Dr. Kevin Lunde ENT of Plano Texas
Alliance Hearing Center of Plano Texas

General Otolaryngology ENT

What is an Otolaryngologist?

An Otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical care of head and neck disorders. Commonly referred to as an “ear, nose and throat doctor,” an Otolaryngologist must complete 4 years of medical school and then at least 5 years of head and neck surgical and medical residency training to be eligible for the American Board of Otolaryngology exam. To become board certified, the otolaryngologist must pass a written examination as well as a rigorous oral exam. Board Certified Otolaryngologists have demonstrated the required competency in otology (ear disorders), rhinology (nasal and sinus disorders), allergy, head and neck surgery (thyroid and parathyroid surgery, throat cancer, salivary gland surgery, sleep apnea surgery, neck tumors), pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, laryngology (voice and swallowing disorders) and facial plastic surgery. Otolaryngologists serve as community resources for public health issues including hearing impairment, oral and skin cancer prevention, obstructive sleep apnea and air quality.

 

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