Southwest Virginia’s leading experts in head and neck surgery

“Dr. Hull helped me to understand why I needed surgery and helped me feel safe and comfortable before and through the surgery. Very caring doctor.” —Carolyn

Our surgeons are specially trained in the surgical management of ear, nose, throat, head and neck diseases and disorders. Providing a variety of head and neck surgeries to children and adults across Southwest Virginia, we offer the latest techniques in diagnostic, reconstructive and therapeutic surgical services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

Sinus surgery

Affecting 30 to 35 million Americans, sinusitis is one of the most common complaints among ENT patients. Sinusitis happens when the lining of your sinuses becomes inflamed. Your sinuses routinely drain through the small openings in the nose, but when there is a blockage, a buildup of mucus occurs, causing potentially infectious inflammation. Acute sinusitis can be treated effectively with medication. If, however, your sinusitis is chronic there are two different surgical procedures available:

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS), a common, minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon uses a magnifying endoscope to assist in the removal of sinus tissue and restore normal sinus drainage and function. A FESS is performed on an outpatient basis at an OR.
  • Balloon Sinuplasty, another minimally invasive procedure used to treat patients with chronic sinusitis. The procedure restructures previously blocked nasal passage, which maintains the structural integrity of the sinus lining and restores normal sinus drainage and function. Performed on an outpatient basis at either the OR or in the clinic, patients can resume their normal schedule in one day.

Your provider will help guide you through the complexities of which surgery may be right for you.

Thyroid surgery

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland in your neck. Small but important, your thyroid produces hormones that help regulate your metabolism. Some thyroid issues can be treated with medication (provided by your PCP or an endocrinologist), while others may require surgery provided by an ENT.

Our practice offers surgical solutions to a wide range of thyroid issues including cancers, goiters with multiple nodules, hyperthyroidism, and Graves disease. Your surgeon may perform one of two procedures depending on the severity of your condition:

  • Partial removal of the thyroid, including Dunhill procedures and lobectomies.
  • Total thyroidectomy, in which the entire thyroid is removed

Your provider will help guide you through the complexities of which surgery may be right for you.

Ear

  • Cerumen disimpaction under anesthesia
  • Estuation tube dilation
  • Excision of mass
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Middle ear reconstruction
  • Myringotomy and ear tube placement
  • Excision of Neoplasm (cancerous growths) of the ear
  • Tympanoplasty

Throat

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Excision of mass
  • Micro Direct Laryngoscopy
  • Tonsillectomy

Nose

  • Excision of mass
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Latera
  • Polypectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate outfracture
  • Turbinate reduction

Head and neck

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Excision of mass
  • Micro Direct Aryngoscopy
  • Tonsillectomy

Please note that services may vary by provider. Check with your provider to she is he or she offers the following. If not, they will be happy to refer you to another provider within our practice who can help.