Ear, Nose & Throat
ENT is the specialty of studying and treating conditions of the ear, nose, and throat areas.ENT Doctors/Otolaryngologists are specialists 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 the eardrum, balance disorders ear noise (tinnitus), nerve pain, and facial and cranial nerve disorders. Otolarynrhinogologists also manage congenital (birth) disorders of the outer and inner ear.
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 Sinonasal 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. The problem relating to snoring and sleep disorders is also a part of the spectrum.