ENT, ear nose throat, otolaryngology

Down East Community Hospital
11 Hospital Drive, Machias, ME 04654
Phone: 207.255.3356


Otolaryngology - ENT

Provider of ENT, ear nose throat, otolaryngology services to the Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, and Down East regions of Maine.

Otolaryngologists (ENT)

Otolaryngologists are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck and are commonly referred to as “ENT” physicians. Otolaryngologists diagnose and manage diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face, Facial skin disorders such as skin cancers, reconstruction of the face and cosmetic surgery.

A few of the ENT surgical procedures performed at DownEastCommunityHospital include:

  • Tonsillectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear tubes
  • Sinus surgery
  • Nose surgery
  • Airway procedures
  • Voice procedures
  • Head & neck tumor biopsies & removal

What do Otolaryngologists treat?

The ears Hearing loss affects one in ten North Americans. Otolaryngologists are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of :

  • hearing
  • ear infections
  • balance disorders
  • ear noise (tinnitus)
  • nerve pain
  • facial and cranial nerve disorders

Otolaryngologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.

The nose About 35 million people develop chronic sinusitis each year, making it one of the most common health complaints in America.

Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of Otolaryngologist. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and sense of smell. Breathing through, and the appearance of, the nose are also part of Otolaryngologist’s expertise.

The throat Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to Otolaryngologist is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice and swallowing disorders.

The head and neck This center of the body includes the important nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. In the head and neck area, Otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. They perform both cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery.

How do you set up an appointment? A referral may be needed. Please contact your physician for more information.

To contact the ENT office, call 255-5600.

Down East Community Hospital is a proud provider of ENT, ear nose throat, otolaryngology services to the people of Ellsworth, Bar harbor, and Down East Maine.