Adult ENT/Otolaryngology in Burlington, VT
An ENT undergoes specialized training to diagnose and treat problems of the ear, nose and throat. The experienced team of ENTs at the University of Vermont Medical Center consist of:
- Board-certified otolaryngologists with subspecialty training and experience in:
- Facial plastic surgery
- Head and neck surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
- Voice disorders
- Nasal and sinus disease, including nasal allergies
- Otology and neurotology (care of ear and hearing disorders)
At the UVM Medical Center we combine advanced technology with compassionate care. We emphasize personalized medicine and will work with you to find the treatment options that best suits your needs. Our team provides care that is:
All members of your health care team have undergone extensive training in diagnosing and treating ENT disorders. In fact, the only fellowship-trained laryngologist in Northern New England is right here at the UVM Medical Center, along with an internationally renowned expert in smell and taste sensation.
We take care of all of your health care needs in one place. In one day, you can undergo an evaluation, upper airway endoscopy, comprehensive audiologic testing, ultrasound and biopsy (if necessary).
We perform a high volume of procedures each year. We have the expertise and experience to diagnose and treat even the most complex ENT disorders.
ENT Services: The UVM Medical Center Approach
We practice multidisciplinary care, working with experts both within our department and in other specialties to provide the most comprehensive care possible. We offer two multidisciplinary clinics for our adult patients:
Head and Neck Oncology Clinic
We provide services for patients with head and neck tumors. From your initial diagnosis through treatment, reconstruction and recovery, our head and neck team will be with you every step of the way. Specialists in our Head and Neck Oncology clinic include a Radiation Oncologist, Medical Oncologist, and Otolaryngologist.
Disorders of the skull base such as pituitary tumors, posterior fossa neoplasms, temporal bone lesions, and tumors of the anterior skull base are treated surgically through joint collaboration with the UVM Medical Center's division of Neurosurgery.
A comprehensive Cochlear Implant Program, in the management of profound sensorineural hearing loss, utilizes the resources of surgical technology, audiology, deaf educators, and social services providers.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are cared for jointly by the UVM Medical Center's departments of Pulmonary Medicine and Neurology. Patients unable to be managed with positive pressure ventilation (CPAP) are referred for management with a variety of surgical techniques, including nasal septoplasty, UVPP, and tongue advancement techniques.
Facial Reconstruction after MOHS Surgery
This collaborative service exists in conjunction with the UVM Medical Center's division of Dermatology. Special reconstructive problems are discussed and shared between the MOHS chemosurgeon and the otolaryngologic facial plastic surgeon.
Voice Clinic and Laryngology
Our voice specialists provide services for a wide range of voice disorders. In addition to our laryngologists, your team will also include a speech therapist who has specialized training in voice disorders. We work with our patients, including professional voice patients such as singers, to treat and manage their conditions. Some common voice conditions we treat include:
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Nodules or polyps
- Lesions of the vocal cords
Endocrine Disorders and Tumors
In conjunction with the UVM Medical Center's Endocrinology program, patients with thyroid malignancy are jointly managed to include provisions for adjunctive radioactive iodine and special follow-up considerations such as Thyrogen stimulation.
Focused parathyroid surgery utilizing intraoperative parathyroid hormone assay is a unique management option.
ENT Conditions We Treat
We offer treatment for many types of ear, nose and throat conditions. Some of these conditions may require long-term management. Your team at the UVM Medical Center will manage your care for as long as you need.
Conditions we treat include:
- Facial trauma
- Head and neck cancer
- Hearing loss and ear problems, including chronic infections
- Nose, sinus and allergy disorders
- Skull base disorders
- Sleep apnea
- Swallowing disorders
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Voice disorders
- Skin cancer in the head and neck
- Nasal deformities
- Facial nerve disorders
- The aging face
ENT: Treatments We Provide
We offer comprehensive medical and surgical treatments for ear, nose and throat disorders, including:
- Evaluation and treatment of hearing loss and balance disorders
- A comprehensive cochlear implant program
- Chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal allergies
- Treatment for obstructive sleep apnea
- Skull base surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders and tumors, including ultrasound and needle biopsies
- Treatment for tonsillitis and middle ear disorders in children
- Head and neck cancer