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Daniel Franklin MD, FACS

Daniel J. Franklin, MD, FACS is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty certification in Otology, Neurotology, and Skull base surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as taught nationally and internationally, on disorders of hearing, ear surgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Franklin practiced at Rosewood ENT since 1995 and joined Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists in 2017.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, Hearing, & Allergy

Languages:

English

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Ear

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 Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Loss

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.

  • Environmental Allergy
  • Immune Deficiency
  • Asthma Management
  • Hives and Eczema

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.

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell

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.

  • Snoring
  • 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 Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections

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.

  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps

Ear

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.

  • Balance Testing
  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation
  • Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Surgery to Repair Hearing
  • Cochlear Implant
  • 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
  • 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 Sinusitis
  • Septoplasty Deviated Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Turbinate Reduction
  • In-Office CT Imaging
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • 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
  • Acid Reflux Testing
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Provider Biography

Daniel J. Franklin, MD, FACS earned his BA in Biomedical Engineering summa cum laude at Rice University, where he attained the honors of Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi. He completed both his medical doctorate with honors and residency training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology with subspecialty certification in Otology, Neurotology, and skull base surgery, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy.

After residency, Dr. Franklin completed fellowships in Otology, Neurotology, and skull base surgery at both Baylor College of Medicine and with the legendary Professor Ugo Fisch in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. Franklin completed a fellowship in Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine prior to his surgical training. He has also completed the fellowship program of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as taught nationally and internationally, on disorders of hearing, ear surgery, and skull base surgery. Dr. Franklin practiced at Rosewood ENT since 1995 and joined Texas Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists in 2017.

Dr. Franklin is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy. He has served as President of the Houston Society of Otolaryngology and as a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Center for Hearing and Speech. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of the American Neurotology Society, the Harris County Medical Society, and the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Franklin sees patients at Memorial Villages.

Education

Daniel J. Franklin, MD, FACS earned his BA in Biomedical Engineering summa cum laude at Rice University. He completed both his medical doctorate with honors and residency training in General Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Baylor College of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Board-certified in Otolaryngology
  • Sub- certified in Neurotology

Bachelor of Arts

  • Rice University

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Neurotology Society
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