“What is an Otolaryngologist?”

Our Nose Job New York and Rhinoplasty NYC Surgeon Answers: “What is an Otolaryngologist?”Within the medical field are a number of specialties that we may not normally consider when facing our various health concerns.

Directly connected to what our rhinoplasty NYC & Long Island surgeons can accomplish, such as nasal septum repair (nasal septoplasty), is the specialty of otolaryngology.

As cosmetic surgeons, each of our physicians has also had extensive training in the area of otolaryngology, so you know you are in good hands in our nose job new york practices with any concerns you have related to the nose, face, head, and neck.

Otolaryngology, pronounced oh/toe/lair/in/goll/oh/jee, is probably most commonly referred to as Ear Nose and Throat, or ENT medicine, which is far easier to pronounce. This field is all about these areas of the body and is therefore able to:

  • Diagnose and treat a number of ear disorders, from infections to foreign object removal to hearing loss. Your skilled otolaryngologist has received training to address balance disorders, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and even disorders of the cranial nerve.

  • Diagnose and treat disorders of the sinuses and the nasal cavity, including the treatment of smell disorders, allergies, and polyps, and the completion of deviated septum repair, as we also perform in our nose job New York centers.

  • Diagnose and treat issues that affect the throat, such as swallowing or voice disorders, and issues affecting the larynx, esophagus, throat, or even the upper aero-digestive tract. The ENT physician is also the surgeon who performs the removal of tonsils and adenoids, or places tubes in ears that are prone to infection.

  • Treat infections in the head and neck area, and handle facial deformities and trauma, as well as benign and malignant tumors through surgical procedures.

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We know that all physicians attend years of schooling and subsequent fellowships and residency practice. Otolaryngologists will complete up to 15 years of training, including their post-graduate time.

In all, to be certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, a physician will have completed four years of undergraduate studies, four years of medical school, and no less than five years of training in his or her specialized area. This is all a precursor to passing the American Board of Otolaryngology examination.

Cosmetic Procedures and Insurance Coverage for Patients Treated in Our Rhinoplasty NYC Centers

Similar to what we can do, an experienced Otolaryngologist can perform nose reconstruction surgery such as nasal septum repair or rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes. Depending on the type of nasal revision surgery a patient may require, insurance coverage may be available.

This is true for the Otolaryngologist as it is true for certain procedures done in our nose job New York centers. Patients must pay for their procedure upfront and work out insurance reimbursement with their insurance company, as we do not accept insurance coverage as payment in our centers.

For the most part, insurance companies are not keen on covering procedures for cosmetic enhancement but may cover nasal structural issues such as deviated septum repair. Coverage does tend to extend to procedures which have been shown to have an adverse effect on health.

For instance, patients with a deviated septum that impedes breathing, or turbinates that are overactive or enlarged, narrowing of the nasal valve, or a broken nose (when treated immediately after the trauma or injury) may find insurance coverage easier to come by.

Having any of the mentioned conditions does not necessarily solidify eligibility, however. Patients are always advised to seek a formal diagnosis from a Board-Certified Otolaryngologist. From here, the insurance company can be contacted by the patient (we can provide proper documentation of the medical condition that exists) in order to determine eligibility.

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For more information about rhinoplasty, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York for your free consultation. We have a Board Certified ENT on staff for your convenience and safety.

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*The surgeon’s qualifications described in this post may not accurately reflect who we have on staff currently. Please visit our “About the Doctors” page or call our office for specific information about our current surgical staff.