Hearing, speaking, and breathing are functions many of us take for granted. But when they are impaired, quality of life can be significantly affected. NewYork-Presbyterian has a team of experts who provide comprehensive care for patients of all ages with the disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT).
Otorhinolaryngology is the care of patients with ENT disorders. The specialty has grown to include other disorders of the general head and neck region. Both NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center have specialized Divisions in their Otolaryngology Departments, featuring experts in such areas as:
- Otology (disorders of the ear)
- Hearing loss
- Balance and dizziness issues
- Rhinology (nose and sinus disorders — including allergies)
- Voice and swallowing problems (disorders of the larynx, also known as the voice box)
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Head and neck surgery, including surgery for head and neck cancers
- Evaluation of head and neck soft tissue masses or lesions
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgical disorders
- Sleep breathing disorders
- Pediatric ENT, including ear infections, breathing problems, tonsil and adenoid issues, and congenital masses or lesions
- Otolaryngology (general ENT services)
Care is available for patients of all ages at a number of convenient locations, including the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Washington Heights, and midtown and lower Manhattan. Each patient's healthcare team offers comprehensive care that includes diagnostic testing using the most modern methods available, personalized treatment, surgical techniques performed using minimally invasive approaches whenever possible, reconstructive surgery to restore appearance and function, and rehabilitation services, such as speech and swallowing therapy.
From common ENT disorders that can be treated in a doctor's office to complex problems requiring sophisticated surgery, all of each patient's ENT needs can be met at NewYork-Presbyterian.