Kendall L. Hanft M.D., FACS

Since completing her residency, Dr. Hanft has practiced in South Florida and developed a practice specializing in voice and sinus disorders. Dr. Hanft is Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Specialties:

General ENT, Ear, Hearing, Sinus, and Voice & Swallowing

Languages:

English

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Dr. Hanft was excellent.

by R.W

She is extremely knowledgeable and her staff go above and beyond to get you super fast appointments with surgeons. She clearly cares about her patients.


Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Hearing Loss
  • Ear Infections
  • Dizziness

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Loss

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Deviated Nasal Septum
  • Congestion (Nasal Blockage)
  • Nasal Drainage
  • Sinus Infections
  • Loss of Sense of Taste and Smell

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Thyroid Masses
  • Neck Masses
  • Salivary Glands Masses
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Abnormal Parathyroid Glands
  • Chronic Tonsils and Adenoid Infections

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Vocal Cord Tumors
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hoarseness
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Vocal Cord Nodules and Polyps

Ear

The ears help us hear the sounds around us, as well as maintain our balance when we stand and walk. When pieces of the ear are infected or begin not to work properly, your hearing and balance can be impacted.

  • Ear Hygiene and Wax Removal
  • Ear Tubes
  • Repair of Eardrum Perforation

Audiology

Audiology is the branch of medicine that deals with hearing. Our specialized audiologists help to determine the source of your hearing loss and work with you to utilize the available options that can help improve it.

  • Hearing Aids Dispensing
  • Hearing Aids Programming & Maintenance
  • Hearing Testing

Sinus

Your sinuses are hollow cavities that help found around the noses and eyes. Their walls are lined with mucus that helps filter and humidify our air. If this mucus does not drain properly, the sinuses can become blocked. This leads to problems such as sinus infections or other conditions.

  • Sinus Infection Treatment

Sleep

Sleep is an essential part of preparing yourself for the day ahead. We’ve all experienced the difficulties that a lousy night of sleep can cause. For those with sleep disorders, achieving a good night of sleep can be even more challenging and even require medical intervention to be achieved.

  • Evaluation of Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Head & Neck

The head and neck are hosts to different types of glands that help us maintain our health. Much like other areas of the body, the head and neck and the glands within can experience infection, swelling, and cancer. This can affect the overall balance of our health and the systems that maintain it.

  • Head and Neck Cancer Evaluation & Surgery
  • Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat and Voice Box (Flexible laryngoscopy)

Voice & Swallowing

Our voices can help us connect and communicate with the world around us. While speaking can seem easily achieved, it is really the work of several muscles and organs working together to achieve sound. If one of these muscles is strained or infected, the voice or swallowing can be impacted.

  • Swallowing Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vocal Cord and Voice Examination
  • Acid Reflux Testing

Provider Biography

Dr. Hanft received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Tulane University, Newcomb College, in 1984. In 1988, she received her Medical Degree from the University of Miami, where she graduated as part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After a one-year Internship in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Dr. Hanft completed a four-year Residency in Otolaryngology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City.

Since completing her residency, Dr. Hanft has practiced in South Florida and developed a practice specializing in voice and sinus disorders. Dr. Hanft is Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She holds professional memberships with the following associations:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • South Florida Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
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Education

In 1988, she received her Medical Degree from the University of Miami, where she graduated as part of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

Bachelor Degree

  • Tulane University

Doctor of Medicine

  • University of Miami

Awards and Honors

  • University of Miami School of Medicine; Academic Scholarship
  • AOA Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
  • Tulane University/ Newcomb College, Summa Cum Laude, Gauche Academic Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • South Florida Chapter of American College of Surgeons
  • Florida Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

“My goal is to approach each patient in a respectful interactive manner and work with them to identify and treat their current health problems and plan for their future care.  This includes diagnosis as well as medical, surgical, and lifestyle management.  I believe in working with the patient to achieve long-term health care goals.”

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