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Our salivary access and intervention tools relieve salivary duct obstructions within the salivary ducts.

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Otologic repair

The Biodesign® Otologic Repair Graft is a multi-layer biomaterial that aids in the natural healing process in various otologic procedures including but not limited to myringoplasty and tympanoplasty.

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Learn more about Cook OHNS

In 2012, Cook Medical unveiled Otolaryngology/ Head and Neck Surgery as their newest clinical division. This is the story of how it all began.

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Sinus/nasal mucosal repair

The Biodesign® Sinonasal Repair graft is specifically designed specifically to aid in the body's natural healing process during nasal and sinus mucosal tissue procedures.

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Otolaryngology Vista® Training

Cook Medical's Vista® collaboration and learning program represents a commitment to collaborating with various healthcare constituents to improve patient care. Cook is proud to provide unique vantage points into the future of medicine.

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Biodesign® Duraplasty Graft

The Biodesign Duraplasty Graft is indicated for use as a dura substitute for the repair of dura mater.

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Michigan Ear Institute Temporal Bone Course
October 13, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Novi, MI
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AAOMS Sialendoscopy Course
October 9, 2017 - October 14, 2017
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UPMC Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery Course
November 8, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA
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September 18th, 2017

What is Biodesign? Not all biologic grafts are made the same. Biodesign is a platform technology behind numerous tissue-repair products that span multiple medical specialties. The biomaterial used for Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) products is small intestinal submucosa (SIS).SIS is a durable collagen material that is isolated from porcine intestine. When used for…

September 7th, 2017

Cook Medical will be attending the 2017 American Rhinologic Society and American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery annual meetings this year in Chicago, IL, from September 8-13. Be sure to check out the following event listings we’ve provided and add them to your schedule. If you are registered for ARS, then come visit us…

June 2nd, 2017

Swallowing disorders affect 1 in 25 adults annually1. This month we will be following the stories of patients suffering with dysphagia, the difficulty or inability to swallow. Ed Steger, President of the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders (NFOSD) and five-time cancer survivor, explains the importance of spreading awareness about dysphagia. Q. You refer to dysphagia…

April 20th, 2017

The excitement is mounting in Cook OHNS with less than a week to the Annual COSM meeting. COSM, short for Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, is the annual meeting of some of the leading societies in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. Participating societies include the AHNS (American Head and Neck Society), the ANS (American Neurological Society),…

February 8th, 2017

Dr. Pauline Meekins, an emergency room physician with The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), was diagnosed with damaged salivary glands just six months after receiving radioactive iodine for her thyroid cancer in 2011. Having overcome cancer, Dr. Meekins believed the worst was over. However, her glands became so swollen that she experienced pain that…

September 9th, 2016

Cook Medical will be attending the 2016 AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & Oto Expo this year from September 18-21. New to sialendoscopy or our products? At our booth this year, we will provide opportunities for hands-on learning with our suite of sialendoscopy products. The two areas of focus at our booth are biologics and sialendoscopy. Cook’s…

August 9th, 2016

Kata is the first-ever graphic design specialist for the OHNS SBU. Where were you before Cook Medical and what made you decide to pursue Cook? I was at Author Solutions, a self-publishing company here in Bloomington. I designed book covers that covered all genres. Self-help books, text books, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, you name it. I…

June 21st, 2016

Swallowing is a natural reflex occurring 203-1008 times a day1, right?  But imagine if this process became a constant challenge! In recent years educational awareness and community involvement have increased surrounding the issue of food allergies with a huge focus on peanut allergies. For dysphagia, however, there has been little awareness surrounding this debilitating condition…

May 12th, 2016

It’s that time of year again! Next week, we are attending the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM) in Chicago, Illinois. We are excited to once again to be exhibiting at this five-day meeting from May 18-22, where there is great opportunity for attendees to come together and discuss relevant topics in the field of Otolaryngology…

May 9th, 2016

Our North American team came together this March to celebrate their second annual sales meeting. The theme of the meeting was “Change the world around you,” and it was about making a difference and being a positive influence in the community. With that in mind, the team volunteered their services at Habitat for Humanity in Monroe…

April 18th, 2016

Lismey is an OHNS district manager who covers the majority of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and small areas of Louisiana. What do you like about your job? There is not a day that is the same. Every day is a new and different challenge; it keeps me on my toes. I enjoy driving to different…

March 7th, 2016

It is an exciting time for our team in APAC. We will have a stand at the annual Australian Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS) conference in March. This will be the first time OHNS will take a stand at conference in the APAC region! ASOHNS, founded in 1950, is the representative organization…

December 2nd, 2015

John is an OHNS district manager that covers Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, five burrows of New York, and Long Island. Where were you before you started at Cook? I went to East Stroudsburg University and studied biology, so I’ve always been passionate about the biological field. Prior to Cook, I actually did equipment…

November 3rd, 2015

Jade is an OHNS district manager who covers Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and parts of Indiana. Tell us a little about your background and where you were before you came to Cook. I actually was an intern with Cook between my junior and senior year. Then I went and worked for a chemical supply company….

October 21st, 2015

We have exciting news! Cook Medical has launched a new website specifically for Europe at Be sure to check OHNS’ new section on the European site and don’t forget to follow our blog for updates on Vista℠, products, and more. We look forward to sharing with you more OHNS stories from the UK, France,…

October 13th, 2015

Thomas is the global business unit leader of OHNS. Tell us about your background and where you were before you came to Cook. For six years, I was a critical care registered nurse. I was always interested in the industry side of medicine and I loved helping people, so I came to Cook. I felt…

September 28th, 2015

Bloomington, Ind. – Cook Medical’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division announces the introduction of the Advance Salivary Duct Balloon Catheter Set. This product is designed to dilate strictures in the submandibular and parotid salivary ducts. In the company’s long history of making catheters for a variety of therapeutic areas, the Advance Salivary Duct…

September 18th, 2015

Cook Medical is excited to be attending the 2015 AAO-HNSF on September 27-30. At our booth, we will be providing hands-on experience with our suite of sialendoscopy products, including our newest product. The three areas of focus at our booth are biologics, esophageal dilation, and sialendoscopy. Cook’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Critical Care teams…

August 21st, 2015

As the newest clinical division at Cook, we want to introduce you to our team and help you get to know us! This is the first in the series. Darin is the OHNS engineering team leader. Tell us about your background and where you were before you came to Cook. I studied mechanical and biomedical…

July 23rd, 2015

The International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies (IFHNOS) celebrates its second annual World Head and Neck Cancer Day on July 27th. This day raises awareness for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC), which generates a global incidence of approximately 500,000 cases and 200,000 deaths every year. HNSCC cancers in areas like the…

June 15th, 2015

Dysphagia is a swallowing disorder that affects 1 out of every 17 Americans for a total of over 15,000,000 people, including 60% of stroke patients and 70 5 of radiation patients. Dysphagia threatens the quality of life of many individuals, yet there is little awareness surrounding this hindering condition. This June, we are supporting Dysphagia…

April 22nd, 2015

This week the Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings, otherwise known as COSM, takes place in Boston. We are very excited to be attending once again and participating in the conversation. COSM is five days jam packed with sharing the latest cutting edge clinical and basic science research in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. If you are attending…

February 24th, 2015

Physicians who treat obstructive salivary gland disorders now have the option of a specialized catheter designed to irrigate the salivary duct and flush out stone fragments. Cook Medical’s SialoCath™ Salivary Duct Catheter is a flexible, soft-tipped, single-lumen catheter indicated for use in the submandibular or parotid glands. It can be inserted into a salivary duct…

November 12th, 2014

This September marked one year since we launched our Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) division. It’s been an exciting and busy first year! We have loved getting to know this specialty and have been working hard to develop new devices that help make minimally invasive procedures more efficient and effective. This year, our OHNS team…

June 19th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind.— Cook Medical is making its Hercules® 3 Stage Wire Guided Esophageal Balloon available to otolaryngologists to treat patients with gastrointestinal (GI) strictures. The device will be offered through Cook’s Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division, while also continuing distribution directly to gastroenterologists through its Endoscopy clinical division. GI strictures can interfere with…

March 18th, 2013

Bloomington, Ind., March 18, 2013 — Cook Medical has launched a suite of salivary duct access products that offer minimally invasive options for the treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease. Minimally invasive treatment of obstructive salivary gland disease can reduce the need for invasive open surgery.1 The devices in the product line include a soft-tip wire…

September 19th, 2012

Washington, D.C., Sept. 19, 2012 — As part of its commitment to advancing research in the field of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery (OHNS), Cook Medical with a strong history of philanthropy to encourage and support research and education, has supported the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Centralized Otolaryngology Research Efforts (CORE) Program….

September 10th, 2012

Washington, D.C. — Cook Medical, a world leader in minimally invasive medical device technology, has launched its new Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) clinical division to bring the benefits of the company’s devices for non-surgical procedures to a new group of physicians and the patients they treat. Recognizing the need for specialized minimally invasive devices in…

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