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Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center and Celebrate the Senses

Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio, MD, a Portland-based otolaryngologist, devotes a large portion of her time to operating and maintaining Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center. Dr. Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio founded the organization in 2008 after observing that Oregon only had available a limited number of animal-assisted therapy programs.

Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center, a nonprofit organization specializing in equine-facilitated therapy and recreational riding, provides supplemental treatments for clients with a wide range of physical and mental impairments. Equine-facilitated therapy’s many applications include occupational therapy and physical therapy, which Sycamore Lane offers through Celebrate the Senses.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Celebrate the Senses focuses its resources on assisting children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, and attention deficit disorder (ADD), as well as unrelated motor and sensory issues. Applying a broad range of therapeutic approaches, including yoga and recreational activities, the organization helps clients of all ages improve a number of skills, ranging from eating to handwriting. Celebrate the Senses customizes yoga classes and other activities to fit each student’s ability level. More information about Celebrate the Senses can be found at


A Brief Overview of Otolaryngology

Leveraging the education and training she received at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio, MD, has treated patients at Portland Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Specialists since 1995. With an expertise in both adult and pediatric otolaryngology, Dr. Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio is board certified in facial and plastic reconstructive surgery, head and neck surgery, pediatric ENT, and otolaryngology.

Below is a brief overview of the field of otolaryngology.

Question #1: What is otolaryngology?

Answer #1: As one of the oldest medical disciplines in the country, otolaryngology involves the management and treatment of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat (ENT), as well as those involving the head and neck.

Question #2: What are some of the conditions treated by an otolaryngologist?

Answer #2: Otolaryngologists treat conditions such as ear infections, sinusitis, problems with the throat and voice, and both benign and cancerous tumors found in the neck and head. They are also skilled at performing cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures.

Question #3: What type of additional training is required to become an otolaryngologist?

Answer #3: Typically, otolaryngologists are required to obtain a college degree and a medical degree, followed by at least five years of training in the specialty. The physician must then pass an examination offered by the American Board of Otolaryngology in order to become certified.

Open versus Closed Rhinoplasty

Dr. Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio is board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology. An experienced surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Cleland-Zamudio has performed both open and closed rhinoplasties.

A rhinoplasty is a major surgery, and patients need to be well informed of the risks and the different procedures used. A rhinoplasty can be performed via an open or a closed procedure. Doctors have their preferred methods, and patients should discuss which option is best for their needs.

An open rhinoplasty involves an incision made along the bottom of the nose, between the nostrils. This section is also known as the columella. The skin is then lifted and the plastic surgeon is able to access the cartilage and nasal bone through this small incision. A closed rhinoplasty involves incisions made inside the nostrils. While the scars from an open rhinoplasty are hard to notice, the location of the incisions in a closed rhinoplasty makes them impossible to see.