Skip to main content
Tulane Home Tulane Home

Surgical Experience

OTO I Residents

OTO I Residents are expected to perform the following procedures:

  • Oral Biopsy
  • Basic soft tissue skills including closure of simple lacerations
  • Rhinoscopy(rigid and flexible)
  • Nasal packing
OTO II Residents

OTO II Residents are expected to perform the following procedures:

  • Myringotomy/Tube
  • Perform and interpret audiogram
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Tracheostomy > age 4 years
  • I&D deep neck space abscess
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Closed reduction nasal fracture
  • Inferior turbinate reduction
  • Nasal polypectomy


OTO III Residents

OTO III Residents are expected to perform:

  • Tympanoplasty
  • Direct larynosocpy with manipulation (e.g., biopsy, foreign body removal, dilatation)
  • Branchial cleft excision
  • Thyroglossal duct ecision
  • Basic microlaryngeal procedures, including laser
  • Administer and interpret allergy skin test
  • Submandibular gland excision
  • Excision facial skin tumors
  • Repair complex laceration
  • Septoplasty
  • Endoscopic ethmoidectomy
  • Endoscopic maxillary antrostomy
OTO IV Residents

OTO IV Residents are expected to perform:

  • Mastoidectomy (CWU/CWD)
  • Esophagoscopy (w/wo foreign body removal)
  • Tracheostomy < age 4 years
  • Uvulectomy/Palatopharyngoplasty
  • Neck dissection (selective, radical)
  • Partial glossectomy
  • Regional flap reconstruction
  • Flap reconstruction facial defects advancement, bilobe, rhomboid, etc.
  • Scar revision
  • Repair midface fracture
  • Endoscopic sphenoid sinusotomy
OTO V Residents

OTO V Residents are expected to perform:

  • Ossicular Chair Reconstruction
  • Removal upper airway foreign body
  • Laryngoplasty
  • Laryngectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Basic rhinoplasty
  • Endoscopic frontal sinusotomy