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 tonsil or adenoid infection, sinus and breathing problems, nasal congestion, nose bleeds, deviated nasal septum, loss of smell or taste, growths or tumors, appearance of nose or face, drooping of eyelids, voice problems, sore throat, hoarseness, skin cancer, thyroid nodules and salivary gland growths.
Otolaryngologists perform various types of surgery of the head and neck.
Subspecialties of St. Joseph’s Hospital Otolaryngologists:
- Dr. G. Leboldus: General adult otolaryngology
- Dr. C. Moore: Facial skin cancer and reconstruction, Facial trauma, Facial cosmetic surgery
- Dr. B. Rotenberg: Nasal and sinus problems, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Snoring and sleep apnea surgery, Septorhinoplasty, Transnasal eye surgery
- Dr. K. Roth: Head and neck melanoma, Facial skin cancer and reconstruction, Thyroid, Parotid and parathyroid surgery, General adult otolaryngology
- Dr. L. Sowerby: Nasal and sinus complaints, Chronic sinusitis, Endoscopic sinus surgery, Endoscopic skull base surgery, Septorhinoplasty, Facial skin cancer and reconstruction, Endoscopic transnasal eye surgery
If you are dealing with a condition that affects your ears, nose and throat and would like a consultation with one of the above surgeons, you will need a referral from your family doctor or other specialist in the province of Ontario.
Patients may be seen by members of our multidisciplinary team according to their care needs. The care team includes: nurses, audiologists, social worker, dietitian, spiritual care provider, surgeon, volunteers and others.
Pictured above: the opening of the new clinical space at St. Joseph's Hospital