Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants (AOC) was established in 1997 and has selected physicians with the highest level of training and expertise in ENT care and ENT subspecialty care. 


March 22, 2018

Dr. David Simms, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at Arizona Otolaryngology Consultants, has helped thousands of patients over the years, but none like the one he operated on this month.

The patient, Daniel, is a 12-year-old Bornean orangutan at the Phoenix Zoo.

When the zoo...

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March 12, 2018

Swallowing is something we usually don’t even think about. But when something goes wrong, it can be a serious, even life-threatening, problem.

Some 15 million Americans suffer from swallowing disorders, also known as dysphagia. While gulping something down seems like a simple process, in fact our bodies go through three stages in moving...

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February 13, 2018

Pouring water into your nose may seem like a strange thing to do, but it just might help with your allergies.

Nasal sinus irrigation has been practiced since ancient times in India. And modern research shows that it is indeed safe and effective, if done correctly.

How does sinus irrigation work?

Nasal sinus...

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January 30, 2018

Vertigo is the sensation of movement, even when neither you nor your surroundings are moving. As a child you may have voluntarily induced vertigo by turning around and around in a circle until you fell down giggling.

For vertigo patients, though, the sensation is no fun. They can sometimes have trouble walking and feel nauseated and...

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December 15, 2017

Most people, at some point in their lives, will experience a nosebleed. Whether your nosebleed is caused by an injury or happens spontaneously, it’s important for patients to know that this medical phenomenon is usually nothing to worry about. Still, it is possible for people to experience occasional nosebleeds. In these instances, we encourage...

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November 29, 2017

If you’ve ever watched a Tums, Rolaids, or Pepto-Bismol commercial before, you’re probably familiar with the term “acid reflux” or “heartburn.” If you don’t experience acid reflux, consider yourself lucky!

If you do, then you know all about the burning chest pain, nausea, belching, and regurgitation symptoms acid reflux disease can cause...

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