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General Ear, Nose & Throat

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, neck, and throat. General Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary problems in both children and adults. Although Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty, there are many patients who see a General Otolaryngologist who do not need surgery but can be managed with medications or other therapies. Many people think ear tubes and removal of tonsils and adenoids when they think of Otolaryngology, but it involves much more.

The Division of General Otolaryngology specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of head and neck disorders including allergies, sinus disease, deviated nasal septum and nasal obstruction, thyroid and parathyroid disease, neck masses, disorders of the salivary glands, obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, 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:

  • Sinus Surgery to treat sinus disease, including endoscopic techniques, computer image guidance, and balloon sinuplasty
  • Nasal septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and rhinoplasty to improve nasal bleeding
  • Allergy testing and treatment for inhalant allergies (including shots or drops under the tongue (SLT))
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Removal of neck masses
  • Parotidectomy and salivary gland surgery
  • Laryngeal [voice box] surgery
  • Pressure equalization tube placement [ear tubes]
  • Cerumen [ear wax]
  • Evaluation and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo
  • Skin lesion removal
  • Surgery to treat snoring and sleep apnea
  • Surgeries to diagnose and treat cancers of the nose/sinuses/throat/neck