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What is Otolaryngology?

What is Otolaryngology?

What is Otolaryngology? | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | Glendale SurgeonOtolaryngology refers to a medical specialty which focuses on the ears, nose, and throat. 

It is also known as head and neck surgery because the specialists receive training in both surgery and medicine. An otolaryngologist is commonly known as an ear, nose, and throat doctor, or an ENT specialist. 

This area of medicine dates back to the 19th century when physicians understood that the head and neck comprise a series of related systems. 

Physicians developed the tools and techniques for evaluating and treating issues of the head and neck, eventually creating a medical specialty. The American Academy of Otolaryngology reports that it is the oldest medical specialty in the US. 

Otolaryngologists are distinct from many doctors as they are trained to perform various types of surgery on the fragile and complex tissues of the head and neck. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides treatments to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

What do Otolaryngologists Treat?

Ear

Otolaryngologists receive training in the medical and surgical treatment of ear infections, hearing loss, ear noise (tinnitus), balance disorders, nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve conditions. In addition, they manage congenital (birth) disorders of the inner and outer ear. 

Nose

The care of the sinuses and nasal cavity is one of the main skills of an otolaryngologist. These specialists diagnose, treat, and manage allergies, smell disorders, sinusitis, nasal obstruction, and polyps due to septal deviation. They can also correct the appearance of the nose through rhinoplasty surgery. 

Throat

Otolaryngologists are experts in the management of conditions of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract (esophagus), such as voice and swallowing disorders.

Head and Neck

Otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious conditions in the neck and head, both malignant and benign tumors as well as facial traumas and deformities. They can perform both reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

How are Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeons Trained?

An otolaryngologist begins practicing after undertaking up to 15 years of college and post-grad training. An individual must first complete college, med school, and a minimum of five years of specialty training to receive certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology.

After this, the doctor must clear the American Board of Otolaryngology exam. Some also pursue a one or two-year fellowship for further training in a subspecialty area. All full-time faculty members at Columbia have undertaken fellowship training in their specialty areas. 

Dr. Eric Yavrouian: Board Certified Otolaryngologist

Dr. Yavrouian is a fellowship-trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. He is a board certified otolaryngologist who joined the practice in 2014. 

The judicious Dr. Yavrouian graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. After this, he attended medical school at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. 

He completed his residency at USC, and subsequently a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Houston.

Dr. Yavrouian is an expert in all facets of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, such as functional and cosmetic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, reconstructive surgery, and facial rejuvenation. He has vast training in both primary and revision cosmetic procedures and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. 

Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for head and neck treatments. 

Contact Us For a Consultation with Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Why Have a Rhinoplasty Performed by an ENT Specialist Instead of a General Plastic Surgeon? 

Rhinoplasty Performed by an ENT Specialist & Facial Plastic Surgeon – Dr. Yavrouian

Rhinoplasty is often performed by general plastic surgeons, but discerning patients prefer to work with a trained ENT specialist with expertise in facial cosmetic surgery for this intricate functional and aesthetic nose reshaping procedure.  

Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian is a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist (ENT specialist) providing rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations. 

Who is an ENT Specialist? 

An ENT specialist or otolaryngologist is a medical professional specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the ears, nose, and throat (ENT). These experts are trained to perform complex medical and surgical procedures of the neck and head structures, including nose surgery.  

When an ENT specialist obtains additional training in facial plastic surgery, they can create the right balance between functional and cosmetic aspects of the nose to help the patients achieve their most desirable goals through rhinoplasty.  

Dr. Yavrouian is trained both as an ENT specialist and a facial plastic surgeon and his patients get the best of both the worlds when they choose him for their customized nose job or rhinoplasty.  

What Differentiates an ENT Specialist from Other Plastic Surgeons? 

An ENT specialist or otolaryngologist would have received advanced training for a minimum number of years, which makes them eligible to apply for a board certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Dr. Yavrouian is a Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABO), which sets him apart from other plastic surgeons for performing specialized cosmetic surgery procedures such as rhinoplasty. 

Following their specialized training in head and neck surgery, the ENT specialist may choose to obtain further advanced training in a sub-specialty such as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This extensive training prepares them for performing cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgery of the face, nose, ears, and neck with safe, aesthetically appealing and natural looking results.   

Dr. Yavrouian has completed this advanced training in facial plastic surgery, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). 

How an ENT Specialist and Facial Plastic Surgeon Benefits a Rhinoplasty Patient? 

Board certified ENT specialists and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons such as Dr. Yavrouian have an in-depth understanding of the facial and nose structure, and how aging, genetics, ethnicity, and other factors may contribute to their unique nose appearance. They utilize this knowledge to produce the best outcomes for their patients.  

In intricate procedures such as rhinoplasty, a one-size-fits-all approach will never work. The surgeon should be equipped with the latest tools and techniques as well as have the necessary skill and training to work with the unique natural nose structure of a patient.  

board certified ENT specialist and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon would be in the right position to create uniquely tailored nose reshaping results for their patients. They will focus on both the functional and aesthetic elements of the nose to bring out your innate facial beauty through rhinoplasty.  

Experienced otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty. 

Contact Us For a Consultation with Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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