ENT Doctors diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, throat, and structures of the neck and face.
They also perform plastic and reconstructive surgery for abnormalities of the face, neck and ear including: deviated septum, rhinoplasty, face lift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids, hair loss and other ear deformities.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Otolaryngologists are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), and some cranial nerve disorders. Otolaryngologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.
Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Problems in the nasal area include allergies, smell disorders, polyps, and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum.
Otolaryngologists manage diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
Head and neck:
In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infections, benign and malignant tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
When should you consult an ENT surgeon?
If you have a problem that’s related to your ear, nose, or throat, you may need to see an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist).
Otolaryngologists are trained in both medicine and surgery so they do not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose or throat surgery is needed. They are the most appropriate specialists to treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.