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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between An Otorhinolaryngologist And An Otolaryngologist

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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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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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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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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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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