Otolaryngology (commonly referred to as ENT) is a specialty of medicine that involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear, nose and throat.
At the University of Florida Health, our expert team of board-certified otalryngologists are trained and certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology in the medical and surgical management and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat.
In our clinics, you will find highly trained physicians who work alongside an outstanding treatment team to meet even the most complex and challenging conditions. We look forward to serving you and your family for your ENT health needs including:
- Laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders
- Communicative disorders
- Endoscopic examination of air and food passages
- Facial reconstruction
- Surgery of benign and malignant tumors
- General adult ENT diseases
- Medical management
- Balance disorders (Vertigo)
- Facial nerve paralysis
- Head and neck cancers
- Thyroid cancer
- Voice and swallowing disorders
- Botox injections
UF Health Shands Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality of compassionate, leading-edge care to patients affected by conditions of the Ear, Nose and Throat. As a leader in care, UF Health ranks among the nation’s best Ear, Nose and Throat programs according to U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospital rankings.
Meeting your health care needs
UF Health offers day-of, on-site imaging services in a qualified medical center.
Meds to beds is a bedside free service designed with your convenience in mind. Our meds to beds program allows a pharmacist to deliver your medications to you prior to your discharge from the hospital.
Full-service, on-site lab services and testing for your convenience.
Safe, effective medical and surgical techniques designed to prevent anemia and decrease bleeding during a procedure.
Accepts most prescription plans; competitive prices; on-site.
Exceptional, individualized, compassionate and evidence-based midwifery care.
Address, directions and parking
UF Health offers free parking to patients as well as their families and guests.
Fares are $0.75-$1.50. Exact change is required. Some passengers are eligible to ride for free.
Free shuttles are available and are equipped for people with disabilities.
Vouchers are available at checkout and must be presented to the parking attendant.
Hours of operation
|Monday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
Conditions and treatments
To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Ear, Nose & Throat – Shands Hospital, please contact (352) 265-8989.
Costs, billing, and insurance
Pay your bill online by logging into MyUFHealth. If you'd like to pay by phone, please call (352) 265-7906 or our toll-free number (888) 766-8154. You can also make checks or money orders payable to UF Health PO Box 16051 Lewiston, ME 04243-9534.
If you have questions or wish to pay in person, please consult our billing section.
Shands hospitals and UF Physician practices accept insurance from numerous providers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, CIGNA, Humana, Capital Health, United Healthcare, Medicaid, and state and government services. For a full list of accepted plans visit our Insurance / Billing page.
Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
For your convenience and peace of mind
Aids and services are available to help people with disabilities communicate effectively.
Many of UF Health's properties have various branch ATMs and/or branch offices.
Baby-changing stations are available in many of UF Health's restrooms.
Friends and family can send messages to any UF Health patient through the CareMail service.
Options include Opus Coffee and Starbucks in the hospital atriums.
Patients and guests get free wireless internet access at UF Health hospitals.
The Garden of Hope, Sun Terrace, and other spaces help patients and families relax.
Gender-neutral, public restrooms are located throughout UF Health's properties.
The Gift Stops offer a wide variety of gifts and products for patients and families.
UF Health provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English.
You can download a form or call (352) 594-0909 to have medical records mailed or faxed.
Notary services are available to patients and visitors Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Smoking, chewing tobacco, or using electronic cigarettes is prohibited on UF Health properties.
Social workers are part of the patient's care team and work with medical staff and nurses.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth care via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.
In some cases, UF Health offers telehealth visits via a desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.