What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States and is also known as Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck surgery. Otolaryngologists are specialists trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of patients with disorders of the ears, nose and throat.

The field of ENT covers the following areas of expertise:

Otology Diseases and disorders of the ears, including hearing loss, infections, cancers, ringing (tinnitus), facial nerve problems, dizziness and balance problems
Rhinology Disorders of the nose and sinuses including congestion, runny nose, nose bleeds, sinusitis, postnasal drip, deviated septum and loss of smell
Laryngology Disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems, throat pain, cancers, and reflux disease
Head and Neck Surgery This area deals primarily with the surgical treatment of tumors, both cancerous and noncancerous, that affect the face, nose, mouth, throat, saliva glands, thyroid gland and parathyroid glands as well as all of the lymph nodes found within the neck
Facial Plastic Surgery This area involves the cosmetic and reconstructive treatment of the face and neck including rhinoplasty, botox, scar revision and skin cancers
Pediatric ENT Ear and hearing problems, chronic ear infections, tonsil and adenoid infections, obstructive sleep apnea, allergies and sinus problems
Allergy Testing for specific allergies, education and treatment by medication or immunotherapy (allergy drops or shots).