ENT is a branch of medicine that involves medical and surgical management and treatment of ear, nose and throat diseases. An ENT specialist is a physician trained in the treatment of the ears, nose and throat together with treating related structures of the neck and head. These specialists treat ailments to the ears, sinuses, larynx (voice box), nose throat and other structures.
Why to visit an ENT Specialist?
You need to see an ENT specialist in one of these conditions or symptoms related to the ear, nose, and throat or related area-
- Pain in your ears, nose, or throat, forehead, half of head, part of head, & face
- Injury to your ears, nose, or throat, ORBITAL PROPTOSIS ( Bulging of eyeball)
- Ear Discharge, Hearing loss
- Balance problems or dizziness, Motion sickness, old age related dizziness with vomiting, Nausea
- Nose bleeds
- TINNTUS, Ringing sounds in ear
- Nasal congestion, sneezing
- Problems with smell
- Cosmetic surgery of nose, difficult deformed nose – Aesthetic Rhinoplasty
- Voice or swallowing problems
- Dacryocystitis – Epiphora due to lacrimal SAC obstruction – Endonasal DCR
- Tonsil or adenoid infection – Endoscopic adenoidectomy
- Sore throat
- Hearing impairment
- Breathing problems – Bronchoscopy, Flexible for haemoptysis ( blood in sputum), diagnosing & managing lung cancer, Biopsy, Bronchial
- Ear infection pathologies, tuberculosis, BAL fluid collection as OPD procedure
- Sinus problem
- Tumouror any growth in the ears, nose, or throat, all head & neck cancers
- Thyroid disorders, medical & surgical management
ENT Department at Asian Vivekanand Hospital
The ENT Department at Asian Vivekanand Hospital has a team of highly skilled doctors engaged in diagnosis, treatment and cutting-edge research of disorders of the ear, nose and throat. Our ENT specialists use latest technologies and leverage the advancements of modern sciences to perform endoscopic nasal surgeries, ear implants, skull base surgeries in adults and children alike. The department is enriched with an advanced audiology and speech therapy centre that has all the diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. The doctors leverage endoscopes, video camera system and binocular microscopes to treat disorders of the most complex nature.
ENT specialists at Asian VivekanandHosipital
Our ENT specialists diagnose and manage diseases of the ears, nose, sinuses, larynx, throat and mouth. They also treat diseases related to the structures of the neck and face. In general, they treatproblems in areas, including –
These specialists treat hearing loss, ear noise (tinnitus), ear infections and balance disorders. They provide both medical and surgical treatment for these problems apart from treating some cranial nerve disorders and congenital disorders of the ear (both outer and inner).
Our specialists deal cases of chronic sinusitis on a regular basis. They have a complete understanding of the care of the sinuses and nasal cavity. From allergies to smell disorders to polyps – they treat a lot of problems of the nasal area. Cosmetic surgery of nose is best done here as both cosmetic as well as functional part of nose is taken care. No scar surgery in day care is motto.
They diagnose and treat diseases of the throat, larynx and esophagus. Voice and swallowing disorders or speech problems are treated by otolaryngologists.
The head and neck
Our ENT specialists have knowledge and experience to treat infections, tumours, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. Whether it’s cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, they will provide treatment for all.
Common ENT disorders treated at Asian Vivekanand Hospital
ENT specialists or otolaryngologists may treat children and adults for a variety of conditions or problems, such as:
- Hearing loss
- Ear infection
- Speech Pathologies
- Infections (e.g., sinusitis, tonsillitis)
- Congenital abnormalities
- Acquired abnormalities
- Swallowing disorders
- Speech disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Tumours of the ENT region
Sub specialities – ENT
1 – Speech Therapy
The Speech Therapy Department at Asian Vivekanand Hospital specializes in diagnosis and treatment for problems or impairments related to swallowing, cognition and communication. The department has modern equipment and tools to treat all types of speech problems in people of all age groups, be it infants or children or adults. The department is committed to treating speech impairment and adding quality to the lives of people from all walks.
2 – Audiology
The Audiology Department at Asian Vivekanand Hospital provides world-class treatment for problems of hearing loss in people of any age group. Trained doctors diagnose and treat problems to improve quality of life by enhancing communication. A team of well-trained audiologists are available round-the-clock to treat patients facing hearing loss problems of wide variety.
3 – Sleep Lab
We, at Asian Vivekanand Hospital, understand how sleeping problems can disturb the quality of life. We have therefore set up a well-equipped and modern sleep lab to treat those suffering from sleep apnoea. The lab is equipped with right set of tools and machines to analyse sleeping pattern of patients in a complete manner. The lab also helps in understanding breathing movements and other common form of sleep disorders.
The Seven Areas of Expertise for ENT specialists
1 – Otology/Neurotology
Under this expertize, they treat diseases of the ear by offering both its medical and surgical treatment. They provide treatment for the disorders (including cancerous) of the inner, middle and external ear. This speciality is also about understanding the nerve pathways that impact balance and hearing.
2- Pediatric Otolaryngology
Expertize in this area helps doctors treat diseases of the ears, nose and throat in children. The treatment involves both surgical and medical options.
3 – Head and Neck Area
Expertize in this area helps doctors treat tumours in the head and neck area. They also gain skills in performing thyroid and parathyroid surgery.
4 – Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Under this area of expertise, doctors provide treatment for abnormalities of the face and neck region. Abnormalities treated under this area can either be of cosmetic, functional or reconstructive variety.
5 – Rhinology
This area of expertize helps doctors provide medical and surgical treatment for ailments related to the nose and sinuses.
Under this area of specialization, doctors gain knowledge of providing both medical and surgical treatment to throat disorders. Voice-related problems are treated under this specialization.
7 – Allergy
Under this specialization, doctors treat those allergies that affect the upper respiratory system.