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Ear, Nose, and Throat

The DHR Health Ear, Nose and Throat Institute provides specialized treatment of sinus, ear, nose and throat disorders. Our multispecialty team includes ENT physicians, an allergy specialist, and an audiologist to treat symptoms of hearing, speech, breathing and balance disorders and injuries. Combining expertise and compassionate care with DHR Health’s advanced medical resources, we deliver accurate diagnostic services and effective treatments for patients of all ages.

Allergies

Allergy symptoms occur when the immune system reacts to a substance that has entered the body. These reactions often involve the production of inflammatory substances, blood vessel dilation, and tissue destruction, resulting in symptoms such as sneezing, scratchy throat, watery eyes, and headaches. Allergies are rarely life-threatening but can have a negative effect on quality of life. Our allergy specialist can help identify what is causing your symptoms, and develop a management plan.

Head and Neck Tumors

Our team specializes in the treatment of head, neck and thyroid tumors. From diagnosis and treatment to speech and swallowing rehabilitation, our team is prepared to help you every step of the way. Our focus is reaching an accurate diagnosis through comprehensive testing and providing the best treatment options for each patient. We are constantly evaluating latest research findings with newest techniques and therapies to offer our patients the best care possible.

Hearing Loss and Rehabilitation

We treat the full spectrum of hearing disorders in children and adults using sophisticated diagnostic techniques and innovative technology. Our team of ENT physicians and audiologists develop an individualized plan for each person. Some types of hearing loss can be corrected with surgery. At DHR Health we are proud to offer a new "incision-less" technique in ear surgery known as endoscopic ear surgery.

Many types of hearing loss can also be ameliorated with the use of conventional hearing aids. In addition, many implantable hearing devices, such as Cochlear implants, are available for various types of hearing loss. Your otolaryngologist can determine the specific cause of the hearing loss, advise treatment and rehabilitative options, and help patients achieve the best possible outcome.

Septal Deviation

When the thin wall between your nasal passages is displaced, it is referred to as a deviated septum. A deviated septum can cause one nasal passage to be smaller than the other, and when severe, it can reduce airflow and cause breathing difficulties. A deviated septum may also cause nasal bleeding, facial pain, obstruction of the nostrils, and snoring. Surgery for a deviated septum may be recommended if other treatment options have failed, and your symptoms persist.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis occurs when the cavities around the nasal passages (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen, which causes mucus buildup and drainage problems. If the symptoms persist for more than 12 weeks despite treatment attempts, the condition is referred to as chronic sinusitis. Because the symptoms of sinusitis are similar to that of a cold or allergies, you may not realize you need to see a doctor. We can evaluate your symptoms, and if a diagnosis is made, we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific health needs. At the DHR ENT institute we offer balloon sinuplasty as well as endoscopic sinus surgery. Both procedures have minimal down time and offer excellent results.

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Snoring may be a sign of obstructed breathing and an underlying medical condition. Persistent snoring can deprive you of the rest you need, and it may be cause of obstructive sleep apnea, which can cause long-term health problems. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. We can help you determine the source of snoring, and offer solutions to improve your health.

Thyroid

Imbalance of Thyroid disorders can create a disturbance in the functions that regulate how the body metabolizes proteins, fats, and carbohydrates as well as in how it uses energy, consumes oxygen, and produces heat. A diagnosis will indicate recommended Thyroid treatment to restore hormone levels to their proper balance.

Tonsils and Adenoid

Tonsils and adenoids are often removed when they become enlarged and lead to breathing or swallowing difficulty. Tonsils are also removed when infections or strep throat frequently occur and cannot be successfully treated with antibiotics. The surgery to remove the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy; the removal of adenoids is called an adenoidectomy.

Voice and Swallowing Problems

Difficulty swallowing, or dysphagia, occurs in all age groups but more frequently among the elderly. Dysphagia is defined as the feeling of difficulty passing liquid or food from the mouth to the stomach. Difficulty swallowing can by many factors, such as poor dental health, gastro esophageal reflux, diabetes, stroke, thyroid disease, or, most rarely, a tumor or progressive neurological disorder.

Voice problems include having a pitch, loudness or vocal quality that draws attention to itself rather than to what the speaker is saying. A voice problem may also include pain, discomfort or fatigue when voicing. Voice Disorders range from a mild laryngitis to severe life-threatening diseases that may require extensive treatments. Any hoarseness or voice change that persists for longer than two weeks should be medically evaluated.

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Our Physicians

Melecio “Mel” Jesus Medina, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 402
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8125
(956) 362-8135
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Simon Milov, MD

Ear, Nose & Throat
Locations
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 402
McAllen, TX 78504

(956) 362-8125
(956) 362-8135
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Our Locations

Rio Grande City

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Rio Grande City)
201 N. FM 3167
Suite 106
Rio Grande City, TX 78582
(956) 362-3920
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Weslaco

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Weslaco)
505 Angelita Dr.
Suite 14
Weslaco, TX 78596
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Mission

DHR Health Specialty Clinic (Mission)
909 Business Park Drive
Suite 5
Mission, TX 78572
(956) 362-8265
(956) 580-6869
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

McAllen

DHR Health Ear, Nose and Throat Institute (McAllen)
1100 E Dove Avenue
Suite 402
McAllen, TX 78504
(956) 362-8125
(956) 362-8135
Hours:

Mon - Fri | 8am - 5pm

Edinburg

DHR Health Ear, Nose and Throat Institute
520 S Closner
Edinburg, TX 78539
(956) 598-8964
(956) 580-6869
Hours:

Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

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What our patients are saying

I decided to get [my nose] surgically repaired with Dr. Shuaib, and it was the best decision ever. Thanks to Dr. Shuaib my health has improved. I feel energized, I can breathe easy, and I can go on hikes, which I love to do.
Mario L. Oct 7, 2020
Yesterday was the third visit I had at this office. Each time has been a great experience. The entire staff is super friendly and seem to generally care about their patients. The office is very clean and organized and wait time is always short.
DHR Health Patient Sep 18, 2020
Dr. Medina was very professional and a great listener from the beginning, and he tries to get to the bottom of the problem and so did the vestibular therapist Dr. Carlos Morales Vela, they were both great.
DHR Health Patient Aug 24, 2020
Dr. Nguyen was very helpful. Took his time to listen to my concerns and provided me with such great care!! Definitely will recommend DHR ENT Institute to my family and friends.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Best ENT in Valley. Dr. Milov & staff are great.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I have been to two other local specialists and Dr. Nguyen is the best one. The procedure I had caused me so much anxiety, but he was patient and understanding. He was also very thorough with his exams.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Been taking my parents to doctor appointments for many years to many different offices. Dr. Milov and his staff are one of a kind. I actually enjoy coming here.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Medina and all his staff made me feel very comfortable. I liked their professionalism and kindness.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Dr. Mel Medina’s attention and detail to answering complex questions was excellent. Great asset to DHR.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
Provider, nurses, and staff are exceptional and very caring and helpful. They have great patient care!
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020
I felt the preventative care shown to me from the moment I entered the building through to the office visit was excellent. Thank you for the great quality shown in serving your patients.
DHR Health Patient Aug 19, 2020

Videos

AskDHR • What is Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss?

In the event you experience sudden hearing loss, the first steps you take are crucial to regaining your hearing and limiting damage. Find out more from DHR Health ENT physician Dr. Melecio Medina.

Trusted Experts in Ear, Nose, and Throat (Spanish)

Don’t ignore your symptoms, if you are experiencing continuous headaches, facial Pressure, nasal drainage and sore throat don’t delay your healthcare. At DHR Health Ear Nose and Throat Institute our team of physicians are ready to attend to any concerns you may be experiencing.

Trusted Experts in Ear, Nose, and Throat

Don’t ignore your symptoms, if you are experiencing continuous headaches, facial Pressure, nasal drainage and sore throat don’t delay your healthcare. At DHR Health Ear Nose and Throat Institute our team of physicians are ready to attend to any concerns you may be experiencing.

AskDHR • Can I Use Q-Tips to Clean My Ears?

Should you use cotton swabs to clean your ears? DHR Health ENT Physician Dr. Stefan Shuaib reviews the dangers of this in our latest AskDHR video.
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