Otolaryngology is the medical specialty which focuses on the treatment of diseases, disorders, and conditions of the ears, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologist skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. The ORL physicians provide treatment of the most common to the most complex diseased affecting the ear, nose throat, head and neck as well as voice, speech and swallowing. Whether you have a child with a chronic ear infection or you’re an adult who needs sinus surgery, the specialists of ORL can help.
- A unique field of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. Our physicians are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders.
- Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through, and the appearance of, the nose are also part of our physician’s expertise.
- Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to our practice is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
The head and neck
This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. In the head and neck area, our physicians are trained to treat infectious diseases and both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors.