General Ear, Nose & Throat

Expert Team-Based Care for Any Ear, Nose & Throat Condition

University Hospitals has a broad and experienced team of ear, nose and throat specialists to diagnose and treat any otolaryngology condition in both adults and children.

With high-level expertise across every subspecialty of otolaryngology, our team is ranked No. 16 in the nation for ear, nose and throat care by U.S. News & World Report, providing the most comprehensive ENT care in the region.

We determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and use the most advanced treatments to improve your immediate symptoms, but more importantly, your quality of life. Our team also makes it easier to access our services with appointments available at a range of locations across Northeast Ohio.

Treating Both Common and Complex ENT Conditions

At University Hospitals, our team effectively treats every condition that affects the inside of your head and neck. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained experts provide specialized care, including:

Multidisciplinary Approach for Improved Outcomes

For the expert diagnosis and treatment of head and neck conditions, we bring together the expertise from a team of clinical specialists. This multidisciplinary approach allows our team to pinpoint causes of your condition and determine optimal treatment. Our ENT team partners with other specialists, as needed, including:

  • Oncologists
  • Pediatric otolaryngologists
  • Facial plastic surgeons
  • Endocrinologists
  • Rheumatologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Allergists
  • Audiologists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists

Our physicians also collaborate with Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine on groundbreaking research and clinical trials in areas such as age-related hearing loss, balance disorders and head and neck cancer.

Advanced Diagnostic Testing Available Across the Region

UH fellowship-trained otolaryngologists use advanced diagnostic tools to examine all areas of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat and other areas to find the root cause of your problems. In many cases, we will conduct examinations with a thin, lighted tube called an endoscope. Our endoscopic and other advanced imaging equipment helps identify symptom causes, but also helps us rule out more serious conditions.

We may also use X-ray, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of your head or neck. Such diagnostic testing services are available at a range of convenient locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

Leading-Edge Treatments

Many ENT conditions require medical treatment or ENT surgery, or a combination of both. Our team will work with you to find the treatments that help you meet your health goals and improve your overall wellness.

Some of our treatments are among the most advanced in the region, including proton therapy which is a specialized and highly targeted type of radiation treatment for many kinds of cancer, including those in the head and neck.

Other advanced treatments we offer include:

  • Endoscopic surgery: These minimally invasive procedures remove polyps, blockages and tumors around the nose, sinuses, ear or throat.
  • CyberKnife®: A targeted radiation treatment for treating hard-to-reach tumors without the use of a scalpel or anesthesia.
  • Inspire therapy: A pacemaker-like device is implanted in the upper chest to reduce sleep apnea and snoring symptoms. UH was the first to offer this sleep apnea treatment in Northeast Ohio.
  • Pulsed-KTP laser: A minimally invasive procedure for removing lesions on vocal cords.

In addition to ENT specialty care, we have physicians skilled in facial plastic surgery for reconstructive procedures after injury or treatment, as well as for cosmetic procedures.

Schedule Your Appointment with an ENT Expert Today

Don’t let your ear, nose or throat condition diminish your quality of life. Our team of ear, nose and throat doctors at University Hospitals can start your path to relief today. For more information on when to see an ENT specialist or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations, contact us today.

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