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All About Otolaryngologists (ENT Doctors) 2022

Otolaryngologists are medical doctors who are also surgeons. They specialize in conditions of the throat, nose, and ears. Another name for an otolaryngologist is an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, or simply an ENT.

Reasons to See an Otolaryngologist

Usually, your primary healthcare provider can handle minor or short-term conditions that affect the ears, nose, and throat. However, they may refer you to an ENT doctor if you have serious or long-term problems that require a specialist.

You may need to see an Otolaryngologist if you have:

• Recurring sinus, ear, or throat infections
• Frequent problems with sinus pressure or a runny nose
• Persistent problems sleeping
• Persistent dizziness
• New or worsening hearing problems
• Throat clearing, hoarseness, or wheezing that does not go away
• Problems swallowing
• New or worsening lump on your throat or face that does not go away

ENT Surgery

You may need ENT surgery for your head or neck. An otolaryngologist can perform reconstructive or plastic surgery and other types of procedures. You may have a surgical procedure in the doctor’s office, outpatient clinic, or hospital.

Conditions Treated

Otolaryngologists treat a variety of ear, nose, and throat conditions, including:

• Allergies
• Sinus, throat, and ear infections
• Hearing loss
• Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
• Dizziness or vertigo (a feeling the world is spinning around you)
• Facial deformities or injuries
• Thyroid problems
• Swallowing problems
• Vocal cord problems
• Tumors affecting the ear, nose, and throat
• Laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (stomach acid flows back up the esophagus to the pharynx or upper throat)
• Sleep apnea (breathing stops and restarts while sleeping) and other sleep problems


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