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Head and Neck

The Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery at Johns Hopkins focuses on diagnosing and treating ear, nose and throat disease.

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Johns Hopkins as having the #1 otolaryngology–head and neck surgery program in the country in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey.

Johns Hopkins otolaryngology–head and neck surgery specialty areas include:

  • Audiology / hearing (including cochlear implants)
  • Dentistry and oral surgery
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Center
  • Minimally Invasive Brain & Skull Base Surgery Center
  • Otology and neurotology
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
  • Rhinology and sinus surgery
  • Snoring & sleep surgery
  • Motion and balance research lab
  • Voice Center (including swallowing)

We are dedicated to providing patients with compassionate and innovative care; conducting cutting-edge research that translates into new therapies; and teaching the next generation of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery specialists who will provide patient care throughout the world.

To learn more or to make an appointment, call +1-410-614-4633.

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