Otolaryngology is the study of ear, nose, and throat conditions, or ENT. It is also referred to as Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery or Otorhinolaryngology. It is the oldest medical speciality in the United States, where nearly 50 percent of all office visits pertain to the ear, nose, and throat.
Physicians specializing in otolaryngology are called otolaryngologists or by the nickname “ENTs” or “ENT doctors” and often treat children with persistent ear, nose, and throat conditions to include surgery. Adult patients often seek treatment from an otolaryngologist for sinus infections, age-related hearing loss, and cancers of these regions. Otolaryngologists also treat facial cosmetic and facial plastic surgeries due to their extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the face and head.
Common Head and Neck Conditions