Position Statement: Communicable Diseases

Treatment should not be denied to patients with communicable diseases if indicated for their condition.

Position Statement: Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Position Statement: Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. The negative health effects of the use of tobacco products represent a global pandemic of enormous proportions.

Position Statement: In-Office Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Laryngeal Pathology

Photoangiolytic laser treatment, which is typically performed in an office or ambulatory setting under local or topical anesthesia with a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope, is an established surgical treatment that is indicated for management of laryn