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USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery2021-09-21T08:41:22+00:00

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

At the USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, patients are at the center of our mission. Our emphasis is on communication — both inside and outside the walls of Keck Medicine of USC.

Recognized as one of the top ear, nose and throat programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report, we offer leading-edge expertise and technological advancements in each of our subspecialties — from hearing loss and balance issues to sinus disorders and head and neck cancer. With our multidisciplinary approach, you’ll have the benefit of a team of experts who collaborate to deliver the best care possible. Read more »

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Finally! Sweet dreams for USC Sleep Apnea and Snoring Surgery Center patient

When Jose Salas walked into the USC Sleep Apnea and Snoring Surgery Center in 2017, he was beyond exhausted. At that point, he had been dealing with sleep apnea for 15 years.


Tips From Our Experts

How to Perform a Sinus Rinse

Have you thought about trying a sinus rinse to help manage your allergies but aren’t sure how to do it? Otolaryngologist Elisabeth Ference, MD, demonstrates how to use a sinus rinse bottle and explains how to avoid common pitfalls.

How to Prepare for a Laser Procedure

Awake, in-office laser procedures are used to treat a variety of vocal conditions. Otolaryngologist Karla O’Dell, MD, discusses what you need to do to prepare for one.

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Explore what our experts have to say on a variety of topics, and learn what’s new.

5 Things to Know Before Choosing a Hearing Aid

September 8th, 2020|

Our expert audiologist shares tips on how to pick the best hearing aid for you, including what types of devices are available, costs and lifestyle goals. Losing some of your hearing as you get older is very common. In fact, one in three Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 experience age-related hearing loss,

What Can Cause a Loss of Taste and Smell?

June 12th, 2020|

Do you like to take time to smell the roses, but lately they don’t smell as sweet? Several viruses and conditions, including COVID-19, could be the culprits behind a loss of taste and smell. A bouquet of flowers. A home-cooked meal. Milk that’s past its best-by date. Our senses of taste and smell help us

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