General Otolaryngology


Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery (O-HNS) offers collaborative ear, nose, and throat care in a comfortable community setting. Our team works closely with other specialists across Vanderbilt Health to help manage a patient’s care, including allergists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, or audiologists. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery offers convenient in-office procedures for several issues, including balloon sinuplasty.

Patient Care Excellence

Similar to a private ENT practice, Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery offers patients quick, comprehensive attention to a variety of ear, nose, and throat issues. Collaboration is a distinguishing characteristic of our practice. Patients have access to specialists within other Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery groups, as well as to the diagnostic testing, clinical trials, and the latest research and treatment options available at Vanderbilt.

Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery offers two locations – the Vanderbilt Williamson County Otolaryngology Clinic in Franklin and the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center in Nashville. Our Franklin location offers same-day appointments as available.

Conditions We Treat

  • Allergies
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal obstruction (deviated septum)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Recurring sinus infections
  • Recurring tonsil infections
  • Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
  • Salivary gland masses
  • Sinus disease
  • Sinus polyps
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vertigo/dizziness

Tests, Treatments, and Services

  • Audiogram (hearing testing)
  • Biopsies
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Vestibular/balance function testing
  • Adenoidectomy (adenoids removal)
  • Ear surgery (repair hole in eardrum)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Epley maneuver for positional vertigo
  • Myringotomy (ear tubes)
  • Nasal septum surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy (tonsil removal)
  • Vocal cord surgery


Innovations, Awards, and Technology

The Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery team has surgical privileges at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, and the Cool Springs Surgery Center in Franklin, ensuring that patients have access to the latest surgical techniques and treatment options. Vanderbilt Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in Franklin also gives medical students and residents real-life experience in a community ENT setting.

To refer a patient to the General Ear, Nose and Throat team, please call 615-322-6180.