What's an ENT doctor?
When should you see an ENT?
ENT doctors, or "otolaryngologists", have specialized knowledge about the ear, nose, and throat area. Their study and experience has provided them with particular expertise in this area of the body.
Visiting your family doctor or primary care physician is typically the first choice for most illnesses. But the deep expertise of a board-certified ENT specialist is called for if your family doctor is unsure of the cause of your symptoms or how to best treat them.
You should also consult an ENT if your ear, nose or throat-related symptoms don't disappear with first-line treatment, or recur often.
ENT specialists serve patients of every age--from infants to the elderly. They treat infections, cancer, and other disorders of the ear, nose, and throat. When necessary, they perform surgery such as removing tonsils and/or adenoids-- a common procedure in children. The ENT specialists at the ENT Allergy Snoring Center also diagnose and treat allergies and sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.