Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

The Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is a very active service. The members of the division routinely treat complex head and neck disorders including carcinomas, acoustic neuromas, lesions of the oropharynx and larynx, sinuses, middle ear and thyroid. The Vestibular Laboratory evaluates patients with difficult disorders of balance and complaints of dizziness and the newly established Voice Treatment Center provides patients with the most modern techniques for voice analysis, treatment and surgery. The faculty works closely with members of the Divisions of General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery and the Department of Neurosurgery. There is a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

First year residents from the General Surgery Residency Program at SMHS rotate through this service and have primary responsibly for patient management and wound care. They gain surgical experience by assisting on the more complex procedures and by performing the simpler ones such as tracheotomy, placement of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomies, and biopsies.