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New Focus on Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Treatments in these areas - including surgery for cancer — require special precision and finesse.

You'd think America's oldest medical specialty would have a simple name. But ear, nose and throat doctors, as they are commonly known, call their field otolaryngology—pronounced oh-toe-LAIR-in-GOL-oh-gee. Otolaryngologists are physicians who are specially trained to manage and treat patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck. If this specialty is the nation’s oldest—as the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) says—it’s also the newest department established at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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