Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery Services

Using treatments such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and surgery, Rush specialists can help to reduce or reverse symptoms caused by an ear disorder.

Using treatments such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and surgery, Rush specialists can help to reduce or reverse symptoms caused by an ear disorder.

Using treatments such as hearing aids, cochlear implants and surgery, Rush specialists can help to reduce or reverse symptoms caused by an ear disorder.

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Among the Best in the U.S. for ENT Services.

U.S. News & World Report ranked RUSH University Medical Center’s otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery program best in Illinois and among the best in the nation.

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If you have an ear-related disorder like acoustic neuroma (vestibular schwannoma), cholesteatoma, hearing loss or neurofibromatosis, seeking expert care can help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

The Rush otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery team understands how profoundly these conditions can impact your quality of life. That’s why we’ll do our best to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms.

Our specialists are dedicated to patient care, medical education and research. They have the skill and experience it takes to uncover complex problems deep inside the ear. They also offer advanced surgery techniques to address problems in the lateral skull base (base of skull near the ear). 

And when they’re not caring for patients or teaching the next generation of providers, our specialists are also researchers who work to find better and safer treatments for ear disease. They’ve helped refine the techniques used in eustachian tube surgery and test promising new therapies for inner ear disorders.

Even if previous therapies haven’t improved your symptoms, that doesn’t mean you’re out of options. We frequently offer second opinions to people who need the more advanced treatments available at Rush. 
 

Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery Providers

Rush has otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery providers in Chicago, Oak Park and Oak Brook.

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Rush Excellence in Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery

  • Innovative surgery options: Tumors, bony masses and other sources of ear blockage or damage can be hard to treat — because they’re hard to reach. But our specialists offer unique surgical techniques that let them treat your condition with fewer incisions or without cutting through bone. These techniques, including microsurgery and lateral skull base surgery, also help them preserve nearby healthy nerves, blood vessels and tissue.
  • Better, safer devices and implants: Today, people with hearing loss have more treatment options than ever before. Rush offers most of these options, including traditional hearing aids, osseointegrated implants and cochlear implants
  • Care when and where you need it: To help make it easier for you to receive care, Rush offers same-day and evening appointments. We also see patients at several locations in Chicago (Rush University Medical Center and Rush South Loop) and the suburbs (Oak Brook and Oak Park) .
  • Complete care for complex conditions: Ear-related problems occur for many reasons, including blockages, aging, injuries and tumors. Our otology and neurotology team may connect you to other Rush specialists who can help identify and treat your unique condition. Our extended team includes specialists in neurosurgery, facial plastic surgery, radiation oncology, head and neck oncology, audiology and physical therapy.  
R. Mark Wiet, MD
Testimonials

Our mission is to provide the best care possible for our patients, advance the field through research and educate the next generation of surgeons. We take great pride in our work, and I am proud of the Rush Otology and Audiology team members. Their efforts make our mission become reality in the field of otology. There is nothing more gratifying than the restoration of hearing.

R. Mark Wiet, MD, Section Head, Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Survery
Director of the Acoustic Neuroma Program at Rush

Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery Locations

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Chicago

Rush Orthopedic Building

Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Chicago

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

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Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Rush South Loop

1411 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

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Office Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm X-ray, lab and other diagnostic hours are listed below.
Sun: Closed
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Oak Park

Rush Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery - Oak Park

610 S Maple Ave
Rush Medical Office Building - Suite 3700
Oak Park, IL 60304

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Mon – Fri: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
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Oak Brook

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Rush Oak Brook

2011 York Rd
Oak Brook, IL 60523

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Hours:

Mon – Thu: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Every first and third Saturday; diagnostic imaging and lab hours detailed below)
Sun: Closed
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