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C.Y. Joseph Chang MD, FACS

Dr. C. Y. Joseph Chang is the director of the Texas Ear Center, a division of Texas ENT Specialists.   He’s a Neurotologist, a highly specialized surgeon who performs advanced ear surgeries & surgeries for the tumors of the skull base.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, and Head & Neck

Languages:

English

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Ear & Hearing

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation
  • Surgery to Repair Hearing
  • Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness
  • Complicated Ear Disorders
  • Hearing Testing

Allergy

Allergies are the immune system’s abnormal response to a foreign substance around you. These are items that don’t cause a reaction in all patients, but your immune system has found them to be harmful and reacted. Allergies can include environmental allergens such as dust and pollen, as well as food or medications.

  • Allergy Shots
  • Allergy Drops
  • Food Allergy Testing
  • Environmental Allergy
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema
  • Allergy Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Surgery for Nasal Polyps and Chronic Sinusitism
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell
  • Balloon Sinuplasty

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Prescribe and Monitor CPAP
  • Sleep Apnea Testing
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Prescribe and monitor CPAP
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation & Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Head and Neck Cancers Evaluation and Treatment
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Complicated Voice Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Vocal Tremors and Spasms
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Provider Biography

Dr. C. Y. Joseph Chang is the director of the Texas Ear Center, a division of Texas ENT Specialists.   He’s a Neurotologist, a highly specialized surgeon who performs advanced ear surgeries & surgeries for the tumors of the skull base.

Dr. Chang was born in Kobe, Japan but grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. His education has taken him across the country. He attended Stanford University in California where he received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering – computers. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston. He returned to California to complete his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California San Francisco. He went on to do a Fellowship in Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Chang is a Diplomate of both the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Chang moved to Houston when he accepted a faculty teaching position with the University of Texas Health Science Center. He taught there for 11 years, serving as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery from 2004 to 2006.

Dr. Chang’s greatest satisfaction comes from watching his patients’ quality of life improve after treatments such as hearing restoration surgery.  In his spare time, Dr. Chang enjoys working out at the gym and skiing.

Dr. Chang sees patients at Medical Center.

Education

His education has taken him across the country. He attended Stanford University in California where he received a bachelor of science in electrical engineering – computers. He then attended Harvard Medical School in Boston. He returned to California to complete his internship and residency in Otolaryngology at the University of California San Francisco.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Harvard Medical School

Bachelor of Arts

  • Stanford University 

Awards and Honors

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Honor Award
  • The Best Doctors in America
  • Texas Super Doctors
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 
  • Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Neurotology Society
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Association of Otolaryngology
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Houston Society of Otolaryngology
  • Harris County Medical Society
  • Otosclerosis Study Group
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