Looking for an ENT doctor in San Diego?
Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups is your source for a list of San Diego’s most advanced ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists. The medical specialty of otolaryngology, also known as ENT, deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of ear, nose, and throat conditions. Otolaryngologists (also referred to as ENTs or ENT doctors), are physicians trained in the medical and surgical treatment and management of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and associated structures of the head and neck. ENT physicians may pursue additional training in the following subspecialty areas: allergy, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, laryngology (disorders of the throat), otology/neurotology (conditions of the ear), pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology (conditions of the nose and sinuses), and sleep medicine.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 12.1% of American adults are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in the country. Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is an inflammation of the paranasal sinuses. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis may include any combination of the following: nasal congestion, facial pain, headache, coughing (especially at night), thick green or yellow discharge, a feeling of facial pressure or ‘fullness’ that may feel worse when bending over or tilting the head back, dizziness, painful or aching teeth, and or bad breath (halitosis).
Other common reasons to see an ENT physician include: hearing loss, ear infection, ear noise (tinnitus), perforated eardrum, dizziness, environmental / seasonal allergies, nasal obstruction caused by a deviated septum, and cancerous or benign tumors. Some otolaryngologists may also perform reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, usually in the form of rhinoplasty.