When you or your child’s ears need care because of painful ear infection or some other problem, an otolaryngologist—an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist—can help. With more than 140 ENT doctors throughout the Sutter Health Northern California network, we are ready to work with you to diagnose and treat these delicate sensory instruments.
Whatever is troubling your ears, you have access to comprehensive treatments, such as prompt and effective care for child or adult ear infections; physical and occupational therapy for balance disorders; medication, electrical stimulation and tinnitus retraining therapy for ringing or other disruptive sounds; surgery to repair damaged eardrums; and cosmetic ear-pinning surgery for prominent ears.
If you’ve got surfer’s ear—excess bone growth inside the ear caused by exposure to cold water—some specialists offer a minimally invasive technique, pioneered by Douglas Hetzler M.D., at PAMF, to remove the bone growth. This expertise means you’ll enjoy rapid healing, pain relief and a faster return to the water sports you love.