Tonsils and Adenoids Issues

The tonsils and adenoids are part of the lymphatic system. The tonsils are in the back of the throat and the adenoids are higher up, located behind the nose. Both help protect the body from infection by trapping germs coming in through the mouth and nose. Common issues include tonsillitis and enlarged adenoids.  

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Ear, Nose + Throat (ENT) - Head + Neck Surgery

Tufts Medical Center's Department of Otolaryngology (ENT) in Boston treats a variety of conditions affecting the ears, nose, throat and sinuses.
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Doctors + Care Team

Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS
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Miriam O'Leary, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Director, Otolaryngology Residency Program; Otolaryngologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-3030
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck cancer, management of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism, head and neck reconstruction including microvascular techniques, management of radiation-related complications

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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS
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Richard O. Wein, MD, FACS

Accepting New Patients

Title(s): Chief, Division of Head and Neck Surgery; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Otolaryngology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-8711
Fax #: 617-636-1479

Head and neck surgical oncology, head and neck reconstruction, management of salivary and thyroid disorders, management of radiation-related complications, maxillofacial trauma, sleep apnea and sleep endoscopy

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