Dedicated Professionals — Highly Specialized in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Care
When you seek care at El Camino Health, our specialists work together to take care of any problems you are having with your ear, nose or throat.
From diagnosis through treatment and follow-up, we deliver expert, compassionate care. One of the distinctions of care at El Camino Health is our Oncology Coordinator Program, which provides specialty-trained registered nurses who help you if your treatment involves cancer care. They can guide you through your journey — answering questions about preparing for a procedure, postsurgical care and much more.
One Team, Comprehensive Care
Our goal is to provide personalized care that meets your needs and expectations. Your care team may include these and other specialists at El Camino Health:
- Anesthesiologists – Doctors who administer medications to control pain and support vital functions during surgery.
- Endocrinologists – Specially trained doctors who diagnose and treat disorders of the endocrine system — the glands and organs that make hormones.
- Hospitalists – Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine and medical care for people who are hospitalized. Hospitalists work to understand and respond to various day-to-day needs during your hospital stay.
- Interventional radiologists – Doctors who diagnose and treat ENT conditions using a minimally invasive alternative to traditional surgery. These approaches involve inserting small instruments, such as catheters or wires, guided by imaging techniques which may include X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound.
- Neurologists – Doctors who specialize in the treatment of nervous system disorders, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
- Oncology coordinators – Registered nurses who guide patients through the surgery experience. They meet with patients individually and in group settings to coordinate care and answer questions. Nurse program coordinators assist each patient from pre-surgery through postoperative care, providing individualized education and support.
- Nurses – Skilled specialists who take a leading role in your care. They assist doctors and care for patients with various health conditions. In addition, they can help you understand your treatment plan and answer your questions.
- Ear, nose and throat surgeons – Surgeons who specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions and injuries of your thyroid, hearing, breathing, balance, talking and swallowing.
- Occupational Therapists (OTs) – OTs help people with functional impairments resulting from disease, injury, or congenital conditions. They provide personalized therapy to help individuals achieve or regain the skills needed to perform daily self-care tasks safely, and with as much independence as possible.
- Physical therapists – Healthcare professionals who provide training and expertise to help people recover from disease or injury-related setbacks. They may provide exercise programs, education and training.
- Physician assistants (PAs) – PAs can perform physical exams, develop treatment plans, assist with surgery, and provide preventive care and education.
- Primary care doctors – Doctors who provide routine healthcare and annual exams and immunizations, treatment for acute medical conditions, and initial care for all health conditions. Your primary care doctor may refer you to an ear, nose and throat specialist for more advanced treatment.
- Pulmonologists – El Camino Health’s interventional pulmonology specialists have expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of lung conditions.
- Sleep medicine experts – Sleep experts diagnose and treat sleep disorders — such as insomnia, restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea — working in El Camino Health’s fully accredited sleep lab.
- Speech-language pathologists – Clinicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating people with various types of communication problems resulting from disability, surgery or developmental disorders.
Your Opinion Matters
Because your comfort and well-being are important to us, we encourage you to take an active part in your care and welcome your feedback. Nurse managers are available to speak with you, and you may also call or write the patient experience team at 650-962-5836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.