Otolaryngology

Saint Joseph Hospital
2900 North Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60657
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Saint Joseph Hospital otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. These include the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat).

Areas of Expertise

  • Ears - Hearing loss affects 1 in 10 individuals in the U.S. Otolaryngologists are specially trained in the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, balance disorders, ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain and facial and cranial nerve disorders. Otolaryngologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.
  • Nose - About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health concerns in the U.S. Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of otolaryngologists. Conditions include allergies and disorders of the sense of smell as well as breathing through, and the appearance of, the nose.
  • Throat - Communicating (speaking and singing) and eating a meal all involve the throat. Otolaryngologists are experts in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus involving voice and swallowing disorders. Otolaryngologists also treat conditions affecting the tonsils and treat snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Head and Neck - This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma and deformities of the face. They also diagnose and treat conditions of the thyroid and salivary glands and perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Otolaryngologists at Saint Joseph Hospital provide diagnosis and treatment in the following areas of expertise:

  • Otology/Neurotology - Disease of the ear, including trauma (injury), cancer and nerve pathway disorders, which affect hearing and balance. Conditions include ear infection, swimmer's ear, hearing loss, ear, face or neck pain, dizziness and ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology - Diseases in children with special ENT problems, including ear infections, tonsil and adenoid infections and allergy/sinus disease.
  • Head and Neck - Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid or cancer of the voice box.
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Cosmetic, functional and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck such as rhinoplasty (nose), face lift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids and hair loss.
  • Rhinology - Disorders of the nose and sinuses, including sinus disorders, nosebleeds, stuffy nose and loss of smell.
  • Laryngology - Disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems. Conditions may include sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorders and gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).
  • Allergy - Treatment by medication, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and/or avoidance of pollen, dust, mold, food and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose and throat. Common allergy conditions include hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, otitis media and dizziness.
  • Sinus - Balloon sinuplasty, a revolutionary new treatment to treat patients with sinusitis, is now offered at Saint Joseph Hospital. The condition occurs when nasal passages become infected or inflamed causing severe headaches, nasal congestion and facial swelling or pain.

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Jordan Pritikin, MD

Steven Dayan, MD

Sehjin Han, MD

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