ENT stands for ears, nose and throat and means the same as otolaryngology. ENT doctors are surgeons who graduated from medical school and decided to focus on surgery in our ears, noses and throats. We’ve all had clogged ears, a stuffy nose, or a sore throat. ENT specialists are the ones who can help you through all ear, nose, and throat-related issues or conditions, no matter how simple or severe.      

What can I expect at my appointment with SIU Medicine?

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Highly Specialized Care Team

Our ear, nose and throat clinic is set in a dedicated building, with a dedicated doctor who specializes in nearly every ENT area. For example, one SIU physician spends her time in the operating room working on only voice and throat surgeries. This means we are able to treat your diagnosis in a variety of areas of ENT, and that the doctor spends their entire day working on very specific issues, sinus surgery for another example.

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World Renowned Research

We are world renowned for hearing loss research. Through funding and grants, our researchers investigate important questions to find solutions and cures. We want to improve health care for the next generation. Our academic medicine setting offers a breeding ground for some of the most well-known innovations, medical discoveries and standard clinical practices. Our highly trained, specialized doctors also have better access to the latest treatments and medical breakthroughs.   

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Building Ties That Strengthen Our Community

Since 1970, SIU Medicine has been committed to improving the health of central and southern Illinois through innovative solutions and community partnerships. From placing cochlear implants in children who cannot hear to helping elderly patients breathe easier by removing nasal polyps, we are focusing on improving the health of the entire community.

We Specialize in the Following Areas (and more):

  • Hearing Loss
  • Allergies
  • Cochlear Implants
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Dizziness
  • Swallowing Issues
  • Hoarseness
  • Throat Cancer
  • Sinus 
  • Nasal Polyp 
  • Cleft Lip & Palette
  • Chronic Stuffy Nose 
  • Pituitary Surgery
  • Thyroid Issues
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