Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists: Heroes without Capes!
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s…an otolaryngologist! An otolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of ear, nose, and throat issues. Better known as ENT doctors, these specialists are truly heroes without capes. Here are a few reasons why…
ENT Specialists Are Know-It-Alls
Becoming a physician is no walk in the park, but specializing in the treatment of the ears, nose, and throat (and head and neck) is even more unique. Following medical school, ENT hopefuls match into a 5-year residency program. The first year, known as an internship, is a rotation of various specialties, while the following 4 years hone in on ENT-specific skills and knowledge. Following the residency program, many ENTs will choose to complete a fellowship in a specific subspecialty of ENT medicine, such as sinus surgery, plastic surgery, or pediatrics. Either way, you can trust that your ENT has a deep understanding of your ears, nose and throat when you choose to visit them. They are experts!
ENT Physicians Are Do-It-Alls
While most people visit their ENT doctor in a clinic or office setting, that’s not the only set of skills under an ENT’s belt. In fact, in-office consults and treatments barely scratch the surface of what an ENT can do. ENTs can treat hearing loss, ear infections, ear wax buildup, as well as vertigo and other balance issues. ENTs can prescribe and adjust hearing aids and cochlear implants. They can also correct deviated septum’s, perform sinus surgery and remove nasal polyps. Ear, Nose and Throat specialists treat vocal cord injuries, swallowing disorders, sleep apnea, allergies and remove tonsils. ENTs also treat other conditions of the neck and head such as cancer. ENTs are skilled surgeons, and many perform reconstructive surgery to correct trauma to different areas of the head, face, and neck. ENTs can also handle cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty or injectables.
ENT Doctors Are On Your Side
Because ENT specialists treat such a wide range of illnesses and disorders, ENTs excel at being professional, approachable, and knowledgeable members of your health team. There is no one better to have at your side when a problem with your ear, nose or throat arises. You need a specialist who has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the area, a physician who will treat you and educate you so that you can feel your best. You need an ENT!
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