St. Elizabeth'sServices and Clinical CentersOtolaryngology

Our Otolaryngology Services

Nose: The Minimally Invasive Nasal and Sinus Institute

For many patients, suffering from chronic or seasonal sinus pain is just a way of life. At St. Elizabeth's, we are here to say that this does not need to be the case. Talk with your primary care physician about seeing an ENT specialist.

There are now many minimally invasive options available to provide targeted relief to improve overall health. Learn more about these options, including balloon sinuplasty, here. These techniques, which have been perfected by the St. Elizabeth's Minimally Invasive Nasal and Sinus Institute team, offer patients innovative options in the treatment of nasal obstruction, sinus disorders and obstructive sleep apnea.

Conditions We Treat

Nasal and Sinus conditions include treatment of the following:

  • Snoring
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Sinusitis (acute/chronic)
  • Nasal allergies
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Nasal polyps
  • Sinus or “rhinogenic” headache
  • Grave’s ophthalmopathy
  • Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
  • Cancer of the nose and sinuses
  • Nasal valve disorders
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Repair of Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhea/leak
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Smell/Taste disorders

Ears: The ALL-EARS Institute for Hearing and Balance Restoration

Hearing loss can have a profound impact on the lives of men, women, children and their families.  Hearing restoration can mean the difference between a life of struggling to participate in family and social activities to full inclusion in all life’s minor and major events.

The ALL-EARS Institute at St. Elizabeth’s is designed to assess, diagnose and treat each individuals hearing loss and/or imbalance with the goal of restoring quality of life. We are the only center in New England certified to use every type of implantable and semi-implantable hearing technology.

In addition, St. Elizabeth’s is home to state-of-the-art hearing and balance testing and treatment located in a single, easy to access center.

Conditions We Treat

Ear services include treatment of the following:

  • Eustachian tube Dysfunction
  • Acute and chronic ear infections
  • Mastoid infections
  • Cochlear implants
  • Hearing loss (all types)
  • Implantable hearing aid technologies
  • Balance disorders
  • Dizziness and Vertigo
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Ear drum perforation
  • Stapedectomy
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Cranial nerve tumors (all types)
  • Acoustic tumors
  • Facial nerve palsy
  • Meningiomas
  • Temporal bone cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

Expertise in hearing restoration (ear drum and middle ear surgery), implantable hearing aids, bone-anchored hearing technologies, cosmetic ear surgery and treatment of keloids.  The St. Elizabeth’s Department of Otolaryngology is the only department in New England certified to use every type of implantable and semi-implantable hearing technology.

Throat: Care of Voice, Swallowing and Head/Neck Cancer

Special expertise in swallowing disorders, microphonosurgery,  endoscopic /open Zenker’s diverticulum repair , management of benign/malignant tumors of the tongue, pharynx, larynx (voice box), and esophagus. In addition, our physicians have significant experience in treating head and neck cancers.

Conditions We Treat

Throat services include treatment of the following:
  • Adenotonsillar disease
  • Recurrent sore throat/strep throat
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux (acid reflux)
  • Branchial cleft/congenital  cysts
  • Cranial nerve dysfunction or paralysis
  • Cancer/tumors of the head/neck/mouth/throat
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Thyroid and parathyroid nodules, tumors, and cancers
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Voice disorders
  • Vocal cord polyps or nodules
  • Tracheal or subglottic narrowing/stenosis
  • Head and neck cancers

The Hearing Aid Center

St. Elizabeth's Hearing Aid Center offers St. Elizabeth's patients and community members access to dedicated and trained audiologists and support staff who offer a complete selection of hearing aid technologies and assistive listening devices to assist you with your listening needs.

Our audiologists will work with you to determine the most appropriate device to assist you based on your hearing loss, your work and home activities, physical limitations, medical condition and cosmetic preferences.

For more information, visit our Hearing Aid Center home.


St. Elizabeth's Department of Otolaryngology
St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, St. Margaret's Center 8
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