Ear, Nose, and Throat (Otolaryngology)

WVU Medicine Otolaryngology offers you the full spectrum of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) services for common conditions like allergies and ear infections to innovative treatments for hearing, sleep, and voice disorders. With exceptional care for otolaryngology issues, including areas of the head and neck, WVU Medicine provides adults and children with the most advanced ENT care available in West Virginia.

Conditions We Treat

WVU Medicine experts from several medical specialties work together to provide the highest quality of care. Depending on your condition, treatment may include a variety of therapies recommended by our expert physicians. Some of our advanced ENT treatment methods include: endoscopic sinus surgery, allergy and hearing testing, robotic cancer surgery, skull base surgery, sleep and voice disorder evaluation, and facial plastic surgery.

Pediatric ENT

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Cochlear implant
  • Ear infections and fluid in ears
  • Hearing loss
  • Pharyngitis and tonsillitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Swallowing problems

Hearing and Balance

  • Cochlear implants
  • Dizziness (vertigo)
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing aids
  • Hearing loss
  • Meniere’s disease

Sinus and Allergy

  • Allergies
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal polyps

Head and Neck

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oral cancer
  • Skull base tumors
  • Throat cancer

Voice and Swallowing

  • Hoarseness
  • Swallowing difficulty
  • Voice disorders

Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Age-related changes in appearance
  • Aging eyes
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Cosmetic enhancement
  • Facial trauma from accident or injury
  • Rhinoplasty

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)

WVU Medicine Physician Office Center

1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Suncrest Towne Centre
1065 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Fairmont ENT
1377 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Uniontown ENT
10 Highland Park Drive
Uniontown, PA 15401

WVU Medicine Audiology provides the full spectrum of audiology diagnostic testing and treatment for both adults and pediatrics. Our goal is to provide personalized, evidence-based care that will result in the best outcomes for each individual’s specific communication needs.

Conditions We Treat

We treat hearing problems related to a number of conditions, including:

  • Age-related hearing loss
  • Ear canal blockage
  • Head injuries
  • Hearing loss
  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Swimmer’s ear
  • Tinnitus
  • Tumors
  • Viruses

Treatments and Services

WVU Medicine audiologists will perform a series of advanced listening tests to measure your ability to hear and process sound. Our hearing specialists will provide you with the most beneficial treatment to help maximize your hearing. Based on your hearing condition, treatment for hearing problems may include a variety of therapies, such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, or assistive communication devices.

Diagnostic testing options include:

  • Basic audiologic assessment
    • Pure tone thresholds for both air and bone conduction, recorded speech testing, and immittance testing
    • Pediatric testing via visual reinforcement audiology or conditioned play audiometry
  • Tinnitus assessment testing
  • Cochlear implant candidacy evaluations
  • Videonystagmography (VNG) testing
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
  • Sleep-deprived auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
    • For children 6 months old and younger
  • Sedated auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing
  • Distortion-product otoacoustic emission (DPOAE) testing
  • Electrocochleography (ECochG)
  • Vestibular evoked myogenic potential (VEMP) testing
  • Electroneuronography (ENoG)

Treatment options include:

  •  Hearing aids
    • Our audiology department works with most major hearing aid manufacturers. We provide expert, evidence-based hearing aid fitting services through the use of probe microphone measurements via the Audioscan Verifit 2 equipment in combination with experienced audiologists.
    • We offer hearing aid repairs, cleaning, reprogramming, and checks of most major hearing aid manufacturers.
  •  Bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHA)
    • WVU Medicine Otolaryngology provides both adult and pediatric surgical services for the implantation of bone-anchored hearing aids for patients who are determined to be an appropriate candidate.
    • After surgery, the WVU Medicine audiology team will program the bone-anchored hearing aid and provide continued follow-up care throughout the life of the device.
  •  Cochlear implants
    • WVU Medicine Otolaryngology provides both adult and pediatric surgical services for the cochlear implant. We offer all three cochlear implant manufacturers as an option for our patients.
    • Once the cochlear implant surgery is complete, the WVU Medicine audiology team will program the cochlear implant processor and provide continued follow-up care throughout the life of the device.
  • Tinnitus treatment
    • At WVU Medicine we offer treatment plans for patients with tinnitus or decreased sound tolerance (misophonia or hyperacusis). The chosen treatment method at WVU Medicine is tinnitus retraining therapy.
  • Custom hearing protection
    • We offer a variety of custom hearing protection options for:
      • Swimmers
      • Hunters
      • Musicians (protection and in-ear monitor)
      • Industrial professionals (e.g., mining, construction, factory, automotive)
      • Medical professionals (e.g., anyone who uses a stethoscope, anesthesiologists, dentists, orthopaedic surgeons)

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)

Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Suncrest Towne Centre
1065 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Fairmont West ENT
1377 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

If sinus and allergy discomfort is impacting your daily routine, experts at the WVU Medicine Sinus and Allergy Center can help you find relief from common and complicated sinus issues. Our healthcare providers from various medical specialties work together to help you breathe easier.

Our highly skilled team has expertise in:

Conditions We Treat

Our specialists use the latest medical technology to evaluate your sinus or allergy issue to find the right treatment for your individual needs. The WVU Medicine Sinus and Allergy Center treats many conditions, including:

  • Abnormalities of the sinuses
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Immunoglobulin deficiencies (lack of antibodies)
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal stuffiness/obstruction
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Paranasal sinus tumors
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinus pain or congestion
  • Upper respiratory infections

Treatments and Services

Depending on your condition, sinus and allergy evaluation methods may include discussion about your allergy triggers and medical history, allergy testing, nasal endoscopy, or a CT scan of your sinuses. Our sinus and allergy specialists will work with you to implement allergy-reducing lifestyle changes, administer allergy shots, or recommend the best allergy medication for your individual condition.

If antibiotic treatment does not improve your sinus or allergy condition, non-invasive treatments or surgery may be necessary to restore natural drainage patterns in the nose and sinuses. Whenever possible, we use outpatient, minimally invasive surgical methods, like sinuplasty, with no external incisions and quicker recovery time. In-office procedures under anesthesia are available for some conditions. Sinus and allergy procedures may include:

  • Balloon sinus dilation
  • Correction of deviated septum
  • Cryotherapy for chronic rhinitis
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Radiofrequency of nasal turbinate
  • Removal of nasal polyps
  • Sinus wash or nasal irrigation
  • Skull base surgery

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)

Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Suncrest Towne Centre
1065 Suncrest Towne Centre Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

Fairmont West ENT
1377 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554

Uniontown ENT
10 Highland Park Drive
Uniontown, PA 15401

WVU Medicine ENT facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons provide you with a variety of procedures and treatments to enhance facial appearance or repair facial irregularities that are present at birth or caused by burns, injuries, diseases, or aging.

WVU Medicine ear, nose, and throat specialists provide the following facial plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures:

  • Aging eyes
  • Eyelid lift
  • Face-lift
  • Permanent makeup
  • Rhinoplasty

To ensure that you receive the highest quality care, our ENT facial plastic surgery providers work with our physicians from several medical fields, including dermatology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Depending on the type of surgery, most facial plastic surgery can be done safely and comfortably on an outpatient basis. The results of plastic surgery depend not only on the skill and the experience of the plastic surgeon, but also on your age, health, skin texture, bone structure, healing capacity, and any other physical problems you may have.

Facial plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are usually not covered by insurance and considered to be an elective surgery. Contact your insurance company before your procedure to be sure about coverage.

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE (855-988-2273)

Physician Office Center
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Mark Armeni, MD, FACS

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Christopher Bailey, MD, PhD

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Tanya Fancy, MD, MBBS, FACS

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Hassan Ramadan, MD, MSc, FACS

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Michelle Ritchie, APRN, FNP-BC

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Tessa Svonavec, NP-C, FNP-BC

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