Ear, Nose and Throat Care
Our physicians collaborate across specialties to provide leading sinus surgery, head and neck cancer care, voice care, pediatric care, allergy treatment, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and treatment of hearing loss. Our unified approach helps us achieve positive outcomes and elevate patient satisfaction.
Our experts work together to develop benchmarks for testing and leading-edge diagnostic tools used throughout the country. Our diagnostic services incorporate this advanced technology so conditions and disease are detected early. These services include:
- Allergy testing
- Microvascular reconstruction
- Sinus evaluation
- Skull base surgery
- Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea
We provide a complete range of medical and surgical treatment options for ENT conditions. These options include the newest, least invasive innovations the field has to offer, such as:
ClariFix® cryotherapy is a minimally invasive and long-lasting solution for chronic rhinitis. When the nerves of the nasal cavity work overtime, they cause sniffling, dripping, coughing and congestion. Commonly prescribed medications may bring side effects or have little effect on symptoms at all. ClariFix, performed in the office with minimal risk or downtime, applies cooling therapy to the nasal nerves, interrupting the nerve signals before the nose runs or swells.
Inspire® is a therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. For those who have difficulty using or maintaining the cumbersome CPAP machine, Inspire offers an alternative for lasting relief from obstructive sleep apnea. The implanted device sends signals to the tongue throughout the night, stimulating it to move from the airway before sleep is disrupted.
The pillar procedure is used to relieve snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. These conditions can occur when the muscles at the back of the throat relax during sleep. The pillar procedure entails the surgical placement of small rods into the soft palate to firm up the tissue, minimizing relaxation and vibration.
We also provide other treatments involving:
- Allergy desensitization
- Assessment and treatment of pediatric problems of the ear, nose and throat
- Comprehensive care of voice disorders, including the professional voice
- Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the face, head, neck and jaw
- Endoscopic surgery (ESS) to correct chronic sinus disease
- Facial skin care and management
- Implantable hearing aids and cochlear implants
- Multidisciplinary management of skull base tumors
- Placement of vagal nerve stimulation devices for seizure disorders
- Surgery of head and neck tumors, including endoscopic laser surgery
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
We believe patients come first
We start by putting patients first and it shows. Our program ranked No. 27 among the nation’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2022-23. Rankings are based on measurable achievements in quality, safety, nursing excellence and more.
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Research and innovation
Our leading care providers are also leading researchers and educators. Learn more about our ENT team's educational programs and research initiatives at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
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Commerce Bank has partnered with The University of Kansas Health System to bring you CommerceCare™, a fast, flexible and patient-friendly extended financing solution. With CommerceCare™, you can get many of the elective care services you want now and pay over time. CommerceCare™ offers two convenient plans so you can choose the option that works best for you.