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An otolaryngologist is a head and neck surgeon who has been prepared by accredited residency programs to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care of patients with diseases and disorders that affect the ear, the upper respiratory tract, and head and neck in general. The otolaryngologist has an understanding of communications sciences, including audiology, speech, and language pathology. They also may perform allergy testing and treatment of allergies which involve the head and neck. Head and neck oncology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery are areas of expertise Otolaryngologists perform tonsillectomies, do surgery on the parotid glad and structures of the neck and nose, as well as the oral pharynx (mouth and throat), and tongue.