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Advanced Specialty Associates
Phone: (218) 454-8888
Fax: (888) 835-7231


Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Baxter and The Village, St. Paul, MN


Neck services offered in Baxter and Mendota Heights, MN

Laryngitis, pain when swallowing, and voice problems are some of the neck conditions the general ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates diagnose and treat. The team includes highly skilled otolaryngologists and facial plastic surgeons who strive to offer comprehensive and compassionate care that goes above and beyond the usual standards of care. Call the office in Mendota Heights or Baxter, Minnesota, or schedule a consultation online today.

Neck Q&A

What health issues affect the neck?

The ENT physicians at Advanced Specialty Associates treat any condition involving the larynx, voice box, or upper part of your esophagus, which are located in the neck. 


Some of the health issues that affect these organs in your neck include:

Voice changes

Problems that affect your voice box, such as nodules or tumors, may cause voice changes. The ENT team at Advanced Specialty Associates specializes in diagnosing and treating issues that affect the voice and voice box.


Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx. This condition may develop from many causes, including acid reflux. 

Pain during swallowing

Pain during swallowing is a serious symptom that may affect your ability to eat. The team at Advanced Specialty Associates evaluates this symptom, finding and treating the cause to improve nutritional health.

Lump in the neck

You can have benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous) lumps in the neck. The team at Advanced Specialty Associates treats any type of lump or tumor in the neck. 

When should I see a specialist for my neck condition?

You should schedule an appointment with the otolaryngologists at Advanced Specialty Associates if you have any concerning symptoms involving your neck, such as:


  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Unusual lumps or bumps
  • Changes in the sound or strength of your voice


The members of the general ENT team at Advanced Specialty Associates are highly skilled and trained and include physicians with dual board certification. No matter what type of ear, nose, or throat condition you have, the team can provide the compassionate and comprehensive care you need.


The team takes a patient-centered approach to care, asking detailed questions about your symptoms and medical history. They examine your throat and neck and use advanced diagnostic tools to determine the root cause of your neck condition.

What are ENT treatments for the neck?

ENT treatments for the neck vary and depend on your specific health issue. The team at Advanced Specialty Associates customizes your treatment plan based on your diagnosis and goals.


Treatment may include speech therapy, diet modification, disease-specific medications, or surgery.


When you have a problem affecting your neck, schedule an appointment with the highly skilled general ENT team at Advanced Specialty Associates by calling or booking online today.