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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic

Mercy’s Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Clinic provides a full range of medical and surgical services for pediatric and adult patients with disorders and diseases of the head and neck, including allergy testing and treatment, as well as audiology services.

Meet our board-certified, fellowship-trained ENT physicians

Aaron Benson, MD

Aaron Benson,
& Neurotologist

Shane Gailushas, MD

Shane Gailushas,

Disorders of the ear, nose and throat can be very complex as they often relate to structures of the head and neck. Aaron Benson, MD, and Shane Gailushas, MD are both board-certified, fellowship-trained ENT physicians, who have the specialized training necessary to effectively treat these conditions both medically and surgically, whether in a child or an adult. For questions, or to schedule an appointment, call (319) 398-6900.


From ear wax to cochlear implants. Learn more about the wide range of hearing-related conditions we treat, procedures and services offered.


Congestion, sinus infection, deviated septum, sleep apnea and chronic cough due to allergies – these are just a few of the varied health problems we see each day in the clinic. Learn more about the wide range of nasal and breathing conditions we treat and procedures offered.


Throat - conditions we treat:

  • Recurrent strep throat
  • Tonsil stones
  • Hoarseness
  • Adult & pediatric sleep apnea

Throat – procedures offered:

  • Tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy

Pediatric ENT

Dr. Benson with a pediatric patientMercy Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic diagnoses and treats a variety of pediatric conditions of the head and neck including:

  • Earaches/Ear Tubes
  • Dr. Gailushas with a pediatric patientTonsils/Tonsillectomy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • Hearing loss
  • Allergies
  • Facial injuries and scars

Dizziness & Balance Disorders

  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF)
  • Tumors

Allergy Testing & Treatment

Finding out what you are allergic to is an important first step to effective allergy treatment. An examination, review of your medical history and testing will help identify the specific things that are causing your allergies, and help our allergy team to diagnose and appropriately treat your symptoms.

Allergy – conditions we treat:

  • Seasonal
  • Environmental
  • Hay fever

Thyroid & Parathyroid Disorders & Surgery

  • Thyroid and parathyroid
  • Larynx

Cancers of the Head & Neck

  • Mouth
  • Tongue
  • Throat
  • Skin

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Scar revision
  • Otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery)
  • Facial nerve paralysis
  • Repair facial defects after Mohs skin surgery
  • Skin cancer removal
  • Botox
  • Facial injuries or trauma
  • Repair of ear lobes from injury or gauges


Contact Information

901 Building

Mercy Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
901 8th Ave SE 
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

Phone Number:
For questions or scheduling, call: 
(319) 398-6900

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.