Department Specialties

Otolaryngology Specialties

This team of experts in ears, nose and throat provides the highest quality standards in clinical care, procedures, and treatments in concert with world-renowned health care initiatives. The physicians, researchers, technicians, and support staff are dedicated to providing patients with full spectrum of Otolaryngology specialties of services and programs dedicated to one goal … your good health.

UHealth Otolaryngology provides a comprehensive list of expertise, including:

EAR INSTITUTE

The UHealth Ear Institute is one of the most acknowledged and recognized clinical and surgical institutes with services in otology, neuro-otology, audiology, vestibular disorders, tinnitus, and auditory implants. Our pediatric component consists of our Children’s Hearing Program (CHP) and the Kids Hear Now (KHN) Cochlear Implant Family Resource Center.

The Children’s Hearing Program at UHealth focuses on early hearing detection and intervention and is a unique resource for more than 12,000 babies born with hearing loss each year in the U.S.  Services provided include hearing evaluations, speech therapy, education, research, family support, community outreach, and the Oliver’s Hearing Aid Bank (OHAB), which provides children with loaner hearing aids, bone-anchored devices and other assistive listening devices.

The Cochlear Implant Center at UHealth provides clinical care and research on cochlear implants to help treat a variety of hearing, balance and communication. Its Family Resource Center was established to create a seamless process that takes into account the social and emotional aspects of children with hearing loss and their families. The Center strives for early identification and comprehensive evaluation of young children with severe to profound hearing loss. A multidisciplinary team, including otology, audiology, speech pathology, psychology and educational services work together to ensure the program’s success.

FACIAL PLASTIC and RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY

The UHealth Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division is a fully integrated group of surgeons specializing in reconstructive solutions including facelifts and rhinoplasty as well as treatment for skin-related conditions involving cancer and general skin care. The surgical team has been recognized and published in various national media and publication for their expertise in facial and reconstructive surgery.

HEAD and NECK SURGERY

The Head and Neck Surgery Division has a comprehensive, elite, multi-specialty team that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of head and neck conditions. This division is consistently recognized for its collaborative clinical treatment of patients with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and its recognized successful clinical trials and research in head, neck and oral cancer treatments.

LARYNGOLOGY and VOICE

The UHealth Laryngology and Voice Division provides accurate and comprehensive care for vocal health conditions. This division focuses on the vocal health conditions that people face every day as well as specializing in treating those individuals whose careers are based on their vocal abilities; from performing artists to public speakers.

Through our Performing Arts Program, our team of vocal health professionals not only specialize in the vocal care management, but also have backgrounds in the performing arts, resulting in a thorough understanding of the care needs of career vocal artists.

PEDIATRIC ENT

We understand the special care and attention needed for children with ear, nose and throat conditions. When you bring your child to UHealth Pediatric Otolaryngology, they are cared for and evaluated by a world-class team of Otolaryngologists with advanced fellowship training in Pediatric Otolaryngology.

RHINOLOGY / ALLERGY & SINUS

A loss of the sense of smell can be very serious and have an impact on other senses. Our team of Rhinology, Allergy and Sinus physician experts diagnose, evaluate and treat a wide spectrum of nasal conditions, from simple nosebleeds to severe levels of sinusitis and many allergies which are some of the most common disorders today.

SLEEP MEDICINE / SLEEP SURGERY

Healthy sleep is important for renewing physical and mental well-being. UHealth Sleep Medicine / Sleep Surgery is quickly becoming one of the most comprehensive sleep medicine programs in South Florida. The UHealth sleep center, which is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, increases awareness of sleep disorders in public and professional communities.

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY

Speaking, swallowing and language challenges occur naturally every day. Our Speech and Language Pathology experts work collaboratively with other specialists in diagnosing, evaluating and treating speech, language and swallowing disorders through clinical, surgical and therapy treatments. Some of our patient’s complaints and disorders range from challenges in producing speech sounds to problems expressing ideas, and even feeding and swallowing difficulties.