Ear, Nose & Throat
ENT is the specialty studying and treating conditions of the ear, nose and throat areas.ENT Doctors/Otolaryngologists are specialist trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck. Their special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the ear, nose and sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.
What Do ENT Specialists Treat?
Ears: The unique domain of Otolarynrhinogologists is the treatment of ear disorders. They are trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of hearing, ear infections, discharging ear, perforation of ear drum, balance disorders ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. Otolarynrhinogologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and innerear.
Nose: Care of the Nasal Cavity and sinuses is one of the primary skills of Otolaryngologists. Management of the nasal area includes allergies and managing the nasal blockage. Deviated nasal septum causing nasal blockage and diseases of the sinuses including chronic sinusitis, allergic fungal sinusitis and Sino nasal polyps and their management are also part of expertise.
Throat: Communicating (speech and singing) and eating a meal all involve this vital area. Also specific to Otolaryngologists is expertise in managing diseases of the larynx (voice box) and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice disorders like Hoarseness and stammering etc. and swallowing disorders. Problem relating to snoring and sleep disorders are also a part of spectrum.