What is an Otolaryngologist?

By AOO on June 12, 2018 under Otolaryngology / ENT

Otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the U.S. Otolaryngologists are the physicians that are trained in the management and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT), as well as related structures of the head and neck. They are also commonly known as ENT physicians.

What Do Otolaryngologists Treat?

Otolaryngologist, or ENT doctors in Castle Rock, treat the ears, nose, sinuses, voice box, mouth, throat, and structures of the neck and face.


ENT doctors are trained in both medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, tinnitus, and some cranial nerve disorders. They can also manage birth disorders of the outer and inner ear, so patients can have a better quality of life.


Caring for the nasal passages and sinuses is on the main skills of otolaryngologists. Common nasal issues include allergies, polyps, smell disorders, nasal obstruction, and deviated septum. Chronic sinusitis is also a common issue, with around 35 million people in the U.S. developing it each year.


ENT doctors’ expertise also includes managing the throat, voice box, and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, which includes voice and swallowing disorders.


In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infections, benign and malignant tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. Two of our ENT doctors at AOO can perform both facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Denver.

Why Should You Seek an Otolaryngologist?

If you are experiencing any discomfort of the hears, nose, or throat, be sure to contact an ENT specialist in your area. Our ENT specialists will work with you to create a treatment plan to help you feel better in no time!

If you are located in the Denver area and are in need of an ENT specialist, contact our office today.