Also called: Otolaryngology; ENT
Otolaryngology is the field of medicine that focuses on conditions and disorders related to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists (or ENT doctors) provide both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for a wide range of conditions. Otolaryngologists are highly trained in both medicine and surgery.
The ENT physicians at UAMS are fellowship-trained in their specialty and cover all the sub-specialties in the field:
- Hearing and balance & neurotology – Conditions of the ear and in the base of the skull
- Thyroid and parathyroid
- Head and neck cancer
- Rhinology — Nose and sinus
- Laryngology — Voice and speech disorders
- Swallowing disorders
- Facial plastic and reconstruction surgery
- Pediatric ENT
- Vascular anomalies
ENT doctors can treat issues that range from the everyday to the complex. Our physicians treat sinus and allergy issues, hearing loss and ear disease, balance disorders, facial and cranial nerve disorders, voice and swallowing disorders, head and neck cancer and benign tumors of the head and neck. When surgery is required, our experts can provide state-of-the-art surgery to the head and neck whether the cause is a traumatic injury, cancer or birth deformity. Our hearing and balance team is internationally known and has one of the highest surgical volumes in the country. People with vascular anomalies come from throughout the world to UAMS for treatment.
Top 50 Nationwide
The expertise of the UAMS ENT team was recognized in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report, which named the department among the top 50 ear, nose and throat programs in the United States.