The otorhinolaryngologist is a specialist in all aspects of ear, nose and throat (ENT) care. His area of expertise encompasses all the structures and organs of the head and neck, excluding the brain and eyes.
He is an expert in all the disorders that can affect these organs, and the types of examination that are used for precise diagnosis. The otorhinolaryngologist can test a patient's hearing, balance, sense of smell and taste.
He is well informed about the uses and side effects of the various drugs available to him in treating disorders.
Hearing difficulties, snoring or nasal polyps are amongst conditions that the otorhinolaryngologist can alleviate by means of surgery. Microsurgery and other modern technological aids enable the specialist to replace the ear's deformed ossicles with implants and reconstruct perforated eardrums.