General Ear, Nose & Throat
The Division of General Otolaryngology provides care for diseases of the head and neck, including disorders of the ear, nose, sinuses, and throat. General Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary problems in both children and adults. Although many of us think of ear tubes, tonsils, and adenoids when we think of Otolaryngology, it involves much more.
The Division of General Otolaryngology specializes in medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of head and neck disorders, including allergies, sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, thyroid and parathyroid disease, disorders of the salivary glands, and other diseases of the larynx [voice box], oral cavity, ears, and other structures in the neck and face.
Some of the more common procedures and treatments performed by general otolaryngologists include:
- Immunotherapy [Allergy shots] and Sublingual Allergy treatment [Drops placed under the tongue]
- Endoscopic sinus surgery to treat sinus disease, including computer image guidance
- Balloon Sinuplasty
- Surgery to treat snoring and sleep disorders
- Septoplasty and Nasal Turbinate Reduction
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Thyroidectomy, Parathyroidectomy
- Parotidectomy and salivary gland surgery
- Laser surgery
- Microlaryngeal Surgery
- Pressure Equilization Tube placement [ear tubes]
- Skin Lesion Removal