Commonly called ENT providers, otolaryngologists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions involving the ears, nose, throat, head and neck. The specialization often includes work with hearing loss, sinus problems, allergies, rhinitis, tonsils and some sleep conditions. Our providers care for patients ranging in age from infant to adult.
What Do Otolaryngologists/ENT Providers Treat?
Ears - ENT providers are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ears) and some cranial nerve disorders. Otolaryngologists also manage congenital disorders of the outer and inner ear.
Nose - Millions of people suffer from allergies and sinusitis each year. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Common issues in the nasal area include allergies/allergic rhinitis, smell disorders, polyps and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum. If you are suffering from chronic sinus infections or environmental/seasonal allergies, contact UnityPoint Clinic ENT & Sleep Services – North Port at (563) 264-9197.
Throat - Otolaryngologists are skilled in managing diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), and the upper digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.
Head and Neck - This area of the body includes the important functions of sight, smell, hearing and the appearance of the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infections, benign tumors and facial nerve disease or injury.
ENT providers diagnose and treat many conditions, including:
- Sleep disturbances (including snoring and sleep apnea)
- Throat and voice disorders
- Deviated nasal septum
- Hearing loss
- Loss or change of sense of smell and taste
Schedule an Appointment
To establish care with an ENT provider, contact UnityPoint Clinic ENT & Sleep Services – North Port at (563) 264-9197.