Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology (ENT)

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:


  • 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


  • 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

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