Advances in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian features a world-class team of experts who provide comprehensive ear, nose, and throat care and other head and neck surgical services for patients of all ages.

Our program is world-renowned for innovative procedures and technologies such as transoral robotic surgery, salivary endoscopy, hearing loss services, and skull base surgery. We provide specialized care for children in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital. A point of pride for the program is our combined residency program which gives students at both Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medical College the opportunity to become the top doctors of tomorrow.

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Innovations Report for Otolaryngology

The Report on Clinical and Scientific Innovations in Otolaryngology highlights the works of NewYork-Presbyterian physicians and scientists in skull base surgery, hearing loss, nasal disorders, and sleep apnea.

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Head and Neck Surgeons Pioneer Gender-Affirming Transoral Endoscopic Chondrolaryngoplasty for Transgender Patients

Weill Cornell Medicine surgeons are the first academic clinicians in the United States to publish the results of scarless neck feminization procedure.

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New Study Investigates How Cochlear Implants Work in People with Single-Sided Deafness

A new study by a Columbia neurotologist is correlating clinical data with imaging findings.

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New Classification System That Provides Common Language for Primary Benign Orbital Tumors Validated by Otolaryngologists

The five-class ORBIT system validated by a Columbia physician helps predict surgical outcomes and improves communication with patients with primary benign orbital tumors.

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NewYork-Presbyterian Characterizes Genes to Predict Risk of Tongue Cancer

A Weill Cornell Medicine head and neck surgeon shares findings from a new study using whole genome sequencing to identify biomarkers that can predict progression from dysplasia to carcinoma.

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Toward a New Understanding of Mechanosensory Innervation in the Oral Cavity

A Columbia scientist with appointments in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery pursues research to clarify the role of somatosensory neurons in oral functions, including swallowing disorders.

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Deciphering the Complex Biology of Head and Neck Cancer

A Columbia head and neck surgeon and scientist investigates the molecular intricacies of head and neck cancer using three-dimensional organoid modeling.
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Managing Recurrent Epistaxis with Nasal Cautery

Columbia otolaryngologist and an expert in sinus and nasal disorders demonstrates the physical examination and technique for nasal cauterization with silver nitrate in an online clinical video in The New England Journal of Medicine.

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A Brush with Success: Getting to the Source of Allergies

A Weill Cornell Medicine otolaryngic allergist develops and tests the efficacy of the mucosal brush biopsy, a novel, less invasive method of testing immunoglobin E sensitization in local environments.

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How COVID-19 is Advancing Understanding of Olfactory Dysfunction

Columbia faculty reveal mechanisms behind loss of smell in patients with COVID-19 and implications for other diseases.

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Tracheostomy Aftercare Team Fills Critical Need

During the pandemic, Columbia otolaryngologists created the Safe Tracheostomy Aftercare Taskforce (STAT) Team, which significantly increased rates of decannulation before discharge, enabling patients to progress to rehabilitation and independence.

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Pursuing Progress in the Care of Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Weill Cornell Medicine otolaryngologists draw on new techniques and technologies to optimize vocal health.

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The Influence of Hearing Loss on the Aging Brain

Columbia otologist/neurotologist examines link with cognitive decline.

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Sinonasal Cancer: Improved Outcomes in the Endoscopic Era

Research examines trends in disease specific survival for paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancers over time in a national population.

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Orchestrating Comprehensive Care for the Performing Artist

The Center for the Performing Artist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell offers specialized expertise in performing arts medicine tailored to the needs of professional and aspiring artists.

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On the Frontlines of Cochlear Implant Research

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia is advancing the field of cochlear implantation through a dynamic and expanding clinical and research program.

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New Technology Expands Applications for Cochlear Implants

Technological breakthroughs in cochlear implants are allowing clinicians at the Cochlear Implant Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to help more patients with residual hearing than ever before.

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Spring 2016