Otolaryngologists are doctors who focus on human ears, nose, throat, head, and neck. Their special skills include diagnosing and treating issues of the sinuses, vocal box and cords, pharynx, oral cavity, as well as infectious diseases and cancers of the head and neck.
Becoming an otolaryngologist requires as many as 15 years of college and post-graduate study. That includes 4 years of undergraduate study, 4 years of medical school, 5 years of specialty training. The doctor must then pass the American Board of Otolaryngologist exam. After, some physicians choose to pursue a 2-year fellowship for more extensive training in a subspecialty area.
Otolaryngology subspecialty areas include pediatric otolaryngology, allergies, facial plastic and reconstruction, otology/neurotology (ears, balance, and tinnitus), head and neck, laryngology (throat), and rhinology (nose). Some Otolaryngologists choose to focus their careers in one of these subspecialties, while others include it in their practice while practicing other more general practices as well.
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