What is Otolaryngology?

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With the advancement of medical science, there has been formed many specialized fields for every disease. Doctors can now study each and every body part in detail, having specialized trainers with latest and advanced research. Otolaryngology is also a specialized field of medical sciences that deals with the study of ear, nose, throat, face, head, neck and sinuses. Specialists for this field are commonly known as ENT doctors.


The otolaryngology specialist offer services to the patients having disorder s regarding ENT (ear, nose, and throat). The specialist in this field can also provide surgeries to the patients related to ENT. A big misconception about otolaryngology specialist is that they can only help to cure the problems with tonsils and can only perform surgeries related to tonsillectomies. The truth is that any doctor who is specialized in otolaryngology can provide a lot of services in this field, even if he doesn’t have any sub specialty in otolaryngology. The specialist can easily perform surgeries including the removal of tumors or dealing with various disorders related to ENT.  The specialization of this field usually deals with surgeries and it requires an extensive period of time to become specialized in the field of otolaryngology. The person who wishes to pursue his medical career in the field of otolaryngology needs to study for five more years in order to get a complete grasp so that the person can become board certified. Once the person has met all the requirements and has captured a complete grasp over otolaryngology, the ENT specialist can work in any venue he wants to. Many big hospitals hire these specialists as faculty who work with surgeries and also train the upcoming new trainers in their respective field.

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