Heritage Urgent & Primary Care Centers

Foreign Body Removal
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

Doctor examining ear of a young girl with a otoscope

Foreign Body Removal
Wake Forest & Raleigh Locations

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Foreign Body Removal
in Wake Forest & Raleigh

When a foreign object or objects becomes lodged in a part of the body, it will be necessary to remove the object. Foreign body removal is most common among children, but is not uncommon among adults. While most adults are unaware how the foreign object became lodged, children often place these objects voluntarily. Foreign objects that have become lodged in the ear canal will typically cause pain in the ear, indicating the presence of the object. Drainage or bleeding and diminished ability to hear may also occur. Similar to the ear, foreign objects that become lodged in the nose will often present as pain as well as possible bleeding or nasal discharge.

Wake Forest, NC Location

620 Dr Calvin Jones Hwy, #212
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone (919) 761-5678
Fax (919) 761-5680

Monday - Friday

Raleigh, NC Location

13271 Strickland Rd. #120
Raleigh, NC 27613
Phone (919) 741-4677
Fax (919) 741-6349

Monday - Friday

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Putting CARE Back in Healthcare

At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, we proudly offer client centered, efficient, value-based, high-quality healthcare in a comfortable environment. Our highly trained and professional staff are committed to providing you with care as quickly as possible, while still taking the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and explain what treatment options are recommended for your particular case. To learn more about foreign body removal, or to schedule an appointment for removal of a foreign body, please refer to the following.

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Commonly Inserted or Swallowed Objects

The most common parts of the body for foreign objects to become stuck are the stomach, airways, nose, and ears. Although some adults may find themselves in a situation where Common objects that become stuck in any of the aforementioned areas include:

  • Buttons
  • Crayon Tips
  • Food
  • Insects
  • Pebbles
  • Pencil Erasers
  • Seeds
  • Small Batteries
  • Small Toys/Toy Parts

Common symptoms associated with a foreign object in the body include the following:

  • Breathing Issues: Foreign bodies can potentially block the airway and make it difficult to breathe.
  • Choking: Foreign bodies stuck in the airway may result in the patient choking, wheezing, and/or coughing
  • Nasal Drainage: Nasal drainage may occur if foreign objects are inserted into the nose
  • Pain: Once a foreign object has become inserted into the body, it is common to experience mild to severe discomfort

several different methods to removing foreign objects

How are Objects Removed?

Oftentimes, a foreign object can be easily removed by allowing the body to naturally remove the foreign object, as is the case when children swallow coins or other relatively benign objects. There are other instances when it is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention, such as when you or your child swallows a battery or when the foreign object interferes with breathing and is trapping the airway.

There are several different methods to removing foreign objects from the body, which will be determined by where the object is located and what type of object needs to be removed. The most common methods for foreign body removal include:

  • Bronchoscope: View and remove objects lodged in the airway
  • Endoscope: Remove foreign objects from the rectum or stomach
  • Magnets: Remove metal objects
  • Retractors: Remove objects in a variety of locations
  • Suction Machine: Pull objects out of the ear and nose
  • Irrigation: Washes objects out of the ear using warm water

If none of these methods are successful in removing the foreign body, it may be necessary to perform surgery. Treatment for additional damage caused by the foreign object may also be necessary.

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We offer a range of services, including management of chronic disease, ongoing illness follow-up care, and if necessary, referral coordination to high value specialists. Our clinic offers same day primary care appointments and immediate walk-in availability and can provide you and your family with a range of health services, including urgent, acute, immediate, and walk in health care needs. We also provide services during early morning hours and after hours and during the weekend. To ensure you receive high quality care, our office utilizes state of the art facilities and equipment, including a large procedural room for performing procedures such as orthopedic splinting and/or wound repairs. Our clinic can also take on-site digital x-rays and work with local imaging centers to perform a wide array of diagnostic exams, including CT scans and/or ultrasound. We also perform a broad range of laboratory services for onsite and send out labs, and can perform gynecologic testing and exams, pregnancy tests, urinalysis, vaccines, rapid flu tests, and strep tests.

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We offer healthcare services for a wide range of issues, including diabetes, asthma, hypertension, and much more. For additional information about offered services, which range from health and wellness screenings, chronic disease management, and acute care management, please refer to the following, or call or visit our office.

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Cost of Care Transparency
at Heritage Urgent & Primary Care

A visit to the hospital or emergency room for foreign body removal can cost a substantial amount of money and take much longer for you to receive the care you need. At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, our board-certified providers can provide you with high-quality care in a timely and cost-effective manner. If you require health services and are concerned about the cost involved, please refer to the following overview of our clinic’s policies. If you have any additional questions concerning billing, insurance, and/or payment options, please contact our staff.

Understand Insurance and Medicare Medicaid

All visits are billed under Primary Care and Primary Care Copay. We accept Medicare and are In Network with most major insurance providers and are happy to provide you with a list of accepted providers to ensure you are covered. If co-payments are required by your insurance plan, this will need to be paid prior to your appointment before check in. If you are not able to pay your co-payment, it may be necessary to reschedule your appointment. It is also important to be aware that not all services are covered through insurance plans. If your insurance company determines that a service is not covered, it will be your responsibility to pay the remaining balance.

Out-of-Network and
Self-pay Accounts

If you are not covered by insurance, or if your provider is out of network, you will be responsible for the entire charge of the appointment. If you are not able to pay the full balance of your bill, please contact our billing office at 866-557-2612. We are committed to ensuring that you receive the care you need and will do our best to help set up a payment plan to cover the costs of your care.

Further Payment and
Insurance Information

You will need to provide your current insurance information and bring your insurance card with you to your first visit. We also ask that you bring your card to subsequent visits so we can update your records as needed. Our staff will also help ensure that you maximize your insurance benefits and will file your claims and provide any necessary information to your insurance company.

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Two Convenient Locations. Visit Heritage.

At Heritage Urgent & Primary Care, your health and quality of life are important to us, and we are committed to providing you with the care you need. To ensure you receive necessary care, we offer weekend, extended, and walk in flexibility, as well as 24-hour phone coverage for established Primary Care patients. Every effort will be made to attend to walk-in Urgent Care patients within 24 hours.

If you would like to learn more about our clinic and/or foreign body removal services, or if you require emergency care, please refer to our office and contact information provided below. We do encourage patients to schedule appointments ahead of time if possible, and for walk-in patients to call in advance if possible.