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ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery)
Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head & neck disorders. The full name of the specialty is otolaryngology-head and neck surgery. Practitioners are called otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, or sometimes otorhinolaryngologists (ORL). A commonly used term for this specialty is ENT (ear, nose and throat).
Often referred to as upper GI surgery, this surgical specialty focuses on the upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract. There are many operations relevant to the upper gastrointestinal area that are fairly complex.
General surgery, despite its name, is a surgical specialty that focuses on surgical treatment of abdominal organs, e.g. intestines including esophagus, stomach, colon, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, often the thyroid gland and hernias.
Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics (also spelled orthopaedics) is the branch of surgery concerned with acute, chronic, traumatic, and overuse injuries and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system. In general, this covers sports medicine procedures, spine and hands. Orthopedic surgeons address most musculoskeletal ailments including arthritis, trauma and congenital deformities using both surgical and non-surgical means.
For many years, doctors have been helping to relieve their patients’ pain with a variety of medications and treatments. Like other areas of medicine, a new subset of doctors have become specialists in treating pain. They are focused on managing all types of pain – studying what causes it, how the body reacts to it, how different medications dull or eliminate the pain, and how other treatments can be used to relieve many painful conditions.
Podiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Surgical podiatry may include any number of procedures, including reconstructive procedures, sports medicine, diabetic limb salvage, and wound care.
Cervical spinal surgery addresses those parts of the spine in the neck, including problems with the bones (vertebrae), disks, and nerves.