UF Health Ear, Nose & Throat – Shands Hospital

UF Health Ear, Nose & Throat – Shands Hospital

Referral Fax 352-627-4634
1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
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Hours of Operation
Monday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.

Your ears, nose and throat form a complex, interrelated system. The outer and inner ear, your sinuses, your mouth and throat are all connected and affect one another greatly. For disorders of the ears, nose and throat, you should see an ENT specialist.

The clinical term for the medical and surgical disciplines that deal with the ears, nose and throat is otolaryngology. Otolaryngologists specialize in treating a wide variety of disorders that can affect the head and neck:

  • Allergic, sinus, laryngeal, thyroid and esophageal disorders
  • Cochlear implants
  • Communicative disorders
  • Endoscopic examination of air and food passages
  • Facial reconstruction
  • Management of hearing and balance loss
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumors

Our physicians are expertly trained and board certified by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As such, they are able to provide patients with consultations and evaluations, including medical and surgical treatments for the entire spectrum of ear, nose, and throat disorders.

  • General adult ENT diseases
  • Pediatric ENT diseases
  • Aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery
  • Allergy testing
  • Allergy injections
  • Medical management
  • Sinus disorder
  • Hearing loss
  • Cochlear implants
  • Balance disorders (Vertigo)
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Head and neck cancers
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Botox injections
  • Sleep apnea/snoring – to learn more about our new sleep apnea implant procedure, please call 352.594.0537
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Conditions & Services

Medical Records

To obtain a copy of your medical records from UF Health Ear, Nose & Throat – Shands Hospital, please contact 352-265-8989.

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Accepted Insurance

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.

Financial Assistance

Patients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.

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Help us maintain our strong commitment to patients and to promoting good health in our communities: please don't smoke, chew tobacco or use electronic cigarettes on UF Health-owned or -operated properties. Thank you.