An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, also called an otolaryngologist, is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the:
- Nasal passages and sinuses
- Larynx (voice box)
- Oral cavity
- Upper pharynx (mouth and throat)
- Structures of the neck and face
ENT is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.
ENT specialists provide medical and surgical treatment for:
- Hearing disorders
- Ear infections
- Balance disorders
- Facial nerve or cranial nerve disorders
- Congenital (birth) defects
- Cancerous disorders of the outer and inner ear
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- ENT specialists manage disorders involving the:
- Nasal cavity
- Paranasal sinuses
- Sense of smell
- Nasal respiration (breathing)
- External appearance of the nose
Also specific to the ENT specialty is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the esophagus, including disorders of the voice, breathing and swallowing.
The Head and Neck
In the head and neck area, an ENT specialist is trained to treat infectious diseases, benign and cancerous tumors, facial trauma and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
An ENT specialist may work with a team of doctors in other medical and surgical specialties. For example, they may work with:
For referral to a DMC Sinai-Grace ENT specialist, call 313-966-4800.