Otolaryngology (ENT)

Watson Clinic’s otolaryngologists (ENT) diagnose and treat disorders of the ear, nose, throat and head and neck regions. Our board-certified physicians are among the most respected and experienced in the area, treating many of the most common medical afflictions.

Our team of ENT physicians work closely with our Speech - Language Pathology department on a wide variety of throat disorders as well, including:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Vocal cord nodules and polyps
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Voice disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Sleep apnea and snoring
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

They also collaborate with our Hearing Center audiologists to treat ear disorders, such as:

  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Deformities
  • Inner, outer or middle ear infections
  • Ear Tumors
  • Lesions

Services related to nose/nasal disorders include:

Additional treatments include:
  • Complex head and neck cancer removal procedures
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Skull base
  • Salivary glands disorders
  • Evaluation of neck masses
Call today for a personal, confidential consultation!

Otolaryngology Physicians:

Dr. Jean Serge
Serge Jean, MD, PhD
  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, PhD
  • Internship: John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, General Surgery
  • Residency: John Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD, Otolaryngology
  • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
  • Fellow: American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
  • Member: American Medical Association, American Society for Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Raam Lakhani
Raam S. Lakhani, MD
  • Medical School: University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, MD
  • Internship: Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI, General Surgery
  • Residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Otolaryngology
  • Fellowship: State University of New York, Syracuse, NY, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board-certified: Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Association for Research in Otolaryngology

Dr. Jeffrey Paffrath
Jeffrey A. Paffrath, MD
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, MD
  • Internship: Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, General Surgery
  • Residency: Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
  • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
  • Member: American Academy of Otolaryngology, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Pranay Patel
Pranay C. Patel, MD
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD
  • Internship: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR, General Surgery
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, Otolaryngology
  • Research Fellowship: Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA, Surgical Endocrinology
  • Board-certified: Otolaryngology
  • Fellow: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons
  • Member: American Medical Association

Stephanie Bassler
Stephanie K. Bassler, ARNP-C
  • Undergraduate Degree: Polk Community College, Polk State College, ADN
  • Masters Program: University of South Florida, MS


Please call 863-680-7486 for additional information.