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Clinical Services at Rush Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery
Program Description

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery provides comprehensive care for adults and children with disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck region. The department uses state-of-the-art facilities at Rush University Medical Center to provide comprehensive and innovative clinical and surgical solutions. Our physicians collaborate closely with colleagues in neurosurgery, allergy, pulmonology, neurology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and communicative disorders, among many others.

The program’s philosophy is to deliver patient-centered care that respects patient values and preferences, promotes coordination and integration of care, and fosters communication and education. Our team is committed to making the patient experience as seamless and convenient as possible.

The highly skilled team is composed of leaders in the field who are also dedicated to enhancing patient care through groundbreaking research in the lab and clinic setting and educating residents, fellows, medical students and patients.

Services Provided
  • Audiology and Speech Language Pathology: The communicative disorders program at Rush is a center of excellence for the evaluation and management of patients with speech, language, hearing and swallowing problems. 
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Our physicians offer a broad spectrum of aesthetic and reconstructive surgical options, including cosmetic procedures, management of facial paralysis, repair of maxillofacial trauma, reconstruction after skin cancer surgery and microvascular reconstruction after head and neck cancer surgery. 
  • General Otolaryngology: Our specialists provide comprehensive evaluation and management of all general ear, nose and throat problems.  
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery: Our surgeons provide state-of-the-art care for benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
  • Head and Neck Surgical Oncology: Our head and neck cancer team provides individualized care for tumors involving the skin, salivary glands, oral cavity, oropharynx and larynx. Multidisciplinary care is rendered through Coleman Foundation Comprehensive Cancer Clinics.  
  • Laryngology: Our physicians work closely with colleagues across Rush to provide multidisciplinary care for voice and swallowing disorders, including evaluation of hoarseness, laryngopharyngeal reflux, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal cord paralysis and laryngotracheal abnormalities. 
  • Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery: Our physicians comprehensive care for disorders of the ear, hearing and balance, facial nerve, and temporal bone. Specialized services include acoustic neuroma surgery and cochlear implantation. 
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology: Our specialists provide evaluation and management of a broad array of pediatric ENT problems, including tonsil and adenoid disease, sinus disease, airway problems, head and neck masses, ear diseases, and speech and language problems.  
  • Rhinology and Sinus Surgery: Our rhinologists provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for disorders afflicting the nose and paranasal sinuses, including acute and chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, fungal sinusitis and allergies. 
  • Sleep Surgery: Our physicians provide cutting-edge surgical services to patients with sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Specialists work closely with other sleep medicine physicians to coordinate care. 
  • Skull Base Surgery: The skull base team at Rush specializes in treatment of complex skull base disorders, including CSF leak repair and management of benign and malignant neoplasms of the cranial base. Our specialists are on the forefront of minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for removal of sinonasal and skull base tumors. 
  • Thyroid/ Parathyroid Disorders: Our specialists provide comprehensive management of both benign and malignant tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. They work closely with Rush endocrinology specialists to deliver state-of-the art surgical and non-surgical management of head and neck endocrine disorders. 
Clinical Team

Pete S. Batra, MD, is chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. See his Message From the Chairman.

Learn more about our team:

More Information

To make an appointment, please call (312) 942-6100

Residency and Fellowships

For more information about our residency and fellowship programs at Rush University Medical Center, please see the graduate medical education section on the Rush University site.

The following programs are available for physicians interested in advanced training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery:

Contact Name
Department of Otolaryngology at Rush
Contact Phone
(312) 942-6100
Contact E-mail

Orthopedic Building
1611 W. Harrison St., Suite 550
Chicago, IL 60612

Included in this section:

Cochlear Implant Program: The cochlear implant program at Rush provides state-of-the-art technology to severe-to-profoundly hearing-impaired patients.

Communicative Disorders
Speech, Language and Hearing Problems
: The communicative disorders (speech, language and hearing problems) program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is a center of excellence for the evaluation and management of people with communication and swallowing problems.

Head and Neck Surgery: Information on diagnostic care and surgery for the head and neck using state-of-the-art instruments and techniques at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Meet the Physicians: Information about Rush Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery physicians at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Otolaryngology Conditions We Treat: We treat the following problems at Rush Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Rush Center for Skull Base Surgery : Rush Skull Base Center

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