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Otolaryngology

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Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the ear, nose and throat. It is also known as ENT. The otolaryngologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital have extensive training and vast knowledge in this branch of medicine, which ensures the assignment of a correct and accurate diagnosis and the prescription of the most effective treatment. If you struggle with a condition or disease concerning the ears, nose or throat, we encourage you to come to our hospital, where you will receive the healthcare you need in a warm and compassionate environment.

Low-Risk, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Our team of skilful otolaryngologists can perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of conditions such as balance disorders, smell or taste problems, hearing impairment and breathing or swallowing difficulties. By virtue of the state of the art technology our hospital is equipped with, you will benefit from low-risk surgery for the otolaryngic issue you suffer from. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery are numerous, including minimal scarring, fast recovery and a low risk of postoperative complications. Some of the most common otolaryngic conditions and diseases our talented surgeons can provide treatment for are:

  • acoustic neuroma
  • balance disorders
  • barotrauma of the ear
  • glue ear
  • hearing loss
  • otosclerosis
  • perforated eardrum
  • tinnitus
  • deviated septum
  • nasal polyps
  • smell and taste disorders
  • snoring
  • dry mouth
  • dysphagia and swallowing problems
  • facial trauma
  • sleep apnea
  • tonsillitis
  • vocal cord disorders

Regardless of the complexity or severity of your ear, nose or throat problem, you can rest assured that the professional otolaryngologist surgeons at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital will recommend you the most effective, as well as the safest, treatment approach following a thorough health evaluation. For the last 50 years, we have been providing excellent medical services to the Los Angeles community and our specialists are permanently striving to improve the quality of the healthcare they offer. If you choose our hospital to undergo ENT surgery, you will receive the treatment you need in a warm and caring environment.

We Use the Latest Diagnostic Tools for Otolaryngic Problems

Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital has the privilege of using the most innovative technology when it comes to diagnosing conditions and diseases of the ear, nose and throat. A complete health evaluation is essential before our specialists recommend you the treatment you need, as there are numerous factors we need to take into consideration before guiding you toward the therapeutic approach that is the most suitable for your issue. For this reason, you will have to undergo one or more of the following tests and exams in order to receive a correct and accurate diagnosis:

  • acoustic immittance measures
  • audiometry
  • auditory brainstem response
  • distortion-product otoacoustic emissions
  • electrocochleography
  • otoacoustic emissions
  • videonystagmography
  • nasal endoscopy

It is worthy of note that none of these tests and exams involve any pain or discomfort to the patient, which is another reason for which you should not postpone your appointment. Furthermore, we will do everything possible to make sure you are comfortable during the diagnostic procedures you have to undergo, as we highly value the safety and wellbeing of our patients. Another benefit of these procedures is that they are usually quick, which will allow our otolaryngic experts to assign you a diagnosis within a very short time.

Frequently Asked Questions

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