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April 22, 2014
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

Upstate’s Community Campus ENT practice caters to all ages


SYRACUSE, N.Y.— The Upstate Community Campus has officially opened the new Upstate ENT Specialists provider office. Led by Brian Nicholas, M.D., the new otolaryngology office provides care to both adult and pediatric patients in the new Physician Office Building North location.

“I have deep-rooted connections with Upstate, and especially the Community Campus,” said Nicholas. “I was born at Community General Hospital and grew up in the neighborhood. I am excited to be coming back to this hospital and serving patients in my hometown.”

Nicholas joined Upstate Medical University in August 2013 and serves as assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences. The department focuses on diseases of the ears, nose, throat, head, neck, and related regions and its team of specialists are directly involved with patient care, teaching, and research.

“According to data from the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD), in this country, more than 35 million adults suffer from hearing loss, and 25 million adults have experienced ringing in the ear,” said Nicholas. “Children also suffer from ENT conditions. Two to three of every 1,000 babies are born deaf or hard-of-hearing, and 75 percent of children experience ear infection by the age of three.”

With three exam rooms and a treatment room, Nicholas is able to offer both comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic care, including inner ear injections, PE tube insertion and debridement of outer ear infections.

With the introduction of the ENT Specialists office, the Community Campus will offer on-sight audiology services. Upstate Audiology will be located within the Patient Testing and Admitting area.

Nicholas will be joined by a staff of three, which includes a registered nurse, medical secretary and medical assistant. The team will treat adults and children with diseases of the ear, including hearing loss, ear infections, acoustic neuroma and other skull-based tumors, cochlear implants, otosclerosis, balance disorders, tinnitus, eustachian tube dysfunction, and facial nerve disorders.

ENT Specialists opened March 19 in suite 4P of the Physician Office Building North on the Community Campus. Both the office and Upstate Audiology are open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 315-492-3741.

Visit ENT more information about the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, or call 315-464-4636.

Caption: Brian Nicholas, MD, will lead Upstate ENT Specialists provider office in the new Physician Office Building North location.

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