Overview of the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, & Throat) Program
The Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Surgical Subspecialties Institute provides patients with comprehensive care for ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions at its ENT clinic.
The program’s experienced and internationally acclaimed ear, nose, and throat physicians are committed to providing patients with highly specialized, compassionate, and responsive care that is unparalleled in the region.
The unique services provided cover all aspects of Otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. The program team’s knowledge and vast experience is supported by state-of-the-art technology and Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Patients First philosophy.
What We Treat
The Otolaryngology Program team offers expertise in a wide range of ear, nose, and throat conditions, including:
- Nasal and sinus diseases
- Anterior skull base diseases
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak from nose and ears
- Acute and chronic ear inflammatory diseases
- Vertigo (dizziness) and balance disorders
- Laryngeal airway obstruction (obstruction of the larynx, or voice box)
- Benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) laryngeal masses
- Voice preservation and rehabilitation
- Thyroid and salivary gland diseases
- Benign (noncancerous) and malignant (cancerous) head and neck tumors
- General ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions
- Head & neck cancer
Diagnosis & Treatment with Otolaryngology
Diagnosis with Otolaryngology
All patients visiting the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program’s ENT clinic are initially greeted by a patient access representative and screened by the program’s nurses. This is followed by an ear, nose, and throat examination with a physician. This evaluation includes an endoscopy, when a thin, flexible tube is used to view the inside of the affected area. Depending on the patient’s condition, a laboratory workup, imaging studies, or further assessment by other specialties or allied health professionals may be necessary.
In cases of complex medical issues, the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program may call a multidisciplinary board meeting to discuss the best course of treatment for the patient.
Treatment with Otolaryngology
Each patient’s diagnosed condition is treated by the relevant subspecialty. Complex problems may be addressed by multidisciplinary teams of specialists.
Treatment may be either medical or surgical. After treatment, patients are required to return to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi for routine follow-up to ensure that a favorable outcome has been achieved.
Depending on the patient’s condition, the Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program at the Surgical Subspecialties Institute works collaboratively with the Neurology Institute, particularly for neurosurgery cases such as skull base surgeries.
Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program Caregivers
The Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Program at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s Surgical Subspecialties Institute is a talented team of physicians and allied health professionals. In addition to examining physicians and nurses, the ENT clinic has on-site audiologists who address hearing and imbalance disorders, as well as speech pathologists who work with patients with voice and swallowing disorders. Health unit coordinators ensure a smooth flow between all involved caregivers.
Caregivers involved in patient care for this program are:
- Otolaryngologists/ Head and neck surgeons
- Speech pathologists
- Physical therapists
- Health unit coordinators
- Patient access representatives
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