Current News & Events

Friday, January 13, 2017


Members of ENT of Athens spent a cold Friday morning bringing warmth to those in need by volunteering their services at the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. The volunteer effort worked to bag 70 bags of groceries for senior-citizens and sorted 2,364 pounds of groceries for in-need families.ENT Athens Food Bank






















Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Elizabeth Katz, MD presented an updated discussion on the effects of human papilloma virus (HPV) and its relationship to head and neck cancer.  Dr. Katz discussed the effects that the virus has on tongue and tonsil tissue and the increase in cancer identified in patients infected by the virus.  Dr. Katz reviewed that virus related cancer may target younger individuals who may not smoke.

If you would like to learn more information about the effects of HPV or to schedule an appointment for evaluation, please contact ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015


Drs. Mixson and Norris presented at Sleep Health 2015 hosted by Athens Sleep and Wellness Center at the UGA Continuing Education Conference Center.  The program was well attended and Drs. Mixson and Norris presented an in-depth discussion of the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea. Topics discussed included Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE), creation of an oral appliance, radiofrequecy ablation (RFA) of the base of tongue, and many other surgical sleep techniques.

For more information on surgical treatment of sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment for evaluation please contact ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908.

Friday, August 14th, 2015


ByrCRSon Norris, MD presented an update on chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) at the Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Friday Noon Conference.  Dr. Norris discussed the diagnosis of CRS and acute sinusitis and the surgical and medical management of CRS.  Dr. Norris reviewed the updated clinical practice guidelines for adults with CRS and discussed the options for surgical treatment including traditional functional endoscopic sinus surgery and in-office balloon sinus dilation.

For more information on chronic rhinosinusitis or to schedule an appointment please contact ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908.


Friday, February 20th, 2015beth-and-lou-scope[1]


ENT of Athens recently hosted a collaborative seminar on comprehensive management of obstructive sleep apnea.  The physicians of ENT of Athens reviewed their experience with or drug induced sleep endoscopy, DISE, as a guideline for surgical management of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.  The seminar was well attended with a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea in patients who do not respond to CPAP.

For more information on surgical treatment of snoring or sleep apnea or to schedule an appointment please contact ENT of Athens at (706) 546-7908.