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Ear, Nose & Throat

When you have a blemish or a broken bone on your face, you can't hide it. When breathing, swallowing, eating, or hearing become difficult and painful, you can’t avoid it. Any of these symptoms of head and neck disorders can require care from otolaryngologists, also known as ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists.


U.S. News & World Report has ranked UVA the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and our ear, nose, and throat services among the top 50 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, skin, allergy, digestive health, lung, eye, and neurosurgery. Together, the team tailors a complete strategy for your care.

Our specialties include:

  • Facial plastic surgery for cosmetics, defects, and trauma
  • Allergy and asthma testing in dedicated clinics
  • Nasal and sinus cancer treatments, using proven methods to maximize results and preserve vision
  • Interdisciplinary care of voice and swallowing disorders
  • Head and neck cancer treatments
  • Pediatric disorders
  • Restoration of hearing

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

Ear, Nose & Throat Expertise

Treating Your Child's Ear, Nose & Throat

Problems in your child's ear, nose and throat can stop them from easily swallowing, eating, breathing and speaking. At UVA Children's Hospital, your child can get kid-friendly care with the expert treatment they need to get back to basics and be a kid again.

Visit the pediatric ENT program

ENT Skills for Head & Neck Cancer

Tumors in your head and neck can prove very difficult to reach and treat. At UVA, we have the surgical tools and skills required to remove the tumors while saving your appearance, functionality and quality of life.

Get ENT cancer treatment

Reconstruction After Trauma

After an accident, injury or cancer treatments damage the shape, form and function of your face. See top ENT specialists for the expert options you need to feel normal again.

Learn about facial plastics reconstruction