Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Breathe easier, hear better, maintain good balance and live a better, healthier life when you take good care of your ears, nose and throat.

Comprehensive Care for ENT Conditions

Trust the otolaryngologists at Avera to provide comprehensive care for a wide range of conditions related to the head and neck, especially those of the ears, nose and throat (ENT).


Care for your ears rests in good hands at Avera. Audiologists address issues with hearing, balance and related disorders. Otologists focus on the function and structure of the ear drum, middle ear, inner ear and hearing bones.

Rely on Avera specialists for help with health conditions related to the ear, such as:

Hearing Tests and Services

Take advantage of extensive services for hearing care, including hearing tests—available for people of all ages—at Avera’s close-to-home locations in South Dakota and Minnesota. Even newborns at Avera hospitals receive a professional hearing test before they go home.

Hearing Protection in the Workplace

As a business owner, farmer or entertainer, you can protect the hearing health of yourself and your coworkers or employees through Avera’s Occupational Hearing Conservation Program.

Treatment for Ear Conditions and Hearing Loss

At Avera, you and your loved ones enjoy a variety of treatment options for ear conditions and hearing loss, including:

Nose & Sinus

You’re probably among the millions of Americans each year who endure at least one episode of typical health conditions—common colds, flu, allergic rhinitis and others—that produce respiratory problems. Get help at Avera for nose- and sinus-related disorders such as:

Personalized Nose and Sinus Treatment

Find relief when you work with Avera ENT specialists who deliver personalized nose and sinus treatments, including:

  • Airway surgical procedures for sleep apnea and snoring
  • Balloon sinus dilation (balloon sinuplasty) to open sinus passages and relieve pain/pressure without hospitalization when medications don’t work
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Nasal surgery such as septoplasty to straighten the partition between nasal cavities (septum)
  • Open nasal reconstruction and functional rhinoplasty)


Although you may experience common throat-related conditions—such as sore throat—that may improve only with time, rest and fluids, you can depend on Avera’s ENT experts for assistance with:

Treatment for Throat-Related Conditions

Talk with your doctor about the most appropriate care for your particular situation, and choose the most effective treatment, such as:

  • Removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy) and/or adenoids
  • Salivary gland removal (parotidectomy)

Related Avera Services

When you work with the ENT providers at Avera locations close to home, you benefit from related medical and surgical services tailored to your needs, including:

  • Removal of head and neck masses
  • Removal of moles and/or benign or malignant skin cancers
  • Scar revision to remove or reduce the appearance of scars
  • Thyroid surgery

Keep Your Ears, Nose & Throat Healthy

Get well and stay healthy with prompt ear, nose and throat care from an Avera ENT provider close to home.

Avera is a health ministry rooted in the Gospel. Our mission is to make a positive impact in the lives and health of persons and communities by providing quality services guided by Christian values.