Most causes of hoarseness and voice changes involve benign processes, such as reflux laryngitis or benign vocal cord nodules or polyps. Rarely though malignancy can afflict the larynx and vocal cords and cause these symptoms. The first essential step in evaluating hoarseness is a thorough history and examination by an otolaryngologist. This workup will most likely also involve an endoscopy exam where the larynx and vocal cords are directly visualized. If necessary, a biopsy can be performed if a suspicious mass is detected. If cancer of the larynx is detected at an early stage, it can be treatable and curable. Because of the potential for malignancy, generally hoarseness or voice changes that persist for longer than two weeks should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Read about our services including ear neck and throat pain, ear neck and throat specialist, ear nose throat symptoms and more.


Welcome to OC Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery.

Leading Specialized Head and Neck Surgeons in Irvine and all of Orange County




We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose, and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immunotherapy. We also offer complete state-of-the-art hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, Mission Hospital, CHOC Children’s Hospital, and Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

We focus on individualized care and on developing trusting relationships with our patients. We never rush an appointment and we empower our patients with full understandings of each diagnosis. We look forward to meeting you!


Diagnose and treat all medical ear, nose, and throat concerns

Perform all specialized surgical procedures to address medical head, neck, ear, nose, and throat issues

Conduct all diagnostic and advanced hearing test with individualized hearing and fitting


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Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 230 A
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-243-7787
Fax: 949-715-0504

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