Hearing, speaking and breathing: These typically automatic actions enable your communication and, indeed, life itself. When any of the intricate systems in your ears, nose or throat suffer from injury or illness, turn to otolaryngologists in the Sutter Health network for support. These specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the ears, nose and sinuses, voice box (larynx), oral cavity, and mouth and throat (upper pharynx), as well as structures of the neck and face.
Using state-of-the-art technology and research, otolaryngologists care for a wide range of conditions, from sinusitis and hearing loss to obstructive sleep apnea and head and neck cancer. Otolaryngology differs from other specialties because doctors receive training in both medicine and surgery—so you won’t need a referral to a separate surgeon.
Our staff will also help you with medication management, surgery prep and post-op care, and education or support as needed throughout your treatment and healing process.
If you or your child need help for a complex craniofacial abnormality, such as a cleft palate or other structural problem, a multidisciplinary team of ENT doctors, cosmetic surgeons and other specialists will work together to provide care for you.
If you are an adult concerned about throat cancer, our specialists can evaluate any Ear, Nose and Throat disorder.
Otolaryngologists can also perform:
- Ear surgery (ear tubes, ear drum reconstruction, cochlear implants)
- Sinus surgery, including balloon sinuplasti, image guidance systems
- Nasal surgery (airway reconstruction)
- Throat surgery (tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy)
- Head and neck surgery (comprehensive treatment of tongue, throat and sinus salavary tumors)
- Endocrine surgery (including thyroid and parathyroid surgery)
- Laryngeal surgery (microscopic vocal surgery)
- Facial plastic surgery (cosmetic and reconstructive surgery)