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Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Rush ENT program ranked No. 1 in Illinois by U.S. News

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery provides expert care for adults and children with ear, nose and throat (ENT) and neck disorders. 

Our Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck specialists offer a full range of ENT services, including the following:

Individualized care, team approach: Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery experts collaborate closely with specialists in many other areas at Rush, including neurosurgery, neurology, allergy, pulmonology, radiation oncology and medical oncology. The team provides personalized care in what are often complex situations, and dedicates itself to enhancing patient care through research — both in the lab and clinic — and education.

Nationally recognized care: The ear, nose and throat program at Rush is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and is ranked higher than any other ENT program in Illinois. 

Related Programs and Services

  • Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

    When your child has more than just a runny nose, specialists in the Section of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) at Rush University Children's Hospital can help.

    From noisy breathing and sinus disease to hearing loss and congenital neck masses, pediatric otorhinolaryngologists at Rush treat common and complex ear, nose and throat issues in children of all ages.

    Specialized aerodigestive care for children 

    Pediatric ear, nose and throat doctors at Rush collaborate with other pediatric specialists in pulmonology, gastroenterology and speech language pathology to provide coordinated, advanced care for complicated airway, swallowing and feeding disorders through our Pediatric Aerodigestive Program.

    It's the first truly comprehensive, multispecialty pediatric aerodigestive program in Illinois, offering the following:

    • Convenience. As much as possible, our team strives to relieve the physical and emotional burden of treatment. We offer a single entry point for children to receive aerodigestive care. Within one visit, patients can be seen by several specialty physicians. So parents do not have to schedule separate appointments for their child with each specialist — a process that can take weeks or months and require several hospital visits.
    • Fewer procedures. When a child needs multiple diagnostic tests or surgeries requiring sedation, our specialists partner to perform the procedures during the same setting, so the child only has to be anesthetized once.
    • Coordination of specialists. Many patients who come to our program have serious, complex health conditions that require the expertise of multiple specialists. For instance, premature infants often have heart, lung, neurological and digestive issues. At Rush, these patients have access to several specialists in one location, and all services are tightly coordinated. 
    • Personalized treatments. Treatment plans are designed around each child's unique needs and are tightly coordinated. Each customized treatment plan incorporates the expertise of all relevant specialists, and the team regularly communicates to ensure that appropriate care is provided at every stage. 

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