It simply stands for that one doctor you think of when you have ear problems, nose discomfort and a sore throat! An ENT doctor is medically and surgically trained and prepared to treat all diseases related to ears, nose, and throat, along with cases of related structures to the head and neck. An ENT doctor is called Otolaryngologist.
You might not know this, but otolaryngology is the oldest medical specialty in the United states of America. To some, an ENT physician is the one who treats the fundamental functions of life! Going deeper into this, can you enjoy a meal without being able to smell it? … or even taste it? Or imagine not being able to fall asleep next to your loved ones, because one of you snores. Or waking up and not being able to hear in one of your ears! Such small details are forgotten sometimes, but they make life meaningful.
In addition, ENT surgery encompasses the surgical management and reconstruction of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck as well as plastic surgery of the face and neck. (Excerpt: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otorhinolaryngology).
If you have a health problem in your head or neck, it may be time to see an otolaryngologist. At the American Wellness Center, our specialist ENT/Otolaryngologist provides the following services: