Otolaryngology (ENT)

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What is Otolaryngology? 

Otolaryngology is the medical term for specialty care of the Ear, Nose and Throat. We provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for patients with medical conditions that affect the ears, nose, throat, the respiratory and upper alimentary systems and related structures of the head and neck.

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to: chronic nasal and sinus conditions, voice and swallowing disorders, pediatric issues such as ear infections, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, facial plastic surgery, hearing issues and vertigo, head and neck and thyroid surgery.

Virtual clinic visits are now available for existing patients from the comfort of your home.

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About Heather Murphy, MD

As Aspen Valley Hospital’s full-time otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Heather Murphy, MD, is an expert in ear, nose and throat care. With specialties catering to all ages, including pediatrics, Dr. Murphy tailors her practice specifically to each patient's individual needs.

Dr. Murphy is the Roaring Fork Valley's premier provider for:
  • Image-guided sinus surgery
  • Nerve integrity monitored thyroid surgery
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Balloon sinuplasty

Medical School: University of Iowa
Residency: University of Wisconsin
Certified: American Board of Otolaryngology

When you're ready to take the next step, Dr. Murphy and her team are here to help.

Complete List of Services

Nasal/Sinus Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Turbinate reduction
  • Image-guided endoscopic sinus sugery
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Cosmetic/functional rhinoplasty
  • Septal perforations
  • Resection of benign/malignant sinonasal tumors
  • Foreign body removal
  • Epistaxis
  • Neck dissections
  • Thyroidectomies
  • Lymph node biopsies
  • Tracheotomy

  • Myringotomy/PE tube placement
  • Otoplasty (surgery for prominent ears)
  • Tonsillectomy/adenoidectomy
  • Head and neck vascular lesions
  • Heck and neck lesions
  • Medical evaluation of laryngomalacia/laryngeal lesions
  • Facial trauma/lacerations
  • Frenulectomy (tongue tied)
Salivary Glands
  • Parotidectomy
  • Submandibular gland resection
Skin Cancers: Head and Neck
  • Resection of benign and malignant lesions
  • Facial reconstruction

Sleep Apnea Surgery
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
External Ear
  • Hematoma/seroma/abscess drainage
  • Cerumen removal
  • Foreign body removal
Facial Plastics
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Botox
Facial Trauma
  • Lacerations
  • Orbital/zygomatic/maxillary fractures

Hearing and Vestibular Disorders
  • Evaluation for hearing loss, tinnitus
  • Evaluation for dizziness, vertigo
Larynx/Voice Disorders
  • Surgical treatment of all benign/malignant vocal cord lesions
  • Vocal cord injections for hoarseness and paralyzed vocal cords
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Evaluation of swallowing disorders, voice disorders
Middle Ear
  • Myringotomy and tube placement
  • Tympanoplasty (repair of tympanic perforation)
  • Treatment for acute and chronic ear disease

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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

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