Hearing loss affects one in ten North Americans. The unique domain of otolaryngologists is the treatment of ear disorders. They are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, earwax, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, earaches and facial and cranial nerve disorders. An otolaryngologist also manages congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.
About 40 million people develop chronic sinusitis and rhinosinusitis each year, making them some of the most common health complaints in America. Care of the nasal cavity, nosebleeds and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through and the appearance of the nose are also part of otolaryngologists expertise. Post Nasal Drip can be treated under the care of an ENT doctor. Some headaches are related to sinus issues.
Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders. For more general information on sore throats, please click here.
The Head and Neck
This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, thyroids/parathyroids and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
For more information about the scope of services Dr. Vaysberg treats, please visit our health information section, or schedule an appointment with us today.
The information on this site is provided by PatiENT and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Inc., (AAO-HNS) and is for educational purposes only.