Why come to Nebraska Medicine for Sialoendoscopy Treatment?

Procedure Provides Relief from Salivary Gland Obstruction

Patients who suffer from salivary gland obstruction often have recurrent swelling or pain typically around mealtime. A new procedure called sialoendoscopy offers relief -- and Nebraska Medicine is the first hospital to introduce it in the state of Nebraska.

For some people, eating is a time of pain and swelling in their saliva glands. Nebraska Medicine is now able to provide relief with a newer procedure called sialoendoscopy. It is a minimally invasive procedure which involves inserting small cameras into the duct of the salivary (saliva) glands.

There are four major salivary glands, and occasionally they can become blocked by obstructions. Sialoendoscopy allows our physicians to insert a small camera into the duct and remove small stones, or widen the duct to restore function of the salivary glands.

The procedure allows the ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists at Nebraska Medicine to treat a variety of conditions of the salivary glands without surgery.

To schedule an evaluation for this or another procedure, call Nebraska Medicine at 800.922.0000.

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Highly Ranked Care

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News & World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals.

Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty. We were ranked nationally in ENT in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking and recognized as a high-performing hospital in ENT in the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. 

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