Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery (Otolaryngology)
Specialists in otolaryngology diagnose and treat disorders of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, larynx and esophagus. This may include:
- Laryngology: Treatment of patients suffering from voice and swallowing disorders caused by benign or malignant conditions affecting the vocal cords and other vocal/swallowing tract structures.
- Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgery: Treatment of patients with abnormalities of the face and mouth, including a variety of problems due to birth defects (such as cleft palate), accidents causing disfigurement and the removal of tumors involving the tissues of the mouth. They also perform surgical procedures to reshape the nose or jaw to improve appearance and function.
- Nose and Sinus Allergy: Diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms and manifestations of nose and sinus allergy including hay fever and other inhalant seasonal and perennial allergies which are present all year round.
- Oncology: Treatment of cancer of the head and neck which may involve surgery, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. The otolaryngologist works closely with medical and radiation oncologist to design the best possible treatment program.
- Otology: Medical and/or surgical treatment of diseases and conditions of the ear, such as: ear infections, balance problems or dizziness, and hearing problems.
- Plastic Surgery: Similar to reconstructive surgery except that the surgery is often done for cosmetic purposes. Plastic surgery is important for patients who have been victims of disfiguring accidents and for those who wish to have a more improved or youthful appearance.