The Department of ENT at Gleneagles Global Hospitals has a range of ingenious treatments which cater to the patients suffering with diseases related to the ear, nose and throat. We aim at providing the best service possible. The Department has a team of doctors trained by a group of faculty members from renowned institutions.
The hospital has group of doctors with decades of experience in this field and adequate knowledge in radiology, audiological investigations which are usually required in the department of ENT. We have super specialized doctors in head & neck surgery. There is a team of highly skilled technicians and physicians who evaluate and interpret the results meticulously and provide correct reports to the specialists to take appropriate treatment decision.
The treatments we offer at Gleneagles Global Hospitals are listed below:
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Sticking any foreign body into your ears can be dangerous, especially if the thin skin of the ear canal is damaged.
There may be many signs which are not directly related to an ear, nose or throat problem like a sore throat that won’t go away, experiencing ringing in your ears, or suffering from sleep apnea.
Swimmer’s ear is a painful condition usually faced by swimmers when water gets trapped into the ear which results in the spread of bacteria.
The tiny hair cells present in the ear can be easily damaged by repeated exposure to loud music and ultimately results in loss of hearing.
The constant strain on the vocal cords like shouting and screaming causes swelling and may lead to long term problems.
Regular screening can help detect ear, nose and throat problems and can prevent the person from pain and infection.
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Pure tone audiometry (PTA) is a hearing test to identify the hearing threshold of a person. This test is used to determine the presence or absence of hearing loss. If hearing loss is detected then the audiologist will be able to detect both the type of hearing loss and also the degree.
The person will be made to sit in a sound proof room with headphones on the ear and a bone conduction headband on your head. The audiologist will be sitting outside the sound proof room to manipulate the audiometry equipment while testing your hearing.
There are two parts to this test. Firstly your audiologist make you listen to sounds at various volumes and frequencies to test whether you are able to hear a variety of different pitches. You will be asked to push a button or raise your hand when you hear these different tones. This part of the test examines air conduction and bone conduction. Your audiologist will compare the results of the two types of conduction to determine which part of your auditory system is responsible for the loss.
Myringotomy Tubes or Ear Ventilation Tubes is one of the most common procedures that ENT doctors perform. This test is performed to treat middle ear infections. It is a simple test and can be performed at the doctor’s clinic.
During the procedure a small incision is made behind the ear drum and the fluid is removed. A small plastic tube is placed to allow the air to enter the space and also to keep the hole open. The air that enters the space behind the ear drum prevents re-accumulation of the fluid. There is a possibility of ear infection caused due to the tubes and it can be treated using antibiotic ear drops. Tubes are usually kept for a year or 6-18 months and then they typically fall off. Children require anesthesia while performing the test.
Tonsillectomy is a common procedure performed when a person is suffering from sore throat or an infection. This procedure is also performed when the tonsils are swollen which cause a breathing obstruction and ultimately results in sleep apnea.
The procedure to remove the tonsils is performed under general anesthesia and it takes about half-an-hour to complete the test. The tonsils are removed from the mouth and no incision is made on the skin. Medical staff will monitor your blood pressure and heart rate as you wake up. The doctor will inform whether or not to continue the medication. Medicines like aspirin will be asked to discontinue 1- 2 weeks before the surgery. Patients can experience some pain as they recover from the surgery. They will be asked to sip water or eat ice pops to stay hydrated without hurting their throat. The person requires 1- 2 weeks of rest and only light activity is recommended to reduce the possibility of bleeding.
Septoplasty, Turbinectomy is a surgery in which the septum (the part that separates the left side from the right side in the nose) is partially or totally removed and then replaced in the right position. The turbinates are structures that are present on the side of the nose which humidifies and heats the air we breathe. If they are swollen, they can obstruct the breathing passage and so the surgeon performs the surgery to improve the ability to breathe through the nose.
Every surgery is performed depending on the specific health issue. There is a possibility post surgical oozing, swelling or crusting and the surgeon will use a packed material such as a cotton in order to reduce the bleeding from nose.