Otolaryngology, commonly referred to as Ear, Nose and Throat or ENT surgery specialises in the medical diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, head and neck problems.
ENT surgeons or otolaryngologists deal with a wide range of conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. These are conditions that affect the senses such as hearing and balance, or smell and taste problems. ENT surgeons also treat patients with conditions that affect their voice, breathing and swallowing and worse medical conditions like head and neck tumours.
Commonly treated ENT Disorders
Inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis. Tonsillitis causes severe throat pain and is caused by common cold, mono, or strep throat. If the tonsils are inflamed for a long time, they have to be surgically removed as it can interfere with swallowing and also breathing.
- Ear Infections
Ear infections are very common in young children. They occur when germs enter the ears and get trapped there. Ear infections are accompanied by pain in the ear, hearing loss, balance problems and drainage from the ears.
- Sinus Infections
Sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull surrounding the eyes and nose. Sinusitis occurs when these cavities are infected with bacteria or virus or inflamed due to common allergies that can cause difficulties in breathing, severe headache, bad breath, runny nose, toothaches etc.
- Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea is a serious sleeping disorder in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly. People usually snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep if they have sleep apnea.
Other examples of conditions treated by ENT surgeons are nose injuries and infections, vertigo, head and neck pain, speech and swallowing disorders.
Our trained team of otolaryngologists perform all kinds of surgeries related to the ears, nose, throat and neck. We believe in helping our patients live a better life.