At Franciscan Health, each ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor has a specialized combination of education and experience to diagnose and treat patients for a variety of conditions in the head or neck.
Otolaryngology – commonly referred to as ENT – is the medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders related to the ear, nose and throat (ENT). ENT doctors treat patients of all ages, but each age group has its own unique needs that lead them to seek treatment.
When adults seek help from an ENT, generally it is for one of the following conditions:
When children see an ear, nose and throat doctor, it is often for a chronic condition like repeated earaches or tonsillitis. Treatments vary for these conditions, but in some cases, surgery becomes necessary to correct more serious pediatric ENT conditions. Our team of physicians includes specialists in pediatric ear, nose and throat conditions, ensuring each child gets the best care possible.
When surgery is necessary, Franciscan Health makes every effort to provide families the information they need to feel comfortable with their upcoming appointment. On the day of surgery, parents will be involved in every step of the process, being kept informed along the way of the progress of the procedure. Our specialists are aware of the anxiety a parent can feel when a child is in surgery and takes every effort to provide parents comfort and put their minds at ease.