Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.
Allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, a broken nose, tonsillitis, ear infections, hearing testing or hearing loss, sleep apnea and snoring, vertigo, and lip or oral cancers are all conditions that you may be referred to an ENT specialist (Otolaryngologist) by your family physician. Some Otolaryngologists also do certain cosmetic procedures for appearance improvement.
With the large range of conditions that an ENT can assist you with, it is important to find the right physician. Saint Mary’s Regional Health System can help you in finding the right physician if you are suffering from conditions relating to the ear, nose or throat. These surgeons have trained four to five years in this field after medical school. Call us at 479-968-2841 for more information.