The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the UC Davis Medical Center

provides comprehensive clinical services to patients throughout Northern California, from the Oregon and Nevada borders to Fresno and the Bay Area.

Our team of skilled physicians, residents and staff deliver outstanding patient care in our otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) clinic, which has more than 20,000 visits per year. With more than a dozen specialty areas providing the highest quality care for the full range of conditions and complex diseases in the head and neck region, our department offers specialized expertise and the latest in medical technologies and treatment approaches to achieve excellent outcomes.

Located near downtown Sacramento, our clinic is also conveniently accessible from all the major highways that pass through the capital city.

Featured Updates

Oral Cancer Screening at Sacramento Republic FC Match

UC Davis Health Head and Neck team hosted  free oral, head and neck cancer screenings. They provided screening to 37 participants and provided education to many more.


Voice transplant surgery 2016 update

There’s no singin’ the blues for Brenda Jensen these days, and it’s been that way for the past five years. UC Davis Medical Center’s historic larynx transplant patient returned to Sacramento recently, praising her care as she checked in for a periodic appointment with Peter Belafsky, a voice and swallowing specialist and one of her transplant surgeons from the UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology.

“To get a new voice, that’s not very common,” said Jensen, who, before her transplant in October of 2010, spent more than a decade using an electronic voice device to communicate with people. “I was very fortunate, very lucky and very blessed.”