Ear Nose & Throat (Otalaryngology)

 

Seeing an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialist (Otalaryngologist)

Dr. Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D., FACS

What is an ENT Specialist?


An ENT specialist is also known as an ear, nose, and throat doctor or an otolaryngologist. They have special expertise in the conditions and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region, as well as the structures and related areas of the head, neck, and face. If you are suffering from a problem related to your ear, nose, or throat, you may need to see an ENT specialist.

What Does an ENT Specialist Do?

Dr. Cardamone-Rayner has joined Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital as an Otolaryngologist after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, completing his residency at the University of Minnesota, and obtaining his board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is an expert in both the surgical and medical management of conditions that affect the ear, nose, and throat, and has special interest in the following topics:

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Parathyroid conditions
  • Plastics
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus disease
  • Skin cancer management of the neck and head

Who Needs an ENT Specialist?

Common conditions that can be treated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist include:

Head and Neck

  • Chronic or recurrent acute tonsillitis
  • Neck masses
  • Recurrent sialoadenitis
  • Salivary gland masses
  • Thyroid masses
  • Tonsil/adenoid hypertrophy
  • Upper aerodigestive neoplasms
  • Neck masses
  • Snoring or apnea
  • Stridor or airway concerns

Laryngology

  • Globus
  • Strider
  • Vocal cord masses
  • Voice disorders, such as hoarseness, dysphonia, etc

Otology

  • Chronic ear disease
  • Hearing loss: gradual, sudden
  • Otorrhea
  • Recurrent acute ear disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo

Plastic and Reconstructive

  • Congenital malformations
  • Facial skin lesions and cancers
  • Scar revisions

Pediatric

  • Chronic Adenotonsillitis
  • Chronic otitis media
  • Congenital malformations
  • Dysphagia
  • Hearing loss

Rhinology

  • Epistaxis
  • Nasal masses or foreign bodies
  • Nasal obstruction Sinus disease

If you are dealing with any of these conditions, patients can begin requesting appointments by calling the Rural Health Clinic at 906-341-2153.

What procedures are offered at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital?

ENT SPECIALIST

We offer a wide range of procedures to address conditions affecting your ears, nose, throat, or related area, including:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Aerodigestive tract cancers
  • Closed reduction of nasal fracture
  • Deep cervical neck masses
  • Excision of lesions with local flap reconstruction
  • Excision of neck masses
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • I & D head & neck abscesses
  • Inferior turbinate reduction
  • Laceration repair
  • Open septorhinoplasty
  • Pressure equalization tubes
  • Removal of PET with gel film myringoplasty
  • Septoplasty
  • Submandibular gland excision
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies of thyroid and neck masses

Learn More About Dr. Mark Cardamone-Rayner

In his spare time, Dr. Cardamone-Rayner loves to tour on his Harley Davidson with his wife Amy. He has recently learned to fly and now has his private pilot license. He enjoys upland bird hunting and recreational shooting. Prior to medical school, he was a certified executive chef and restaurant owner. He loves to spend his free time in the outdoors, gardening, camping, canoeing and exploring new areas. To top it off, he plays piano on a daily basis. Dr. Cardamone-Rayner chose Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in search of a more intimate medical experience with a small community where he could establish relationships and contribute to the growth of a medical practice.