Providing expert ear, nose and throat care for patients of all ages
Treating the underlying causes of sinus disorders for long lasting relief.
Diagnosing & treating snoring and sleep apnea for better sleep and a better life
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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.
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.
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, Dr. Keith Kowal provides compassionate care and the latest treatments for all types of head and neck disorders, including facial carcinomas.
Hearing loss is the third most common health problem in the United States. It’s also on the rise with nearly 36 million Americans now reporting lost hearing. When hearing goes, it may affect quality of life and relationships. Hearing loss can happen in many different ways to people of all ages and can range from mild to severe.
From a sinus headache, to a foreign object – our team of specialists is here to assist with any range of sinus disorders. Every year, nearly 37 million Americans experience sinus inflammation, or sinusitis. Our board certified team can diagnose and treat your specific case.
Welcome to ENT Centers of Excellence
ENT Centers of Excellence provides complete ENT care for the entire family. Dr. Keith Kowal and our team offer 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.
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 are unable to use CPAP for snoring and sleep apnea treatment. In addition, our practice offers comprehensive hearing loss services on-site with our audiologist, Dr. Jessica Pruett.
ENT + Allergy Clinic Hours–
Mon/Wed/Thurs8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Monday (Tele Med ENT)5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TUESDAY2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ENT + Audiology Clinic Hours–
Mon-Fri8:30 am – 5:00 pm
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Dr. Keith A Kowal, M.D.
Otolaryngology (ENT) and Sleep Medicine
Jessica Pruett, Au. D.
Dr. Jessica Pruett moved to the Gulf Coast in 2010 to pursue a career in audiology.
CPAP Alternatives (Inspire)
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.
Dr. Keith Kowal at ENT Centers of Excellence is the only ENT physician in the region who offers Balloon Sinuplasty in-office. He can also perform Balloon Sinuplasty as an outpatient procedure.
Transoral Robotic Surgery
Radiofrequency Ablation (of the tongue)
After years of battling sinus infections, I went to ENT Centers of Excellence. Dr. Kowal and his staff were great! A CT scan at the office revealed a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse and ethmoid sinus disease. My nose had been broken twice in my 49 years, once when I was a young teen playing sports and once as a young adult from working with Autistic children. Dr. Kowal recommended sinus surgery with a rhinoplasty to repair the damage. His staff worked quickly to get my surgery approved through my insurance company and then got me scheduled around my children’s school and my busy work. My surgery was a huge success!!! It has been three weeks now and I am so happy with my results. I can breathe so much better and my nose looks amazing! Dr. Kowal did a fantastic job! I did my best to follow the discharge instructions to the letter that I was given at my pre-op visit. My outpatient surgery experience was pleasant too given the COVID prevention protocols. Kudos to the surgery center. The nurses and anesthesia staff did their best to make me as comfortable as possible. Following my surgery, I had minimal bruising compared to my friend who had a very similar surgery (rhinoplasty) performed by another ENT surgeon. It took about two weeks for all of the stitches to dissolve and most of the swelling to go away but after years of not being able to breathe well, that was nothing!
We are blessed to have Dr. Kowal on the Eastern Shore!