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Ear, Nose and Throat

Otolaryngology (ENT) physicians diagnose and treat diseases of the ear, head, throat and neck, including care for cancer, repair of facial skin and bone injuries, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, and care for voice and upper airway disorders.

About Ear, Nose and Throat

Otolaryngologists (ENT physicians) are trained in the medical and surgical management of patients with diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth and throat, as well as structures of the neck and face. Patients do not need a referral and we treat patients of all ages. Providers in this department include physicians, physician assistants, audiologists and resident physicians.


Otolaryngologists (ENT physicians) and audiologists specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, tinnitus (ear ringing), cranial nerve disorders and birth disorders of the ear.

Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of ENT physicians. Problems in the nasal area include allergies, smell disorders, polyps and nasal obstruction due to a deviated septum.

Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal, all involve this vital area. ENT doctors manage diseases of the throat, larynx and esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

Head and Neck
ENT physicians are specially trained in the head and neck to perform surgery on the thyroid, saliva glands and upper aero-digestive tract. We treat infections, benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumors, as well as facial fractures. We perform cosmetic facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

In-office Procedures and Surgical Treatments

Biopsies of the skin, ear, nose, throat and neck
Cyst and benign skin lesion removal of the head and neck
Ear tube placement
Ear wax removal
Foreign body removal of the ear, nose and throat
Functional and cosmetic surgery of the face and nose
Head and neck cancer treatment
Hearing and balance testing
Hearing aid dispensing and repair
Inferior turbinate reduction
Keloid excision
Laser procedures of the nose, mouth and throat

Nasal and facial fracture repair
Nasal polyp removal
Nosebleed cauterization
Parotid surgery
Scar revision
Sinus surgery
Skin cancer removal of the head and neck
Sleep and snoring surgery
Steroid injections
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Tongue tie repair
Tracheostomy placement and care
Vestibular testing and treatment

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Hospital-based care

This is a hospital-based clinic owned by Hennepin Healthcare. Many insurance plans pay for health care services provided in a hospital-based clinic differently than those provided in a doctor’s office. Your insurance may require that you meet your annual deductible and/or require that you pay a percentage of the bill rather than just an office visit co-payment. You should check with your insurance company if you have any questions. Read the Frequently asked questions about hospital-based clinics to learn more.

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