Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
Comprehensive otolaryngology is both a starting point and a destination for ear, nose, and throat patients. Many patients have their initial assessment and investigation with our general ear, nose, and throat specialists before potential referral to other specialists as needed to address specific problems and conditions.
Under the direction of Elise R. Lippmann, MD, comprehensive otolaryngology concentrates on both surgical and non-surgical treatment of a wide variety of ear, nose, throat, head, and neck disorders, including:
- Infections and lesions of the tonsils and adenoids
- Problems in the mouth (oral lesions, taste/tongue/palate function, evaluation of disease related to tobacco use)
- Throat and swallowing disorders
- Voice box problems (vocal cord/larynx infections, voice disorders, breathing, coughing)
- Neck lesions, nodules, cysts
- Nose and sinus disorders (nasal congestion, facial/sinus pain, nasal discharge, bleeding, smell disorders)
- Salivary gland disease (infections, stones, enlargement, pain, nodules, lesions, inflammatory disorders)
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders (masses, nodules, enlarged thyroid)
- Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
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Our general ear, nose, and throat specialists take a patient-centered approach that matches experience, knowledge, and leading-edge technology to every patient’s unique needs. Their goal is to achieve success in diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, and long-term management.
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Did you know?
Pronounced oto-larrin-GOL-olgy, the technical title was actually shortened some years ago from the original: otorhinolaryngology.
The term ENT, abbreviated from ear, nose, and throat, is commonly used to describe both the specialty and physician.
We’re one of the largest otolaryngology departments in the country, with more than 70 physicians staffed at 15 locations in the greater Boston area.