Speciality Department

ENT

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The Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) is one of the most well equipped departments with experienced faculty and instruments. Otorhinolaryngology, as it stands now, is not merely dependent on routine outdoor evaluation and conservative management as it used to be in the past. The department has adjusted well with the advancement of medical technology. With the advent of modern day telescopes, operating microscopes and lasers, the department now handles various ear-nose-throat and neck disorders efficiently and precisely. The department has state-of-the-art microscopes to perform micro ear surgeries including cochlear implant. There are nasal and nasopharyngeal endoscopes for diagnostics and video endoscopy facilities for all types of endoscopic sinus surgeries including transnasal pituitary and surgery for CSF Rhinorrhoea. Microlaryngeal surgeries and voice-improving phonosurgery are also performed. There is a dedicated Voice Clinic, conducted weekly, to cater specifically to patients with voice issues. This includes the investigation modality of videolaryngostroboscopy. Salivary gland stone cases are being managed by the new modality of Sialendoscopy. Sleep disorders, especially snoring and sleep apnoea, are growing in incidence. Our department has recently taken the lead in setting up a multi-disciplinary 'Snoring Clinic'.

Services offered

The department offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of ENT.

Otology

Management of all ear diseases in adults and children including offering a wide range of surgical services like tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, stapedectomy, cochlear implants and BAHA implants.

Management of CSF otorrhea and facial nerve paralysis are also addressed.

We are successfully running a cochlear implant program with a state-of-the-art audiology setup.

Sialology

We treat diseases of the salivary gland both medically and surgically. Surgeries include sialodochotomy, submandibular and parotid gland removal. Aesthetic parotidectomy is also being practiced. Endoscopic salivary gland surgery (sialadenoscopy) is available which take care of early diseases without surgery.

Laryngology

Voice pathology: We provide solutions to voice problems with a dedicated voice clinic every Friday, ably supported by a speech pathologist. Our services match international standards with Stroboscopy and Doctor Speech being a part of the clinic. Surgeries like thyroplasty and other microlaryngeal surgeries are routinely performed. A dedicated swallowing clinic functions every Thursday where swallowing disorders are routinely dealt with.

Paediatric Otolaryngology

We manage all ENT problems in children like cochlear implantation and rehabilitation, endoscopic video assisted adenoidectomy, surgery for choenal atresia, congenital laryngeal problems like laryngomalacia, laryngotracheal stenosis and foreign body removal from bronchus and esophagus. We are ably supported by Paediatrics, Neonatology, and Anesthesiology departments.

Rhinology

The department manages most of the rhinological diseases involving sinusitis and benign masses by nasal endoscopy. We perform cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) rhinorrhoea repair and difficult frontal and sphenoid sinus surgeries routinely with superior results. We evaluate swallowing with procedures like FEES and videofluroscopy. A dedicated therapy session ensures patient benefit.

Surgery on reconstruction of airway includes Kashima's laser cordotomy, arytenoidectomy, laryngotracheoplasty and tracheal reconstruction and anastomoses. Benign tumors of larynx are removed endoscopically.

Audiology

Audiology offers wide range of services including PTA (Pure Tone testing), ASSR (Auditory Steady Sate Response), OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions), BERA (Brainstem evoked response audiometry) and auditory rehabilitation.

Procedures performed

Outpatient Clinic Procedures Performed

  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Flexible fibre optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy
  • Microscopy of the ear
  • Intratympanic gentamycin administration
  • Myringotomy and Grommet insertion
  • Stroboscopy
  • Epley's Manoeuvre
  • Cold caloric testing
  • Positional testing

Audiology and speech therapy

  • Pure tone audiometry and special tests
  • Tympanometry
  • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA)
  • ASSR (Auditory Steady State Response)
  • OAE (Otoacoustic Emissions),
  • VEMP (Vestibular evoked myogenic potential)
  • Behavioral audiometry
  • Speech assessment and therapy
  • Post cochlear implantation therapy

Surgery for deafness and discharging ears

  • Myringoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Middle ear reconstruction
  • Stapedotomy
  • Facial nerve decompression
  • Tumours of middle ear / mastoid system
  • Cochlear implant surgery
  • BAHA implant surgery

Surgery of the Nose and Para-Nasal Sinuses

  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Endoscopic repair of CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid) rhinorrhoea
  • Septoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Arterial ligations (sphenopalatine, ethmoidal, maxillary and external carotid) for epistaxis
  • Surgery for tumours of the nose and PNS
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery

Surgery of the Throat and Neck

  • Adenotonsillectomy
  • Surgery for treatment of snoring (OSAS) such as Uvulo Palato Pharyngoplasty (UPPP) and
  • Laser Assisted Uvulo Palatoplasty (LAUP)
  • Surgery for vocal cord paralysis
  • Tumors of throat and larynx
  • Tumors of the structures of the neck
  • Surgery for salivary glands
  • Primary resection anastomosis for tracheal stenosis
  • Laser excision of subglottic stenosis with stenting
  • Laser excision of vascular tumours in the head and neck areas
  • Sialendoscopy
  • Phonosurgery
  • Microlaryngeal surgeries
  • Upper aero-digestive endoscopy for adults and children

Specialty Clinics

Voice Clinic   -  Every Friday
Otology Clinic   -  Every Saturday
Swallowing Clinic   -  Every Thursday

CONTACT US

Phone: 0484 – 2858670 
Email: ent@aims.amrita.edu