Ear, nose and throat doctors, known as ENTs, train in a field known as otolaryngology. Even though this word appears frequently online and within medical publications, its actual scope and meaning remain a mystery to many people. That’s why for this post. I want to highlight a resource that may help to demystify what exactly we do, and why.
This page offers some lucid explanations of ENT medicine, including an overview of the rapidly advancing state of our field:
ENT specialists have a growing number of technologies in their armamentarium, from the most sophisticated cochlear implants to give the gift of hearing to both children and adults, to tiny endoscopes that gobble up inflamed tissue and polyps in the nose.
The piece goes on to describe our approach to everything from hearing loss to sinus symptoms to thyroid disease, and includes a nice section on the treatment of snoring.
I am proud to have been named one of the best ENTs in Los Angeles by SuperDoctors for several years in a row. If you are experiencing any issues or concerns surrounding the ear, nose, or throat, please reach out to the LA Sinus Institute today.