Wandzel ENT | Specialty Services

Specialty Practices

  • Rhinoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Submental liposuction
  • Facial lesion/mole excision
  • Treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss
  • Treatment of viral labyrinthitis
  • Repair of perilymphatic fistulas

Dr. Wandzel also specializes in non-invasive approaches to treating nasal airway obstruction caused by allergens or other factors; he has developed and patented his own nasal spray, available upon prescription during office visit. This spray provides relief that lasts through the night and, unlike many similar products, will not over-dry the nasal membranes.

Nose job
Balance Testing

Balance Testing

About 15% of the population experiences dizziness. Of these cases, the majority are caused by otologic disorders. To determine the cause of dizziness and the best treatment option for each specific patient, different evaluations are available that include:

  • Electronystagmography (ENG): This test is used to evaluate the inner ear’s balance system, known as the vestibular system. Its components help to identify deficits in various portions of this system like the sensory cells, the vestibular nerve, and the semicircular canals of the vestibular organ.
  • Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR): The hearing and balance nerve can be evaluated by using electrodes on the head to record the brain’s responses to loud auditory stimuli. This test is often recommended in cases of vertigo and may also be used to rule out acoustic nerve involvement in cases of asymmetric hearing loss or tinnitus.
  • Electrocochleagraphy (ECochG): The ECochg is used to evaluate the inner ear’s hearing system for signs of a very specific condition in which excessive fluid builds up. This condition, called Endolymphatic Hydrops or Ménière’s Disease, may cause severe episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, a plugged sensation in the ears, and/or a buzzing tinnitus.
  • Repositioning Maneuvers: In certain cases of dizziness, particularly in the case of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), repositioning maneuvers may alleviate symptoms. The patient's head and body is moved into different positions to realign portions of the vestibular system. This procedure can be performed in office, allowing the patient to return to their normal activities vertigo-free.

Cosmetic Surgery

In addition to his title as an otolaryngologist, Dr. Wandzel is also a board-certified plastic surgeon. Helping patients to feel both physically and emotionally “normal” became important to him while treating patients with facial trauma, and plastic surgery offered him a means of delivering that comfort to them. Dr. Wandzel has been very successful in repairing facial disfigurements due to trauma. Whether the surgery is elective or post-traumatic, he always seeks to give you absolute satisfaction and confidence in your appearance. Since each surgery is highly individualized, Dr. Wandzel will meet with you at length before and after the surgery to discuss budget options and to create a plan that best fits your needs.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic services offered include:

  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Trauma, diseases such as cancer, or abnormal growth could all bring about a desire to change the current shape of your nose, whether it’s to improve nasal function or alter your appearance. A rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that changes the outward appearance of the nose and corrects nasal shape issues. It’s typically performed in the hospital.

  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction)

Blepharochalasis is a term used to describe the appearance of sagging eyelids and skin surrounding the eyes. It often causes a decrease in peripheral vision. Depending on how much it interferes with your vision, this procedure can often be clinically warranted and sometimes be covered by insurance. A blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure typically performed in a hospital setting. It decreases skin collection and bulk around the eye and offers a clean, youthful appearance.

  • Otoplasty (ears “pinned back”)

Otoplasty is a procedure to change the external appearance of the ears that is commonly referred to as having the ears “pinned back.” This procedure can boost self-esteem issues by making adjustments like making the ears lie closer to the head, correcting cartilage that is misshapen, or making the ears smaller overall.

  • Liposuction

Fat around the upper neck and below the chin can cause the appearance of a “double chin” and be bothersome to some patients. Dr. Wandzel can remove this excess fat through facial liposuction, which can typically be performed in-office. It is a simple procedure that can offer a more defined facial outline and contouring.

  • Collagen/Fillers

Sunken or areas of skin can be restored by substances called “fillers." A commonly used filler is collagen, which can be injected into the skin or lips to give a fuller appearance.

  • Scar Revisions

Scar revisions are performed to decrease the visibility of bothersome facial scars. There are several techniques that can be used effectively, and the right one for you is determined based on your individual needs. For example, Dr. Wandzel can inject fillers into the scar to make the scar’s skin even with the surrounding skin. He could also perform a surgical excision of the current scar to give it a neater and smaller appearance. Dr. Wandzel can discuss these options with you during an office visit, and scar revisions can typically be performed in-office.

Schedule a consultation today with Dr. Wandzel to hear more about which options may be right for you!

Highland Location

Highland office

222 W. Highland Rd.
Highland, MI 48357

p. (248) 889-7600

Howell Location

Howell office

820 Byron Rd. Ste. 500
Howell, MI 48843

p. (517) 548-5900

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Highland Location

222 W. Highland Rd.
Highland, MI 48357

(248) 889-7600
Howell Location

820 Byron Rd. Ste. 500
Howell, MI 48843

(517) 548-5900