Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT)

Ear Nose and Throat

The area of medicine that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, and related areas of the head and neck. Doctors who specialize in this area are called otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, ENT doctors, ENT surgeons, or head and neck surgeons. Patients seek treatment from an otorhinolaryngologist for diseases of the ear, nose, or throat and for the management of cancers of the head and neck.

Otolaryngologists may see adults and children and treat a variety of conditions, such as

Hearing loss and ear disorders (e.g., ear infection, dizziness, tinnitus)

Allergies (e.g., hay fever, seasonal rhinitis)

Infections (e.g., sinusitis, tonsillitis)


Congenital (present at birth) or acquired abnormalities (e.g., cleft palate, cleft lip, deviated septum,               drooping eyelids, loss of smell)

Swallowing disorders (e.g., difficulty swallowing)

Speech disorders (e.g., hoarseness, laryngitis)

•       Benign (non-cancerous) growths and malignant (cancerous) tumors of the nose,       

Certain nerve disorders (e.g., Bell's palsy)

Sleep disorders (e.g., sleep apnea, snoring) Allergy

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Head and Neck Surgery