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Ear, nose and throat care (ENT)

Highest quality care for conditions of the ears, face, nose and throat

At Allina Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality care for conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. This specialized care, also known as otolaryngology, or ENT, includes related conditions of the head and neck.

Our team of experts include otolaryngologists (often referred to as ENTs) who specialize in both surgical and non-surgical care and treatment of ENT-related conditions.

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Ear, nose and throat care at Allina Health

At Allina Health, you have a team of highly skilled ENT providers dedicated to your well being. It is comprehensive, expert care that recognizes you as a whole person – not only diagnosing and treating your condition but helping to alleviate stress and any other concerns you may have related to your condition. Your provider will be there every step of the way, providing the expertise and care you need so you can focus on recovery and getting back to what matters most.

Allina Health otolaryngologists are surgeons who specialize in both surgical and non-surgical care and treatment of ENT-related conditions.

Non-surgical ENT care includes:

  • sinus and nasal concerns
  • ear infections
  • allergies
  • facial conditions
  • hearing loss
  • sleep apnea
  • dizziness and vertigo
  • tinnitus
  • voice and throat conditions
  • non-surgical therapy

Surgical ENT procedures for conditions associated with the head and neck include:

  • sinus
  • nasal 
  • cochlear implants
  • bone-anchored hearing aids
  • hearing loss
  • thyroid/parathyroid
  • salivary gland
  • INSPIRE device for sleep apnea
  • throat
  • tonsils/adenoids
  • voice box (larynx) 
  • plastic or reconstructive surgery

ENT care: specialized, integrated and connected

Our ENT providers partner with other Allina Health specialists, when necessary, to diagnose and treat certain conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. Examples of this sort of integrated care include:

  • meeting with an audiologist for a hearing test to help diagnose ear-related conditions
  • working with speech pathologists or physical therapists on a specific issue
  • connecting with our sleep medicine team to address a particular concern  
  • partnering with the Allina Health Cancer Institute to treat a cancer diagnosis of the head or neck.

This integrated care with other Allina specialists gives you the peace of mind that you are truly part of one team that is seamlessly connected – a team that knows you, understands your medical needs and is there to address all your concerns as you receive the highest quality care.

We also want you to be actively involved in your care. One way you can do that is through the Allina Health account, an online tool that lets you track your appointments, review your test results, access electronic records, communicate with your team and more. 

Your ENT visit – what to expect

Your ENT provider will work with you to determine the best path forward for your specific medical needs. You can expect your provider to get a thorough history of your physical condition as well as an understanding of your concerns. Together, you and your provider will discuss any diagnosis and treatment options and develop a treatment plan that best meets your medical needs.

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Reviewed by: Sarah Shefelbine, MD

First published: 8/1/2004
Last reviewed: 11/22/2022