Otolaryngology is commonly called Ear, Nose and Throat or ENT for short. It is one of the oldest medical specialties in the United States. Our physicians are trained in the medical and surgical management of head and neck diseases. They use advanced technology and techniques to diagnose patients and focus on minimally invasive procedures to help reduce recovery times.
Treatment of diseases of the ear, including trauma (injury), cancer and disorders of the nerve pathways which affect hearing and balance. Examples include ear infection, swimmer’s ear, hearing loss, pain in the ear, face or neck, dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Treatment focuses on children with special ENT problems, such as congenital birth defects in the head and neck and/or children with developmental delay. Some examples include ear infection (otitis media), tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, Down syndrome, asthma and allergy/sinus disease.
The ENT surgical team is experienced in removing cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the head and neck, including thyroid and parathyroid tumors, salivary gland tumors, oral cavity cancers and larynx (voice box) cancers.
We perform cosmetic, functional and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck. Some examples include repair of a deviated septum, rhinoplasty, facelift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids and hair loss.
This aspect of otolaryngology involves both the cosmetic and functional treatment of diseases of the nose and sinuses. Some examples include endoscopic sinus surgery, allergy management, surgical repair of a deviated septum or internal valve collapse and treatment of nosebleeds.