Our bodies are complex, and we recognize that conditions of the ear, nose and throat greatly affect quality of life. Our ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists, also called otolaryngologists, are trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the
- Nasal passages and sinuses
- Larynx (voice box)
- Oral cavity
- Upper pharynx (mouth and throat)
- Structures of the neck and face
Comprehensive Care — From Earaches to Sore Throats
Whatever your concern, the board-certified otolaryngology experts and rehabilitation specialists at the DMC provide comprehensive ENT care at convenient locations.
When appropriate, ENT program clinicians partner with other DMC specialists and researchers to provide multidisciplinary care, generally looking to surgical treatments as a last resort.
With diagnostics, advanced therapies and expert subspecialists, Detroit Medical Center is a one-stop destination for comprehensive ear, nose and throat (ENT) care:
- Easy access to MRI and CT scanners
- Onsite diagnostic technologies and voice
- Swallowing and speech therapies
- Pediatric otolaryngology
- Head and neck surgery
- Hearing and balance disorder assessment
- Voice, swallow and speech rehabilitation
Head & Neck Surgery
From throat cancer and cysts of the neck to thyroid disease and lymph node enlargements, practitioners in the Department of Otolaryngology treat patients with any medical issues of the head and neck, excluding the spine and spinal cord.
We’re able to diagnose and distinguish between simple, reversible hearing loss and more permanent, nerve-based hearing loss.
From motion sickness and vertigo to viral balance disorders and Meniere’s disease, physicians in the Department of Otolaryngology diagnose and treat a wide variety of vestibular disorders.
While balance disorders were once commonly treated with surgery, DMC otolaryngologists are often able to treat patients on site through medical management and vestibular therapy or exercises.
The Hearing and Balance Center features technologies, including ENG (electronystagmography) and VAT (vestibular autorotation testing) equipment.
Voice, Swallow & Speech Rehabilitation
As the U.S. population ages and an increasing number of patients receive radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, voice and swallowing disorders are on the rise. DMC ENT specialists use videostroboscopy and comprehensive voice and swallowing measurement tools for the diagnosis of a wide range of head and neck pathologies.
Our experts provide a wide variety of innovative medical treatments and follow-up rehabilitation therapies for swallowing function, regardless of the underlying cause.
Pediatric ENT Services
ENT specialists collaborate with Children’s Hospital of Michigan, using a wide range of medical and surgical interventions to treat injuries, diseases and congenital anomalies of the ear, nose and throat.
For information regarding Pediatric ENT services at the DMC, please visit the Children’s Hospital of Michigan ENT page.
DMC Researchers Advance the Practice of ENT Medicine Nationwide
Physician researchers at the DMC are studying various ear, nose and throat conditions in hopes of finding new ways to accurately diagnose and treat patients. With the high patient volume and diverse pathologies encountered at the DMC, researchers are able to make important contributions to the practice of ear, nose and throat medicine.
Recent research includes allergic laryngitis, idiopathic vocal fold paralysis, iatrogenic esophageal perforation and the role of instrumental swallow evaluations in patients with reflux disease.