What is Otolaryngology and What is An Otalaryngologist?


Otolaryngology is the field of medicine primarily concerned with problems with the ear, nose, and throat. An otolaryngologist is a head and neck surgeon who diagnoses and provides medical and surgical treatment for the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory system, and other head and neck systems. This specialist also treats disorders of the larynx (voicebox) and hearing.

Other areas of concern to the otolaryngologist are treatment of diseases, allergies, and related disorders of the head and neck (excluding cervical spine, carotid, and brain diseases). Otolaryngology is commonly called ENT, because it primarily deals with the ear, nose, and throat.