Otolaryngology (Head & Neck)

Michael Garron Hospital's (MGH) department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery, provides medical and surgical services relating to disease of  the ear, nose, sinuses, throat, neck and face.

Members of our department have been the recipients of national and University of Toronto teaching awards and have had major roles in otolaryngology- head and neck surgery undergraduate and postgraduate education. There is also a significant interest in health care services research and quality improvement. 

Our team of surgeons have completed advanced training at Harvard University, Brown University, Tulane University, Ohio State University and the University of Toronto. Members of our department all hold academic appointments with the University of Toronto, department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Head and neck surgical oncology - including parotid and submandibular gland cancers
  • Advanced thyroid cancers requiring neck dissection, chest surgery, or airway reconstruction 
  • Advanced cancers of the face and neck (basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma) 
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy 
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose and face
  • Surgical management of thyroid disease and cancer
  • Endoscopic and image guided surgery of the paranasal sinuses and nose
  • Surgical management of thyroid disease and cancer
  • Surgery of the ear and mastoid
  • Paediatric surgery including ear tubes and tonsil surgery
  • Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Endoscopic throat and voice surgery
  • Snoring and sleep apnea surgery

Clinics and Diagnostic Services

  • Thyroid diagnostic assessment unit
  • Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery clinic
  • Audiology and balance testing

All appointments are scheduled through the referring family physician or other specialists.

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