Department of Ear, Nose and Throat
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat presents a comprehensive spectrum of Otorhinolaryngology treatments like vertigo, neuro-otology, paediatric otolaryngology, skull base surgery, head and neck cancer screening and surgery among a host of other services. Our ENT Surgeons work closely with other specialists in Speech Pathology, Ophthalmology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology, Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology to provide coordinated care for patients.
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The Department of Ear, Nose & Throat covers treatments for:
Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation, or swelling, of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, sinuses are filled with air. But when they become blocked and filled with fluid, germs (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) can grow and cause an infection.
Septal deviations or turbinate hypertrophy: Turbinate hypertrophy is due to an enlargement of the turbinates, the small structures within your nose that cleanse and humidify air as it passes through your nostrils into your lungs.
Nasal polyps: Nasal polyps are common, noncancerous, teardrop-shaped growths that form in the nose or sinuses. They are usually found around the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start during sleep. This type of apnea occurs when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring.
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty : Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a surgical procedure or sleep surgery used to remove tissue and/or remodel tissue in the throat. Tissues which may typically be removed.
Tracheostomy: A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure to create an opening through the neck into the trachea. A tube is usually placed through this opening to provide an airway and to remove secretions from the lungs. This tube is called a tracheostomy tube.
Hyoid advancement: Hyoid advancement, is a surgical procedure or sleep surgery in which the hyoid bone and its muscle attachments to the tongue and airway are pulled forward with the aim of increasing airway size and improving airway stability
Nasal surgery: Nasal surgery or sinus surgery is now commonly performed entirely through the nose, without face or mouth incisions. There are different kinds of sinus surgeries depending upon the severity of the condition, the most common being endoscopic sinus surgery.
Tongue advancement: Genioglossus advancement (GA) also known as Genial Tubercle Advancement is a surgical procedure or sleep surgery in which the base of the tongue is pulled forward, usually to increase airway size due to deformity or a sleep breathing disorder.
Soft palate implants: Soft palate implants are inserted to treat mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. Also known as the Pillar Procedure, the technique involves inserting tiny implants into the soft palate to reduce the vibrations of the tissues, hence reducing snoring.
Jaw advancement: Jaw Advancement is a surgical procedure carried out to move the upper jaw and the lower jaw forward. The procedure was first used to correct deformities of the facial skeleton to include malocclusion. Mandibular upper advancement is used to correct certain features of face of obstructions in the throat which are contributing factors to sleep apnea. Lower jaw advancement is performed to correct any imperfections. Jaw Advancement procedures increase breathing space in the throat.
Obstructive sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway.
Management of Pediatric Hearing Loss: Early intervention and detection of hearing loss is necessary to prevent additional problems with speech and language development. A health care team approach is normally used when a child is diagnosed with some degree of hearing loss.
Cochlear implantation: A cochlear implant is an electronic medical device that replaces the function of the damaged inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain.
Voice Evaluation & Microscopic Voice Surgery: Voice Evaluation & Microscopic Voice Surgery is performed to correct voice disorders, speaking or breathing difficulties or other problems affecting the Larynx. Voice evaluation also includes improvement of coordination of speech muscles through strengthening exercises, enhancement of communication between the brain and the body through visual and auditory aids and developing fluency through breathing exercises.
Facial Plastic Surgery: Facial plastic surgery is performed to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. Redefining of jaw line, nose, erasing wrinkles around eyes, forehead and chin are some popular techniques. Improving facial symmetry, re-contouring of ears, reclaiming lost appearance due to injuries or cancer, tightening of saggy skin on face is another vital aspect of Facial Plastic Surgery.