Ear, Nose & Throat/Head
& Neck Surgery

Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions

Whether you have a minor ear, nose and throat issue or struggle with a more severe condition such as cancer, our team is ready to help. We understand these types of issues can take a toll on your quality of life. We are leaders in the medical and surgical management of your ear, nose and throat symptoms and conditions. Our dedicated team of providers can help provide relief and treatment for:

Ear Conditions

While the ear is one part of your body, it is divided into three separate pieces: the external, middle and inner ear. Each component may have its concerns and require special treatment. Our ENT specialists are trained to take care of all your ear needs and get you back to feeling your best.

Learn how we diagnose and treat ear conditions by visiting our Audiology Program or viewing our otology and neurotology services available.

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can develop at any age and may be caused by many different factors. Hearing loss is most often categorized as sensorineural (damage to inner ear), conductive (obstruction/ damage to outer or middle ear), or mixed.

Learn more about hearing loss by visiting our Audiology Program or viewing our otology and neurotology services available.

Head & Neck Cancer Conditions

Cancers of the head and neck are further categorized by the area of the head or neck in which they begin. These areas can include oral cavity, pharynx (throat), larynx (voice box), paranasal sinuses & nasal cavity and salivary glands. The symptoms of head and neck cancers may include a lump or a sore that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty in swallowing and a change or hoarseness in the voice. These symptoms may also be caused by other, less serious conditions.

Learn more about head and neck cancer conditions and treatments by visiting our head and neck cancer services.

Head and Neck Disorders

Head and neck conditions may include thyroid problems, sinus disorders, and head and neck cancers. Head and necks surgeons are often called ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors or otolaryngologists. Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty. It covers the diagnosis and treatment of many common disorders affecting the head and neck.

Head and neck surgery may be a treatment for different head and neck cancers affecting the nasal cavity, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, lips, tonsils, and larynx. Other conditions treated by head and neck surgery may include:

  • Head and neck injuries
  • Sinus pain
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Tonsil issues
  • Jaw issues
  • Thyroid conditions
  • and more

Neck Cysts

Congenital head and neck masses are lumps (cysts) in the neck, face, scalp or ear. Many of these should be removed to prevent infection. The most common congenital head and neck masses are dermoid cysts, branchial cleft cysts and thyroglossal duct cysts.

  • Dermoid cysts are usually found on the scalp, face, or neck and need to be removed because they can grow larger or become infected.
  • Branchial cleft cysts develop in the neck of young children and are surgically removed to prevent infection.
  • Thyroglossal duct cysts are lumps in the middle of the neck near the Adam’s apple or under the chin. Removal is typically required to prevent infection.

Learn more about neck cysts diagnosis, treatment and therapies by visiting our head and neck cancer services.

Nose and Sinus Conditions

Nose and sinus conditions can range from seasonal allergies to more complex issues like chronic sinusitis, which may be brought on by an infection, growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or inflammation of the lining of your sinuses. Other conditions that impair breathing, such as a deviated septum, can be treated to help improve the proper function of the nose.

Receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of conditions of the nose and sinuses at the Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center.

Salivary Gland Conditions

Salivary glands produce saliva to moisten the mouth, help protect teeth from decay and aide in the digestion of food. There are three major salivary glands in the mouth: the parotid, ubmandibular, and sublingual glands. The saliva produced by these glands drain into the mouth through small ducts, and when these ducts become blocked, the saliva cannot drain. If simple measures don’t relieve the problem, surgery may be required to remove the blockage and/or the affected gland.

Learn how salivary gland conditions are diagnosed and treated by visiting our Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center.

Skull Base Conditions

The skull base includes structures of the anterior, middle, and posterior cranial fossa. These regions may be involved by disease originating intracranially, within the bone of the skull base itself, and extracranially, outside of the cranium (bones that surround the brain).

We offer comprehensive treatment for anterior, lateral and posterior cranial base lesions, treatment of vascular anomalies, extirpation of benign and malignant tumors and infections, management of craniofacial trauma, repair of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) leaks and the repair of complex facial trauma. 

Learn about more about the diagnosis and treatment of brain and skull base conditions at the Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center.

Sleep Disorders

Snoring is harsh, noisy, rattling breathing caused by an improper inflow and air outflow while sleeping. When falling asleep, the throat muscles relax, the tongue slips backward, and the throat narrows. If anything is obstructing the free flow of air at the back of your mouth and nose—a sinus infection, a nasal polyp, etc.—it can intensify the narrowing of your airway. This leads to vibrations in the loose throat muscles, causing the snoring sound.

In the worst cases, snoring can signal a serious condition such as obstructive sleep apnea, a condition linked to cardiac problems that can be fatal if left untreated. Snoring is a problem to discuss with your doctor, as is anything that interferes with a good night’s sleep.

Learn more about snoring treatments, services and therapies at the Sinus, Nasal and Allergy Center. 

Throat and Larynx Conditions

Throat and larynx conditions include voice disorders, swallowing disorders, dysphonia and tumors of the larynx.. Vocal disorders can arise from vocal fold misuse, vocal fold abuse, or from other causes. Our expertise and focus on the voice and upper airway ensure you have access to the best care and most recent techniques.

Receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment for throat and laryngeal disorders at the Emory Voice Center.

Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland affects almost all of the metabolic processes in the body through the hormones it produces. Problems with the thyroid gland may range from small, harmless conditions to more severe diseases like cancer. We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment of thyroid disorders including papillary carcinoma follicular cell carcinoma, medullary carcinoma, goiter and Graves’ disease.

Learn more about thyroid disorder treatments and therapies made available through our team of multidisciplinary specialists.

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