Otolaryngology at Arnot Health

Otolaryngology or ENT (ear, nose and throat) is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders.

At Arnot Health, comprehensive services are offered for both adult and pediatric patients.  Medical and surgical treatment is offered for diseases of the ear, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, larynx, oral cavity, and neck.  Special strengths include microscopic surgery for chronic ear disease and endoscopic sinus surgery.

Modern techniques are utilized for the management of neck tumors, as well as obstructive sleep apnea.


Head and neck surgery

  • Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, pharynx, and larynx
  • Oral cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Endocrine surgery of the head and neck (thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy)
  • Microvascular free flap reconstruction
  • Skull base surgery

Otology and Neurotology

  • Dizziness
    • BPPV — benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    • labyrinthitis/vestibular neuronitis
    • Ménière's disease/endolymphatic hydrops
    • Perilymphatic fistula
    • Acoustic neuroma
  • Hearing loss
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otitis externa – outer ear or ear canal inflammation
  • Otitis media – middle ear inflammation
  • Otitis interna – inner ear inflammation
  • Perforated eardrum (hole in the eardrum due to infection, trauma, explosion or loud noise)
  • Ear surgery


Rhinology pertains to sinus diseases and the anterior skull base.

  • Environmental allergies
  • Sinusitis – acute, chronic
  • Rhinitis
  • Empty nose syndrome

Pediatric ENT

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Caustic ingestion
  • Cricotracheal resection
  • Decannulation
  • laryngomalacia
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  • Myringotomy and tubes
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – pediatric
  • Tonsillectomy


  • Dysphonia/hoarseness
    • Laryngitis
    • Reinke's edema
    • Vocal cord nodules and polyps
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Vocology – science, and practice of voice habilitation

Facial plastic & reconstructive surgery

  • Rhinoplasty and septoplasty
  • Facelift (rhytidectomy)
  • Browlift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Genioplasty
  • Injectable cosmetic treatments
  • Trauma to the face
    • Nasal bone fracture
    • Mandible fracture
    • Orbital fracture
    • Frontal sinus fracture
    • Complex lacerations and soft tissue damage