Springfield Clinic otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT) and related structures of the head and neck. These include the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat).
Although many of us think of hearing loss, sinus problems, or ear infections when we think of otolaryngology, it encompasses much more. Otolaryngology and its allied services provide care for a wide range of disorders, including hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech and language. Otolaryngologists also manage the treatment of head and neck cancers, as well as perform reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.