Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Carris Health Otolaryngology

Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialists

Your ears, nose and throat play an important role in your comfort and quality of life.

Carris Health otolaryngologists help adults and children with every day issues like tonsillitis, snoring, ear tubes and sinusitis, as well as unique or complicated issues. We’ll work with you to develop a personalized medical and/or surgical treatment plan to get you feeling better and keep you healthy.

You may need to see an otolaryngologist if you have a problem that is related to your ear, nose, throat or other areas of your head or neck.

Carris Health's otolaryngologists provide a full range of medical and surgical treatments for:

  • Middle and inner ear disease
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Salivary gland and neck cancer
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ears
  • Sinus and allergy disease
  • Vocal disorders (hoarseness)
  • Snoring

Surgical Services

Common surgical procedures include:

  • Ventilating ear tubes
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Uvulopalatoplasty (for snoring)
  • Middle ear reconstruction
  • Septoplasty
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Sinus, salivary gland, thyroid, neck and voice surgeries
  • Balloon Sinuplasty™ for chronic sinus infections

Otolaryngology (ENT) Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic

Otolaryngology (ENT) Visiting Physician

Carris Health - Redwood Clinic: 507-637-2985

Otolaryngology (ENT) Outreach Location


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