The name says it all: ear, nose and throat. This medical specialty, also known as otolaryngology, involves the study and treatment of several interconnected systems within the head – systems that can share infections and symptoms through the wet barriers of the mucosa.
One of the interesting things about ENT medicine is that its specialists straddle the line between diagnosis and intervention, giving patients expert medical management tools while offering surgery as a last resort. Here’s one ENT describing this equation:
The nice thing about otolaryngology is that it’s a nice balance between helping patients in the office without needing to do surgery while at the same time identifying those patients who would benefit from surgery and fixing them,” he said. “I think just in general philosophically, what one wants in a surgeon is you assume they’ve got good technical skills, but really it is judgment. The good judgment is not when to operate but when not to operate.
ENT covers such diverse issues as deviated septum, nasal polyps, sinusitis, and a wide array of head and neck ailments. Look around my website and you can read more about some of the issues I treat, including issues from enlarged turbinates to sinus cancer.
To speak with the best sinus surgeon in Los Angeles, contact the ENT professionals of the Los Angeles Sinus Institute today.