What is an ENT?

Caring for Your Ears, Nose, and Throat

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.

At Rochester Regional Health, our ENT specialists diagnose and manage diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary problems in both children and adults.

Services ENTs Provide

Although many of us think of hearing loss, sinus problems, or ear infections when we think of otolaryngology, it encompasses much more.  Otolaryngology and its allied services provide care for a wide range of care, including:

  • Abscesses
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Airway obstructions
  • Apnea and snoring surgery (Inspire)
  • Bad breath and dry mouth
  • Chronic cough
  • Ear surgery
  • Ear tube surgery
  • Facial Plastics and reconstruction with free flaps
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hearing loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Mouth lesions and tumors
  • Pediatric ear, nose and throat problems
  • Salivary stones
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tracheostomy and tracheal surgery of granulation tissue 
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery 
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Reflux
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Meet Our Team of ENT Experts

With over 25 years of experience as board-certified otolaryngologists, our knowledgeable providers specialize in the treatment of head and neck cancer, as well as all manner of ENT conditions and diseases. Find out more about what makes our team leaders in otolaryngological care.
Meet our Team