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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Care

Summa Health Otolaryngology is the largest ear, nose and throat group in Summit County.

About ENT

Summa Health Otolaryngology focuses on providing a personal approach to ear, nose, and throat (ENT) care - one in which every patient receives the personal attention they deserve to meet their specific needs.

From sinus issues to vertigo, tonsillitis to sleep apnea, a deviated septum to swollen lymph nodes, our team of otolaryngology specialists have the experience needed to treat conditions and disorders related to the:

Multidisciplinary Approach

Our growing otolaryngology group also follows an integrated approach to ear, nose and throat care – one that calls for collaboration among a full team of surgical and nonsurgical specialists, including other departments such as plastic and reconstructive surgery and sleep medicine. With each provider focused on a different aspect of your health, the enhanced team can better identify areas of need and subsequently manage those needs for improved outcomes.

ENT services

Greg Kucinski, Audiology Patient

Hearing aids allowed Greg to enjoy listening to music again, even hearing new things for the first time.

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ENT Services


Treatment Options for Tinnitus or Ringing in Ears [Podcast]

Dr. Deanna Nickerson leads a discussion about tinnitus and the treatment options available.

4 Alternatives to CPAP Masks to Treat Sleep Apnea

Summa Health reviews 4 alternatives to CPAP masks that may help you get the good night’s rest you require for your health and living a quality life. 

Dr. Khalil Talks About Head & Neck Cancers

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Meet Our Team

Summa Health Otolaryngology is the largest ENT group in Summit County and is comprised of physicians, advance practice providers and on-site audiologists. Our team of experts is able to offer a broader breadth of knowledge, greater access for scheduling and more consistency of care. Plus, with audiologists on staff, Summa Health Otolaryngology has the ability to perform hearing assessments on site, the very same day. 
What’s more, each of our otolaryngologists offers valuable expertise in a sub-specialty area in which they’ve received additional training. In addition to treating typical ENT conditions, they perform delicate surgeries to restore hearing of the middle ear, open blocked airways, remove head and neck cancers, and more.

Ryan L Gerritsen, MD

Ryan L Gerritsen, MD

Specialties: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Accepting New Patients
Taking Virtual Visits
4.7 out of 5.0 (118 ratings)
Phillip L Khalil, DO

Phillip L Khalil, DO

Specialties: Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Accepting New Patients
Taking Virtual Visits
4.8 out of 5.0 (149 ratings)
Deanna M Nickerson, AUD

Deanna M Nickerson, AUD

Specialties: Audiology
Accepting New Patients


Summa Health Otolaryngology offers convenient locations in the greater Akron area. Call 330.375.6917 to schedule an appointment.

ENT Care and Audiology Locations

Summa Health System—Akron Campus
55 Arch St, Suite 2A
Akron, OH 44304
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Summa Health Medina Medical Center
3780 Medina Rd, Ste 250
Medina, OH 44256
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