision to appear discolored or slightly swollen.  Call our office if you are having excessive pain, increased swelling or drainage or if you just have questions or concerns.

When should I make my postoperative, follow up appointment?

If you are not given a follow up time when you are discharged after surgery, please call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible after returning  home. Typically, the postoperative appointment should be 7 to 10 days after surgery unless your doctor tells you something different.

How long does it take until I receive my pathology results?

We usually receive pathology results in 3 to 5 working days.  If special stains are required or specimens are sent to outside facilities, the results may take up to 2 weeks longer.  We will do our best to have the results to you as soon as possible

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