ENT specialists in Denver

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that deals with the diagnosis, management and treatment of conditions of the ear, nose and throat (ENT). The otolaryngologists — also called ENT doctors — within the HealthONE Physician Group network work alongside audiologists and other ENT specialists to provide you with complete ear, nose and throat care.

Visit one of our experienced otolaryngologists or audiologists by scheduling an appointment.

ENT disorders and conditions we treat

The ears, nose, and throat are linked by a network of passageways and tubes. Because this area of the body is closely interconnected, ENT conditions can range in scope and complexity. We can treat common conditions such as chronic ear infections as well as more complex issues like hearing loss that may require surgery or assistive devices.

Illnesses we treat include:

  • Allergies and allergic rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Barotrauma (injury due to air pressure changes)
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Croup (upper airway infection)
  • Deviated septum
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Ear infection and swimmer's ear
  • Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus)
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Laryngitis and hoarseness
  • Ménière's disease and other hearing loss
  • Mouth sores
  • Nasal fractures and nosebleeds
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and snoring
  • Perforated or ruptured eardrum
  • Post-nasal drip and rhinitis
  • Sinus drainage, headaches and infections
  • Sore throat and strep throat
  • Stridor (high-pitched whistle when breathing)
  • Swelling in the throat
  • Swollen adenoids
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Tinnitus (ringing/noises in one or both ears)
  • Tongue tie for newborns
  • Tonsillitis (tonsil infection) and enlarged tonsils
  • Usher syndrome (genetic disorder causing deafness)
  • Vertigo, dizziness or motion sickness
  • Vestibular disorder (problems balancing)

ENT services we offer

Our network of providers offers minimally invasive procedures to treat many health issues, and our ENT doctors are no different. We are experienced in advanced diagnostic and treatment options, many of which can be performed with small incisions and precise technology, including:

  • Bronchoscopy — diagnostic procedure to visualize the lungs and airway
  • Ear irrigation — procedure to remove excess earwax
  • Esophagectomy — surgery to remove and then rebuild the esophagus
  • Facial plastics — reconstructive surgeries of the face, head and neck
  • Heller myotomy — surgery to treat achalasia
  • Laryngectomy — removal of the voice box
  • Laryngoscopy — diagnostic procedure to visualize the voice box and throat
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction — widening of the windpipe
  • Myringotomy — procedure to insert ear tubes
  • Nasal endoscopy — diagnostic procedure to visualize the nasal and sinus passages
  • Oesophagoscopy — diagnostic procedure to visualize the swallowing tube
  • Rhinoplasty — surgery to change nose shape for cosmetic and/or functional reasons
  • Septoplasty — surgery to repair a deviated septum
  • Thyroplasty — surgery to adjust vocal cord placement
  • Tonsillectomy — surgery to remove tonsils
  • Tracheostomy — procedure to open windpipe via an incision in the neck
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty — surgery to widen the airway by removing excess tissue
  • Vocal nodule removal — surgery to remove noncancerous growths on the vocal cords

ENT cancers we treat

Also known as head and neck cancers, ENT cancers require compassionate treatment from physicians who understand the complexities of this area of the body. Our providers offer you both the care and expertise you deserve. ENT cancers we treat include:

  • Basal cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma — skin cancer
  • Esophageal cancer — cancer of the esophagus
  • Laryngeal cancer and pharyngeal cancer — cancer of the voice box
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer — cancer of the nasopharynx, the part of the throat behind the nose
  • Oral cavity cancer — any cancer of the mouth
  • Oropharyngeal cancer — cancer that occurs in the part of the throat right behind the mouth, including the tonsils
  • Paranasal sinus and nasal cavity cancer — cancer of the nose and sinuses
  • Parathyroid tumors — rare cancer when a tumor grows on the parathyroid gland
  • Salivary gland cancer — malignant cells in the salivary gland beneath the tongue
  • Thyroid cancer — cancer of the thyroid gland, located at the base of the throat

Audiological conditions we treat

If you and your primary care doctor have noticed a significant change in your hearing ability, they might refer you to an audiologist. Struggling to hear not only affects you, but it also affects your loved ones when you can't communicate clearly. If you struggle with hearing loss or chronic dizziness, our certified audiologists can help.

Audiologists are medical professionals who diagnose, manage and treat hearing conditions as well as balance issues. Our audiologists offer examinations to patients of all ages.

You might need to see an audiologist if you:

  • Ask people to repeat themselves often
  • Experience discomfort, pain or ringing in your ears
  • Experience dizziness or balance problems
  • Have a hard time hearing with background noise
  • Have difficulty understanding women and children
  • Have excessive earwax
  • Have people tell you the TV volume is too loud
  • Have trouble following conservations
  • Hear better in one ear than the other when on the phone
  • Struggle to hear in meetings or at public speaking events
  • Struggle to hear people with low voices
  • Think people seem to mumble or not speak clearly

Auditory treatment we offer

If our auditory specialists think your condition is the result of another underlying issue that is medically treatable, they can refer you to a physician. Otherwise, they can help you to manage your condition through audiological care and treatment such as:

  • Balance and dizziness evaluations
  • Complete hearing test and evaluation
  • Consultations and fittings for hearing aids
  • Consultation and fittings for swim earmolds
  • Custom hearing protection fittings
  • Maintenance of hearing instruments

Our goal is always to work with you and your family to solve your communication issues and to improve your quality of life.

Pediatric ENT services in Denver

Rocky Mountain Pediatric ENT

When your child has an ear, nose or throat condition, the experienced pediatric ENTs within Rocky Mountain Pediatric Specialists, our partner network dedicated to children's medical care in Denver, can help. Our pediatric physicians cater to the specific health needs of kids and offer compassionate ENT care informed by medical best practices. Treatment for children can be different than adult treatment, and our specialists always keep the unique needs of your child in mind.