Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

UT Health Medical School

Patient Care

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery’s mission is to provide the best possible ear, nose and throat care for our patients. Because we are strong advocates for each patient’s involvement in his or her own healthcare decisions, we invest considerable efforts in the education of patients and their families, during each office or telephone encounter. To help support this educational process, we have created this web site as a supplement for direct communication between the patient and each of our physicians and health care providers. This information is not complete, but we intend to update it regularly to reflect the latest medical developments.

Please explore the Online Patient Access Library (OPAL). We have posted information about both common and uncommon conditions. We hope that this is a useful resource for our patients.

Online Patient Archive Library (OPAL)

We understand that patients may often feel overwhelmed during a doctor visit, but we want each patient to fully understand all aspects of his or her treatment. Thus, we fully endorse the Ask Me 3 initiative.

Recent Opal Articles

The Role of Viruses in Head and Neck Cancer
Ron Karni, MD reviews how human papilloma virus has been implicated as a cause of head and neck cancer, in... Read the full article...

Pediatric ENT Webinar
Dr. Soham Roy discusses common diseases and conditions of the ears, nose and throat in this webinar, hosted by Children’s... Read the full article...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is characterized by abnormal pauses  in breathing during sleep due to obstruction of the airway.... Read the full article...