An Otolaryngologist specializes in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. This page offers a closer look at diagnoses and treatment options for an array of ear, nose and throat complications. We encourage you to utilize this page whenever you have a question about your ear, nose and throat health.
The unique domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. Otolaryngologists 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.
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Communicating and eating all involve use of the throat. Otolaryngologists specialize in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract (esophagus), which includes voice and swallowing disorders.
Chronic sinusitis is one of the most common health complaints in America. A primary skill of an Otolaryngologist is the care of the nasal cavity and sinuses. Management of the nasal area includes nasal polyps, allergies and sense of smell.
Your head and neck contain important nerves that control sight, smell, and hearing. An Otolaryngologist is trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face.
Cancers of the head and neck, such as laryngeal cancer, can be aggressive. By understanding the signs and symptoms of cancer of the head and neck, you can take the first step to improved diagnosis and treatment.
While children face many of the same health problems that adults do, the symptoms and treatment options will vary—some methods that normally work well in adults may not be appropriate for children. This section identifies common pediatric ear, nose, throat, head and neck ailments so that you can better understand your child’s health.