Winner of Best of Toledo 2017

Toledo Clinic ENT is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Christopher Perry has been awarded the Toledo City Paper’s Best of Toledo award for 2017 – for the sixth year in a row. The Toledo Paper has surveyed readers since 2003 to determine the best places in the city for eating, drinking, shopping, reading, exploring, receiving medical care, etc. Toledo residents reference this list to find the best businesses in the city; it is a highly-trusted resource for locals. Dr. Christopher Perry of Toledo Clinic ENT serves the community through ENT and audiology care. His practice is an essential part of this network as a leading provider in the area for allergy testing and treatment, snoring and sleep apnea surgical treatment, treatment of chronic sinusitis, rhinoplasty surgery and more. Dr. Perry provides medical and surgical management of conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat for all ages. Educated and experienced in their field, they are highly qualified to provide accurate diagnoses and effective treatments of ENT disorders. Dr. Christopher Perry is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University School of Medicine and completed his training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Bi-County Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Perry is an assistant professor at the University of Toledo, Ohio University and Michigan State...

Best of Toledo

We are excited to announce that Toledo Clinic ENT has been awarded the Toledo City Paper’s Best of Toledo award for 2017 in the category of ENT clinics! This marks the fifth year in a row that we have achieved this high honor. Since 2003, the Toledo Paper has asked their readers what the best places are for eating, drinking, shopping, reading, exploring, receiving medical care and more. Each year, Toledo residents rely on this list to find the best businesses and practices in the city. Quicker than Yelp, it is a highly trusted resource for residents. The Toledo Clinic ENT is a part of the Toledo Clinic Health Care System and serves the community through otolaryngology and audiology. The clinic is the leading provider in the Toledo area for allergy testing and treatment, snoring and sleep apnea surgical treatment, treatment of chronic sinusitis and rhinoplasty surgery. The physicians and clinicians at The Toledo Clinic provide both medical and surgical management of ear, nose and throat conditions for children and adults. They are educated and experienced experts in their field, which makes them highly qualified to provided accurate diagnoses and effective treatments of ENT conditions. Dr. Christopher Perry is board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery. He received his medical degree from Des Moines University School of Medicine and completed his training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery at Bi-County Henry Ford Hospital in Michigan. Perry is an assistant professor at the University of Toledo, Ohio University and Michigan State...
SLEEPING SOUNDLY

SLEEPING SOUNDLY

Many parents are comforted and amused by the snoring of their child. However, the noise that your little one makes while “sawing logs” can be a sign of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is commonly associated with overweight adults, but many parents don’t know that children can experience OSA, too. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition in which normal upper airway breathing is restricted or blocked during sleep. Signs of obstructive sleep apnea in children include snoring, restless sleeping, bedwetting, night terrors and, of course, observation of brief periods of apnea. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea in children include irritability, hyperactivity, mouth breathing, headaches, daytime sleepiness and learning difficulties. If you suspect that your child may have obstructive sleep apnea, you may want to start with an evaluation by your primary care provider or an ENT specialist. A polysomnogram (sleep study) is often performed to confirm OSA. A complete examination of the anatomy of the nose and throat is important to identify structures that can cause narrowing or obstruction of the upper airway, which can lead to obstructive sleep apnea. An X-ray or CT scan can also be used to examine the internal facial and neck anatomy. While this may sound like a scary experience for children, some places, including the Toledo Clinic ENT, offer friendly solutions like an in-office sit down CT scanner to examine internal structures of the head and neck. The treatment for OSA varies depending on the cause. In many cases, enlarged adenoids or tonsils or swelling in the nose from allergies can be to blame. Allergy testing and treatment to...

NO MORE NEEDLES

Parents know too well the anxiety and struggle that one simple shot can create. Thankfully, Dr. Christopher Perry of Toledo Clinic ENT has a solution. Recently, they debuted NO-SHOTZ, an allergy treatment that, as the name suggests, does not require the intrusive prick of a pesky needle. In the past, allergy treatment or immunotherapy had no alternative to needles, but NO-SHOTZ is administered simply, with drops under the tongue, leaving a minty flavor. Dr. Perry, a nasal and sinus specialist, explains, “The drops contain small levels of the allergen, which in time, create a level of tolerance so that allergy symptoms such as a stuffy, runny nose, itchy watery eyes and sneezing are relieved.  Patient’s love the convenience of at home allergy treatment.  We understand that our patients are busy.  We want to create options for our many patients experiencing allergy and sinus issues.” In addition, Dr. Perry provides comprehensive allergy, nasal and sinus care for children and adults.  Dr. Perry notes, “We provide allergy testing and treatment and evaluation for sinus conditions with an in-office sit down sinus CT scanner. We wanted to create a one-stop patient experience. At our office, patients can have allergy testing and a sinus CT scan in one visit with only one co-pay. That means fewer trips to the doctor and less time off of work or school for busy families on the go.” Often allergy problems can lead to sinusitis.  In some cases, sinus surgery is necessary to relieve the persistent sinus pressure, drainage and infections that so many patients experience.  Dr. Perry performs a new procedure to treat chronic sinusitis (inflammation and...

ASK THE DOC

Q: Why are food allergies so prevalent in children these days? They seemed so uncommon before and now being allergic to peanuts or gluten is the new norm! A: Doctors believe that the increasing incidence of inhalant (airborne) and food allergies is due to the “hygiene” theory. In the US, our living environment has become too clean. Kids don’t play out side in the dirt as much, preferring to stay inside and play video games. We use anti-bacterial soap and disinfectants. We eat processed food. All of this reduces our exposure to naturally occurring bacteria, fungus and viruses that we once used to face, which would stimulate a child’s immune system to learn, adapt and grow stronger. If our immune systems are not properly stimulated, then it becomes more difficult for our bodies to differentiate between natural yet safe things like peanuts or ragweed from dangerous bacteria, viruses or fungus. Our bodies can become confused and mount an immune response to the wrong thing, a hyperactive response which we call allergies. Q: I hear so much about neti pots. What are they, and who should use them? Do they actually work? A: Neti pots are basically a way to flush out your nose using a small teapot filled with salt water. I definitely recommend giving the inside of your nose a rinse, especially if you are prone to allergy or sinus problems. Use distilled, purified or boiled water mixed with salt. Let the boiled water cool to room temperature (believe me, I’ve seen it all). The salt water moisturizes and cleans out the pollen and mucus in your nose,...