Ear, Nose and Throat

The physicians at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, Florida, offer expert diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the ear, nose and throat. From sleep problems and allergies to chronic sinus disorders and eardrum damage, a wide range of acute and chronic otolaryngological problems can be treated at our state-of-the-art facility.

Symptoms of Otolaryngological Disorders

  • If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may require upper respiratory treatment:
  • Ear pain or pressure
  • Difficulty hearing
  • Chronic nosebleeds
  • Chronic sore throat
  • Persistent phlegm in the throat
  • Loss of balance

Diagnostic Ear, Nose and Throat Services

  • Audiometry: Tests your ability to hear sounds
  • Ear drainage culture: Checks for infection-causing substances in the ear
  • Esophagoscopy: Examines the inside of the esophagus using a thin tube and video camera
  • Laryngoscopy: Examines the larynx (voice box) using a small mirror or flexible viewing tube
  • Nasal mucosal biopsy: Tests a small sample of inner ear tissue for disease
  • Pharyngoscopy: Examines the inside of the pharynx (throat) using a thin tube and video camera
  • Tympanometry: Tests for problems of the middle ear using a pressure device

Surgical Services for Otolaryngological Disorders

The surgeons at Morton Plant Hospital offer a range of surgical services at our state-of-the-art facility, including:

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Facioplastic surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Sleep apnea surgery
  • Snoring surgery
  • Thyroid gland removal
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Turbinate reduction

Learn more about ear, nose and throat services at BayCare.

For a physician referral, call (727) 462-7500 or find a doctor near you. As part of BayCare Health System, Morton Plant Hospital makes it easy to locate an otolaryngologist in your area. For information on hearing health, please visit the Morton Plant Hospital Hearing Health Center