May 7, 2018

Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation Procedure Provides Relief for Middle Ear Pressure

Alissa Kanaan, M.D.

Alissa Kanaan, M.D., offers a new endoscopic nasal procedure called Eustachian tube balloon dilation for the treatment of Eustachian tube dysfunction, a condition that can cause ear pain, pressure and muffled hearing. Using an endoscope and the Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System, Kanaan inserts the device through the nose to the back of the sinus…

May 4, 2018

Otology Fellows From 10 Countries Learn Techniques at UAMS

Group shot of Otology fellows and faculty

Twenty-four otology fellows from 10 countries recently learned advanced techniques in otologic surgery from international experts at an annual fellows course hosted by the UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. The Otology Fellows Congress and Advanced Course in Ear & Skull Base Surgery was held April 27-29 in the Yasargil Surgical Skills…

April 17, 2018

Baileys Give $150,000 to Create Distinguished Otology Lectureship


Sharon and H.A. Ted Bailey, M.D., members of the Society of the Double Helix, have been steadfast supporters of UAMS for decades, particularly when it comes to education. So it’s only fitting that the Baileys chose to continue that tradition by establishing a distinguished otology lectureship with a gift of $150,000. The Sharon and Dr….

April 9, 2018

Department Hosts Residents’ Sinus Course

Group of otolaryngology residents

The UAMS Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Rhinology division hosted another successful resident Dissection Sinus Course under the direction of Alissa Kanaan, M.D., on April 6 and April 7. Dr. Kanaan is an assistant professor and the director of the department’s Rhinology and Allergy Division. The invited guest speaker was Adam Zanation,…

March 30, 2018

UAMS Otolaryngologist, Nurse Provide Humanitarian Cleft Work in Ecuador

Doctor with child patient

Two UAMS/Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) cleft palate team members are playing an active role in humanitarian work in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with the nonprofit organization Global Smile Foundation (GSF). Adam Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.– otolaryngologist, cleft surgeon and ACH Velopharyngeal Insufficiency (VPI) Clinic director – and Lucia Wesley, R.N., otolaryngology specialty nurse and cleft team coordinator, have…

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