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Ear, Nose And Throat Subspecialties
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in otology/neurotolgy treat?
The otolaryngologist who specializes in otology and neurology treats minor ear disorders such as otitis external (or swimmer’s ear) to more extensive things like tumors that affect the base of the skull or the nerves that allow you to hear. They also deal with balance, balance disorders and dizziness, and they also provide services for people who are deaf, meaning they distribute hearing aids and audiologic exams for those people as well.
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology treat?
A pediatric otolaryngologist primarily treats children who suffer from chronic tonsillitis or adenoiditis. They also commonly treat children who suffer from ear disease. A common procedure otolarnygologists will perform on those children is the placing of ear tubes to drain any infection in the ear. They also can provide reconstructive surgeries for congenital disorders involving children as well.
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in head and neck disorders treat?
A head and neck surgeon, as a subspecialty of other oncology, treats primarily tumors. They can be benign or malignant and involve anywhere from the salivary glands to the voice box, sinuses, the thyroid / parathyroid regions, or any general neck tumors, or tumors that involve the skull.
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery treat?
Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery otolaryngologists treat patients who have either defects or injuries from trauma, or patients who underwent head and neck surgery and tumor removal. The facial plastic surgeon is the expert in micro vascular surgery, which is transferring tissue from one part of the body to another. The facial plastic surgeon can also treat skin disorders such as skin cancers, and they also provide cosmetic services for patients who want to improve their appearance, such as rhinoplasties, face lifts and brow lifts, or non-surgical procedures such as Botox, or facial fillers such as Restylane or Radiesse.
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in rhinology treat?
A rhinologist is an otolaryngologist who focuses mainly on sinus disease. They’re experts at minimally invasive techniques and have pioneered the endoscopic use of instruments in the nose for cleaning out sinuses. Rhinologists also treat allergies and people who have septal deviation or nasal obstruction.
What conditions does an otolaryngologist who specializes in laryngology treat?
An otolaryngologist who treats patients with voice and swallowing disorders is called a laryngologist. They work primarily with patients who have had hoarseness for prolonged periods of time, or who have swallowing problems. The range of patients laryngologists see are pediatric to adult, and they work with professional singers and everyday patients who just feels like they have a sore throat.
What conditions are treated by an otolaryngologist who specializes in allergies?
An allergist is an otolaryngologist who deals with patients who have sensitivities to things in the environment such as pollen, dogs and cast, dust mites, etc. They are experts in making diagnoses of allergy and treating it. Allergists treat the patients with medications, as well as injection therapy, to help improve their symptoms.
The doctor featured in this informational video is Dr. Jason S. Hamilton, of the Osborne Head & Neck Institute in Los Angeles, California. He is Board-Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hamilton and view his biography and contact information, please visit www.ohni.org.
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