Ear, Nose and Throat
An otolaryngologist, also called an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor, specializes in the care and treatment of the area below the brain and above the lungs (except for the eyes). Otolaryngologists are trained in both medical and surgical management of diseases of the ears, nose, and throat.
What Does an ENT Do?
Otolaryngologists, or ENTs, treat a wide range of head and neck conditions, including those related to:
- Ears, including hearing loss and ear tubes
- Tonsils and adenoids
- Voice box
- Smell and taste disorders
- Lesions or tumors in the mouth and throat
- Cancers in the head and neck
HHC hosts visiting ENT specialists, Dr. Pflug and Dr. Robinson, twice a month.
Dr. Pflug grew up in Omaha, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After graduating from medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1989, he did a surgical residency at the University of Kansas in Wichita, and his ear, nose and throat residency was completed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He practiced in Kearney, Nebraska for 15 years before returning to Omaha in 2009, where he specializes in Otolaryngology and Pediatric Otolaryngology. Dr. Pflug now cares for patients in Omaha and many surrounding areas.
Aaron Robinson, M.D., Certification: American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Medical School: Saint Louis University, School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO Residency: University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA Special Interests: General otolaryngology, including chronic ear/general otology, laryngology and swallowing dysfunction, rhinology, Moh’s reconstruction, maxillofacial trauma, pediatric otolaryngology, functional rhinoplasty, endocrine surgery Dr. Robinson is also fluent in Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish.
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