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What is Otolaryngology?


Otolaryngology (pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee) is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.


Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. They are commonly referred to as ENT physicians.


Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. They are experts in facial plastic surgery.


Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.


Otolaryngologist - head and neck surgeons, spend up to 15 years training to treat conditions of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.


Source: The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery