ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat)

Esteemed Care Close to Home

Otolaryngology, also known as ENT, is the diagnosis and treatment conditions of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. We treat conditions from the simple to the most complex—from allergies, acid reflux, sinusitis, and sleep apnea to head and neck tumors and advanced hearing rehabilitation and cochlear implantation.

Care Throughout the Capital Region

All ENT providers and locations in the System can be found in the Get Care section of this page.

  • Allergies
  • Acid reflux
  • Balance and dizziness disorders
  • Diseases of the nose and sinus
  • Head and neck cancer and tumors
  • Hearing loss and other ear conditions
  • Meniere's disease
  • Nasal disorders, deformities, and obstructions
  • Nose and sinus surgery
  • Parotid and salivary gland disorders
  • Advanced skin cancer
  • Sinusitis, acute and chronic
  • Skull base tumors
  • Sleep apnea and airway disease
  • Smell & taste disorders
  • Snoring
  • Speech, swallowing, and voice disorders
  • Swollen adenoids
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Throat infections
  • Tonsillitis

As a major academic medical system, we treat all ENT needs. Contact us for more information about your condition.

  • Allergy testing
  • Audiogram (hearing test)
  • Audiology interventions
  • Balance testing (vestibular)
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Cochlear implants
  • Complex ear & sinus surgery
  • Routine ear surgery
  • Ear tubes
  • Ear wax removal
  • Endolymphatic sac surgery
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Inspire sleep apnea treatment (Learn more about treatments for sleep disorders)
  • Laryngectomy
  • Laser surgery
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally invasive image-guided surgeries
  • Nose and sinus irrigation
  • Otoplasty
  • Parotidectomy
  • Septoplasty
  • Removal of foreign objects in the ear
  • Routine sinus surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Speech/Voice evaluations
  • Stapedectomy
  • Throat surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate cauterization
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Tympanotomy
  • Video stroboscopy

As a major academic medical system, we treat all ENT needs. Contact us for more information.

Pituitary and Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Program

Albany Medical Center

Our ENT surgeons work closely with our neurosurgeons to perform cranial base surgeries. Our fellowship trained surgeons work with radiation and medical oncologists to diagnose and treat patients who require pituitary and minimally invasive cranial base surgery. The advanced endoscopic endonasal techniques used to treat skull base tumors provide a faster recovery time and a shorter hospital stay compared to traditional surgery.

Endoscopic endonasal surgery includes the use of very small telescopes that are guided through the nose. Through this method, our surgeons are able to resect tumors within the nasal cavity, skull base, and brain. This approach prevents large facial scars, craniotomy, and brain retraction. Damage to normal tissue around the tumor is significantly reduced allowing for a faster recovery time.

 

Conditions we treat:
  • Benign and malignant pituitary tumors
  • Craniofacial fractures
  • Benign and malicious nerve and nerve sheath tumors
  • Acromegaly
  • Craniofacial malformations
  • Brain and skull base tumors
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Cushing’s Disease
  • Nosebleeds (chronic and refractory bleeding)
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Benign skin tumors
  • Benign and malignant nasal tumors, nasal disorders
  • Angiofibroma
  • Optic nerve compressions
  • Arachnoid cysts
  • Osteosarcomas
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Spinal tumors and disorders, cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Periorbital abscesses
  • Benign and malignant sarcomas
  • Facial skin growths
  • Invasive fungal sinusitis
  • Pituitary apoplexy
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Rathke's cleft cyst
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Sinus thrombosis
  • Meningocele
  • Sinus tumors
  • Mucocele

Albany Medical Center

Our facial plastic surgeons are dual trained by Facial Plastic Surgery and ENT/Head and Neck Surgery. This makes them uniquely suited to address cosmetic, reconstructive and/or functional concerns affecting the face, head and neck.

We diagnose and treat patients with medical issues that could be the result of a congenital defect (something you are born with) or  acquired (such as trauma from a car accident), as well as conditions related to aging.

 

Conditions & treatments:

  • Nasal airway surgery
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal deformity
  • Laceration repair
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial trauma
  • Orbital fracture
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Transgender
  • Neck masses
  • Melanoma
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Facial scar revision
  • Botox
  • Facial filler

Albany Medical Center, Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Hospital

Conditions we treat:

  • Deafness
  • Conductive hearing loss
  • Cholesteatoma and chronic ear infections
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Exostosis (ear canal stenosis

Cochlear implantation surgery has been performed at Albany Medical Center since the first development of these devices in the mid 1990's. Clinical trials of new devices and techniques are ongoing and we can offer the latest technology available.

We are a multidisciplinary program that takes advantage of the varied resources across the health system. This includes the expertise of our surgeons who have a combined experience of thousands of implants, expert programming through our in house audiologists, speech and language therapy with our SLP pathologists, intraoperative CT imaging, genetic screening and counseling, pediatric care and counseling, and social services involvement when necessary.

 

Types of implants available include:

  • Traditional cochlear implants (Cochlear, Med-El, Advanced Bionics)
  • Hybrid cochlear implantation with possible hearing preservation
  • BAHA osseointegrated implants
  • Vibrant Med-El middle ear hearing implant
  • Traditional middle ear placement
  • Round window placement

Sudden single-sided deafness – an abrupt, often unexplained loss of hearing in one ear – can have a significant effect on quality of life.

Following approval by the FDA, otolaryngology specialists in the Albany Med Health System now use cochlear implants to treat patients with sudden single-sided deafness.

As a System, we derive our strength from collaboration and like-minded spirit for outstanding patient outcomes.”
Jason Mouzakes, MDChair, Department of Otolaryngology

Training the Next Generation of Physicians

Albany Medical College offers a variety of graduate medical education programs. Learn more about our Otolaryngology Residency program.