Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Just saying “otolaryngology” is quite a mouthful. That’s totally appropriate, though, considering we’re talking about the medical and surgical specialty dealing with your ears, nose and throat (ENT) — which are all connected to your mouth. Caring for the health of those parts of your body is the emphasis of Northeast Medical Group otolaryngologists, commonly known as ENT doctors.
These board certified physicians are trained to diagnose, treat and manage disorders and diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as the head and neck in adult and pediatric patients. Conditions can range from a bloody nose, sore throat or ear infection to head and neck cancer. Your ENT doctor encourages preventive care and patient education, but when common or complex problems occur, he or she is prepared to offer comprehensive, personalized care.
Northeast Medical Group ENTs are highly skilled in state-of-the-art techniques. After diagnosing your symptoms, he or she will recommend a treatment plan, including long-term care of chronic conditions. Your ENT doctor will also coordinate with your primary care physician and other specialists when necessary.
Caring for your ears, nose and throat encompasses multiple skills. Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, voice box, mouth and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face including but not limited to thyroid, parathyroid, neck masses, parotid gland and salivary gland disorders.
Conditions related to your nose include treatment for chronic sinusitis — one of the most common health complaints in the U.S. — allergies and sense of smell. Talking, singing and eating all involve the throat, so an ENT doctor manages diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the esophagus, in particular voice and swallowing disorders. ENT doctors are trained to treat infectious diseases, facial trauma and deformities of the face. ENT physicians are specially trained in the important nerves in the neck and are skilled surgeons in the areas of thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as other benign and malignant masses in the neck.
Areas of Expertise
- Ear tubes
- General otolaryngology
- Head and neck cancer surgery
- Hearing aids
- Medical management of sinonasal disorders
- Neck lymphadenopathy
- Parathyroid surgery
- Pediatric ear nose and throat surgery
- Salivary gland surgery
- Sinus surgery
- Swallowing complaints
- Thyroid surgery
- Tonsils and adenoids
- Voice disorders
- Wax removal