DR. Erik L. Kenyon, F.A.O.C.O
Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
Undergraduate Education

University of California, Irvine
Medical School

Western Health Sciences University, Pomona CA


University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Professional Information

Dr. Kenyon has practiced Otolaryngology in North Carolina since 1998.  Dr. Kenyon opened Coastal Carolina ENT in August of 1998, bringing Ear, Nose and Throat service to Columbus County Hospital, now Columbus Regional Healthcare System.  Dr. Kenyon has served as the Cheif of Surgery as well as Cheif of the Medical Staff at CRHS.
Dr. Kenyon's interests include Balloon Sinuplasty and Treatment of Facial Skin Cancer.  Dr. Kenyon currently has performed over 200 In-Office Balloon Sinuplasties to date. He currently has performed In-Office Balloon Sinuplasty on the youngest patient of age 12 in the United States.   If Balloon Sinuplasty is not indicated, Dr. Kenyon offers traditional hospital based endoscopic sinus surgery with a minimally invasive technique.
Skin Cancer treatment is another focus of Dr. Kenyon's practice and comprises nearly half of his patient base.  Dr. Kenyon specializes in skin cancer excision with pathalogic evaluation to ensure complete removal and plastic reconstruction in the same setting.  Non surgical treatment of skin cancer as well as cancer prevention are great interests of Dr. Kenyon but when extensive excision is needed he is well versed in all aspects of ear, nose, eyelid, lip and facial reconstruction.
Personal History
Dr. Kenyon grew up in California and Oregon until moving to the East Coast for an Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery residency.  While in college he was fortunate to recieve a scholarship to compete as a Pole Vaulter and Decathalete.  Dr. Kenyon started off at the University of Oregon (track city USA) but later transferred to the University of California, Irvine for the better weather.  Once to the East Coast he met his wife (a Pharmacist at the University of Pennsylvania) in Philadelphia.  They now have two teenage children and have enjoyed the hospitality of North Carolina since 1998.


Speech discrimination in the sensorineural hearing loss patient: how is it affected by background noise?
Kenyon EL, Leidenheim SE, Zwillenberg S.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford 08002, USA
Mil Med. 1998 Sep;163(9):647-50
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