Alison Kartush

Alison G. Kartush, MD Pronunciation Guide

Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)
Ear and Hearing LossENT Pediatric CareHead and Neck CancerNose and SinusSleep ApneaThroat and LarynxThyroid and Parathyroid
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Accepting new patients ARC Medical Plaza Specialty Ages seen: 0 - 99 Joined ARC: 2023

About Alison G. Kartush, MD

  • Dr. Kartush grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. Dr. Kartush is married to her medical school sweetheart from Tulane and has two young daughters. She spends "a lot of time playing, swimming, and hiking with them and our goldendoodle." One of her favorite area locales is Barton (and Barking!) Springs in Austin.

As an ENT, I get to take care of patients of all ages, from newborns to 90-year-olds, and I love when I see multiple generations of patients from one family. I like that every area of surgery utilizes different technology and techniques, and that surgery is always evolving to take better care of patients. I love that often, when we see patients with a problem, we can treat them with medication or surgery and significantly improve their quality of life. I believe every patient should feel respected, heard, and cared for. I counsel patients like they are my family, and make sure that they feel well informed for every decision, medical or surgical, that we make together.

Services

Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Advanced Surgical Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious, potentially life-threatening condition. Treatment may include oxygen, behavioral changes, surgery, therapy, or the use of a CPAP machine.

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Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is minimally invasive and effective at relieving symptoms of chronic sinusitis. ENT doctors can open up blocked sinus passageways and drain mucus buildup in patients suffering from chronic sinusitis symptoms by using a flexible balloon catheter.

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Ear Surgery

Ear Surgery

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, can correct deformities and improve the shape, position, and proportion of the ear.

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Ear Tube Surgery

Ear Tube Surgery

Ear tube surgery reduces the risk of ear infections. The tubes are placed into your eardrum by an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon and help drain fluid from the ear.

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Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure to open the passages of the nose and sinuses to treat long-term (chronic) sinus infections.

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Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation

Eustachian tube balloon dilation can be used on patients who require ear tubes or want to avoid multiple ear tubes.

Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

Evaluation and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Cancer

ARC offers evaluation and management of thyroid nodules and cancer.

Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum Clipping

Frenulum clipping is the procedure in which the lingual frenulum is cut. It is done when the frenulum seems unusually short or tight.

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Head and Neck Cancer (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Head and Neck Cancer (Diagnosis and Treatment)

There are a lot of different cancers covered under "head and neck cancers." These cancers can start in the sinuses, mouth, tongue, throat, tonsils, salivary glands, and voice box.

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Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Surgery for cancers in the head and neck area, including oral, throat, thyroid, parathyroid, and salivary gland areas.

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Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment

Inspire Sleep Apnea Treatment

Inspire Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation is an FDA-approved obstructive sleep apnea treatment that opens up your airway while you sleep, without a mask. This small device is placed using an outpatient procedure, and the recovery process is short and easy compared to other sleep procedures. You will use a remote to control the device on your own schedule. While you sleep, Inspire allows you to breathe normally and sleep peacefully using nerve stimulation.

Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

Nasal, Septal, and Sinus Surgery

Surgery to correct the nosal, septal, and/or sinus areas.

Other Disorders of the Head and Neck

Other Disorders of the Head and Neck

ARC offers treatment and care for disorders of the head and neck.

Otology

Otology

Otology is a branch of medicine that studies the ear and diseases, diagnosis, and treatment associated with the area.

Septoplasty

Septoplasty

Septoplasty is a procedure aimed to alleviate symptoms from a deviated septum.

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Sinus Care

Sinus Care

Treatment and care for acute and chronic sinus conditions.

Sleep Apnea (Diagnosis and Treatment including CPAP & Oral Appliance)

Sleep Apnea (Diagnosis and Treatment including CPAP & Oral Appliance)

Our ENT specialists diagnose and treat sleep apnea through medicine and medical devices such as a CPAP machine.

Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery can help regulate the body's metabolism. Surgery aims to help alleviate disease and cancer symptoms and remove tumors.

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Tongue Tie Clipping

Tongue Tie Clipping

A frenulum clipping involves a doctor cutting the frenulum, allowing the tongue to move normally.

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Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

Tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies are surgeries to have the tonsils and adenoids removed. Often the tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time. But sometimes, only one or the other is removed.

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Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Thyroid

Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of Thyroid

An ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid can help locate a nodule or abnormality within the thyroid.

Ultrasound of the Head and Neck

Ultrasound of the Head and Neck

Ultrasounds can be used to assess head and neck disorders.

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

Voice Disorders (Diagnosis and Treatment)

ARC ENT providers offer diagnosis and treatment for voice disorders.

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Locations & Hours

Credentials

  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Otolaryngology
  • Medical School
    Post Baccalaureate Premedical Program, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2010
    Tulane School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 2014
  • Residency
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, 2019
  • Education
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors and High Distinction, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008
  • Professional Positions
    • Alternate Delegate, Texas Medical Association
    • Board Member, Texas Association of Otolaryngology
    • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
    • Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
    • Member, American Medical Association
    • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
    • Member, Travis County Medical Society Medical Legislature Committee
    • Team Otolaryngologist, Austin FC

Patient Reviews

OVERALL PROVIDER RATING

Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • May 17, 2024

    I don't think I can say enough positive things about Dr. Kartush and Nurse! They are absolutely wonderful, caring, polite, and knowledgeable! Who likes going to the doctor? I'd say not many people, but I always look forward to seeing and conversing with the two of them.

  • May 15, 2024

    Doctor Kartush and her nurse make an excellent team. They are very calm, supportive and easy to work with and have LOTS of patience with me!

  • May 15, 2024

    I like how helpful everyone was.

  • May 14, 2024

    Doctor Kartush answered my questions I had pertaining to sleep apnea and gave me suggestions to improve my sleep using my cpap machine.

  • May 14, 2024

    I really felt extremely comfortable with Doctor Kartish and the nurse. They made me comfortable and gave me breaks when I needed them. My only regret was that I did not have this procedure under a local a anesthsia. I never expected the discomfort I had, but again Dtr. Kartish and the nurse walked me through it and wirk together very well.

  • May 13, 2024

    The dr was extremely personable, friendly, gentle, and did not act in a rush. I felt like a patient and not a number. Refreshing (and grateful!) these days!