Xavier Vega M.D.

Dr. Vega manages and treats disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. He enjoys working with patients of all ages. He is fluent in both English and Spanish. Dr. Xavier Vega grew up in Ecuador. He received his medical degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2003. Dr. Vega has presented his research work at national meetings and also has several publications. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, Hearing, Allergy, Sinus, Head & Neck, Voice & Swallowing and Sleep

Languages:

English & Spanish

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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
  • Hearing Testing
  • Surgery to Repair Hearing

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 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancers Evaluation and Surgery
  • 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.

  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination

Provider Biography

Dr. Xavier Vega grew up in Ecuador. He received his medical degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2003. He then pursued a research fellowship at the prestigious CARIM institute in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates. He completed a five-year ACGME accredited Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at Southern Illinois University – School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois where he served as Chief Resident during his last year of training. Dr. Vega has presented his research work at national meetings and also has several publications. He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Vega manages and treats disorders affecting the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. He enjoys working with patients of all ages. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Dr. Vega holds privileges at the following facilities:

  • Palmetto General Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital
  • Miami Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center
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Education

Dr. Xavier Vega received his medical degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in 2003. He then pursued a research fellowship at the prestigious CARIM institute in Maastricht, The Netherlands. He is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Doctor of Medicine

  • Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Awards and Honors

  • Board-certified American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Chief Resident (Class of 2012)
  • Surgery Resident Research Award SIU-SOM (2011)
  • Doctor in Medicine and Surgery Cum Laude (1996-2003)
  • University of Maastricht Research Scholarship (2003)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

“I like to treat my patients like family. I want them to understand that I really do care about their complaints and that I'm here to listen to them. I also always make sure that they fully understand what they have and what their options are. I know how frightening a new diagnosis can be, even for something simple, if you don't understand what is wrong and what the next step needs to be. I want my patients to be confident and comfortable with their treatment.”

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