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?

ENT specialist in SCMH
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
  • Eyelid Blepharoplasty
  • Salivary gland masses
  • Thyroid masses
  • Tonsil/adenoid hypertrophy
  • Upper aerodigestive neoplasms
  • Neck masses
  • Snoring or apnea
  • Stridor or airway concerns


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


  • 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


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


  • 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?


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

Mark Cardamone-Rayner

Mark Cardamone-Rayner,  M.D., FACS joins SMH as an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose & Throat) Specialist.  He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Minnesota.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Special Interests

*Pediatric through Geriatric Care

  • Head and neck surgery
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Plastics
  • Rhinology
  • Sinus disease
  • Skin cancer management of the neck and head
  • Ear Infections
  • Chronic Ear Problems
  • Voice & Swallowing Disorders

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.

Read what clients have to say about Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital

Everyone in the ambulatory care/outpatient surgery were great!! They all made me feel very comfortable and did a great job!!! thank you to the whole outpatient staff and Doctor Rayner..I would recommend Schoolcraft or patient to anyone in need of surgery

Reviewer: Jeremy Sitkoski


5 out of 5 stars

The care that was provided by The nurses (Cindy, Felicia Ruth) and staff was exceptional. The entire staff was very friendly and made you feel welcome. We received a call from Felicia the next day to check on my husband to check his pain level and do a follow up. The surgery area from check in to check out was well organized, clean, and up to date. Thank you to all of you for what you do so well and everything beyond your normal duties.

Reviewer: Maureen DesChamps


5 out of 5 stars