Otolaryngologist (Otology & Neurotology)
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An otolaryngologist who treats diseases of the ear and temporal bone, including disorders of hearing and balance. The additional training in otology and neurotology emphasizes the study of embryology, anatomy, physiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, pathology, genetics, immunology, microbiology and the etiology of diseases of the ear and temporal bone.
Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007.
www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Otolaryngology, 2007.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Additional Taxonomy Codes from Otolaryngologists
An otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures of the head and neck. An otolaryngologist diagnoses and provides medical and/or surgical therapy or prevention of diseases, allergies, neoplasms, deformities, disorders and/or injuries of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, respiratory and upper alimentary systems, face, jaws and the other head and neck systems. Head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and the treatment of disorders of hearing and voice are fundamental areas of expertise.
A pediatric otolaryngologist has special expertise in the management of infants and children with disorders that include congenital and acquired conditions involving the aerodigestive tract, nose and paranasal sinuses, the ear and other areas of the head and neck. The pediatric otolaryngologist has special skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of childhood disorders of voice, speech, language and hearing.
Otolaryngologist (Sleep Medicine)
An Otolaryngologist who practices Sleep Medicine is certified in the subspecialty of sleep medicine and specializes in the clinical assessment, physiologic testing, diagnosis, management and prevention of sleep and circadian rhythm disorders. Sleep specialists treat patients of any age and use multidisciplinary approaches. Disorders managed by sleep specialists include, but are not limited to, sleep related breathing disorders, insomnia, hypersomnias, circadian rhythm sleep disorders, parasomnias and sleep related movement disorders.
Otolaryngologist (Facial Plastic Surgery)
An otolaryngologist who specializes in facial plastic surgery.
Otolaryngologist (Facial Plastic Surgery within the Head & Neck)
An otolaryngologist with additional training in plastic and reconstructive procedures within the head, face, neck and associated structures, including cutaneous head and neck oncology and reconstruction, management of maxillofacial trauma, soft tissue repair and neural surgery. The field is diverse and involves a wide age range of patients, from the newborn to the aged. While both cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries are practiced, there are many additional procedures which interface with them.
Otolaryngologist (Otolaryngic Allergies)
An otolaryngologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of otolaryngic allergies and other allergic diseases.
Otolaryngologist (Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery)
An otolaryngologist who specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of head and neck conditions.
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