Otology surgery at St. Vincent’s focuses on the complex structures of the ear and their functions. The surgical services of our highly skilled, board-certified ear, nose and throat (ENT, also called otolaryngology) surgeons employ the most advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment to address a wide variety of otology issues in both pediatric and adult patients.
Indeed, St. Vincent’s was recently named #1 for ENT in Fairfield County by U.S. News and World 2011-2012 Best Hospitals rankings.
The delicate bones, nerves and muscles and other tiny parts of our ears serve not only to convey sound waves to be interpreted by the brain, but are highly critical to our sense of balance, which depends on tiny hair cells to generate impulses to the vestibular nerve in the inner ear. Loud sounds, diseases, obstructions, simple aging and other variables can affect or damage the ears ability to carry out these and its other intricate functions.
Among the numerous conditions and disorders addressed by St. Vincent’s ENT physicians and surgeons are:
- Dizziness (caused by benign vertigo, vestibular neuronitis, Meniere’s disease, a fistula or other conditions)
- Mastoiditis (infection of the bone that houses the inner ear)
- Benign or malignant tumors/cancers of the ear
- Otitis (inflammation)
- Perforated ear drum
- Ear tubes for repeated ear infections (pediatric surgery)
At St. Vincent’s, our ENT surgeons have in-depth knowledge of and exceptional experience in treating these and other otology conditions. Working with a multidisciplinary team of board-certified and widely respected specialists, anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurses and pathologists, and with access to the medical center’s superbly streamlined, state-of-the-art surgical suite, they offer the kind of the world-class medical expertise and compassionate, patient-focused and individualized care our St. Vincent’s patients can be confident of receiving.
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