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Otolaryngology: Services

UF Health Otolaryngology at Jacksonville offers a number of specialized treatment programs, including:

  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery

    Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery

    UF Health Jacksonville is among the few medical centers in Florida that offers minimally invasive endonasal endoscopic surgery for the removal of various benign and malignant tumors involving the nose, sinuses and the surrounding structures including those involving the front of the brain. Together with the UF Department of Neurosurgery, the division is proud to offer this unique, minimally invasive surgical technique to our patients. When it comes to malignant tumors involving the head and neck, our multidisciplinary approach, combined with the availability of the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, uses the most recent advances in knowledge and technology to ensure the best treatment planned separately for each individual patient.

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  • Audiology/Hearing and Balance Center

    The audiology service at UF Health Jacksonville provides comprehensive hearing assessments, middle-ear assessment, ototoxicity monitoring, auditory evoked potentials, balance testing and hearing aid services. An audiologist is a professional who diagnoses, treats and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. All evaluations are performed by licensed, certified audiologists for patients of all ages. An audiologist is a masters- or doctoral-level professional who evaluates and manages individuals with hearing loss or balance problems. The standard hearing tests are often necessary as part of the ENT visit and may be performed on the same day when possible. UF Audiology also offers the latest in hearing aid technology.

    Life-saving medications, such as certain chemotherapy agents, may be potentially damaging to the delicate inner ear. The UF Audiology Hearing and Balance Center is proud to serve as one of the few sites in the state of Florida providing extended high frequency testing for ototoxicity monitoring. Going beyond the standard frequency range for audiological evaluations, this testing provides valuable information for physicians when potential damage to the cochlea is suspected.

    Dizziness or a feeling of being off-balance can present a challenge to anyone. Many times these conditions are a result of inner-ear disease. Our audiologists perform state-of-the-art balance testing, or video electronystagmography (VNG), to help accurately determine the source of the problem. Electronystagmography (ENG) testing is scheduled as a separate procedure.