Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Otology and Neurotology

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Otology and Neurotology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides comprehensive management of hearing and balance disorders.

Hearing and balance disorders

Faculty in the department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery comprise an interdisciplinary team for the evaluation and treatment of otology and neurotology disorders for adults and children. Our team offers expert care for disorders resulting in loss of hearing and balance, including:
  • Benign and malignant tumors of temporal bone and skull base
  • Chronic infections
  • Hearing Loss
  • Balance disorders
  • Ménière's disease

The neurotology program offers patients the most advanced medical and surgical therapies backed by leading expertise in clinical care, research and education. Our program is recognized as one of the few centers in central Pennsylvania for cochlear implantation surgery.

The George H. Conner, MD Otologic Training Facility

Otologic and neurotologic skull base surgery requires a thorough knowledge of temporal bone anatomy.  Ear surgeons should have an understanding of the three-dimensional relationships of what is arguably one of the most complex bony areas of the body.

Our temporal bone laboratory at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center includes seven resident stations and one instructor station. It also has projection and demonstration capability using our instructor’s video microscopic station.

The skills obtained in the temporal bone dissection laboratory are unique and cannot be understood through substitute educational materials. Moreover, continued reinforcement of these skills is necessary throughout the duration of active surgical practice.

Huseyin Isildak, MD

I aim to provide the best medical care for my patients. My goal is to improve patient quality of life by restoring their hearing, allowing them to hear the voices of their loved ones and the sounds of the world. I hope to achieve this for my patients by addressing even the most complex diseases of the ear and related structures.”

Huseyin Isildak, MD

Conditions and treatments

Our program accepts referrals and provides the full spectrum of otologic/neurotologic surgical procedures for a range of services including:

Our faculty has expertise in office-based intervention (intratympanic steroid injections, intratympanic gentamycin injections etc.) and surgeries (labyrinthectomy, ESS, and vestibular neuroectomy etc.) for Balance disorders such as Ménière's disease.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with the experts in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Penn State Health, call 800-243-1455 or 717-531-6822.

To make an appointment with the experts in Cosmetic Surgery, call 717-531-1386.

To make an appointment with the experts in Facial Nerve Disorders, call 717-531-1405.

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Referring physicians

To transfer or refer a patient, please call 717-531-6822