At Gunam Super Speciality Hospital, the Department of ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) brings together otolaryngologist, audiologist and speech therapist. Our services range from consultation on sinus infection to complex head and neck cancer and skull base surgery as well as the implantation of artificial hearing services.
Advanced Head & Neck Cancer Surgery
Otology and neurology
Otology and neurotology deals with more complex surgery of the inner ear which are not typically performed by general otolaryngologists, such as removal of complex cholesteatoma, labyrinthectomy, surgery of the endolymphatic sac for meniere’s disease and cochlear implant surgery.
Rhinology and nasal endoscopic surgery
Rhinology refers to a subspecialty within the field of otolaryngology (ENT) focused on the treatment of diseases and disorders affecting the nasal cavity and sinuses by minimal invasive endoscopic procedures .This may include allergies, problems with taste and smell, nose bleeds, obstructed nasal airflow, and sinusitis.
Skull base surgery
Skull base surgery is done to remove tumors, including craniopharyngiomas (a brain tumor near the pituitary gland ),tumors in the pituitary gland, sinonasal tumors (tumors of the sinuses and nasal cavities).Skull base surgery also can be done to treat a cyst, encephaloceles (hernias in the brain), and some birth defects.
Ear Otosclerosis Assessment & Surgery
Otosclerosis is a condition in which there is an abnormal bone growth inside the ear. It is one of the most common cause of hearing loss in young adults. There are 3 tiny bones deep inside the ear that vibrate when sound waves enters the ear. They transmit sound waves to the cochlea(inner ear),which converts them into signals that are sent to the brain. In otosclerosis, the stapes (“stirrup” bone) begins to fuse with the surrounding bone, eventually becoming fixed so it cannot move. This means sound is no longer transmitted into the inner ear efficiently.
Ear Cholesteatoma Surgery
A cholesteatoma is an abnormal collection of skin cells deep inside your ear.They are rare but, if left untreated, they can damage the delicate structures inside your ear that are essential for hearing and balance. A cholesteatoma can also lead to an ear infection causing discharge from the ear, hearing loss(this can be permanent),vertigo(the sensation that you, or the world around you, is spinning),tinnitus(hearing sounds coming from inside the body, rather than from an outside source),damage to your facial nerve this can cause weakness in half your face. In very rare cases, an infection can spread into the inner ear and brain, leading to a brain abscess or meningitis.
A nasopharyngoscopy is a procedure in which the doctor inserts a flexible scope tube through your nose and advances it into the back of your throat.
If your child needs surgical or complex medical treatment for illnesses or problems affecting the ear, nose, or throat, a pediatric otolaryngologist has the experience and qualifications to treat your child.
Speech, Language and Hearing therapy
Speech, Language and hearing therapy for the disabled children with Articulation disorders, Fluency disorders, Resonance of voice disorders and language disorders like Receptive disorders are problems with understanding or processing language ,Expressive disorders are problems with putting words together, having a limited vocabulary, or being unable to use language in a socially appropriate way and Cognitive-communication disorders are problems with communication skills that involve memory, attention, perception, organization, regulation, and problem solving.
It is a subspecialty within otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) that deals with illnesses and injuries of the larynx, often called the voice box.
Endoscopic Ear Surgery
At ENT Department in GUNAM, we treat: