Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Advanced Head and Neck Care

When you have a condition that affects the head, neck, ear, nose or throat, you need care from experts who can provide the latest treatments in a comforting setting. That’s what you’ll find from the team at Ochsner LSU Health.

Our advanced, team-oriented approach to care makes us a distinguished leader in this area. We collaborate with other specialties as needed to ensure you receive the best care possible.

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Contact us for more information about our head and neck care services or to arrange a consultation.

Our Expert Otolaryngology Care

We provide comprehensive care for all areas of head and neck surgery, including general care, ENT (ear, nose and throat) and ENT subspecialties for both children and adults.

Cochlear Implant Center

Our hearing experts use cochlear implants (a type of electronic hearing device) if your hearing loss doesn’t improve enough with conventional hearing aids.

Otology and Neurotology

Otology and neurotology are two specialties that involve diagnosing and treating diseases of the ear. These conditions can affect both hearing and balance. Conditions our team treats include:

  • Cancer
  • Nerve pathway disorders
  • Traumatic injuries

Audio Services

Our audiologists (hearing specialists) provide hearing tests, hearing aids, programming of cochlear implants, balance tests, and additional tests for hearing and balance disorders.

Cleft Clinic

As part of the Louisiana Cleft Team, we work with dentists, psychologists and speech therapists to provide specialized treatment for cleft palate and lip disorders.

Comprehensive Facial Nerve Program

We offer a full range of treatments for facial nerve disorders, including:

  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial synkinesis (abnormal involuntary facial movements)
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Tumors

We work closely with experts in facial plastic surgery, neurotology (a specialty that focuses on nerve-related conditions of the ear, balance system and related areas of the head and neck), cancer care and audiology.

Head and Neck Surgery

Our team offers surgical treatment of both cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the head and neck, including:

  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Skull-base tumors
  • Skin cancer
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our team offers cosmetic, functional and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck. Our team is equipped with specialists that can perform state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures which may includes practices such as liquid rhinoplasty or facial nerve rehabilitation surgery for patients with facial nerve paralysis.

Laryngology/Voice and Swallowing

We treat various conditions that affect the throat, including voice and swallowing disorders. This often involves close collaboration between doctors and our team of speech therapists. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport is home to the Ark-La-Tex's only comprehensive Center for Voice, Airway and Swallowing. As one of the only places in the South to offer extended open airway reconstruction services, and one of very few within the U.S., we welcome patients and referrals from all over. Our highly skilled team also offers in-office larynx procedures for voice conditions.

Personalized Cancer Therapy

Our targeted treatments for cancers of the head and neck involve predicting which patients are most likely to respond to specific therapies. We use our evaluations and expertise to shape each patient’s unique treatment plan.

Rhinology and Sinus Surgery

This specialty involves diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the nose and paranasal sinuses, including deviated septum (misshaping of the thin wall of cartilage that separates the nostrils), chronic rhinosinusitis (sinus infections), allergic rhinitis, .


We use minimally invasive robot-assisted surgical techniques, which involve smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery times for our patients while still allowing us to access the small, difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth and throat.

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Related Locations

Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center

Ochsner LSU Health - Academic Medical Center
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

Ochsner LSU Health - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center

Ochsner LSU Health - Feist-Weiller Cancer Center
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103