What Is an ENT Doctor and How Can One Help You?
Whether you’re dealing with the chronic sinus issues that arise from allergies or your child has chronic ear infections, an ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor can help you.
An ENT doctor —also called an otolaryngologist—has extensive training after medical school that puts them in the perfect position to help patients with a variety of health issues.
Some of these issues include:
- Pediatric ear problems (including ear tube placement)
- Reconstructive facial plastic surgery
- Issues with the nose and sinus cavities such as sinusitis
- Tumor removal
- All aspects of allergy treatment
- Hearing loss and tinnitus
We’ll take a closer look at the role of an ENT doctor, including the training they have, the most common problems they address, and how our ENT doctors in Raleigh can help you.
What Is an ENT Doctor? ENT Doctors Must Have Extensive Training
Otolaryngologists have extensive academic credentials. After earning a four-year college degree, they must complete an additional four years of medical school. After medical school, they must have five years of a residency program focusing on this specialty.
When Should I See an ENT Specialist?
Our ENT doctors in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Cary, Garner and the surrounding areas have a wealth of knowledge and skills that can help you with a variety of health care issues. When considering an ENT doctor, you should realize that through their expertise, we can tailor a treatment plan that is customized to fit your needs.
You should see an ENT specialist when you:
- Have difficulty hearing or understanding what is being said
- Have chronic or acute ear infections
- Have any issue with your throat, including infections, tonsillitis, or other problems
- Have had Mohs surgery to treat skin cancer and need reconstructive surgery
- Want to have cosmetic plastic surgery such as rhinoplasty, an eyelift (blepharoplasty) or adjustments to reduce the appearance of protruding ears (otoplasty)
Of course, this isn’t a complete list. You can take a closer look at other instances where an ENT doctor can help you by reviewing the scope of services we offer.
Remember, we have physicians who specialize in caring for pediatric patients, so when you ask about an ENT doctor, realize that ENTs also treat children.
What Is an ENT Doctor? Someone Who Provides Compassionate, Comprehensive Care
We have extensive medical accolades, and for more than 50 years, we’ve offered state-of-the art treatment options for all adult and pediatric conditions. All of our physicians have received training from the leading ENT programs in the country, including UNC, Duke University, Johns Hopkins, and Emory University.
But we also realize that health care is about more than credentials. We know there’s something more intangible that we bring to the table.
We are a patient-centered practice where we work together to be partners in your care. That means taking time to answer your questions. Being there when you need us. Investing in the health of the communities that we serve.
We invite you to learn more about what our ENT physicians in Raleigh do and schedule an appointment with us if you have any of the health issues listed in this article. We would consider it a privilege to care for you.