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Let’s just say “ENT”

Think about your routine interactions with the environment. Could you breathe easily today? Were you able to walk a straight line? Was it no trouble to talk with and listen to your friends? We usually don’t think about such things unless there’s a problem. Issues with our ears, nose and throat, even when relatively minor, can have a large impact on our quality of life.

Otolaryngologists, or ENTs, are specialty physicians who treat disorders of the ears, nose and throat (ENT). After medical school, doctors pursuing a career in ENT complete 5-8 years of additional training. Physicians certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology are the most reputable and knowledgeable in the field.

You might be surprised to hear that nearly half of all patients seeking primary care have an ENT issue. Allergies, sinusitis, tinnitus, ear infection, sleep apnea and snoring, thyroid dysfunction – all of these are conditions that ENTs treat in both children and adults. In fact, ENT physicians cover such a broad range of issues that many otolaryngologists have additional training in a subspecialty such as pediatric otolaryngology or sleep medicine. At Chicago ENT our team consists of:

  • Otolaryngologists (adult and pediatric)
  • Head & Neck Surgeons
  • Sleep Specialists
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Specialists
  • Allergists
  • Dental Sleep Expert
  • Audiologists
  • Radiographer (on-site CT scan)

We believe a team approach is essential to the very best care. Our providers work together to evaluate, diagnose and treat our patients, with each doctor bringing his or her unique specialty knowledge and skills.

So, the next time you can’t sleep, breathe through your nose, hear clearly, or have any other ENT issue, come see us. We can help at one of our four, convenient Chicagoland locations.