General Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Vanderbilt’s General Ear, Nose & Throat team offers expert care for adults and children with a range of conditions. From same-day appointments to access to the nation’s top specialists, we are your partner for all ear, sinus, and related concerns, from the common to the complex.

General Ear, Nose and Throat: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Personalized care. Our specialists carefully evaluate your condition and concerns. They work with you to tailor the best care plan to meet your needs.
  • Same day care. Our clinic in Franklin, Tenn., offers same day appointments. To schedule an appointment with Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Franklin, call (615) 791-0710.
  • Expertise. Our doctors have advanced training to diagnose and treat a wide range of disorders affecting your ears, nose and throat. If you need advanced care, we work with colleagues in head and neck surgery, otology, rhinology, pediatric otolaryngology, voice services, cancer care and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Collaborative care. Our team works closely with others across Vanderbilt Health to manage your care. Your team may include allergists, gastroenterologists, neurologists, pulmonologists or  audiologists.
  • Recognized care U.S. News & World Report ranks Vanderbilt Otolaryngology among the top programs in the nation for ear, nose and throat care. We are the #1 adult hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville.
  • Expert second opinions. Second opinions can help you make more informed and confident decisions. We’ll consider your medical history, diagnostic tests, treatments and personal preferences. To request a second opinion, call (615) 791-0710.

Conditions We Treat

  • Allergies
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal obstruction (deviated septum)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Recurring sinus infections
  • Recurring tonsil infections
  • Ringing in ears (tinnitus)
  • Salivary gland masses
  • Sinus disease
  • Sinus polyps
  • Thyroid disease
  • Vertigo/dizziness

Tests, Treatments and Services

  • Audiogram (hearing testing)
  • Biopsies
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Vestibular/balance function testing
  • Adenoidectomy (adenoids removal)
  • Ear surgery (repair hole in eardrum)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Epley maneuver for positional vertigo
  • Myringotomy (ear tubes)
  • Nasal septum surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy (tonsil removal)
  • Vocal cord surgery


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Franklin
919 Murfreesboro Road
Franklin, TN 37064
Maps and Directions
(615) 791-0710

Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center 
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Avenue South, 7th floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Maps and Directions
(615) 936-5000

General Ear, Nose and Throat Care Team

For Referring Physicians

To refer a patient to the General Ear, Nose and Throat team, call (615) 936-5000.