We treat, diagnose, and manage cases related to:
Vocal: vocal polyps, vocal hemorrhages, tumors, nodules, loss of voice, hoarseness
Throat: laryngitis, throat pain, difficulty swallowing, tumors, hoarseness, infections
Ear: ear infection, tumors in the ear, ear trauma, hearing problems, ringing in the ears, swimmer's ear
Nasal/Sinus: sinusitis, nose bleeds, loss of smell, or allergies
Sleep: sleep apnea, snoring, or difficulty breathing at night
Developmental: birth defects relating to the head, neck, cleft palate, hearing problems
Functional Surgery: nose (deviated septum), mouth (cleft palate), or ears
Transgender services: vocal cord surgery, vocal coaching
Other: acid reflux, cancer of the voice box, lumps in the head, neck, or thyroid
When should you consult an ENT physician (Otolaryngologist)?
If you ever experience problems or have concerns that directly relate to the function of the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, or supporting structures including the neck and face, you should start with an otolaryngologist to get the best diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr. Opperman is an otolaryngologist, addressing problems in the ear, nose, and throat as well as related structures. He is also a laryngologist, addressing problems in the larynx, or voice box.
Dr. Opperman is leading the way in robotic surgery for better treatments and outcomes for patients.
He uses sophisticated, guided endoscopes that provide a high-resolution 3D image of the back of the mouth and throat - areas previously very difficult to reach without these tools.
Robotic surgery in the field of otolaryngology allows the surgeon to see better, which means he can be more precise
when removing tumors, cancers, or growths, tonsillectomies, sleep apnea procedures, airway reconstruction, and more.
Traditionally, these types of surgeries require large incisions through the neck and sometimes opening the bottom jaw, resulting in long hospital stays, painful rehabilitation, and complications that can include difficulty swallowing, decrease or loss of speaking ability and sleep apnea.
Colorado Voice Clinic stays on top of the latest technologies in order to give patients the best treatments and quickest recoveries.