Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery is a medical specialty focused on problems in the head and neck region. Previously known as ear, nose, and throat (ENT), otolaryngologists are trained in both medicine and surgery of the whole head and neck region.  

Medical conditions treated by otolaryngologists are wide-ranging and include sinus and breathing problems, nasal congestion, nose bleeds, deviated nasal septum, loss of smell or taste, growths or tumours in the head and neck, appearance of nose or face, drooping of eyelids, voice problems, sore throat, hoarseness, skin cancer, thyroid nodules and salivary gland growths.

Otolaryngologists perform surgery in the head and neck area using endoscopes, microscopes and traditional open techniques.  Many procedures can be performed under local anesthesia.

Research and Teaching:

St. Joseph’s Health Care London is an academic health research centre - as such, our clinicians work with medical students, residents and clinical fellows and they may be involved in your care. Information on research and teaching can be found on Western University’s website.