ENT Department of Arrawdha Hospitals offers comprehensive treatment for a wide range of patients who need surgical or conservative treatments for the nasal passages, sinuses, ears, mouth, pharynx, throat, and head-neck regions. The department houses state-of-the-art technology and is backed by experienced ENT Consultants, doctors, nurses and technologists. All related problems are shown to the patients on TV monitors and are discussed in detail with them before rendering any surgical treatment. This helps patients to understand their problems better and in decision making. The department deals with all ENT related problems and emergency situations to provide full coverage of services.
Our Ear, Nose and Throat department provides comprehensive and specialized services centered in the department of ENT. The scope of the ENT Department is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of all types of diseases of the ear, nose, throat and neck, in both children and adults.
Our ENT department is well equipped with instruments for all major and minor surgeries. We have the latest pure tone audiogram, Tympanometer, Laryngeal endoscope and nasal endoscope.
Our Audiology Unit works within the ENT Department to provide an extensive examination of the ear and its connections to the brain.
Wax is a normal secretion in the ear and its purpose is to protect the eardrum. At times it may cause blockage, deafness and/or pain in the ear, when it needs to be removed. The use of commercial ear buds to clean the ear, routinely, is not advised. It may damage the ear and its hearing function. The department provides professional clearance of wax accumulation from the ears.
Perforation of Ear Drum
Ear drum protects the ear and conducts sound to the small bones for hearing, and once perforated the ear drum needs repair. This process is called Myringoplasty If the hearing bones are also damaged and are not conveying the sound waves, they may also need to be repaired for better sound conduction and hearing by a procedure called Tympanoplasty.
Fluid behind Ear Drum
In children, having nasal discharge or blockage of the nose is a common problem. The discharge gets into the tube between the ear and the nose and causes a blockage, which results in fluid collection in the ear. It causes deafness and pain in the ear, for which a simple surgical procedure to put a tube in the ear drum becomes necessary. This procedure is called Myringotomy-Grommet.
Hearing Screening Test consists of tests of function of the hearing mechanism. This includes tests of mechanical sound transmission (middle ear function), neural sound transmission (cochlear function), and speech discrimination ability (central integration). A complete evaluation of a patient’s hearing is done by trained and experienced Audiologist using instruments designed specifically for this purpose.
Sinuses are air filled spaces around the nose which inhale and exhale the air during breathing. These spaces are aerated through small opening in that cavity. If the openings of these sinuses get blocked, due to common cold, the sinus develops inflammation called Sinusitis, commonly referred to as Sinus. A patient may complain of blocked nose, pus discharge, headache, sneezing and fever. He needs to be treated with medicines, steam, decongestants and antibiotics. Surgery of sinus ensures normal functioning of the sinus by removal of the obstruction and opening or enlarging of the sinus so that infection does not stay put. The surgery, done with the help of endoscopes, is called FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery). To know the precise extent of the disease, a CT scan of the sinus is a must.
DISEASES OF THE NOSE
The common ailments affecting the nose are nasal blockage, discharge, excessive, sneezing, and bleeding or nasal deformity. The doctor enquires about the detailed history to know more about the problem and to decide the line of management.
Allergic Rhinitis: The nasal lining is swollen and the patient has blockage, sneezing and a watery discharge from either side. Some tablets, nasal drops, exercises coupled with avoidance of the allergen improve the condition.
Deviated Nasal Septum: If the nasal septum is deviated and causes nasal blockage and is not improving with medicines, it needs to be straightened by surgery called Septoplasty.
Nose Bleed: It is a symptom of an underlying disease which may be an ulcer on the septum, injury to the nose, high blood pressure and needs to be treated accordingly.
Nasal Polyp: If the allergen has been there for long time, the patient’s mucosal lining of the sinus may get filled with fluids and present themselves as nasal polyp (a grape like structure), which certainly needs to be removed by surgery. Facilities for FESS are available in the department.
Deformed Nose: Patients with obstructed deformed (long, depressed, deviated, crooked nose) nose are corrected by procedure called septorhinoplasty.
TONSILS & ADENOIDS
The Department of ENT provides surgeries for the removal of tonsil and adenoids.
Tonsils are a part of the body’s protective system which lie in the oral cavity and are visible when one opens the mouth. Their free surface has holes called crypts. Acute infection of the tonsil is one of the most common infections in the body, more common during childhood, causing pain in throat and fever, lasting for few days. If this occurs recurrently for more than 4 times in one year, they need to be removed. In children a similar tissue which lies behind the nose is called adenoids and if it gets infected, it may cause nasal blockage, ear blockage, breathing from mouth and snoring. These should be removed, too, along with the tonsils.
Opened on Saturday – Thursday
8:00 am – 11:30 am
4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Arrawdha General Hospital’ ENT Department provides consultation services through highly qualified and experienced Consultants, who carefully evaluate each patient. After diagnosing patient’s condition, the Consultants discuss available treatment options and recommend the most effective treatment.