World Class Treatment In Your Hometown
Dr. Neal Beckford
Education & Training:
Howard University (Washington, D.C.)
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (Pittsburgh, PA)
American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Conditions I Treat:
Salivary Gland Disorders
Swollen or infected salivary glands can occur when the salivary ducts become blocked by stones or when the glands themselves become inflamed or infected. This can commonly occur to the parotid or submandibular glands.
Hearing loss is exceptionally common. You can have hearing loss from nerve damage (sensorineural hearing loss) or from issues with the eardrum and ear bones conducting sound to your hearing nerve (conductive hearing loss). There are many medical and surgical treatments for hearing loss.
The tonsils and adenoids are lymph nodes which can become inflamed and cause issues such as sore throat, tonsilliths (tonsil stones), halitosis (bad breath), or obstructive sleep apnea.
The nose can be obstructed/congested due to anatomic causes (deviated septum, concha bullosa), environmental causes (allergies, infection), or growths in the nose (nasal polyps, tumors). These obstructions can cause difficulty with breathing, snoring, or problems with smell and taste.
Epistaxis (nosebleeds) can occur due to problems with the nose/sinuses, or due to systemic issues.
Vocal Cord Disorders/Hoarseness
Diseases of the larynx (vocal cords) can be caused by several processes including laryngopharyngeal (acid) reflux, muscle tension, neurological disease, masses/tumors, or vocal cord paralysis.
Singers, teachers, actors, ministers, and others who use their voice professionally on a regular basis may suffer from an assortment of vocal cord pathology and can benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, voice therapy, or other treatments.
Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths of soft tissue that develop in the nose and sinuses. The cause of nasal polyps is unknown, but they are associated with chronic inflammation. Often, this condition is associated with other inflammatory disorders, such as asthma or rheumatologic disorders.
Rhinosinusitis, or sinusitis, occurs when your sinuses, the hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose, are inflamed. Your sinuses produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the inside of your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain. Rhinosinusitis can be caused by an infection or allergies.
OSA is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person stops breathing in their sleep. Left untreated, OSA can cause serious heart and lung problems. There are several surgical treatments available for OSA, including upper airway stimulation a new, state-of-the-art treatment for patients who need an alternative to CPAP.
I received my undergraduate degree at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio in biology. I then attended medical school and completed my surgical internship at Howard University in Washington D.C. I finished my residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Finally, I was board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1985.
I was elected President of the Bluff City Medical Society for 1999-2000. I’m also on the Board of Trust for Opera Memphis and the Board of Directors for the Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society. I’m also a proud member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators, and several other professional societies and organizations.
I’m married with 3 children. In my spare time, I enjoy music, bicycling, exercising and spending time with his family.
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