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Ear, nose and throat (ENT, otolaryngology)


Otolaryngologists or head and neck surgeons are doctors who treat conditions affecting the ears, face, jaw, nose, sinuses and throat.

They use their knowledge of breathing and eating functions to treat and prevent allergies, hearing loss, voice loss and other problems affecting the head and neck areas. This could involve plastic or reconstructive surgery or non-surgical therapy.




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Source: American Board of Medical Specialties; American Medical Association

First published: 08/01/2004
Last updated: 11/06/2012

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics; J Richard Sheely, MD, medical director, Allina Health clinics