What is an Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor?
An ENT is a medical doctor who can diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. ENTs practice otorhinolaryngology, usually referred to more simply as head and neck surgery. There are many specialties that an ENT may pursue, including facial reconstruction, plastic surgery, and rhinology (study of the nose and sinuses). Conditions that ENTs may diagnose and treat are numerous, and may include oral and thyroid cancer, hearing loss, deviated septum, cleft lip and palate, snoring, and sleep apnea.