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Dr. Kennedy Otolaryngology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and also head AND neck disorders. The full cumberson name of the specialty is otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Practitioners are called otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, or sometimes otorhinolaryngologists (ORL). The commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat) (oto = ear, rhino = nose, larynx = throat). Otolaryngologists are medical or osteopathic doctors who have complete at least five years of surgical residency training. This includes one year in general surgical training and four years in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. Otolaryngology is considered to be one of the most competitive residency fields. Following residency training, some otolaryngologists elect advanced sub-speciality fellowship training which can range from one to three years in duration.

Sub-specialties and the areas of treament they address:

Otology/Neuro-otology

  • Dizziness
  • BPPV - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Labyrinthitis / Vestibular Neuronitis
  • Ménière's Disease / Endolymphatic Hydrops
  • Perilymphatic Fistula
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Hearing Loss
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otitis Externa - outer ear or ear canal inflammation
  • Otitis Media - middle ear inflammation
  • Otitis Interna - inner ear inflammation
  • Perforated Eardrum (hole in the eardrum due to infection, trauma, explosion or loud noise)

    Rhinology (sinus diseases and anterior skull base)

  • Environmental Allergies
  • Sinusitis - acute, chronic
  • Rhinitis
  • Empty Nose Syndrome

    Pediatric Otolaryngology

  • Laryngomalacia
  • Caustic Ingestion
  • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Myringotomy and ear tube placement

    Laryngology

  • Dysphonia / Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Reinke's Edema
  • Vocal Cord Nodules & Polyps
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Tracheostomy
  • The Professional Voice
  • Cancer of the Larynx

    Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Browlift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Genioplasty
  • Injectable Cosmetic Treatments
  • Trauma to the Face
  • Nasal Bone Fracture
  • Mandible Fracture
  • Orbital Fracture
  • Frontal Sinus Fracture
  • Complex Lacerations and Soft Tissue Damage


  • The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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