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Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. The full name of the specialty is otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).


Otolaryngologists provide medical and surgical treatment for conditions of the ear, nose and throat as well as thyroid disorders, sinus surgery, skin cancers, sleep disorders and allergies in adults as well as pediatrics. Finger Lakes Health's multidisciplinary team is highly skilled in addressing conditions of the ear, nose and throat. From physician specialists to speech therapists, we offer comprehensive treatment and recovery plans that assist patients throughout the healing process.

Otolaryngology services include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment for disorders affecting the ear
  • Diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancers
  • A specialty center for conditions affecting the voice 
  • Care for conditions of the larynx
  • Care for swallowing disorders
  • Treatment and management of sinus disorders
  • Addressing equilibrium and balance problems

The otolaryngologists and speech pathologists associated with our medical staffs stay at the leading edge of medical knowledge and best care practices in their field: a hallmark of the Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital medical staffs.

Major conditions include:

  • Dizziness
    • BPPV - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
    • labyrinthitis/vestibular neuronitis
    • Ménière's disease/Endolymphatic hydrops
    • Perilymphatic fistula
    • acoustic neuroma
  • Hearing loss
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otitis externa - outer ear or ear canal inflammation
  • Otitis media - middle ear inflammation
  • Otitis interna - inner ear inflammation
  • Perforated eardrum (hole in the eardrum due to infection, trauma, explosion or loud noise)
  • ear surgery:
    • chronic otis media, cholesteatoma, tumors, implants, hearing prosthesis, malformations,...

Rhinology (sinus diseases and anterior skull base)

  • Environmental Allergies
  • Sinusitis - acute, chronic
  • Rhinitis
  • Empty nose syndrome
  • Pediatrics
  • laryngomalacia
  • Caustic Ingestion
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Pediatric
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Myringotomy and Tubes


  • Dysphonia / Hoarseness
    • Laryngitis
    • Reinke's Edema
    • Vocal Cord Nodules & Polyps
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Cancer of the Larynx
  • Vocology - science and practice of voice habilitation

Facial reconstructive surgery

  • Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Genioplasty
  • Trauma to the Face
    • Nasal Bone Fracture
    • Mandible Fracture
    • Orbital Fracture
    • Frontal Sinus Fracture
    • Complex Lacerations and Soft Tissue Damage

Use the physician directory for more information about this service and to search for otolaryngologists affiliated with Geneva General Hospital and Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital.


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