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Department of Ear Nose Throat
Dec 27, 2019
The Department of Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) aims to provide high-quality medical care and treatment for the entire range of ear, nose and throat problems. The department boasts of an expert team of ENT surgeons, audiologists and therapists. Manipal Hospitals is one of the top ENT hospitals in Bangalore and is equipped with the latest operating microscopes, diagnostic video endoscopes and an audiology lab. This department holds the distinction of being the first ENT hospital in South India to introduce Radio Frequency Surgery for Somnoplasty (snoring) and Turbinoplasty (nasal obstruction).
We are a well-known ENT hospital in India renowned for our cutting-edge infrastructure, world-class facilities and amenities and highly-skilled, qualified personnel and dedicated support staff. Our well-trained ENT specialists perform advanced procedures such as Cochlear Implantation, various endoscopic surgeries, and pediatric airway surgery. We conduct neonatal screening to detect hearing loss in newborns and provide speech therapy to patients. Our well-trained ENT specialists perform diverse diagnostic, surgical and therapeutic audiology procedures.
With the availability of dynamic ENT Surgeons, Audiologists and Auditory Verbal Therapists, the Department provides advanced care in ENT Head & Neck Surgery and Audio-logical Science. Equipped with all the latest equipment and diagnostic methods, like Operating Microscopes, Audiology Lab, Diagnostic Video Endoscopes the Department has served as a benchmark facility in the region. Facilities & Services Available - Outdoor & Indoor facilities with all types of ENT services.
Services available under ENT are - Cochlear Implantation - Endoscopic CSF Leak Closure - Transnasal Paraseptal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery - Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) - Phono Surgery (Voice Surgery) - Laser Surgery - Paediatric Airway Surgery - Otoneurological and Skull Base Surgery - Somnoplasty (Snoring) - Turbinoplasty (for nasal obstruction) - Neonatal Hearing Screening - Auditory Verbal Therapy
An ENT specialist will be assigned to learn about your current condition and medical history. Thorough diagnostic procedures will be conducted, after which recommendations on the type of treatment or further tests needed will be announced. Patients undergo thorough analysis before further treatments or procedures are administered.
Major and minor surgeries that involve certain levels of pain are mostly performed under anesthetics at safe levels. For advanced procedures, the patient is completely sedated to eradicate pain. The anesthetics used are administered carefully by professionals and are all proven safe for ENT based surgeries.
Seasonal changes, poor air quality & age (children between 2 months and 6 years old are at higher risk, especially in a setting like a group childcare).
Fever, body aches, throat aches, difficulty hearing, discharges, nausea and vomiting, swollen or blocked tissues near tonsils, mild pain in ear, nose or throat and fussiness in infants. Symptoms of ENT conditions are vast and must not be overlooked.
Some ENT problems cannot be prevented as these are caused because of genetics or other medical conditions. But most ENT problems can be prevented if the immune system is boosted and hygiene is maintained. Avoid crowded areas. It is also important to avoid pacifiers for infants. Wash your hands often.
A regular health checkup is important to be able to maintain optimal health. During these regular checkups, you can raise your concerns freely, to give you greater peace. of mind.
The common disorders associated with ear, nose, and throat are:
Sudden hearing loss
Age-related hearing loss
Nosebleeds are a very common condition but a sudden or infrequent nosebleed is a serious problem. The most common cause of nosebleed is dry air. Dry climate can dry out the nasal membranes (tissues inside the nose). Other common causes include allergic reaction, repeated sneezing, upper respiratory infection, bleeding disorders, blood clotting disorders, etc.
There is a total of seven types of hearing tests:
Pure tone testing
Bone Conduction testing
Acoustic Reflex Testing
Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAEs)
There are three most common ENT procedures:
Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy (tonsils): Adenoidectomy is performed to remove the adenoids, small lumps located close to the nasal cavity. Tonsillectomy is performed to remove the tonsils when the upper airway is partially or completely blocked by the tonsils.
Myringotomy with Tube Insertion (ear tubes): In this procedure, a tube is inserted inside an ear to prevent recurrent infections.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS): This procedure is performed to remove any blockage in the sinus area or to open the sinus openings for easier drainage.
Septoplasty: This procedure is performed to straighten the nasal septum.
The common causes of nasal obstruction are:
Cold or flu
Decongestion nasal spray overuse
Medicines like high-pressure drugs
Sinusitis is the condition in which the spaces inside the nose and head are swollen and inflamed. The common causes of sinusitis include nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum, sore throat, pain, tenderness around eyes, cheeks, nose, a cough that might worsen in the night, etc.
Cochlear implant surgery is done when people have severe hearing loss or when hearing aids do not provide the clarity of sound needed to understand speech. A cochlear implant is a small electrical device that electrically stimulates the nerve for hearing.
Most patients with chronic sinus don’t need surgery. A few lifestyle changes and medicines can keep your symptoms under control. But if the symptoms get worse then surgery is the best alternative.
Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils due to tonsillitis. The most common method of performing Tonsillectomy is cold knife dissection. In this procedure, the surgeon removes the tonsils with a scalpel. Another method is cauterization in which burns away the tissue during the procedure.
Manipal is the best ENT hospital in Bangalore offering advanced techniques and procedures for ear, nose, and throat diagnosis and treatment. We have world-class ENT specialists offering comprehensive treatment for all ENT conditions.
Contact us to know more about how to keep your ENT system healthy and book an appointment with one of our experts today!