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Otolaryngologists, or ENT physicians as they are often names, are medical specialists trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with ENT (ear, nose and throat) diseases and disorders.
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Our specialists can successfully perform minimally invasive procedures, including endoscopic sinus surgery
The new surgical technologies of our days combined with the knowledge and experience of physicians at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital, allow the treatment of diseases and disorders that used to be regarded as incurable – through tympanoplasty, for example, ENT surgeons are able not only to reconstruct a seriously damaged eardrum but also to improve the hearing of the patient.
Otolaryngology (or otorhinolaryngology) deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, and in addition, with the related areas of the head and neck.
Ear related diseases and disorders include:
Nose related diseases and disorders include:
Throat related diseases and disorders include:
Head and neck related diseases and disorders include:
Physicians specialized in ENT affections may be referred to as otorhinolaryngologists, otolaryngologists, ENT doctors, ENT surgeons, or head and neck surgeons.
Patients experiencing breathing or swallowing difficulties, ear infections, hearing problems, allergy symptoms or other diseases and disorders of the ear, nose and throat region, are advised to consult an ENT specialist as soon as possible. Otolaryngologists at Cedars Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital deal with and treat a wide range of ENT conditions, including:
Each of these conditions requires specialized knowledge and approach. Recent medical technology advances give ENT surgeons valuable tools that paired with experience and expertise allow timely intervention, with higher than ever chances for quick healing.
Depending on the type of affection that needs to be treated, its severity and acute or chronic nature, otolaryngologists at Marina Del Rey Hospital use many of the modern medical procedures available, among which we find:
The number of diagnostic tools available to an ENT physician is large and lists not only X-ray procedures and CT-scans but also highly specialized in-depths testing. Some examples are:
The great advantage of these diagnostic tools is that they are quick, the patient does not experience pain, and allow a thorough evaluation and diagnosis of a great number of ENT disorders.
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