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Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

An update to our patients:

We are pleased to announce that we will be able to see more patients in our clinic beginning Monday, May 4th. The safety and well-being of our patients and staff remain of utmost concern, and we will be taking additional steps to ensure protection for everyone. All patients will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms prior to the appointment, and we will continue to limit visitors to 1 adult chaperone for a child or adult patients who require a caretaker. All other patients will not be allowed visitors at this time. Our providers and staff will continue to wear masks during all patient encounters and are performing diligent hand washing and enhanced cleaning procedures. Telemedicine appointments will still be available for higher-risk patients and for routine, follow-up issues that do not require an in-person visit. In addition, we have implemented the following policies:

•All patients should bring and wear a mask the entire time they are in the office. Cloth or other home-made masks are acceptable. We may have a very limited supply of masks if you do not have one, but if we do not, we may have to reschedule your visit.
•We will encourage all patients to fill out registration forms online through the MyChart Portal to reduce paperwork, shared pens and clipboards.
•We are limiting the number of appointments available each hour to ensure a minimal number of patients within the registration and waiting areas.

As always, we thank you for joining us to guard the health and safety of our patients and staff members. We hope you will continue to have high confidence in us as we expand our protective measures during this time.



The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery is set apart by its passionate people who constantly seek to improve the education of future clinicians and themselves, make new, innovative discoveries, and provide outstanding care for residents of Mississippi and beyond.

With a strong emphasis on basic science, translational and clinical research, our research facility ranks among top 25 otolaryngology programs nationally for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. We strive to make significant contributions that will improve the quality of health care services.

Our resident learners enjoy exceptional training opportunities at UMMC, the state's only academic medical center, offering exposure to a well-balanced case mix and the latest equipment and techniques. Residents develop a strong sense of camaraderie, both at work and after hours, as they train alongside leaders in research, education and clinical care. Our residents consistently score in the top 10% nationally on annual examinations and maintain a 100% board certification rate.

The department’s nationally recognized divisions of otolaryngology, audiology, speech-language pathology and biobehavioral medicine provide a broad spectrum of clinical services for patients of all ages as well as the most comprehensive care in the region. Patients are seen at multiple outpatient locations and most commonly within 24 hours for routine otolaryngology care. Our commitment is to provide outstanding clinical care along with an excellent customer experience for our patients in every interaction.

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