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Medical Services

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is ranked nationally in ears, nose, and throat by U.S. News & World Report.

People from all over the country travel to Barnes-Jewish Hospital to be cared for by Washington University School of Medicine otolaryngologists, who have a 60-year history of leadership in treating disorders of the ear; nose and sinus; throat and neck; voice (larynx); and face, jaw and mouth.

The depth of the clinical and research experience, and the array of leading-edge resources have made the otolaryngology program the only one in Illinois and Missouri to be ranked among the nation's elite by U.S. News & World Report, ranked high in the country for NIH grant support for research, and in clinical otolaryngology services.

Parent institutions Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine also are nationally recognized, with U.S.News & World Report consistently ranking the hospital and medical school among the nation's elite.

Otolaryngology services are located in two convenient locations:

    Center for Advanced Medicine
    4921 Parkview Place, suite 11A
    St. Louis, MO 63110

    West County Office
    605 Old Ballas Road, Suite 124
    Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Specialized Otolaryngology Programs

Adult Cochlear Implant Program

Washington University’s Cochlear Implant Program is internationally known for its high quality care and clinically relevant research. The program was developed under the direction and leadership of Margaret W. Skinner, Ph.D., a clinician and researcher whose work has resulted in protocols that are used worldwide for programming cochlear implants. Currently, Dr. Jill Firszt, Ph.D., is the director of the cochlear implant program.

Our cochlear implant team is dedicated to providing optimal benefit for each cochlear implant recipient through skilled device programming and individual rehabilitation. The team is available to help patients (18 years and older) at all stages of the process:

  • determining if an implant is appropriate
  • assisting with predetermination of insurance coverage
  • performing implant surgery
  • providing extensive follow-up care

Adults may be a cochlear implant candidate if they have moderate to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears and/or difficulty understanding people even with high power hearing aids.

Neurofibromatosis Type II NF2

Neurofibromatosis Type II (NF2) is a hereditary disease that creates tumors on a patient's nerves affecting hearing and balance. Find out more about NF2 and treatments for the disease in this "Cancer Connection" podcast with Michael Chicoine, MD, Washington University neurosurgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

 

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