Surgeons in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ear, nose and throat, or ENT) care for people who have disorders of the head and neck region.
Mayo surgeons perform hundreds of more common procedures, such as removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) and sinus surgery. But they also perform highly complex surgery such as endoscopic skull base surgery for pituitary tumors and robotic surgery for throat cancer. All of the staff surgeons have been specially trained in ENT and have an average of 15 years of post-training experience.
Professional Research Consultants, a national firm that conducts ongoing patient satisfaction surveys, has recognized the ENT practice in Florida with a 5-Star Service Excellence award for achieving high marks from patients when compared with similar practices across the country. Additionally, the hospital at Mayo Clinic in Florida was recognized as the top hospital in the country based on patient satisfaction.
Specialists in the department have expertise in the following areas:
- Endocrine surgery
- Head and neck cancers
- Hearing Aid Clinic
- Laryngology — voice disorders
- Otology and neuro-otology — ear problems
- Rhinology — Sinus Center
- Skull base surgery
- Vestibular/Balance Lab