David Sickmen of the Hackensaw Boys

Ear, Nose & Throat

Otolaryngologists specialize in disorders of the head and neck, especially those of the ear, nose and throat (often called ENT).

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and our ear, nose and throat services among the top 20 in the nation.

Our top-rated, internationally known team offers skilled and compassionate care. 

Complex Care & Second Chances

We collaborate with specialists in cancer, plastic surgery, dermatology, allergy, digestive health, pulmonary, ophthalmology and neurosurgery services to ensure a complete strategy for your care, providing:

  • Facial reconstruction for congenital and cancer defects, facial and maxillofacial trauma
  • Allergy and asthma testing in specialized multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Nasal and sinus cancer treatments, using aggressive methods to maximize results and prevent vision loss
  • Interdisciplinary care of voice and swallowing disorders

We particularly specialize in giving patients who have had prior, unsuccessful surgery a second chance at relief and healing.  

Conditions & Treatments

A Singer Who Needed to Keep His Voice

After years of singing, the singer for The Hackensaw Boys began to notice a change in his voice. David Sickmen had polyps on his vocal cords. View Transcript.