Flagstaff Surgical Associates

Surgical Departments


Northern Arizona's experts in general surgery, urology,
audiology, allergy, & ENT treatment.

  • Ear, Nose, & Throat Services

    The ENT department at Flagstaff Surgical specializes in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of most problems associated with the head and neck. We see both pediatric and adult patients for problems with allergies and sinuses, ear infections, hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, snoring and sleep apnea, chronic throat infections, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, head and neck cancer, and more.

    Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians. At Flagstaff Surgical Associates, our ENT specialists include 2 physicians, Dr. Alex Lund and Dr. Nate Tritle, a Nurse practitioner, Lindsey Forstie and Audiologist Kerry Beasley. Call us at (928) 773-2222 to schedule a consultation with one of the doctors on our ENT team!



  • Health Conditions We Treat

    Ears
    Cholesteatoma
    Conductive Hearing Loss
    Dizziness and Motion Sickness
    Earaches and Otitis Media
    Middle Ear Infection (Chronic Otitis Media) and Hearing Loss
    Hyperacusis (an increased sensitivity to everyday sounds
    Otosclerosis
    Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
    Hearing Loss
    Ear Infection and Hearing Loss
    Perforated Eardrum
    Swimmer’s Ear
    Tinnitus
    Bell’s Palsy
    Children’s Hearing Loss
    Infant Hearing Loss
    Pediatric Sinusitis
    Pediatric Tinnitus
    Nose & Mouth
    Allergies and Hay Fever
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
    Allergic Rhinitis, Sinusitis, and Rhinosinusitis
    Facial Sports Injuries
    Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
    Deviated Septum
    Sinusitis
    Fungal Sinusitis
    Sinus Headaches
    Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
    Mouth Sores
    Nasal Fractures
    Nosebleeds
    Post-Nasal Drip
    Snoring
    TMJ
    Throat
    Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
    Voice Box (Laryngeal) Cancer
    Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts
    Tonsillitis
    Vocal Cord Paralysis
    GERD and LPR
    Hoarseness
    Sore Throats
    Swallowing Trouble
    Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)
    Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing/Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
    Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
    Thyroid
    Thyroid enlargement
    Thyroid cancer
    Toxic nodular goiter
    Hyperthyroidism

This page is intended for informational use only and not medical advise. Please call our office to schedule an appointment @ (928) 773-2222.
  • Ear, Nose, & Throat Services

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I send the doctor emails?

    You are able to communicate with our office through our patient portal. It is a great way to communicate on non-emergent issues, such as: prescription refill, appointment request, billing questions or medical records requests. You should have been provided a paperwork with portal registration information including a PIN number. If you don’t have this call our office to obtain you PIN and follow this link to get started!

    Access your patient portal

    Where will my surgery be done?

    Flagstaff Surgical Associates works with the hospital and two local surgery centers. We will schedule at the facility that best fits your surgery needs is contracted with your insurance carrier.

    Will I be able to eat or drink before my surgery?

    It is important to have an empty stomach before surgery to minimize the chance of vomiting during or after surgery to avoid complications. You will generally be instructed not to eat or drink after midnight the night before surgery. This is extremely important and your surgery will be cancelled if these instructions are not followed.

    Why does it take so long to schedule my surgery?

    On average, surgery takes 7 to 10 days to schedule. Insurance often requires precertification and/or authorization. There is usually preoperatively testing that the patient must have and patient, surgeon and surgery facility schedules need to be coordinated. We know that waiting for your surgery is not easy but we will do our best to get your surgery scheduled as soon as possible.

    How do I know if my surgery is healing normally?

    It is normal for your incision to appear discolored or slightly swollen. Call our office if you are having excessive pain, increased swelling or drainage or if you just have questions or concerns.

    When should I make my postoperative, follow up appointment?

    If you are not given a follow up time when you are discharged after surgery, please call our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible after returning home. Typically, the postoperative appointment should be 7 to 10 days after surgery unless your doctor tells you something different.

    How long does it take until I receive my pathology results?

    We usually receive pathology results in 3 to 5 working days. If special stains are required or specimens are sent to outside facilities, the results may take up to 2 weeks longer. We will do our best to have the results to you as soon as possible

    How do I know if my surgery is healing normally?

    It is normal for your incision to appear discolored or slightly swollen. Call our office if you are having excessive pain, increased swelling or drainage or if you just have questions or concerns.

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With Flagstaff Surgical Associates

Our

Mission


Our mission is to provide Northern Arizona with professional and patient-centered surgical and specialty healthcare services.
Our

Vision


Our vision is to provide patient care that consistently achieves superior levels of quality, safety, and patient satisfaction.

FSA's

Core Values


Quality

We've partnered with Arizona medical practices, hospitals, and services, gathering metrics so you receive the best possible treatment.

Community

We love the Northern Arizona community and are active in local charities, events and sponsorships.

Technology

Our physicians all use the latest proven techniques for surgical and non-surgical patient treatment.

Availability

By having several physicians of each specialty. You can be confident your needs will continually be met.