Ear, Nose & Throat
As one of the oldest and most respected ENT centers in the country, our otolaryngology program provides expert clinical care for all aspects of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders.
Our nationally recognized ENT specialists and our superb administrative and clinical team collaborate closely to provide world-class, personalized care for patients with ENT disorders, whether they come to us from just around the corner or around the world. We are committed to quality and service at every level of patient care for every condition, from ear infections to something more serious.
ColumbiaDoctors otolaryngologists have expertise in otology/neurotology/skull base surgery, head and neck cancer treatment, endoscopic sinus surgery, audiology and speech disorders, swallowing and laryngologic surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sleep and snoring disorders, and pediatric otolaryngology. They work with audiologists to provide evaluation and treatment for patients with hearing and balance disorders, including tinnitus. We also offer the latest technology in digital, programmable, and conventional hearing aids.
We treat both adults and children and often can perform the evaluation and treatment in one office visit.
Audiology and Hearing
We offer state-of-the-art diagnostic tools for hearing loss, as well as the most current technologies to manage hearing loss, including digital hearing aids, implantable devices, assistive listening devices, and personal amplification systems. The wide array of rehabilitation services we offer includes auditory training, management of tinnitus (ringing in the ear), speech reading, and orientation to the use of hearing aids.
ColumbiaDoctors specialists employ the most sophisticated diagnostic techniques to identify and treat the cause of a patient’s dizziness, such as vestibular disorders (problems in the inner ear), bacterial or viral infections, reactions to medication, disorders in the central nervous system, the brainstem or brain, or cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure or anemia.
Cochlear Implantation and Rehabilitation
Our cochlear implant specialists have extensive experience in cochlear implantation and post-surgical rehabilitation. They work with rehabilitative audiologists to provide a comprehensive program of speech therapy and training in listening, language and speech-reading skills to help our patients make the most of their cochlear implants.
Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery
Whether patients are seeking reconstructive surgery due to congenital defects, trauma, or illness, or facial plastic surgery to correct flaws and signs of aging, they receive the expertise and care of a skilled, board-certified and highly experienced medical team. Our dual board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeons with subspecialized expertise in reconstructive and facial plastic surgery in the head and neck region only. We have extensive experience with both adult and pediatric facial surgery, including a pediatric surgery program to help young patients suffering from facial disfigurements due to congenital deformities.
Many patients begin their care with one of our general ENT physicians, who refers them a specialist to address more specific conditions. Others remain in the care of a general ENT physician throughout their treatment. Our physicians treat infections involving the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, and skin of the head and neck; congenital, inflammatory, and other problems, such as dizziness, hearing loss, changes in taste or smell, or swallowing and voice problems; sinus disease; trauma and injuries to head and neck structures; and breathing problems of the nose, larynx (voicebox), or trachea (windpipe); and snoring and sleep disorders.
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology
Our surgeons collaborate closely with medical and radiation oncologists to customize the most appropriate plan of therapy for patients with head and neck tumors include those of the throat, mouth, throat, sinuses/nasal cavity, larynx, thyroid, and skull base. Whenever possible, we take a minimally invasive approach to head and neck cancer surgery and have created pioneering endoscopic approaches to facilitate tumor removal that are performed without having to make any external incisions. Our head and neck reconstructive surgeons also have specialized training and exceptional experience in facial reconstructive surgery.
Otology and Neurotology
Our team includes nationally known leaders in skull base surgery for acoustic neuromas (tumors of the acoustic nerve) and microsurgery for cholesteatomas, abnormal skin growths that can develop in the middle ear. We also have expertise in chronic otitis media, disorders of the external ear canal, facial nerve disorders, otosclerosis (abnormal bone deposits near the bones of the middle ear), perforation of the eardrum, and tinnitus. Our surgeons are pioneers in minimally invasive techniques, including endoscopic ear surgery, to fix middle ear problems.
Whether a child is experiencing earaches or a more complex disorder, we offer the same level of state-of-the-art treatment and compassionate, family-centered care. Every year, our pediatric otolaryngologists our physicians treat thousands of children with a vast array of common and complex conditions, including airway and breathing disorders, ear infections, hearing loss, nose and sinus disorders, tonsil and adenoid disease, tongue tie, speech and language disorders, pediatric head and neck tumors, and craniofacial anomalies including cleft lip, cleft palate, and VPI. We understand the unique issues involved with treating children and offer family support throughout the treatment process.
Salivary Gland Disorders
Our physicians and surgeons are world-class and are deeply experienced in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all salivary gland disorders, including sialadenitis, salivary stones, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and salivary gland tumors.
Sinus and Nasal Disorders
ColumbiaDoctors takes a highly individualized approach to sinus and nasal disorders, offering a wide array of medical and surgical therapies for everything from chronic allergies to nasal polyps. Our expertise includes allergic rhinitis, nasal congestion and obstruction, chronic nosebleeds, sinusitis, nasal polyps, disorders of taste and smell, snoring and sleep medicine, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, and voice and swallowing disorders.
Skull Base Surgery
ColumbiaDoctors Otolaryngology is dedicated to the safest, most comprehensive approaches to the treatment and removal of skull base tumors, which are some of the most challenging to treat as they grow in an area that is very close to the critical nerves and blood vessels of the brain, head, neck, and spinal cord. Our highly skilled surgeons have extensive experience in both open and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery for a variety of benign and malignant tumors. Surgeons can now remove some tumors using tiny endoscopic instruments, through tiny incisions in the eyebrow or the back of the ear or through the nostrils.
Snoring and Sleep Medicine
Our specialists are experts in the care of patients with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome. We collaborate closely with ColumbiaDoctors neurologists and pulmonologists to understand and treat each patient’s individual sleep issue. At our two sleep centers, sleep can be monitored overnight with state-of-the-art digital and analog equipment, giving us the information we need to find the right treatment for both adults and children with sleep disorders.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
Our team of physicians and surgeons have extensive experience with thyroid and parathyroid conditions, including goiter, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, and Graves’ disease. We take a multidisciplinary approach to care, ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.
Voice and Swallowing Disorders
As much as 38% of the population will have a significant voice problem in their lifetime. Our Voice and Swallowing Institute is led by a group of laryngologists, surgeons and speech pathologists who are nationally known for their extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of voice and swallowing disorders, including voice restoration, conservation, and care of the professional voice. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and a wide range of medical, surgical, and therapeutic treatments, we will work closely with you to understand and treat your particular voice or swallowing issue.
Patients can visit specialists at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center at 168th St. and at ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, located at 51 West 51st St.