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About ENT
ENT (ear, nose, and throat) is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose, throat and related head and neck structures.
 
The medical specialty is more formally known as
Otolaryngology (oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee)-Head and Neck Surgery.
 
An Ear, Nose and Throat doctor has completed undergraduate college courses, followed by four years of medical school (MD or DO), and then completed a five-year residency training program for clinical and surgical training to care for patients with ear, nose and throat problems.
 
Board Certification indicates that the physician has passed both written and oral exams administered by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
 
The practice of Ear, Nose and Throat medicine involves a wide variety of subspecialy areas:
  • Chronic sinus and allergy diseases
  • Hearing disorders
  • Chronic and recurrent ear infections
  • Cancers of the mouth, throat, skin and saliva glands
  • Voice disturbances (speaking and singing)
  • Chronic and recurrent tonsil infections
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Nasal breathing difficulty
  • Childhood snoring and sleep disordered breathing
  • Dizziness and balance disorders
  • Reconstructive and cosmetic facial plastic surgery
  • Facial Trauma