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Ear Nose and Throat services

​​​​​T​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​he Department of Otolaryngology – ENT of Marshfield Clinic provides consultation and treatment for disorders and diseases involving your ears, nose and throat area.

We specialize in conditions involving your sinuses, thyroid and parathyroid glands, disorders of the upper airway and tumors in the head and neck area.  Our specialists are fully trained in the management and specialized care of a wide range of disorders in each of these areas:

Upper Airway and Digestive Tract Disorders

The head and neck area is one of the most complex areas of your body. Located in this relatively small area are various structures critical to survival. Various conditions and disorders can significantly affect your ability to breathe, eat and nourish your body.

Our team of physicians has knowledge and expertise to treat:

  • Airway narrowing or stenosis
  • Infections of the upper airway
  • Tumors involving the upper airway
  • Foreign body removal in the upper airway or digestive tract
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Aspiration problems


Allergies can play a role in how we treat various diseases. As otolaryngologists, we are uniquely qualified to deal with diseases of the upper airways, including allergic reactions. We provide continuity of care in medical and surgical treatment of head and neck diseases.


It may be helping your infant daughter hear voices and the world around her so she may learn to speak. It could be helping your parents enjoy the laughter of their grandchildren. Or you may be searching for solutions to protect hearing and prevent hearing loss. No matter what the need, Marshfield Clinic’s Department of Audiology works with people of all ages and with all types of hearing issues.

Audiologists conduct hearing evaluations and help patients and families develop solutions to any communication problems created by hearing deficits.  They frequently work with educators, physicians and other providers as well as families.  Audiologists may fit hearing aids or other devices, provide counseling and assist in rehabilitation and follow-up care. They also often recommend and fit customized hearing protection.

Head and Neck Tumors and Malignancies​

Head and neck cancers can be among the most debilitating and devastating conditions you and your family may ever face. A cancer diagnosis often carries the fear of disfigurement, disability and pain.  By keeping up with the latest advances in medicine, and applying our vast experience in treating these conditions, we can offer the hope of a successful treatment. We use various treatment modalities for tumor removal, reconstruction, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. We encourage you to seek early consultation and treatment if you have any concerns about having head or neck cancer. Success in treating these conditions often is enhanced by early diagnosis and treatment.

If you are undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer, we strongly encourage you to discontinue using tobacco products such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or cigars. We also strongly discourage consumption of alcohol.  The combination of cigarettes and alcohol can significantly impact the success of your treatment and may also have an effect on whether the cancer returns.

We can also help and encourage you to discontinue the use of these products.

Ear Surgery (Otology and Neurotology)

Marshfield Clinic Otology and Neurotology provide sophisticated diagnostic and surgical expertise for simple or complex ear diseases.

We are internationally recognized for treatment of:

Pediatric Otolaryngology

No child or his or her parents should have to face serious head and neck disorders. But if your child does face such a diagnosis, our team of physicians at Marshfield Clinic offers expert diagnostic evaluation, medical and surgical treatment. We provide comprehensive treatment for primary ear, nose and throat (ENT) problems that include tonsillitis, sinus disease, voice and swallowing problems and a number of other head and neck problems.

Sinus and nasal disorders

Nasal and sinus disorders and diseases include external nasal tumors and deformities, nasal polyps, nasal cancers, nasal allergies, complex sinus conditions and tumors. We can usually prescribe medications for nasal allergies, polyps, and/or sinus infections.

Surgical options include:

  • Reconstruction of external nasal deformities, including those resulting from injuries or infections
  • Internal nasal deformities such as nasal septal deformities or obstructions
  • Removal of tumors such as polyps, cancers, or pituitary gland tumors as a joint effort with neurosurgery

Sleep Apnea, Snoring and Other Sleep Disorders

Sleep is one of the most basic human needs. Most people need seven to eight hours of sleep each day to be refreshed and rested.  Sleep apnea, snoring and other sleep disorders disrupt your normal sleep pattern, making you generally feel tired. However, sleep disorders also cause physiological changes that can affect your mood, heart and blood pressure. Over time, those changes can significantly and adversely affect your health and safety.

Marshfield Clinic Ear Nose and Throat specialists were among the first physician groups in Wisconsin to provide integrated services to manage snoring and sleep apnea.

Together with our colleagues in Neurology, Pulmonary Medicine​, and Oral Surgery, Marshfield Clinic Ear Nose and Throat has been at the forefront in treating some of the more difficult cases of sleep apnea. We provide a coordinated approach that is often required to effectively manage this sleep disorder.

We offer the following Sleep apnea and snoring services:

  • Sleep evaluations, sometimes involving multiple health disciplines
  • CPAP masks
  • Laser surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation of abnormal tissue

We work with you to form a treatment plan to suit your condition, lifestyle and personal needs.

Treatment for Voice Disorders and Swallowing Problems​

If you have ever experienced pain when swallowing or if you have a voice disorder, you know how profoundly it can affect essential functions of daily life. Marshfield Clinic ENT specialists work with you to evaluate, treat and manage your condition so you recover faster and with less pain. We treat people who:

  • Have lost their voice through cancer
  • Are experiencing voice changes that threaten their careers as singers or public speakers
  • Are hoarse and are now unable to produce the sound they had been familiar with all their life

The Marshfield Clinic voice and swallowing disorders team includes otolaryngologists, speech pathologists and neurologists. If your treatment requires it, the expertise of other specialties such as gastroenterology or radiology​, is also readily available within the Clinic.​