Providing expert ear, nose and throat care for patients of all ages
Providing expert hearing evaluations, auditory processing evaluations, and hearing aid assessments and services.
Diagnosing & treating snoring and sleep apnea for better sleep and a better life
Seasonal, environmental, or age progressing, our allergy specialists are here to help.
Treating the underlying causes of sinus disorders for long lasting relief.
ENT SPECIALTIES | Foley, AL
Many children suffer from difficulties in the ear, nose, and throat which may require surgery or tonsillectomies. Teenagers mightbreak a nose or a deviate a septum. No matter what the age or the ENT medical condition, we are committed to help.
From a sinus headache to a foreign object – our team of specialists is here to assist with any sinus issues. Our physicians can perform several procedures to get you feeling better. Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating chronic or recurrent sinusitis. PROPEL & SINUVA are both sinus implants that are used during the procedure. Click here for more information!
Our licensed Audiologist, Joel Stutz, AuD, sees various audiological services for patients of all ages. From Central Auditory Processing testing for children to Hearing Aid evaluations for adults, he has our patients covered.
Having the freedom to sleep is something many of us take for granted. New breakthroughs in medical science have led us to understand more now, than ever. With surgical or non invasive CPAP alternatives and practices, and phenomenal restful results – our team is here to help you take back those nights of relaxation. Click here to see the Epworth Sleepiness Scale.
Head and neck disorders of the ear, nose, and throat include a wide range of conditions, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders, neck cancer, growths on the neck, as well as other head and neck problems. At ENT Centers of Excellence, Dr. Kowal provides compassionate care in the latest treatments for all types of head and neck disorders, including facial carcinomas.
Welcome to ENT Centers of Excellence
ENT Centers of Excellence provides complete ENT care for the entire family. Dr. Keith Kowal offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for all types of ear, nose, and throat conditions. We see Baldwin County patients of all ages, including adult and pediatric patients and allergy patients.
We are pleased to offer the latest specialized ENT treatments, including in-office Balloon Sinuplasty for the treatment of chronic sinusitis and transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to treat conditions ranging from obstructive sleep apnea to head and neck cancers. Dr. Kowal also offers numerous CPAP alternatives for patients who cannot use CPAP for snoring and sleep apnea treatment.
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 5pm
MEET OUR Providers
Keith A Kowal, M.D.
Otolaryngology (ENT) and Sleep Medicine
Double Board Certified in Otolaryngology & Sleep Disorders. Dr. Kowal is well experienced in ENT Head & Neck Surgery, including TORS & Sleep Medicine.
Joel W. Stutz, AuD
Dr. Stutz has over 25 years of experience as a Licensed Audiologist. He will see patients of all ages for a number of audiological issues.
Mandi Jackson, CRNP
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Mandi Jackson, CRNP joined our team in 2023. She will be seeing patients along side Dr. Kowal. We are excited to have her at ENT Centers of Excellence!
What our Patients Say
Inspire - a cpap alternative
The Inspire upper airway stimulation system consists of a small impulse generator implanted beneath the clavicle, a tunneled breathing sensing lead placed between the external and intercostal muscles, and a tunneled stimulation lead attached to the branch of the hypoglossal nerve that produces tongue protrusion.
When the sensing lead detects inspiration is occurring, the impulse generator sends a signal via the stimulation lead to the hypoglossal nerve, which results in slight forward displacement of the stiffened tongue. The impulse generator is similar in size and appearance to a cardiac pacemaker, and the latest version is magnetic resonance imaging compatible.
Balloon Sinuplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for treating chronic or recurrent sinusitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of the sinuses. This advanced treatment opens up blocked or narrow sinus passages to relieve sinus pain and pressure without the need for cutting. During the procedure, natural sinus openings and surrounding tissue are preserved.
Dr. Keith Kowal at ENT Centers of Excellence is one of the only ENT physicians in the region who offers Balloon Sinuplasty in-office. They both can perform Balloon Sinuplasty as an outpatient procedure as well.
Transoral Robotic Surgery
ENT Centers of Excellence is pleased to offer a breakthrough, state-of-the-art surgery called transoral robotic surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive procedure that offers numerous benefits to patients. TORS can be used for multiple purposes, for treatment of both sleep disorders and head and neck cancers. Dr. Keith Kowal is the only board-certified provider of TORS in the region.
Lateral pharyngoplasty is surgery that is designed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring. The procedure involves a combination of tissue removal and tissue repositioning of the roof of the mouth (soft palate) as well as the tissues on the sides of the throat (the lateral pharyngeal tissues).
Radiofrequency Ablation (of the tongue)
Radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the base of tongue is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring that may be performed if the tongue is the primary cause of OSA and snoring symptoms. The purpose of the procedure is to reduce the size of the tongue base so that the airway is clearer and less likely to cause a blockage.
Hyoid suspension is a treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring. The hyoid bone is a U-shaped bone in the neck that has attachments to muscles of the tongue as well as other muscles and soft tissues around the throat. The hyoid bone is free to move around rather than firmly anchored in position, and this mobility may cause this area to collapse and cause airway blockage during sleep. With a hyoid suspension procedure, this mobility is eliminated.