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The Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (also known as the Ear, Nose and Throat Department) consists of board-certified otolaryngology physicians who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of a wide variety of disorders of the head and neck. These physicians have a broad spectrum and high level of expertise, allowing for treatment of both simple and very complex diseases of the ears, nose, throat and facial skin. 

The group treats both adult and pediatric patients (no age limits).

Surgery is performed at Bethesda Butler Hospital, Bethesda North Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, McCullough Hyde Memorial Hospital and TriHealth Evendale Hospital.

Experienced audiologists work with the ENT doctors, conducting hearing tests and fitting for hearing aids. For more information, see Audiology.  

Meet Group Health's otolaryngology physicians.

Disorders treated include:


  • Otitis media/middle ear infections (PE tubes when indicated)
  • Hearing loss (includes hearing testing by audiologists and hearing aid fitting when indicated)
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Chronic ear infections including cholesteatoma (cyst) and mastoid infections
  • Stapes surgery and ossicular reconstruction (surgery of the middle ear bones)
  • Otitis externa (swimmers ear)
  • Vertigo and balance disorders
  • Cerumen (ear wax) impaction
  • Tinnitus (ringing/buzzing) 


  • Chronic sinusitis (endoscopic sinus surgery when indicated)
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal airway obstruction
  • Nasal polyps
  • Deviated nasal septum
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
  • Smell and taste disturbance
  • Nasal and sinus tumors (endoscopic computer/image-guided surgery)
  • Nasal fracture
  • Deformity of the nose (cosmetic and functional surgery)


  • Tonsil and adenoid disorders - pediatric and adult
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Tongue tie
  • Benign and malignant throat tumors
  • Tongue, palate, cheek and floor of mouth disorders

Facial plastic surgery and facial skin

  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Face lift and forehead lift
  • Rhinoplasty (reconstruction of external deformity of the nose)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Scar revision
  • Facial paralysis/Bell’s palsy
  • Cellulitis (infection of the skin)
  • Facial fractures
  • Otoplasty (surgery for protruding ears)
  • Botox injections
  • Wrinkle fillers

Vocal Cords 

  • Hoarseness/laryngitis/voice disorders
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Reflux (GERD and LPR)
  • Vocal cord tumors, cysts and polyps (laser surgery when indicated)
  • Chronic cough evaluation and treatment


  • Neck mass
  • Neck cysts (branchial cleft and thyroglossal duct cysts)
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Thyroid tumors/cancers (surgery when indicated)
  • Goiter evaluation and treatment
  • Tumors, infections and stones of saliva glands (parotid and submandibular glands)
  • Neck abscess 

Pediatric ear, nose and throat disorders

  • Otitis media/middle ear infections (PE tubes when indicated)
  • Tonsil and adenoid enlargement (surgery when indicated)
  • Chronic tonsillitis
  • Adenoid enlargement (causing nasal obstruction or chronic sinusitis)
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Tied tongue
  • Neck mass
  • Lymph node enlargement
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst/branchial cleft cyst
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Perforated ear drum
  • Epistaxis (recurrent nose bleeds)
  • Protruding ears (otoplasty when indicated) 

Group Health providers in the news


Seeing patients at 6 locations

Isaacs , Seth MD
Anderson , Clifton , Kenwood

Crane, Ryan MD
Western Ridge

Deutsch, Mark D. MD

Goico, Brian MD
Kenwood , Mason , West Chester

Hendricks, Brian MD
Kenwood , Western Ridge , West Chester

Lewis, Sean MD

Marathe, Umesh S. MD
Anderson , Kenwood

Marcinow, Anna MD
Kenwood , West Chester

Rock, Raymond P. MD
West Chester

Schwetschenau, Eric L. MD

Shumrick, Kevin MD FACS
Anderson , Clifton , Western Ridge

Welshhans, Jamie MD
Anderson , Clifton , Western Ridge

Wilson, Keith MD