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:
- Ears/Hearing (Otology)
- Nose (Rhinology)
- Voice/Throat (Laryngology)
- Sleep-Disordered Breathing
- Head and Neck
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.
Hearing and balance are critical to how we conduct our daily lives. Without proper treatment, ear disorders can cause long-term and debilitating problems. That’s why the Summa Health ENT group uses the latest technology and techniques to treat all ear issues, from simple to complex.
Millions of people suffer from nose and sinus disorders, causing pain, fatigue, headaches and breathing difficulties, among other symptoms. In fact, sinusitis alone affects 37 million people at least once each year, making it one of the most common illnesses in the United States.
However, you don't have to live with the discomfort and/or pain of nose and sinus problems. Summa Health ENT specialists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a wide range of disorders affecting the nose.
Summa Health ENTs are experts in managing diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice problems and swallowing disorders. More specifically, our team offers comprehensive care of patients with voice and throat problems.
Being able to breathe and sleep well through the night has an impact on the way we experience life and perform our work. Summa Health’s ENT specialists treat sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a general term for breathing difficulties during sleep. SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition where part, or all, of the airway is blocked repeatedly during sleep.
Head and Neck
Head and neck pain is very common, especially with everyday activities pulling or straining these areas. In some cases, the pain goes away on its own over time. However, if the pain lasts longer than a couple of weeks, is not responding to stretches or rest, or if you notice any bumps or deformities, you should see a Summa Health ENT provider who specializes in the head and neck arena.
Our experts are able to diagnose and treat a range of conditions and problems, as well as perform an array of head and neck procedures.
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.
Think You May Have a Sinus Infection?
Take our quick quiz to help identify if you may have sinusitis. Once completed, the quiz will help you determine whether you should see a specialist for further evaluation.
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.
Summa Health Otolaryngology offers convenient locations in the greater Akron area. Call 330.375.6917 to schedule an appointment.