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Ear, Nose & Throat

This is the medical specialty dealing with diseases of the ears, nose and throat (thus also known as "ENT").

Northwest ENT Associates is led by three physicians. Dr. Ludwig A. Allegra, MD is a board-certified otolaryngologist, who has been working in the greater Seattle area since 1983. In June 2006, he was joined in the practice by Dr. Sunil K. Ummat, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist, and in August 2009, Dr. Nilesh Shah, MD joined Northwest Face. We offer a highly comprehensive approach to treatment of a wide variety of problems including common concerns as noted below. With over 40 years of combined experience we are able to offer real diagnosis and treatment, often remarkably successful, in curative management of ENT.

Sinus and Nasal Problems

We have one of the largest experience bases in the country in regards to the management of nasal and sinus problems. In many cases these can be cured outright in a simple and permanent fashion. Examples of common problems include:
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Infections - acute and chronic in nature
  • Facial pain and pressure (are you a human barometer?)
  • Nasal and post nasal drainage and allergy related problems
  • Disorders of the sense of smell and taste

Snoring and Sleep Apnea Problems

We offer a detailed and site specific evaluation of the problem regions and comprehensive, customized treatment plans for sleep disorders. We apply our proprietary Somnofix protocol, which offers an objective assessment and evaluation tool. Treatment is directed to cure the problem, generally utilizing very gentle and often minimally uncomfortable techniques that shrink blocking tissue rather than surgically cutting it away.

Head and Neck Surgery

We have a great deal of expertise in treating numerous problems ranging from benign lumps and bumps to serious cancer problems. We have had remarkable success in effective and gentle treatment.

Ear Problems

We have expertise in a multitude of ear problems including surgical reconstruction of hearing and other serious ear concerns as well as state-of-the-art hearing management services. Our audiology department is world class, and offers wide-ranging services including cutting edge options available only in a limited number of places in the country.

Pediatric Problems

We have state of the art options and facilities to treat very common pediatric ENT problems. This includes our pediatric anesthesiologist allowing for the best possible care of our younger patients.

Allergy Diagnosis and Treatment

We offer comprehensive services for both allergy evaluation and treatment. Coupled with our experience as nasal/sinus and airway specialists this offers a truly comprehensive management approach.