Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)
Otolaryngology is the medical field focused on diagnosing and treating conditions of the ears, nose, throat (ENT), sinuses, larynx, mouth and structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists are doctors with specialized training in medical and surgical treatment of ENT disorders and diseases.
Experts in Treating Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
The ear, nose and throat specialists affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital have extensive training and experience in treating a wide range of ENT conditions in adults and children. After listening to your concerns and conducting a thorough examination and any necessary tests, your ENT specialist will talk with you about your diagnosis and the best treatment options.
Our audiologists are also available for hearing testing and hearing aid services.
ENT Conditions We Treat
Our otolaryngologists specialize in diagnosing and treating ENT disorders including:
- Ear – ear infections, hearing loss, balance disorders and ear noise (tinnitus)
- Nose – allergies, sinus conditions, smell disorders, sleep apnea, polyps and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum
- Throat – diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), thyroid, esophagus and voice and swallowing disorders
- Head and neck – infections and tumors, facial trauma and deformities of the face
Many ENT specialists are also trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery for both medical and cosmetic purposes.
Learn more about ear, nose and throat conditions at our online Health Encyclopedia.
Related ENT Services
North Kansas City Hospital also offers complete rehabilitation services for vestibular (inner ear) disorders and speech and language therapies, including voice and swallow therapies.
Find out about related care for allergies, infectious diseases and sleep disorders at North Kansas City Hospital.