Surgeons are physicians who specialise in performing operations on patients to treat illnesses, injuries and congenital deformities. Surgery has become so specialised over the last few years that eleven surgical subspecialities are recognised by the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Learn more about the qualifications and job duties of a surgeon here.
Otolaryngologists are doctors specialising in the medical and surgical treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), as well as the related internal structures of the head and neck.
Often called ENT specialists or ENT surgeons, otolaryngologists diagnose, manage and cure a broad range of diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, mouth, and throat, as well as the neck and face.
The seven major subspecialities in the field of otolaryngology are allergy, head and neck, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology, otology / neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology.