The department of ENT deals with the disorders of ear (birth defects, infection, trauma, neoplasia), nose(blocked nose, bleeding nose, deformed nose), throat (difficulty swallowing ,breathing ,change in voice).
The use of endoscopes in the evaluation and management of various disorders of ear, nose and throat has opened the gates for better and more precise intervention of the problems related to the three most integral and complex organs of the human body.
It is to be understood that though the ear, nose and throat is anatomically as well functionally designed in a unique way, they share a lot in common from a developmental and physiologic perspective. This is the reason why a person who has throat/nose infection has the risk of subsequent ear infection.
Impairment in hearing and speech delay are some of the problems that when addressed at appropriate time period is extremely rewarding. The treatment of chronic sinusitis and vocal cord diseases have evolved by leaps and bounds. This can be dealt with minimal discomfort to the patients.
Use of precision instruments in the surgery is the order of the day and that is how excellence is achieved in the field of otorhinolaryngology. No incision techniques improve the overall cosmetic outcome in the surgeries of the ear and nose.
The Ear The unique domain of the ear; nose and throat specialist is treatment of ear disorders. This includes medical and surgical treatment for hearing disorders, ear infections, balance disorders, facial nerve or cranial nerve disorders, as well as management of congenital (birth) and cancerous disorders of the outer and inner ear.
The Nose Care of the nasal cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of the ENT specialist. Management of disorders of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, allergies, sense of smell, and nasal respiration (breathing), as well as the external appearance of the nose are part of an. ENT's area of expertise.
The Throat Also specific to the ENT specialty is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aerodigestive tract or esophagus including disorders of the voice respiration (breathing), and swallowing.