The Center for ENT — which spent 50 years in the Texas Medical Center — has opened as the inaugural tenant at Southside Commons in the 4100 block of Bellaire Boulevard.
The eight-doctor practice treats allergies, sinus condition and hearing, and is housed in 20,840 square feet on the second floor of the two-story building — nearly a quarter of the total space in the Commons.
The Center for ENT facility features rooms for exams and outpatient procedures, allergy testing and treatment labs, a CT scanner on site, and an audiology department with four state-of-the-art hearing booths for testing hearing issues, and a hearing aid workshop.
The facility also features technology for image-guided sinus navigation and surgery, and for dealing with sleep disorders; thyroid, tonsil and adenoid problems and for performing lymph node biopsies.
“Our new location is a modern facility featuring cutting-edge technology, improved access, less traffic and free parking on a surface-level lot,” said Dr. Samuel “Ross” Patton.
Southside Commons is a mixed-use makeover of the old Palace Lanes bowling center. Others booked as tenants on the medical floor include Houston Methodist Primary Care Group and Greater Houston Orthodontics.
The first floor is intended for retail and entertainment uses and will house the development’s centerpiece feature, Palace Social. That will include an eight-lane bowling alley as an homage to the building’s roots, as well as an outpost of the Dish Society farm-to-table restaurant and a lounge.