Meet Dr. Ashley AganOtolaryngologist in Dallas
Otolaryngologist Ashley Agan, M.D., can treat ear, nose, and throat (ENT) ailments for the whole family, from your daughter’s tonsillitis to your grandfather’s thyroid mass, and everything in between.
“The area of the head and neck is full of important structures vital to our daily living,” Dr. Agan says. “Often, you can’t hide ENT-related issues. These problems affect your face, which is your presentation to the world, or your voice or ears, which are essential for communication.”
“The issues might be serious and life threatening or may simply impact your quality of life. It’s my job to figure out what’s going on and how to treat or cure it.”
As a surgeon at an academic medical center, Dr. Agan has the latest technologies at her fingertips to make procedures safer and recovery times faster.
She uses nerve monitoring, for example, to reduce the risk of nerve damage during a variety of procedures including thyroid, parotid, and ear surgery. She also utilizes endoscopic techniques to operate in very small areas, such as the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, as well as inside the middle ear. She can do it all without making an incision in the skin.
Expertise In All Treatment Options
Not all ENT-related issues require surgery. Dr. Agan is experienced in the latest medical therapies, such as use of botulinum toxin, more commonly referred to by the brand name Botox, for conditions like migraine headache, spasmodic dysphonia, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and Frey’s syndrome.
She also advises patients on the use of complementary and integrative/alternative medical therapies.
“Many patients are fine with taking a pill for treatment of diagnoses such as laryngopharyngeal reflux or sinusitis, but there are others who want to discuss alternative options. I am well versed in these areas, so I can tell my patients what’s worthwhile and what’s not,” Dr. Agan says.
“As doctors, we have to be equipped with all sorts of tools to tailor our care to our patients, and provide them what they want and need while keeping them safe.”