ENT: Comprehensive Sinus and Allergy Services
Our board-certified professionals have the knowledge and experience to treat all aspects of ear, nose, and throat health. With a special focus on sinus and allergy issues, our team will listen to your needs, evaluate your condition, and work together to build a customized treatment plan.
Dr. John Ditto’s unique training as both an accomplished surgeon and a researcher has equipped him to develop successful treatment plans for all of our patients. Together with the team, they've developed a specialty in sinus and allergy services and a focus on minimally invasive treatments. Our team understands how to treat symptoms and deliver long-term results. We use state-of-the-art equipment in a comfortable office setting so that you are given the best solutions in a relaxed atmosphere.
Whether you are looking for ENT services or sinus and allergy treatment, we are your Breathe Free solution. Contact us today and discover for yourself why Dr. John Ditto and his team are frequently recognized by other physicians in Richmond for their skill and expertise.Set an Appointment with Richmond Breathe Free Sinus & Allergy Centers
What is an ENT?
ENT is an acronym that stands for Ear, Nose, and Throat. This medical specialty is sometimes referred to by its official medical title “otolaryngology” which is made up of the three Greek words for ear, nose, and throat. Although the ears, nose, and throat often work together as part of larger bodily systems, they each have their unique characteristics.
- Ears - In addition to hearing, our ears play a role in other important bodily functions such as balance. We have the expertise to assess and treat ear infections as well as issues with the anatomy of the ear. Dr. Ditto is a fellowship-trained Otologist who has extensive training in all aspects of ear health.
- Nose - The nose is critical to our overall health. It helps to filter out foreign substances, it purifies and moisturizes the air that we breathe, and it is the pathway to our sinus cavities. Conditions that impact the nose often result in painful and frustrating symptoms. These include illnesses such as allergic rhinitis and sinusitis as well as physical defects such as deviated septum and nasal polyps.
- Throat - The throat and surrounding areas are the gateways to our body that helps us eat, breathe, speak, and sing. Common issues include swallowing, tonsil infections, and vocal problems.
- Head & Neck - The head and neck contain some of the most complicated systems in the body including the senses, immune system, nutrition, communication, and much more. As a board-certified head and neck surgeon, Dr. Ditto and his team have a complete understanding of these systems and how they work together to maintain your overall health.
All of our ENT patients benefit from the expertise of Dr. Ditto. Whether you are seeking treatment for sinusitis or simply need to review your sinus and allergy medicine, their decades of training and experience will help guide you through your individualized treatment plan.
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Richmond Breathe Free Sinus and Allergy Centers can provide comprehensive solutions for all of your ENT issues. Our focus is on minimally invasive procedures that are safe, effective, and affordable. We take the time to listen and fully review your situation to provide customized treatment plans that work for you. Specializing in sinus and allergy treatment, we can provide solutions for the following conditions.
Richmond was recognized by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation as the “Seasonal Allergy Capital” of the United States. Residents of the River City experience high levels of spring and fall pollen and suffer from the symptoms that come with high levels of allergens. Our residents report high levels of dependence on allergy medication, but it does not have to be this way.
The best allergy medicine in the world can only help to suppress symptoms. We focus on treating underlying allergies with high-quality allergy testing and lasting solutions through successful and convenient immunotherapy (allergy drops). Stop trying to manage symptoms and experience life beyond allergies.
Sinus and allergy issues often work together. Sinus infection symptoms can be compounded when allergies are present. Sinus infections (sinusitis) can even be caused by allergies and allergic sinusitis symptoms can be addressed with a comprehensive sinus and allergy treatment plan.
Sinus pressure, congestion, facial pain, and other symptoms of a sinus infection can all be effectively treated with a customized plan which may include a blend of natural remedies, medication, and minimally invasive procedures such as balloon sinuplasty.
Dr. Ditto’s board-certified training as a head and neck surgeon has given him the knowledge and skills to evaluate, diagnose, and treat throat disorders with great skill and experience.
Our Board-certified, fellowship-trained team is uniquely qualified to understand and treat any ear issues. These include problems with the physical structure of the ear to hearing and other issues.
From simple conditions such as allergic rhinitis and sinus infection to more complicated problems such as a deviated septum, our team will put their experience into practice for you.