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What is the difference between an otorhinolaryngologist and an otolaryngologist?

What is the difference between an otorhinolaryngologist and an otolaryngologist?

The nose: Ent, ear nose and throat, otorhinolaryngologist --if you remove the nose , rhino is left out. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more


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What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

What is the difference between an audiologist and an otolaryngologist?

Hearing verses ENT: Audiologist tests hearing and dispenses hearing aids. Otolaryngologist is a surgeon who treats disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. ...Read more

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If I see an otolaryngologist, what can I expect from his/her examination?

If I see an otolaryngologist, what can I expect from his/her examination?

H.E.E.N.T. exam: This can vary greatly depending on symptoms. In general, otolaryngologists focus on the heent (head, eyes, ears, nose, throat) exam, and can often perform specialized in-office exams such as: microscopic otologic exam (detailed ear exam & wax removal), flexible nasopharyngoscopy (fiberoptic nose and throat exam), video stroboscopy (vocal cords exam), or rigid rhinoscopy (exam of nasal passages). ...Read more

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What is an otolaryngologist?

What is an otolaryngologist?

ENT: An otolaryngologist is what is more commonly known to the public as an ent. Otolaryngologists are head and neck surgeons and are specialized in medical and surgical treatment of ear problems, sinus disease, sleep disorders, facial plastic surgery, head and neck cancer, voice and throat problems, and pediatric problems of the head and neck. ...Read more

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What should I go to an otolaryngologist for?

What should I go to an otolaryngologist for?

Head and neck disorders: Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) Surgeons or Head and Neck Surgeons, provide both medical and surgical care for issues involving the head and neck, EXCEPT eyes, brain/spinal cord, and vertebrae. For example, we treat disorders of the ears/hearing, nose, throat, thyroid/parathyroid, voice box (larynx), sinuses, mouth, face, salivary glands, and head and neck cancers. ...Read more

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How does an otolaryngologist treat TMJ issues?

How does an otolaryngologist treat TMJ issues?

See an OFP for TMJ: See an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation, CT and treatment. They are the experts in facial pain, headaches and TMJ. You need a professional care to avoid future complications. TMJ is a manageable condition. Take care. ...Read more

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Should I see an audiologist or an otolaryngologist to check my hearing to see if I have some problem?

See both: The otolaryngologist is the physician and surgeon who should obtain a detailed history and examination of your condition. The audiologist should perform a detailed hearing evaluation. Ultimately, the ENT physician should guide your care. Seek a practice that has both practitioners under one roof to give you the best care. ...Read more

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How does an otolaryngologist treat tinnitus?

How does an otolaryngologist treat tinnitus?

A full workup: ENT exam, vestibular and balance testing, medication to treat tinnitus, elimination of any medication which may cause these issues and a thorough evaluation of the eardrum with tympanometry. ...Read more

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Is having a rhinoplasty best done by a plastic surgeon or by an otolaryngologist?

Is having a rhinoplasty best done by a plastic surgeon or by an otolaryngologist?

Rhinoplasty surgeons: Both ENT surgeons and plastic surgeons are well-trained in rhinoplasty. You should pick the surgeon who has extensive experience with this area, as there are surgeons in both fields who restrict themselves to reconstructive work only, cosmetic work only, or both. Ask to see before and after photos to make sure that you and your surgeon have the same aesthetic ideal in mind. Good luck! ...Read more

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