American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77005
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors, or ENTs) address issues of the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, allergies, neoplasms, head and neck cancers and surgeries, hearing and voice disorders, and more
An otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon provides medical and/or surgical therapy for the prevention of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, deformities, disorders, and/or injuries of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory, and upper alimentary systems, face, jaws, and the other head and neck systems. Head and neck oncology, facial, plastic, and reconstructive surgery and the treatment of disorders of hearing and voice are fundamental areas of expertise.
Specialty training required prior to certification: Five years
Certification in one of the following subspecialties requires additional training and assessment as specified by the board.
The neurotologist has special expertise in the management of diseases of the inner ear, temporal bone, and skull base, including tumors and other conditions.
Complex Pediatric Otolaryngology
A pediatric otolaryngologist has special expertise in the management of infants and children with disorders that include congenital and acquired conditions involving the aerodigestive tract, nose and paranasal sinuses, the ear and other areas of the head and neck, and in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of childhood disorders of voice, speech, language, and hearing.
Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
An otolaryngologist trained in this area has additional expertise in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck, and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair, and cosmetic surgery.
An otolaryngologist with demonstrated expertise in the diagnosis and management of clinical conditions that occur during sleep, that disturb sleep, or that are affected by disturbances in the wake-sleep cycle. This specialist is skilled in the analysis and interpretation of comprehensive polysomnography, and well-versed in emerging research and management of a sleep laboratory.