The Department of Otolaryngology has over 20,000 square feet of space in 26 examining rooms and five special procedures rooms for patients seen in the clinical offices, plus the needed ancillary space for allergy testing and for hearing, speech, and voice analysis.
HEAD and NECK CANCER
The Head and Neck Tumor Board, the first multidisciplinary clinic within the institution, comprises team members from Otolaryngology, Hematology-Oncology, Dentistry, and Radiation Therapy. The clinic meets each Wednesday.
Responsible Faculty: Dale Browne, Christopher Sullivan , Joshua Waltonen
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VOICE AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS
Established in 1990, the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders of Wake Forest University is part of the Department of Otolaryngology. The Center is devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of voice disorders. The research and clinical activities of the Center are multidisciplinary, and involve laryngology, speech pathology, neurology, gastroenterology, and vocal pedagogy.
Responsible Faculty: Carter Wright
OTOLOGY, NEUROTOLOGY and SKULL BASE SURGERY
Otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery are active components of the clinical endeavors of the Department of Otolaryngology. Activities include diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders and are served by a state-of-the-art vestibular test facility. Skull base surgery deals with benign and malignant lesions of the skull base and retrocochlear structures and is most frequently a collaborative effort with the Department of Neurosurgery.
Responsible Faculty: John May, Eric Oliver , Dale Browne
RHINOLOGY and ALLERGY
Activities in rhinology include intranasal sinus surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, rhinologic allergy and immunology, and tumors of the paranasal sinuses.
Responsible Faculty: Whit Mims , John Clinger
Special problems of the head and neck in the pediatric patient are addressed in special clinics: the Otolaryngology clinics and the multidiscipline craniofacial anomalies clinic at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. These activities address pediatric disorders of hearing, balance, swallowing, and phonation, and tumors and deformities of the head and neck.
Responsible Faculty: Daniel Kirse , Adele Evans, Amy S. Whigham
FACIAL PLASTIC and RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY
The activities of the Department in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery dealing with rhinologic and soft tissue advancement include reconstructive surgery necessary because of tumor extirpation or tissue destruction, alteration or evulsion by trauma. Conventional tissue rearrangement, grafting, and microvascular flaps are employed in these activities.
Responsible Faculty: Brian Downs, Jordan Wallin
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
- Eyelid lift
- Skin Cancer
- Facial Fractures
- Ear Reconstruction
- Eyelid Reconstruction
- Vascular Malformations
- Facial Paralysis
AUDIOLOGY AND SPEECH PATHOLOGY
The North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Incorporated Department of Hearing and Speech, is an integral part of Otolaryngology. Jennifer Hayden is the Administrative Director, and the staff of the Department have clinical academic appointments in Otolaryngology. Dr. Dale Browne is the medical director, thereby providing for mutual teaching service and research activities. Among these activities are rehabilitation of cancer patients having disorders of voice or phonation, activities within the Center for Voice and Swallowing Disorders, part of the curriculum of the residents and medical students, and the care of patients having communication disorders, including those in the cochlear implant program.
Responsible Faculty: Dale Browne , John May , Carter Wright , Catherine Rees Lintzenich