Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) at UPMC

Doctor using an otoscope to look in a woman's ear

The otolaryngologists working at UPMC are available to adults and children suffering from head and neck disorders. In particular, our specialists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases affecting the ears, nose, and throat (ENT).

Our experienced team uses advanced instruments to help identify the cause of disorders, ensuring timely diagnosis for specific conditions.

Book an Appointment

At UPMC, you can book visits, exams, services, and ENT surgeries at the following facility:

Our ENT Diagnostic Services

At UPMC, you can undergo a comprehensive set of medical examinations and diagnostic services to determine the intervention strategy best suited for you. The examinations offered at our facility are:

  • ENT examination: To diagnose or monitor any problem related to the ears, nose, or throat.
  • Audiological examination: To check the state of health of the various parts of the ear.
  • Nasal endoscopy: For the diagnosis of any sinusitis and other disorders of the nose.
  • Laryngeal endoscopy: To observe the state of the larynx, pharynx, and nasal cavities.
  • Otomicroscopy: To check the state of the ear canal and tympanic membrane through an optical microscope.
  • Rhinofibrolaryngoscopy: To allow the specialist to directly observe the nasal cavities.
  • Tonal audiometric examination: The patient's hearing ability is tested using sounds of different intensities and tone, by air or bone.
  • Impedance examination: To evaluate the elasticity of the eardrum and ossicles that connect the inner ear to the outer ear.
  • Supraliminal and prosthetic audiometry: A series of audiometric tests used to highlight any hearing disorders.
  • Vestibular examination: To check the level of dizziness and the presence of labyrinthitis.

Our ENT Surgeries

The ENT surgeries we offer include:

  • Tympanoplasty and myringoplasty: Two interventions aimed, respectively, at the repair and reconstruction of the tympanic membrane.
  • Otosclerosis surgery: This surgery replaces the superstructure of the bracket with a prosthesis.
  • Implants hearing aids: An alternative to the more traditional external hearing aids.
  • Surgery of the lower turbinates: This helps to decongest the mucous membrane of the lower turbinates and correct their hypertrophy.
  • Uvulopalatoplasty with radio frequencies: To treat medium-severe sleep apnea.
  • Surgery to address snoring: To intervene on the mucous membranes present in the pharyngeal tract of the upper airways.
  • Endoscopic naso-sinus surgery: Any intervention aimed at correcting trauma or malformations of the nose.
  • Microlaryngoscopic surgery with CO2 laser: A type of non-invasive intervention indicated for benign organic diseases and malignant neoplasms.
  • Surgery of naso-sinus tumours: Minimally invasive techniques aimed at the treatment of benign tumour pathologies and nasosinus malignant tumours.
  • Surgery of the salivary glands: For the treatment of various diseases, including benign or malignant tumours of the salivary glands.
  • Surgery of tumours of the cervico-facial district: affecting several areas, including the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx ,and hypopharynx, in addition to the salivary glands and thyroid.

Conditions Treated at UPMC

We offer treatment for the following conditions:

  • Adenoiditis, pharyngitis, and tonsillitis.
  • Rhinitis and sinusitis.
  • Snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Naso-sinus tumors.
  • Inflammations and pathologies of the outer and middle ear.
  • Peripheral vertiginous syndromes.
  • Transmissive and sensorineural deafness.
  • Disease of the salivary glands.
  • Cervical swelling and adenopathies.
  • Inflammations and tumours of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx.
  • Functional and organic dysphonias.
  • Otolaryngological manifestations of inflammatory and infectious systemic disease.

Who Should Use Our Otolaryngology Services

Our services are intended for those who have symptoms related to diseases of the ear, nose, mouth, and throat. In fact, each of the organs included in the head-neck can be affected by serious and mild diseases.

Among the most common disorders is tinnitus, that is, acoustic sensations not generated by any real source, but often annoying and persistent. Then there is epistaxis, a nasal haemorrhage that can have several causes, some of which are not serious. Influenza is also considered an otolaryngological pathology, as it affects the airways.

In addition, earache can be caused by the formation of a thick earwax plug, while otitis can affect the ear canal or middle ear. In turn, sinusitis affects the mucous membrane of one or more paranasal sinuses, causing inflammation. Tracheitis occurs when the mucous membrane of the organ connecting the bronchi to the larynx is inflamed.

If you recognise that you have some of the most common symptoms of ear, nose, mouth and throat diseases, contact a doctor who specialises in otolaryngology to start the most suitable therapies for you immediately.

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Insurance and Conventions

We offer medical services and services on a private basis or in agreement with the main insurance companies. Some of our services are also affiliated with the National Health System.

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