Richard Rieske, M.D., a surgery resident and postdoctoral research fellow in the University of South Alabama department of surgery, recently won the American College of Surgeons Regional Resident Paper Competition for Region 4.
About Pediatric Surgical Specialty Clinic (ENT)
Otolaryngology surgery, more commonly known as ENT, addresses problems such as frequent ear infections, deviated septums in the nostrils, tonsillitis, persistent sinus infections or sinus pain, and swallowing disorders. It is actually the oldest medical specialty in the United States. Our specialists also treat life-threatening issues that require their advanced training and years of expertise. Tumors of the head and neck, as well as injuries to the face, necessitate a special level of skills for which our team is trained.
The hours of operation at the Pediatric Surgical Specialty Clinic (ENT) are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ENT Surgery At A Glance
ENT surgeons, or otolaryngology surgeons, at USA Health can diagnose and surgically treat conditions in the following areas.
Our surgeons commonly see ear infections. When ear infections keep recurring, there may be a structural issue that needs to be corrected surgically.
Recurrent sinus infections that cause pain can be successfully corrected with surgery. In addition to sinus infections, we treat patients whose deviated septums cause one of their nostrils to be larger than the other.
Tonsillitis is another common issue for many of our patients. In addition to performing tonsillectomies for this ailment, our surgical specialists treat individuals with vocal cord disorders and swallowing disorders.
Other Head/Neck Problems
This catch-all category refers to tumors in the neck or head that cannot be removed without special surgical care. It also refers to the repair of the face when serious injuries have occurred.
USA College of Medicine
Our physicians are also educators in the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Surgery at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Visit the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Surgery to learn about its academic mission, residency and fellowship programs.