ENT Emergency Care in Princeton, NJ
Ear, nose and throat problems can strike at any time and are often severe whenever they do. Emergency care from board-certified otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay, FACS, of Princeton Otolaryngology Associates, is available for patients in the Central New Jersey area, including Princeton and Plainsboro.
What is Emergency Care for ENT Issues?
Emergency care refers to the after-hours treatment of chronic or severe ear, nose and throat conditions. A few conditions that could require emergency care include:
- A nose bleed that will not stop
- Sudden hearing loss
- Facial fractures
- Facial paralysis
- Extreme dizziness
- Injury or damage to the head
- Difficulty breathing and/or swallowing
Benefits of Emergency Care
Emergency treatment is often needed to prevent problems from becoming even more serious or to relieve extreme discomfort.
How is Emergency Care Performed?
That will depend on the type of treatment you require. If you need emergency care, please contact our office for further instructions.
Preparing For Emergency Care
There may not be time to prepare for emergency treatment; however, we do request that you bring any current medications with you and have someone available to drive you home from your appointment if possible.
Emergency Care Recovery
Each type of treatment results in a different recovery period. You will be given instructions on what to do during your recovery period upon discharge.
How Much Does Emergency Care Cost?
The cost of emergency care fluctuates based on what is necessary to bring your condition under control. If you need emergency care, the last thing you should be worried about is the cost, which is why we accept most health insurance plans. We also offer the ability to pay through cash, personal checks, major credit cards and CareCredit® financing to ensure treatment is as affordable as possible.
Is Emergency Care Right for Me?
If you are suffering from a chronic condition or injury of the ear, nose or throat, do not delay seeking treatment. Serious complications including hearing loss could develop if you wait.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates for Emergency Care?
Should emergency care become necessary, one of the best ways to ease the ensuing stress is to choose the right doctor. Not only is Dr. Scott Kay board certified in otolaryngology, but he has also been consistently named either a “Top Doctor of the Metro Area” or a “Top Doctor of New Jersey” every year for the past seven years. His 15 years of experience, combined with his extensive knowledge and caring demeanor make him the perfect choice for any emergency.
What to Expect During Your Consultation for Emergency Care Treatment
We will review your health history and perform a complete examination of your ears, nose and throat to determine the source of your discomfort. Dr. Kay may also recommend certain medical tests or perform in-house procedures such as draining of the ears to provide you with relief.
Medical emergencies require a skilled, compassionate physician such as Dr. Scott Kay of Princeton Otolaryngology Associates. If you’re experiencing an emergency, contact their Central New Jersey area clinic as soon as possible. We see patients throughout the Central New Jersey area, including the communities of Princeton and Plainsboro.