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Ear, Nose, & Throat



Not every nose looks normal on every face. Noses can sometimes be too large, too wide, or too crooked. They may also be obstructed, function poorly as an airway, or have a prominent hump. As the major feature of the mid-face, the nose has great potential to enhance or detract from an already pretty face. Likewise, a nose that does not breathe well can be a real nuisance.

For breathing difficulties, the inside cartilage of the nose may need to be straightened ("septoplasty") or chronically swollen tissue may need to be amputated ("turbinectomies"). Cosmetic problems often require shaving off bone, breaking and then resetting the nose. Patients may need to wear a splint for 5-7 days. Bruising can be extremely variable. There are no external incisions or sutures with any of these surgeries, and patients can sometimes return to work in 4-5 days. All of these procedures need to be done in the hospital under general anesthesia, but none require an overnight stay.


Sinus Surgery

Surgery to treat chronic sinusitis, remove polyps from your sinuses and treat other conditions. Most people have sinus surgery because they have severe sinus problems that medication hasn’t helped. Sinus surgery may involve removing infected sinus tissue, bone or polyps. There are several types of sinus surgeries designed to be less invasive so you can recover quickly.



Septoplasty is surgery performed to correct any problems in the nasal septum, the structure inside the nose that separates the nose into two chambers. The septum is the cartilage and bony partition that separates the two nasal chambers (nostrils).

Septoplasty is surgery to fix a crooked (or deviated) septum. This procedure allows better airflow through your nose and may improve breathing. Septoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, so most people can go home the day of surgery


Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsils are small, round pieces of tissue located in the back of the mouth on both sides of the throat. Adenoids are similar to tonsils but located in back of the nasal cavity.

Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become large and inflamed and begin to cause frequent infections. The procedure to remove tonsils is known as a tonsillectomy, and removal of the adenoids is called an adenoidectomy. Because they are often removed at the same time


Get in Touch

These pages provide basic information on many of the procedures performed by Dr. Hollingsworth. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please feel free to email us at or call 903-793-8966. If calling from outside the Texarkana area, our toll free line is 888-793-8966.

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