The Comprehensive Otolaryngology Division at The Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides high quality care for ENT problems for patients of all ages. Nearly half of all patients going to their primary care office have an ENT issue. Almost everyone has experienced an ENT issue at some point, such as a stuffy nose, clogged ear, or sore throat. The Comprehensive Otolaryngologist treats the diverse range of conditions and disorders of the ears, nose, throat and head and neck region – from simple to severe, for all persons, at all stages of life. Many people call a doctor within this specialty an “Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor,” or “ENT.” However, that label does not acknowledge all of their medical and surgical capabilities, so many official title is “Otolaryngologist - Head and Neck Surgeon."
The Comprehensive Otolaryngology Division provides patients with both medical and surgical care of the head and neck area. This includes all areas of the head and neck, except for the brain, contents of the eye sockets, spine, and vascular disease that affects blood vessels. ENT specialists are medical doctors who can treat your sinus headache, your child’s swimmer’s ear, or your dad’s sleep apnea. They are also surgeons who can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures to include place ear tubes, remove tonsils, perform sinus surgery, and perform more advanced surgeries.
The doctors in the Comprehensive Division also work closely with their colleagues in the Otolaryngology Department at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. When a patient requires a more advanced level of care, arrangements can be made directly to refer the patient to the appropriate sub specialist.