Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is one of the most interesting areas for subspecialty training within surgery. What makes it special, however, is the down-to-earth nature which defines most otolaryngologists both in community and academic practices. It is the same condition in which medical students note quickly during their interviewing for otolaryngology training programs.
The head and neck—This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. In the head and neck area, otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery enclose many subspecialties. Areas for specific sub specialization include,
- Head and neck oncology
- Microvascular surgery
- Pediatric Otolaryngology
- Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
The areas of sinus surgery and rhinology, laryngology, general otolaryngology, and basic science research are highly emphasized in most residency programs. It is this wide field of potential diversity within one specialty that gives so much freedom of choice to otolaryngologists as they commence upon a surgical career.
6th International Conference on Otolaryngology: ENT Surgery
Date & Venue: September 10-12, 2018 | Paris, France