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What subspecialties are otolaryngologists trained in?

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Otolaryngologists often are trained in the following subspecialties:

  • Allergy: These doctors treat environmental allergies (like pollen or pet dander) with medicine or a series of shots called immunology. They also can help you find out if you have a food allergy.
  • Facial and reconstructive surgery: These doctors do cosmetic surgery like face lifts and nose jobs. They also help people whose looks have been changed by an accident or who were born with issues that need to be fixed.
  • Head and neck: If you have a tumor in your nose, sinuses, mouth, throat, voice box, or upper esophagus, this kind of specialist can help you.
  • Laryngology: These doctors treat diseases and injuries that affect your voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. They also can help diagnose and treat swallowing problems.
  • Otology and neurotology: If you have any kind of issue with your ears, these specialists can help. They treat conditions like infections, hearing loss, dizziness, and ringing or buzzing in your ears (tinnitus).
  • Pediatric otolaryngologists: Your child might not be able to tell his doctor what's bothering him. Pediatric otolaryngologists are specially trained to treat youngsters, and they have tools and exam rooms designed to put kids at ease.

From: What Is an Otolaryngologist? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 14, 2019

SOURCES:

Association of American Medical Colleges: "Otolaryngology."

Columbia University Medical Center: "What Is Otolaryngology?'

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "What Is An Otolaryngologist?"

Cleveland Clinic: "Laryngology."

The American Academy of Pediatrics: "What Is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?"

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: "Snoring and Sleep Apnea."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 14, 2019

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