Otology and Neurotology
Treating adults and children with hearing and balance disorders
The Division of Otology and Neurotology at Saint Louis University treats adults and children with hearing and balance disorders. Areas of special interest include cochlear, BAHA, and other implants used to treat hearing loss; treatment of acoustic neuromas using surgical and radiotherapy techniques; surgery for otosclerosis and chronic ear disease/cholesteatoma; and treatment of complex balance problems.
Our team is led by Anthony Mikulec, M.D., who received residency training at Stanford University and fellowship training in ear and skull base surgery at Harvard University and is board-certified in both otolaryngology and in neurotology.
The Cochlear Implant Program at SLUCare consists of Dr. Mikulec and six audiologists, Dave Harris, Ph.D, Sarah Borton, Au.D., Amy Estill, M.S., Melissa Lowe, Au.D., Sarah Duncan, M.S. and Kenneth E Marciniak, Au.D. The team provides rehabilitation for children and adults with cochlear, BAHA, and other implants and works closely with local oral-deaf schools. Implants are performed at Saint Louis University Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center. BAHA implants are performed for conductive hearing loss and single-sided deafness. Microtia repair and external ear reconstruction is performed using osseointegrated implants and prothetics.
Dr. Mikulec is a member of the Skull Base Surgery Center, specializing in the care of skull base tumors such as acoustic neuromas. Treatment options include watchful waiting with serial MRI scan, surgical removal, or stereotactic radiotherapy with the CyberKnife. The CyberKnife allows for ambulatory fractionated (spread out over several days) treatment of these benign tumors without the use of a head frame. This means patients can walk in and out of their treatment session and often go back to work the same day.
Dr. Mikulec also performs basic science research focused on inner ear drug delivery for the prevention of hearing loss. He is a member of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at Saint Louis University. He recently received the prestigious American Otological Society Clinician Scientist career development award.
Outpatient clinics are located at Saint Louis University Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, and Mercy Medical Center. For appointments, please call Kristi at (314) 977-5117.
- Cochlear, BAHA, and other implants
- Surgical and radiotherapy techniques
- Osseointegrated implants and prothetics
- Hearing loss
- Acoustic neuromas
- Chronic ear disease/cholesteatoma
- Complex balance problems.
Doctors Office Building
3660 Vista Ave., Suite 312
St. Louis, MO 63110
SLUCare Otolaryngology Services at Mercy
621 S. New Ballas Road, Suites 307A and 482A
St. Louis, MO 63141
Saint Louis University Cancer Center
3655 Vista Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center
1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center - South County
12700 Southfork Road, Suite 155D, St. Louis, MO 63128
Perry County Memorial Hospital
424 N. West St., Perryville, MO 63775