Comprehensive Otolaryngology Services

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McLaren and Karmanos are providing ear, nose and throat (ENT) services to patients throughout Genesee and Lapeer Counties and beyond through a comprehensive ENT service line. The service line features four convenient locations, two in Genesee County and two in Lapeer County, for general ENT conditions and a head and neck cancer clinic at the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint. Patients of all ages with common ear, nose or throat conditions and cancers of the head and neck can receive integrated, personalized, and compassionate care from experts at McLaren and Karmanos.

Cancers of the head and neck can be particularly debilitating for patients especially when they have to travel for advanced cancer care. One of the advantages of Karmanos Cancer Institute’s integrated clinics throughout the McLaren system is that we can bring world-class treatments to the local communities we serve, evidenced by our commitment to a head and neck cancer clinic in Genesee County.

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Treatments and Procedures

Common Treatments Provided:

  • Recurring ear infections
  • Tinnitus (ringing or noise in the ear)
  • Sinus infections-including chronic sinusitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Abnormal growths in the neck or vocal cords
  • Swallowing disorders and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
  • Chronic sore throats
  • Meniere’s Disease-a disease of the inner ear

Common Surgical Procedures:

  • Tonsillectomies
  • Ear tube placement
  • Sinus surgery
  • Throat surgery
  • Head/neck surgery

Specialized Treatment for Head & Neck Cancer

If you have been diagnosed with cancer of the head and neck region, you are located close to one of the country’s best cancer centers for treatment. One of the leading oncologists that specializes in head and neck cancers sees patients right here in Flint. The decision and need for surgery will be determined by your cancer care team of oncologists. Your next step is to meet with our head and neck specialist for further evaluation and surgical treatment planning.

Head and Neck Cancers Treated at Karmanos Cancer Institute Flint

  • Esophageal cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Lip/Oral cavity (hard palate) cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Neck cancer
  • Nose cancer
  • Oropharynx (soft palate) cancer
  • Salivary gland cancer
  • Sinus cancer
  • Skin cancer (basal & squamous cell)
  • Throat cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

Should you need additional treatment, the cancer surgeons works closely with the medical and radiation oncologists at the Flint campus to ensure you receive the best treatment plan. Additional treatment may include chemotherapy, radiation or proton therapy.

Meet the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Physician Team

    • Esmael Amjad, MD, FACS


      Esmael Amjad, MD, FACS
      Board Certified
      Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

    • Travis Walker, DO


      Travis Walker, DO
      Board Certified
      Otolaryngology/Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery

    • Jonathan Waxman MD PhD


      Jonathan Waxman, MD, PhD
      Board Certified
      Otolaryngology - Head & Neck surgery

    • George Yoo, MD


      George Yoo, MD, FACS
      Board Certified
      Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

      Wayne State University Faculty

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Office Locations

5 convenient locations to serve you