Ear

Specialty - Ear

Your ear is made up of three main parts: the outer ear (the part you see and the ear canal) collects and funnels sound to the ear drum; the middle ear space containing tiny bones transmitting the sound from the ear drum to the inner ear, and the inner ear, which transmits both sound and balance information to the brain. Common ear problems may range from heavy wax in the canal, to the common middle ear infections seen in children, to balance and hearing issues. Ear, nose and throat specialists (otolaryngologists) diagnose and treat these problems.

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    An eardrum becomes ruptured when there is a tear or hole in the eardrum, which is the thin tissue that separates your middle ear from your ear canal.

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Schuman specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    Ear tubes in children work within the ear to prevent the reoccurrence of chronic ear infections. An ear tube is placed in the middle ear and allows ventilation within the ear. Typically the set of ear tubes will fall out on their own, and most children only need one set and their ear infections resolve.

    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, JR., M.D.

    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, JR., M.D.

    Dr. Armstrong specializes in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Richmond ENT
    8700 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 110
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    Phone: (804) 330-5501
    Fax: (804) 272-4504

    Virginia iSpine Physicians

     

    MATTHEW BRIDGES, M.D.

    MATTHEW BRIDGES, M.D.

    Dr. Bridges specializes in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as cosmetic surgery of the face, head and neck.

    Full bio

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC
    1 Park West Circle
    #200
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    Phone: (804) 378-7443 (EARS)

    5875 Bremo Road
    Suite 212
    Richmond, Virginia 23226

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC

     

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Dr. Coelho specializes in otology and neurotology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    PATRICK J. GIBBONS, M.D.

    PATRICK J. GIBBONS, M.D.

    Dr. Gibbons specializes in otolaryngology

    Full bio

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC
    1 Park West Circle
    #200
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    Phone: (804) 378-7443

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, P.C.

     

    RAJANYA PETERSSON, M.D.

    RAJANYA PETERSSON, M.D.

    Dr. Petersson specializes in pediatric otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Children's Pavilion
    1000 East Broad Street
    4th Floor; Pod F
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-4180

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Schuman specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    Dr. Shaia specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    The Balance and Ear Center, Inc.
    10200 Three Chopt Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 288-3277 (EARS)
    Fax: (804) 282-1043

    The Balance and Ear Center

     

    TRAVIS SHAW, M.D.

    TRAVIS SHAW, M.D.

    Dr. Shaw specializes in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery..

    Full bio

    Travis Shaw, M.D.
    8730 Stony Point Parkway

    Suite 120
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 775-4559
    Fax: (804) 212-2476

    Travis Shaw, M.D.

    These are hearing devices that do not have any visible parts. They are specifically designed for those individuals who are hard of hearing and cannot use cochlear implants or typical hearing aids. The device amplifies sound, and transmits the sound vibrations through the ear.

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Dr. Coelho specializes in otology and neurotology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    THEODORE SCHUMAN, M.D.

    Dr. Schuman specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    Dr. Shaia specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    The Balance and Ear Center, Inc.
    10200 Three Chopt Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 288-3277 (EARS)
    Fax: (804) 282-1043

    The Balance and Ear Center

    Otologic Surgery is surgery that pertains to any aspect of the ear. This includes the removal of cancer that affects the ear, and cochlear implantation for hearing rehabilitation. Otologic Surgery can be done on the external, middle, or inner part of the ear.

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    DANIEL COELHO, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Dr. Coelho specializes in otology and neurotology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Nelson Clinic
    401 North 11th Street
    Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-8299

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    Dr. Shaia specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    The Balance and Ear Center, Inc.
    10200 Three Chopt Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 288-3277 (EARS)
    Fax: (804) 282-1043

    The Balance and Ear Center

    Many children with large ears that stick out tend to have to deal with teasing and/or bullying in school. Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is when the ears are pinned to the skin behind them, and the scar is typically hidden by the ear.

    SHARLINE ABOUTANOS, MD

    SHARLINE ABOUTANOS, MD

    Dr. Aboutanos specializes in plastic surgery.

    Full bio

    Richmond Plastic Surgeons
    1630 Wilkes Ridge Parkway, Suite 201
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 285-4115

    Richmond Plastic Surgeons
    14401 Sommerville Court
    Midlothian, VA 23113
    Phone: (804) 285-4115

    Richmond Plastic Surgeons

     

    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, JR., M.D.

    MICHAEL ARMSTRONG, JR., M.D.

    Dr. Armstrong specializes in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

    Full bio

    Richmond ENT
    8700 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 110
    Richmond, Virginia 23235
    Phone: (804) 330-5501
    Fax: (804) 272-4504

    Virginia iSpine Physicians

     

    MATTHEW BRIDGES, M.D.

    MATTHEW BRIDGES, M.D.

    Dr. Bridges specializes in diseases of the ear, nose and throat, as well as cosmetic surgery of the face, head and neck.

    Full bio

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC
    1 Park West Circle
    #200
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    Phone: (804) 378-7443 (EARS)

    5875 Bremo Road
    Suite 212
    Richmond, Virginia 23226

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC

     

     

    PATRICK J. GIBBONS, M.D.

    PATRICK J. GIBBONS, M.D.

    Dr. Gibbons specializes in otolaryngology

    Full bio

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists PC
    1 Park West Circle
    #200
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    Phone: (804) 378-7443

    Commonwealth Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists, P.C.

     

    GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

    GREGORY LYNAM, M.D.

    Dr. Lynam specializes in cosmetic and plastic surgery of the face, breast, and body, as well as reconstructive surgery. He is Richmond’s only double board certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon.

    Full bio

    Richmond Surgical Arts
    8720 Stony Point Parkway

    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 560-5260
    Fax: (804) 560-4665

    Richmond Surgical Arts

     

    RAJANYA PETERSSON, M.D.

    RAJANYA PETERSSON, M.D.

    Dr. Petersson specializes in pediatric otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    VCU Health Systems - Stony Point
    9109 Stony Point Drive, Suite 1200
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 323-0830
    Fax: (804) 327-8076

    VCU Medical Center - Children's Pavilion
    1000 East Broad Street
    4th Floor; Pod F
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 628-4368
    Fax: (804) 828-4180

    VCU Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology

     

    ROBERT S. SCHMIDT, M.D.

    ROBERT S. SCHMIDT, M.D.

    Dr. Schmidt specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

    Full bio

    West End Facial Plastic Surgery
    1630 Wilkes Ridge Parkway, Suite 104

    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 215-0623

    Virginia Women's Center

     

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    WAYNE T. SHAIA, M.D.

    Dr. Shaia specializes in otolaryngology.

    Full bio

    The Balance and Ear Center, Inc.
    10200 Three Chopt Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Phone: (804) 288-3277 (EARS)
    Fax: (804) 282-1043

    The Balance and Ear Center