Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

McGovern Medical School

UTHealth Otology

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The Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center offers comprehensive medical and surgical services for complex ear disorders, including ear drum perforations, cholesteatoma and otosclerosis, vertigo, tinnitus, facial nerve problems and lateral skull base tumors. Our highly skilled team provides patients with cutting-edge therapies and treatments, including cochlear implants and bone-anchored hearing aids.

Scope of Expertise

  • Conductive or sensorineural hearing loss
  • Vertigo (dizziness)
  • Tinnitus (ringing ear)
  • Tympanic membrane perforations
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Cholesteatoma (middle ear skin cysts)
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ménière’s Disease
  • Hearing loss due to trauma
  • Cochlear implantation
  • BAHA (Bone-Anchored Hearing Aids)
  • Facial nerve paralysis (traumatic or unknown origin)
  • Middle ear or skull base tumors (acoustic neuroma, glomus tumors or cancers)
  • Temporal bone fractures
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks to ear and mastoid cavity
  • Eustachian tube dysfunction
  • Otoplasty

Evaluation and Treatment

The program is committed to innovation in the treatment of complex malignancies and to close collaboration with referring physicians. Once a diagnosis has been made, we have at our disposal the most advanced treatment options available, including state-of-the-art medical therapy and surgery using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

Consultations

To refer or schedule a patient, please call 713-486-5000.