Department of Otolaryngology

Houston Methodist’s Department of Otolaryngology provides complete head and neck care. We treat diseases of the ear, larynx, head and neck, respiratory tract, upper alimentary system and related structures, trachea and endocrine glands.  Houston Methodist is also home to the Center for Performing Arts Medicine, caring for professional performing artists including the Houston Grand Opera. Our physicians treat more voice disorders than any other hospital in Texas.

We offer a comprehensive scope of surgical and nonsurgical services to manage a range of diseases and disorders:

Congenital anomalies — Abnormalities acquired before birth, such as cleft palate

Degenerative and idiopathic diseases — Conditions resulting from age or overuse (degenerative) or for which no specific cause can be found (idiopathic)

Head and neck cancers — Cancers involving the throat, base of the tongue and other head and neck structures. Houston Methodist is a leader in minimally invasive skull base and brain surgery.

Hearing disorders — Houston Methodist physicians and researchers have expertise in hearing disorders caused by otosclerosis. Other types of hearing disorders include congenital deafness, chronic middle ear disease, Meniere’s disease and presbycusis.

Infectious and inflammatory diseases — Includes diseases of the respiratory tract, bones and other structures

Maxillofacial disorders — Injuries and conditions of the face, jaw, teeth, mouth and neck

Special sensory and motor disturbances — Conditions that include balance disorders and smell and taste disorders

Throat Disorders — Includes thyroid disease, swallowing disorders, snoring disorders, reflux and sleep disorders

Vocal injury and disorders — Injuries and diseases of the throat and larynx that affect vocal ability


Reconstructive Surgery
In some cases, treatment for the conditions listed will require facial plastic or reconstructive surgery. Learn more about our plastic and reconstructive surgical services.

Contact Information
Department of Otolaryngology

Houston Methodist
6565 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77030