Neuro-Otology

As a regional referral center, Beaumont has a host of ear, nose and throat specialists who can provide treatments for many conditions. Common conditions such as having tubes put into ears to more complex issues dealing with head and neck cancers, can be treated with the latest technologies.

As one of the largest groups of ear, nose and throat physicians in the area, the doctors at Beaumont have a wide range of specialties including otolaryngology/skull surgery, head and neck surgery, cosmetic surgery, pediatrics, general conditions and cancer.

From the very young to the most mature, you can rely on your Beaumont ear, nose and throat specialist to provide you with the best treatment available. You will have the opportunity to take an active role in your health and take guidance from some of the top experts in the medical field.

In a convenient, safe and professional hospital setting, your examination and treatment includes the latest technologies. Beaumont doctors use image guided CT or MRI scans to complete many surgeries. Image-guided surgery uses a type of x-ray projected onto a TV screen. As your doctor performs surgery, his movements are projected onto the same TV screen as the x-rays. This gives your doctor excellent guidance during surgery.

Image-guided surgery is just one of the many treatments available at Beaumont. Infections and congenital conditions are also treated with the newest therapies. With so many options available, for common conditions to the most complex, you can receive the care you need and deserve at Beaumont.

What is Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that focuses on medical and surgical treatment for patients who have disorders of the:

  • ear, which may include:
    • hearing problems
    • ear infections
    • balance disorders
    • tinnitus
    • nerve pain
    • facial nerve disorders
    • cranial nerve disorders
  • nose, which may include:
    • allergies
    • problems with smelling
    • appearance of the nose
  • throat, which may include:
    • diseases of the larynx (voice box)
    • upper aero-digestive tract disorders
    • disorders involving the esophagus
    • voice disorders
    • swallowing disorders
  • related structures of the head and neck, which may include:
    • nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face
    • infectious diseases
    • benign and malignant tumors
    • trauma to the face
    • deformities of the face
    • cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery

Physicians who specialize in otolaryngology are called otolaryngologists. Sometimes they are referred to as ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialists.

Otolaryngologists may also choose to specialize in any of the following:

  • pediatric otolaryngology (children's disorders)
  • otology / neurotology (ears, balance, and tinnitus)
  • allergy
  • facial cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery
  • head and neck diseases
  • laryngology (throat)
  • rhinology (nose)