Welcome to River ENT! Our mission is to provide state of the art, evidence-based medicine combined with compassionate, family-centered otolaryngology (ENT) care for adults and pediatric patients. Located in the beautiful hill country of Austin, our team strives to give you and your family personalized care rooted in integrity. Our team-centered approach includes audiology, speech language pathology, sinus imaging, as well as in-office procedures for sinus, snoring, and voice.

Dr. Esther Cheung-Phillips is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology.


Meet the Providers

Esther Cheung-Phillips, MD
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. CP is the owner of RiverENT and is founder and past president of the Austin Society of Otolaryngology and continues to participate as an active life-time board member. She is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Association of Otolaryngology, and the American Medical Association. She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. In addition to general otolaryngology, she has special interest in voice disorders, pediatrics, and sinus disorders.

Meet Dr. CP


River ENT earns CT accreditation by the IAC

Press Release Date: October 1, 2018 Contact: Tamara Sloper (marketing@intersocietal.org) Approximately one in 10 Americans undergo a Computed Tomography (CT) scan each year in order to detect abnormalities, injuries or diseases. A highly regarded diagnostic imaging tool due to its ability to detect minute differences in tissue as well as its multiplanar reformatted imaging capabilities, CT is used to diagnose conditions of the neck, chest, abdomen, pelvis, extremities, cardiac and vascular system and sinus and read more…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Whomever coined the phrase, “sleep like a baby” obviously has never had a baby. If you have children you know that newborns often wake every 2 hours to feed and many infants require a lot of creative techniques from their sleep deprived parents to finally go down to sleep. So why is a good night’s sleep so elusive to us as adults? Most problems, apart from medical sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and narcolepsy, read more…

New Therapy for Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure, otherwise known as CPAP, was always jokingly called “scuba gear” when I was in surgery training. It is a facial or nasal mask worn by patients to treat sleep apnea. Basically, pressured air keeps the airway open to prevent the throat from collapsing when sleeping. Most people find immediate relief of their daytime sleepiness and snoring, not to mention benefits to their sleep partners. In general, it can sometimes take a read more…