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'.
The department offers a wide range of services covering all aspects of ENT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Voice Clinic - Every Friday
Otology Clinic - Every Saturday
Swallowing Clinic - Every Thursday