What is Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery?

To some, it is the surgical specialty that deals with problems of the ear, nose and throat (ENT). However, the specialty of ENT (also Otolaryngology, Otorhinolaryngology) is now officially called Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Otolaryngologists are specialists trained in the diagnosis and treatment of traditional ENT problems, such as hoarseness, hearing loss, vertigo, nosebleeds and sinusitis. In addition, today's head and neck surgeon is trained to deal with problems of the entire head and neck region, including trauma, tumors, infections, congenital abnormalities and the aging process. The head and neck surgeon deals with virtually all diseases and lesions above the clavicle, except for visual eye-related disorders, which fall within the realm of ophthalmology, and lesions of the brain which fall under neurosurgery and neurology.

This page was last updated on: April 21, 2020
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