Head and Neck Surgery(ENT)
Otolaryngology is the surgical specialty of the head and neck – or ear, nose and throat (ENT). Head and neck surgeons at UC San Diego Health System treat adults and children who are experiencing acute or chronic head and neck problems, including:
Hearing and Balance Disorders
UC San Diego Health System is a leader in the correction of ear disorders. We perform surgery for hearing reconstruction including the ear drum and the ossicles, mastoidectomies for infection, tumors and trauma, congenital aural atresia repairs, otosclerosis surgery (stapedectomy), and surgery for acoustic neuromas, to name a few.
Hearing and balance are closely connected functions of the inner ear. At UC San Deigo, our audiologists and otologists provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, specialized surgical and medical treatment, and assistive technology for hearing loss, ear diseases and balance-related disorders.
Head and Neck Tumors and Cancer
head and neck surgeons are experts in the care of individuals with benign and malignant tumors of the mouth, nasal cavity and throat. Our head and neck oncology program is a high-volume center dedicated to the delicate and technical procedures necessary to treat these conditions. We also serve the region as a referral center for difficult-to-treat cancer recurrences.
Sinus and Nasal Dysfunction
The specialists at the Nasal Dysfunction Clinic at UC San Diego Health System provide comprehensive care to patients with nasal and sinus (“rhinological”) problems. Experts in our clinic have advanced training in diagnosing and treating patients with nose and sinus symptoms.
Nasal and sinus disorders are frequently associated with problems such as asthma, sleep apnea, headaches, and impaired quality of life. We offer a full range of diagnostic services and individualized treatment of sinus and nasal disorders, both conservatively (with non-surgical interventions) and when necessary,
surgically. In addition, UC San Diego is heavily involved in research and clinical trials related to sinus and nasal dysfunction, offering patients newly developed therapies, technologies and procedures to treat these frustrating conditions.