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Description 

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctors are medical specialists who diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the ear, nose and throat, as well as related areas of the head and neck. ENT doctors are also called otolaryngologists.

Services provided

  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Management of acute and chronic conditions
  • Medical and some cosmetic surgery

Eligibility

You need a referral from a doctor to see an ENT specialist.

How to access

Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your ENT specialist.

Costs

The cost of an ENT specialist varies depending on the provider. Contact the service before you attend if you would like more information about cost.

Profile

Sector

Conventional healthcare

Regulation

ENT specialists must be registered with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Registration

Regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Minimum qualifications

Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

Tip

  • When selecting an ENT specialist, follow the advice of your doctor.
  • Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs) to your first appointment.

Important

You can check if your ENT specialist is registered via the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) website.

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