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The term ‘ENT’ is a medical abbreviation for ears, nose and throat. Doctors specializing in the treatment of disorders related to these organs are called "ENT specialist" or otolaryngologists. These specialists treat a number of conditions such as disorders of the inner ear or vestibular system, acoustic neuroma, benign paroxysmal, positional vertigo, ear disorders caused by drugs, herpes zoster oticus, Meniere’s disease, purulent labyrinthitis, vestibular neuritis, middle ear disorders, infections (such as acute otitis media), laryngitis, laryngoceles, retropharyngeal abscess, salivary gland disorders, submandibular space infection, tonsillar cellulitis and tonsillar abscess, vocal cord polyps, cancers of the larynx, pharynx, throat, mouth, etc.

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As the ear, nose and throat are important sensory organs, ENT disorders often cause disruptions in daily life and in some cases, may also result in a medical emergency.  The management of these disorders includes medication as well as surgery. Apart from surgeries such as tonsillectomy (tonsil removal), adenoidectomy (removal of the adenoids), sinus surgery, snoring/sleep disorder surgery, and corrective breathing surgery, ENT surgeries also include surgeries of neck and head performed to remove a tumor, or those used to re-construct damaged area after injury.

 

The following are some common diagnostic and surgical procedures performed by an otolaryngologist –

Laryngoscopy: In this procedure, a tube called laryngoscope is inserted through the mouth to examine or operate on the throat, epiglottis, voice box (larynx), and vocal cords. It may be used to diagnose or treat diseases especially in patients with vocal cord issues or those with narrowed airway due to various abnormalities, including tumors.

Tracheostomy: A tracheotomy is an operative procedure performed in patients who have difficulty in breathing due to weaning off a ventilator, or injury or a nerve problem. In this procedure, the ENT surgeon creates an opening in the wind pipe so that air reaches the lungs.

Ear tube insertion: In this procedure, a doctor inserts tiny tubes, known as tympanostomy tubes into the ear to allow drainage of excess fluids and avoid ear infections.

Septoplasty: This is a surgical procedure done in order to correct a deviated nasal septum (a structure composed of thin bone and cartilage that separates nasal cavities). A deviated nasal septum could obstruct normal breathing. In septoplasty, parts of the septum are cut and removed and then re-inserted in their proper position.

Tympanoplasty: This procedure involves the surgical re-construction of the eardrum. Sometimes membrane grafting using a vein or fascia (muscle sheath) tissue or synthetic materials may be required.

Sinus surgery: In this procedure, the ENT surgeon widens the sinus openings so that they can drain easily. This improves functioning of the sinuses and avoids infections. Often sinus surgery is performed as the last resort when medications are unable to effectively treat chronic sinus infections.

 

All the above procedures and surgeries are performed in hospitals with fully operational units including audio visual assessment, OPD procedures and examination.

 

ENT treatment in India is quite cost-effective as compared to other parts of the world. The country abounds in top-notch hospitals with sophisticated diagnostic and treatment facilities, internationally trained well-known doctors, and offers world-class treatment at extremely affordable rates.    

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