What is otorhinolaryngology?
Otorhinolaryngology is a surgical subspecialty within medicine that deals with the surgical and medical management of conditions of the head and neck
Doctors who specialize in this area are called otolaryngologists head and neck surgeons, or ENT surgeons or physicians. Patients seek treatment from an otorhinolaryngologist for diseases of the ear, nose, throat, base of the skull, head, and neck.. In addition, ENT surgery encompasses the surgical management and reconstruction of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck as well as plastic surgery of the face and neck.
What Conditions Do ENTs Treat?
Ear (otology/neurotology): conditions such as ear infection, hearing loss, dizziness, ringing in the ears (called tinnitus) are treated.
Nose (rhinology) :Our noses facilitate breathing by helping to keep out potentially harmful dirt, allergens, and other agents. In addition to allergies, ENT specialists treat deviated septum, rhinitis, sinusitis, sinus headaches and migraines, nasal obstruction and surgery, and more.
Throat (laryngology):ENT specialists treat sore throat, hoarseness, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections, throat tumors, airway and vocal cord disorders, and more.
Head and Neck/Thyroid:The head and neck include some of our body’s most vital organs, which can be especially susceptible to tumors and cancer. In addition to cancers of the head and neck, ENT specialists treat neck masses, Grave’s disease, enlarged thyroid glands, and more.
Sleep:Being able to breathe and sleep well through the night has an impact on the way we experience life and perform our work. ENT specialists treat sleep-disordered breathing, nasal and airway obstruction, snoring and sleep apnea, and more.
Pediatrics:treat birth defects of the head and neck, developmental delays, ear infection, tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, asthma and allergy, and more.
What is head and neck surgery?
Head and neck surgery may be treatment for different types of head and neck cancers. Head and neck cancers can affect the nasal cavity, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, lips, tonsils and larynx.
Other conditions treated by head and neck surgery include:
Intense dizziness and motion sickness
Pressure on spinal cord
Upper spinal issues
Head and neck injuries
Chronic ear infections
Snoring and sleep apnea
FRONTAL SINUS SURGERY
SKULL BASE SURGERY
BONE CONDUCTION HEARING THEARPHY
FUNCTIONAL ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY
HEAD & NECK SURGERY
HEAD AND NECK SURGERY