Robert Yawn, M.D.: Ear Specialist at UTHSC ENT
Today, we’re excited to profile one of the premiere hearing and balance specialists in the country, our very own Dr. Robert Yawn!
As we’ll outline, Dr. Yawn is no ordinary ear doctor. He boasts additional fellowship-training in skull base surgery, experience in endoscopic ear surgery, and is one of the only doctors in the region who offers cochlear implants.
Let’s get to know him!
About Dr. Yawn
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN)
Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Surgery
The Otology Group of Vanderbilt (Nashville, TN)
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Premiere Ear Specialist in Memphis: How can Dr. Yawn help you?
Hearing and balance issues are very common and can impact people at any age. Every patient with a hearing and balance disorder has a different story. At UTHSC ENT, our goal is to understand your symptoms and develop a personal solution that meets your goals with respect to your hearing and balance.
Our Dream Team offers the latest technological advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these orders, including “incision-less” endoscopic ear surgery, cochlear implantation, and skull base surgery. Our hearing specialists work to reconnect you to your loved ones, and our balance team will work with you to help you get back control over your life from vertigo.
As Director of Otology (study of the ear) Dr. Yawn is on the cutting edge of these procedures. Patients benefit not only from his world class expertise, but the collaborative efforts of our entire team.
Issues We Treat Include (But Not Limited To):
♦ Hearing loss
♦ Cochlear implants
♦ Cerumen impaction/Ear wax removal
♦ Eardrum perforation
♦ Hearing loss
♦ Hearing aids
♦ Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
♦ Cholesterol Granuloma
♦ Migraine-associated vertigo
♦ Superior Semicircular Canal Dehiscence
♦ Meniere’s Disease
♦ Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
♦ Vertibular Neuronitis
♦ Vestibular Schwannoma/Acoustic Neuroma
♦ Glomus Tumors of the ear
♦ Middle Ear Meningioma
♦ Middle ear infections/Otitis Media
♦ External ear infections/Otitis Externa/Swimmer’s ear
♦ Fungal ear infections
♦ Tinnitus/ear ringing
If you’d like to read more about cochlear implants–a game-changing procedure that can potentially cure deafness–click here!
World Class Treatment: What Makes Dr. Yawn Different?
Robert Yawn has additional advanced training in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery. This is a separate board certification through the American Board of Otolaryngology, giving him expertise in taking care of complex hearing and balance disorders.
This includes in endoscopic (incision-less) ear surgery to repair ear drums, advanced training in adult and pediatric cochlear implantation (a biomedical prosthesis that restores hearing in patients that no longer benefit from hearing aids), and also expertise in lateral skull base surgery.
As a part of a multidisciplinary UTHSC skull base team, Dr. Yawn can take out certain brain tumors accessed surgically through the ear to minimize complications from treatment.
A thought-leading ear specialist, Dr. Yawn has 50 publications in peer reviewed medical journals and medical textbooks and has presented at 40 presentations at local, national, and international otolaryngology research meetings.
But beyond the depth and breadth of his expertise, Dr. Yawn’s focus is always on you, the patient.
In his words:
I take pride in taking as much time to answer questions, explain diagnoses and treatment options so that patients leave the office empowered with knowledge of what’s happening with their bodies.