Each one of our nine divisions has a key role in our mission to improve patient care through our basic, clinical and translational research efforts and to educate tomorrow’s specialists in all of the areas encompassed by the Otolaryngology field. Without the vital services of our divisions, we would not be one of the premier Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery programs in the country.
Our faculty, residents and fellows work with their divisions to provide services not only at NYU Langone Medical Center and Tisch Hospital, but also at clinics and laboratories located in Bellevue Hospital, the Manhattan VA Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital and Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH)
The NYU Division of Audiology is a state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment center for patients of all ages suffering from a variety of hearing and balance disorders. Advanced diagnostic and electrophysiologic testing for adults and children with hearing loss is provided with a full-service hearing-aid dispensing program. Auditory and vestibular testing facilities are comprehensive and include audiograms, immittance testing, otoacoustic emissions (OAE) testing, videonystagmography (VNG) testing, rotary chair testing, electrocochleography (ECOG) testing, and auditory processing disorder (APD) testing, and vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing. Additionally, audiologists offer comprehensive management of patients with cochlear implants within the NYU Cochlear Implant Center where patients undergo extensive candidacy assessment, device programming, and speech rehabilitation.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (FPRS) provides care for patients requiring facial reconstructive surgery for a wide variety of facial deformities resulting from infectious disease, cutaneous neoplasms, congenital anomalies, or traumatic etiologies, or those patients seeking facial cosmetic surgery. Specialties of the Division include functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, injectable fillers, Botulinum Toxin (Botox) for facial spasm or wrinkles (rhytids), and chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Additionally, our staff is trained in state-of-the-art procedures employing endoscopic technology when possible to perform surgery with minimal scarring and morbidity.
General Otolaryngology and Sleep Surgery
The Division of General Otolaryngology provides care for adult patients in the core subspecialties of laryngology and voice disorders, sleep medicine (snoring and obstructive sleep apnea), allergy and nasal breathing disorders, as well as patients falling within the broad scope of general otolaryngology. The Division of General Otolaryngology works closely with the other divisions within the department to provide patients with advanced, specialized care when necessary.
Head and Neck Speech Pathology
The Division of Head and Neck Speech Pathology provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for pediatric and adult patients with voice, speech and swallowing problems. As part of the multidisciplinary team for the Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology, Speech and Language Pathologists provide care and support to those patients having received surgical or “organ sparing” treatment for head and neck cancer. Our specialists are also trained in caring for the aging voice, assisting with deficits in speech or swallowing due to systemic neurological disorders, as well as patients suffering deficits resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
The Division of Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology is comprised of clinical faculty members with expertise and interest in head and neck surgical oncology, microvascular surgical reconstruction, treatment for salivary gland and thyroid neoplasms, and anterior cranial base surgery. The division provides extensive head and neck surgery services for cancer patients and their families at the Perlmutter Cancer Center in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team including specialists from Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Dental Medicine, Speech and Language Pathology, and Social Work.
Otology and Neurotology
The Division of Otology and Neurotology provides comprehensive treatment for diseases of the middle and inner ear including surgery for chronic otitis media, otosclerosis, facial nerve paralysis, and vertigo. The Division also specializes in the surgical management of posterior fossa and lateral skull base neoplasms such as vestibular schwannoma and paragangliomas, often in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery. The NYU cochlear implant program is among the busiest and most well respected in the country and services patients of all ages, with the assistance of the NYU Cochlear Implant Center.
The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a variety of ear, nose and throat disorders in children. These include infectious diseases (tonsillitis, otitis, rhinosinusitis), sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, congenital and acquired benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, and a variety of pediatric airway disorders. In collaboration with a multidisciplinary craniofacial team, the Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology also provides collaborative care to children with complex and often rare facial skeletal diseases.
NYU Voice Center and Laryngology
The Laryngology Program provides evaluation and treatment for the disorders of the larynx and associated structures (voice, swallowing, breathing) using advanced, state-of-the-art instrumentation and offers the full range of medical and surgical therapeutic options.
The NYU Division of Rhinology is active in providing care and services for all diseases (infectious, inflammatory, neoplastic) of the paranasal sinuses, nose, and related structures. These services include the latest in medical management, immunotherapy, and surgical intervention and are provided by a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team. The department has become well-recognized in expanding the use of endoscopic sinus surgery to treat difficulty and complicated sinus, orbital, and skull base diseases.