The Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at SSMC offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical care to treat a wide range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions, and head and neck cancers.

Our highly-skilled team of American and European board-certified experts provides audiological investigations, comprehensive diagnostic tests for speech and language disorders, and therapy for common and complex conditions affecting the sinus, oral cavity, thyroid, head, neck, salivary glands and larynx.

Utilizing advanced surgical equipment and techniques and the latest minimally invasive procedures, we are dedicated to providing the best patient-centered care through a holistic approach to meet each patient's individual medical needs.


Why choose SSMC?

SSMC is one of the largest academic medical centers in the region offering a wide range of otolaryngology/ENT services for patients from all over the world.

A multidisciplinary team of professionals with advanced training and extensive experience works together across specialties to provide patients with personalized medical care.


Areas of expertise

  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Inflammation
  • Vertigo and imbalance
  • Congenital malformations
  • Benign and malignant tumors
  • Trauma and other pathological conditions

Surgical & nonsurgical treatments & techniques

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Placement of ear tubes
  • Intra-tympanic injections for vertigo
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate reduction using many modern techniques (radiofrequency, microdebrider)
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parotid surgery: Superficial or total parotidectomy
  • Head and neck reconstructive surgery
  • Laryngectomy: Total, partial, supraglottic or hemilaryngectomy
  • Endoscopic laryngeal laser surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Stapedectomy
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Ossicular reconstruction
  • Endoscopic ear surgery-tympanoplasty
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Widefield or radical tonsillectomy
  • Partial or total palatectomy
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngopharyngectomy
  • Tongue base resection
  • Buccal mucosa excision
  • Partial, hemiglossectomy, and total glossectomy
  • Mandibular resection and reconstruction (partial, marginal or total mandibulectomy), composite resections
  • Medical evaluation and management of hearing loss, including hearing screening, medications, hearing aid amplification, and surgical procedures
  • Cochlear implantation, insertion of BAHA (bone-anchored hearing aids), implantable hearing aids
  • Medical management of ear infections, myringotomy, and insertion of ear tubes
  • Medical management of dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders through medications, vestibular rehabilitation, and surgical management
  • Tinnitus evaluation and management
  • Audiograms, tympanogram, auditory brainstem response (ABR), electronystagmography, vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (VEMP), dynamic posturography, rotatory chair testing, and rehabilitation
  • Balance rehabilitation
  • Management of sudden hearing loss (medical management, intra-tympanic injections)
  • Mastoidectomy for acute/chronic otomastoiditis, for cholesteatoma and other conditions
  • Tympanoplasty with or without ossicular reconstruction
  • Management of labyrinthitis
  • Management of otosclerosis (stapedectomy)
  • Intra-tympanic injections for hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo conditions
  • Medical and surgical management of Meniere's disease, including endolymphatic sac decompression, vestibular nerve section, labyrinthectomy, and intra-tympanic injections
  • Surgery for acoustic neuroma/vestibular schwannoma
  • Surgical management of glomus tumors (tympanicum and jugular)
  • Surgical management of lateral skull-base cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak
  • Surgical management of lateral skull-base tumors, such as carcinomas, sarcomas, and others, using image-guided surgery
  • Petrous apicectomy for cholesterol granuloma, cholesteatoma and other conditions
  • Facial nerve decompression for paralysis
  • Removal of facial nerve tumors (schwannomas, hemangiomas, others), facial nerve rehabilitation (surgical: nerve grafts/medical: rehabilitation)

Unique cases at SSMC

  • Airway obstruction
  • Sinus and nasal diseases
  • Voice disorders and hoarseness
  • Congenital malformations and masses
  • Complete hearing loss in newborn children (treated by cochlear implant surgery)
  • Advanced benign tumors and cancers of the head and neck area including the larynx, salivary glands, thyroid, mouth, oral cavity, and throat

Consultants & Specialists