Allergies affect one in five people in the US and are usually a chronic (or reoccurring) disease. Allergy reactions can be caused by triggers like specific foods or pollens in the air. ENT specialists work with patients to treat allergic reactions with different methods from allergy shots to medications. Consult our doctors as to the best treatment for your allergies.
Cochlear implant surgery could be recommended for patients who have severe hearing loss and don’t benefit from using hearing aids. The surgical procedure is an outpatient surgery and has been performed in patients from infant age to 90 years old. If you would like to learn more about cochlear implantation, contact our audiology team for an evaluation.
Ear care covers a wide variety of symptoms, conditions, and treatments, from chronic ear infections to hearing and balance disorders, congenital deafness, dizziness, skull-base tumors, and others. Our ENT specialists, or more specifically otologists, can make personalized recommendations on treatment options for your condition.
The cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures offered through University of Utah Health Care are performed by the best. Our specialists offer everything in cosmetic surgery from facelifts to nose jobs, brow lifts to laser skin resurfacing. Our reconstructive procedures include nasal surgery, scar treatment, ear reconstruction, and cancer reconstruction. Or visit our offices for rejuvenation services, like Botox, wrinkle fillers, skin resurfacing and chemical peels. Don’t trust your facial surgeries to someone less qualified. Get an evaluation by our plastic and reconstructive surgery specialists.
If you are experiencing symptoms like nose bleeds, dizziness, hearing loss, sore throat, allergies, ear pain and discomfort, or others, make an appointment with our ENT specialist. These otolaryngologists will give you the practical care you need with access to the best specialists possible.
Ear, nose, and throat specialists include hearing specialists (audiologists) who specifically treat hearing loss. These specialists offer hearing tests and help with fitting hearing aids, if the patient chooses this assistive hearing technology. The clinic also carries a wide range of hearing aids and works with the patient to find the best individual solutions for them.
Often, when patients have pain or problems in their head, neck, face, jaws, and mouth, they are referred to an oral maxillofacial surgeon. These problems might need treatment through procedures that can include surgery for sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint surgery (TMJ), wisdom tooth removal, dental implants, facial muscle surgeries, or other procedures that treat similar orthodontic problems.
Ear, nose, and throat doctors that specifically treat children are pediatric ENTs (or otolaryngologists). These doctors can treat chronic ear infections, hearing disorders, tonsillitis and sinusitis, tumors of the head and neck, congenital (conditions from birth) abnormalities, or other conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. If your child has pain or discomfort in one of these areas, make an appointment with one of our pediatric ENTs.
When patients need surgery for nose, sinus, or skull-base tumors, subspecialists in rhinology, sinus, and skull-base surgery are recommended. These specialists specifically treat conditions from seasonal allergies, disorders of the nose and/or sinuses, and tumors at the skull base.
Sleep apnea can affect people in all age groups and both genders. It is a breathing disorder that disturbs sleep. Symptoms of sleep apnea can include snoring, high blood pressure, and daytime sleepiness, along with more serious symptoms like an irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and stroke. If you might have sleep apnea, your doctor will refer you to an oral surgeon, such as our oral maxillofacial surgeons here at U of U Health Care.
Examples of voice disorders include reoccurring laryngitis, vocal fold paralysis, aging voice (presbylaryngis), papilloma, cancer of the vocal folds, muscle tension, and breathing disorders that affect the voice box, along with others. Our specialists will carefully evaluate the conditions and create a customized treatment plan for each patient that may include medication, behavioral, surgical, or other options.