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Ear, Nose, Throat Specialist

A Detroit Medical Center ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, also called an otolaryngologist, is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the:
  • Ears
  • Nose
  • Nasal passages and sinuses
  • Larynx (voice box)
  • Oral cavity
  • Upper pharynx (mouth and throat)
  • Structures of the neck and face



DMC Harper University Hospital and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital are all ranked among the best in southeast Michigan for Ear, Nose and Throat care by U.S.News & World Report.



The Ear
DMC ENT specialists provide medical and surgical treatment for:
  • Hearing disorders
  • Ear infections
  • Balance disorders
  • Facial nerve or cranial nerve disorders
  • Congenital (birth) defects
  • Cancerous disorders of the outer and inner ear
For information on DMC Sinai-Grace's Audiology Services click here.

The Nose
DMC ENT specialists manage disorders involving the:
  • Nasal cavity
  • Paranasal sinuses
  • Allergies
  • Sense of smell
  • Nasal respiration (breathing)
  • External appearance of the nose
  • The Throat
Also specific to the ENT specialty is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the esophagus, including disorders of the voice, breathing and swallowing.

The Head and Neck
In the head and neck area, an ENT specialist is trained to treat infectious diseases, benign and cancerous tumors, facial trauma and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

An ENT specialist may work with a team of doctors in other medical and surgical specialties. For example, they may work with:
  • Neurosurgeons to treat skull base disorders
  • Plastic surgeons to correct cosmetic and traumatic deformities
  • Ophthalmologists to treat structural abnormalities near the eye
  • Oral surgeons to treat jaw and dental trauma
  • Allergists to manage sinus disease
  • Dermatologists to care for skin cancers
  • Oncologists to manage head and neck cancers
  • Pediatricians and family practice doctors to care for common infections and certain congenital conditions

For an appointment, a second opinion or more information, please call 1-888-DMC-2500
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