Dr. Isla has been trained in two medical specialties.
Head & neck surgery is a specialized field of otolaryngology that treats malformations and diseases of the head, neck and related structures including the ears, nose and throat. Head & neck surgeons are physicians who have undergone extensive education and training in the area of surgical otolaryngology.
Head & neck surgery comprises many different operations for a variety of complications, injuries and diseases affecting the head, neck, ears, nose and throat. Head & neck surgeons may perform operations such as the removal of benign or malignant tumors (such as thyroglassal cysts, branchial clef tumors, tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, etc.), operations on the minor and major salivary glands, operations on the tongue, esophagus, larynx or tongue, operations to correct congenital malfunctions and many other procedures.
Head & neck surgeons may also perform surgeries to such as stapedectomies, cochlear implant procedures, tympanoplasties, septoplasties, tracheotomies, radial neck dissections, and other very specialized procedures and operations. Because operations performed by head & neck surgeons may often involve the patient’s ability to eat, swallow, speak and breathe, head & neck surgeons play a vital role in improving the quality of life of patients.
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Otolaryngology is a medical specialty focused on the treatment of disorders and diseases of the ears, nose and throat and related structures. These specialists are often referred to as ENT doctors, or ear, nose and throat doctors. Physicians in this specialty may specialize further within the field, in such areas as sleep medicine, head and neck plastic surgery, neurotology and pediatric otolaryngology, among other areas.
Otolaryngologists are highly trained physicians who are capable of treating all types of diseases and disorders concerning the ears, nose and throat through either surgical or non-surgical procedures. Surgeries performed by otolaryngologists include the removal of tonsils and adenoids, sinus surgery, the placement of ear tubes, the removal of tumors, reconstruction of congenital defects, cochlear implants and laryngotracheal reconstructions, among many others.
Otolaryngologists are capable of providing treatment and management for all types of disorders of the ears, nose, throat and surrounding structures. These may include sinusitis, hearing loss, tinnitus, cranial nerve disorders, balance disorders, polyps, nasal obstruction, voice and swallowing disorders, various types of infections and both cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, among many other conditions and diseases.
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