At Wake Forest Baptist Health, our head and neck team is comprised of a dedicated and knowledgeable team of otolaryngologists (commonly called ENT/head and neck surgeons), audiologists, speech-language pathologists and advanced practitioners. These experts are highly trained to diagnose, manage and treat all conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, from common problems to rare disorders that require specialty medical treatment or surgery.
Audiology: Our audiologists provide advanced diagnostic and treatment services for patients of all ages with hearing loss. We offer a full range of services, from basic hearing tests to implantable devices and follow-up care.
Otology and Skull Base Surgery: Our otolaryngologists who have further training in otology and lateral skull base surgery specialize in the diagnosis and surgical management of disorders of the ear and its related structures.
Balance Disorders: The Wake Forest Baptist Health Balance Disorders Program offers patients access to specialists who treat the full spectrum of balance disorders, from common dizziness to more complex medical conditions.
Rhinology: Our rhinology specialists are board-certified otolaryngologists with advanced training and expertise in nasal and sinus disorders.
Laryngology: Our laryngologists are otolaryngologists with additional training in illnesses and injuries of the larynx (voice box).
Speech-Language Pathology: Our speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat speech, language, voice, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages.
Voice and Swallowing Disorders: Our experienced, multidisciplinary voice and swallowing disorders team offers a broad range of advanced therapeutic, surgical and medical techniques to address conditions affecting the voice, airway and swallowing.
Head and Neck
Head and Neck Cancer: Wake Forest Baptist Health is a leader in head and neck cancer, treating about 300 patients each year. Our ENT/head and neck surgeons treat the full spectrum of head, ear, throat and neck cancers, and diseases of the salivary gland and thyroid.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Our team of experienced, board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons specializes in both cosmetic procedures and complex reconstructive surgeries of the face, head and neck.
Adult ENT/Head and Neck Surgery: Our dedicated, knowledgeable otolaryngologists are highly trained to diagnose, manage and treat all conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck, from common problems to rare disorders that require specialty medical treatment or surgery.
Pediatric ENT/Head and Neck Surgery: We treat each of our pediatric ENT patients with kindness and compassion – the way we would want our own family to be treated. Working closely with you and your child, our specialists take a family-centered approach to providing an individualized care plan to meet your child’s needs.
Leaders in Research, Technology, Therapies and Diagnostics
Our team of otolaryngologists at Wake Forest Baptist has advanced medical training, hands-on expertise and access to the latest technology and research – attributes that make all the difference when treating our patients.
Our otolaryngologists specialize in using transoral robotic surgery (TORS), a minimally invasive advanced surgical method to treat tumors of the tongue base, larynx and skull base. We are also pioneering new techniques to restore swallowing and salivary gland function. Beyond these specialty techniques, we give our patients access to the latest technology, therapies, and research, including:
- Microvascular head and neck reconstruction
- Office-based laryngeal surgery
- Endoscopic skull base surgery
- Adult and pediatric implantable hearing devices
- Biochemical effects of aging on laryngeal function
- Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
- Repair of congenital ear deformities