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Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that specializes in diseases and disorders of the head and neck, most commonly the ears, nose, and throat. You may have heard ontolaryngologists referred to as Ear, Nose and Throat doctors or ENTs.

The Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) offers comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of diseases of the head and neck, including:

  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Nasal sinuses
  • Oral cavity (mouth)
  • Pharynx (throat)
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Various organs of the neck

Other areas of special interest include the study, diagnosis and treatment of various voice disorders in our Voice Center and sinus diseases in our Sinus & Allergy Center. We also offer advanced therapies for hearing loss, including conventional and programmable hearing aids and cochlear implants.

We offer comprehensive diagnostic evaluations and treatment methods for a broad range of ENT problems. 

Head and Neck Surgery 

The department includes specialists in all aspects of head and neck oncology. The head and neck surgical team includes:

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Dental and Maxillofacial Prostetics
  • Speech and Swallowing Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition

Head and neck surgeons emphasize the restoration of quality of life in the rehabilitation of patients with tumors of the head and neck.

Last UpdateFebruary 8, 2011


To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.