About Ear, Nose, Throat, Head and Neck Care

A Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate, Mass. Eye and Ear is a specialty hospital and ambulatory care center, where the best and the brightest work together to benefit both adults and children with ENT problems. In fact, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Mass. Eye and Ear in the top five hospitals for otolaryngology care each year since first publishing its annual hospital survey  in 1990.

Here, internationally recognized experts work daily to advance the state-of-the-art, focusing on  investigation, innovation and clinical expertise to forge solutions and improve lives.

Mass. Eye and Ear takes a patient-centered approach – a collaborative, team effort that matches experience, knowledge and leading-edge technology to every patient’s unique needs. The goal is success in diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and long-term management.

A model of ear, nose and throat innovation, Mass. Eye and Ear is a center of nationally funded scientific research dedicated to ENT specialties, with accomplishments including:

  • Pioneered a system of recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring to detect and avoid nerve injury during surgery
  • Established the first hyperbaric oxygen service in a hospital in Massachusetts
  • Developed a surgical method to restore speech, swallowing, and normal breathing patients with paralyzed vocal cords
  • Pioneered surgical methods for the alleviation of chronic and difficult vertigo
  • Led the use of electron microscope studies of human inner ear changes and how they cause deafness

Accredited by the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and drawing patients from throughout New England, the United States and the world – Mass. Eye and Ear’s ENT facilities are dedicated and specially equipped to meet the ongoing demand for complex, full-time ENT care. The hospital also provides ENT-specific emergency service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  We provide services at our main hospital campus in Boston and at many suburban locations.