UCI Health ear, nose and throat specialists evaluate patients at three facilities in Orange County.
Our state-of-the-art examination rooms are equipped with microscopes for advanced detection of ear disease, ultrasound for detection and monitoring of cancer and thyroid conditions, as well as high-definition imaging for diagnosing and treating sinus, voice and swallowing disorders.
Our specialists also are experts in minimally invasive skull base surgery, using a purely endoscopic approach.
When surgery is necessary, procedures take place in UC Irvine Medical Center’s modern operating rooms. Should an overnight stay be required, most of our patient suites are private and equipped with built-in beds for loved ones.
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Six members of our team have been named Best Doctors in America® in a survey of their peers. Their expertise contributed to UC Irvine Medical Center being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 50 U.S. hospitals to treat ear, nose and throat conditions.
Other distinctions include:
Our physicians were the first on the West Coast to offer patients robot-assisted thyroid surgery, which allows physicians to remove a diseased thyroid without leaving a neck scar. We are still the only group performing these robot-assisted procedures in Southern California.
- Our head and neck cancer experts are nationally known for their expertise, as are our hearing specialists.
- Our clinical excellence is driven by leading-edge research, which has led our otolaryngologists to rank among the top 25 in the country for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
- We have a vibrant balance and hearing research group, and we collaborate closely with the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic on improving optical imaging and soft tissue engineering.
Our team of board-certified physicians, led by Dr. William B. Armstrong, also trains other physicians in the latest techniques and procedures of our subspecialties, with a goal of improving the level of clinical practice by all our colleagues in the region.
Above all, we strive to provide the most advanced, compassionate care that is especially tailored for you.