Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat or ENT) is a medical and surgical specialty that focuses on head and neck diseases and disorders. Mayo Clinic has one of the largest otorhinolaryngology practices in the world, with more than 40 specialists providing care to patients in Arizona, Minnesota and Florida.
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology is divided into experienced experts in the following subspecialities:
- Otology/Neurotology (ear problems)
- Laryngology/Voice disorders
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Rhinology (nose and sinus problems)
- General Otorhinolaryngology
- Medical Otorhinolaryngology
Mayo's otorhinolaryngologists work closely with other specialists to provide coordinated, comprehensive care for thousands of patients annually. They work particularly closely with specialists in Speech Pathology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology. Pediatric care is available at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.
Physician researchers at Mayo Clinic actively participate in research programs to continually improve treatment options for patients. Mayo's ENT research has led to advancements in surgical treatments such as transoral (through the mouth) laser microsurgery, transoral robotic surgery and microvascular (small blood vessels) head and neck reconstruction surgery.