The Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Davis is one of the most well rounded and balanced programs in the United States. We have sub-specialists in all of the major disciplines to manage the wide range of problems that beset the head and neck region. All aspects of disease of the head and neck are managed by us including: infections, trauma, birth defects, tumors-both benign and malignant, degenerative diseases and problems that beset the special senses of hearing, balance, taste and smell as well as the functional disorders of voice and swallowing. Salivary gland disorders, sleep apnea and pathological snoring, dysfunction of the facial nerve (the nerve that controls facial movement), facial pain, disturbances in the growth of the facial skeleton and cosmetic problems of the head and neck all fall within the scope of our department.