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Ear, Nose & Throat – ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)

  • Introduction

    Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology), Parkway East

    Otorhinolaryngology, the study of the diseases of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT), is one of the medical specialties of Parkway East Hospital. Our specialists in otorhinolaryngology treat a wide range of ENT conditions, as well as head and neck conditions.

    These consist of:

    • ENT diagnosis and evaluation
    • Hearing and cochlear implant services

    Advanced surgical procedure

    Parkway East Hospital offers advanced surgical procedures and is committed to providing the appropriate course of treatment for you.

    • Surgical-Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

      Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

      Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) is a minimally invasive technique where the doctor opens the sinus air cells and sinus ostia under direct visualisation to restore sinus ventilation and normal function.

    • Cochlear implants surgery

      Cochlear implants surgery

      Cochlear Implant Surgery makes use of an electronic device, called cochlear implant, to partially restore hearing. The implants help restore hearing and improve communication in patients with severe hearing loss.

  • Ear

    • Central auditory processing disorder (CAPD) – This is a condition where the brain and the ears do not work well together. People with CAPD are capable of hearing, but their brains experience difficulty in processing the sounds.
    • Giddiness / vertigo – Giddiness and dizziness are often interchangeably used to describe the perception of unsteadiness, lightheadedness, and feeling faint. Vertigo, on the other hand, specifically refers to the spinning feeling, which might also be a part of the symptoms of giddiness.
    • Hearing loss – This is a kind of sensory deprivation known as auditory or hearing deprivation.
    • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) – This is the sensation of ringing or noise inside the ears. Tinnitus is not a condition itself, but a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, circulatory system disorder or ear injury.

    Nose

    • Nasal allergy / allergic rhinitis – This is a diagnosis related with symptoms affecting the nose. These symptoms occur when exposed to allergens such as dust, pollen, and animal dander.
    • Nasal polyps (growths on nasal passages) – Nasal polyps are painless, soft, and non-cancerous growths hanging down on the lining of one’s nasal passages or sinuses. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity, asthma, or other immune disorders.
    • Nasopharynx (nose) cancer – Nasopharyngeal cancer is a kind of head and neck cancer. It begins at the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose and near the base of skull. Cancer starts to exist when cells begin to grow out of control.
    • Sinusitis (sinus infection) – Sinusitis is the inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses. When the air-filled healthy sinuses become blocked and filled with fluid, germs can start growing in the sinuses and lead to an infection.

    Throat

    • Larynx (voice box) cancer – Laryngeal or larynx cancer is a disease in which malignant or cancer cells form in the tissues of the larynx. Drinking too much alcohol or too much use of tobacco products can increase the risk of acquiring this disease. Sore throat and ear pain are some of the symptoms.
    • Tonsillitis (tonsils infection) – Tonsillitis is the inflammation of the tonsils, the two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. This is caused by bacterial or viral infection. Swollen tonsils, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the neck are some of its symptoms.

    Head and Neck

    • Neck lumps – Enlarged lymph nodes are the most common neck lumps or swellings. Swollen salivary glands under the jaw may be caused by infection or cancer, while lumps in the muscles of the neck are caused by injury or torticollis.
    • Thyroid disorder – This disorder occurs when the thyroid makes either too much or too little of the important hormones. Some types include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroiditis, and Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the conditions that we recognise and treat. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

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  • Diagnostic

    • Laryngovideostroboscopy – This is a diagnostic tool used by the ENT doctor to view the vocal folds in slow motion. In this procedure, the specialist studies the video pictures recorded while the patient is talking, singing or whistling.
    • Nasal endoscopy – Using a thin and flexible tube with a tiny camera, the doctor will view the nasal and sinus passages.

    Surgical

    • Cochlear implants surgery – A cochlear implant is a miniature and complex electronic device that provides a sense of sound to a person who is profoundly deaf or severely troubled in hearing. It consists of an external portion behind the ear and a second portion that is surgically put under the skin.
    • Laryngeal surgery – It is performed on patients with vocal cord paralysis or laryngeal stenosis to bring back the original shape of the larynx. It can also be used to treat people who with cancer or those who had surgery which caused damage on the nerves or trauma to the larynx.
    • Thyroidectomy – Thyroidectomy is the surgery performed to remove of all or part of one’s thyroid gland, a butterfly-shaped gland which produces hormones controlling every aspect of a person’s metabolism.
    • Tonsillectomy – Tonsillectomy is the surgery performed to remove the tonsils, the two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat. This procedure is one of the treatments for infection and inflammation of the tonsils.
    • Robotic thyroid surgery – It is a minimal invasive surgical technique to remove all or part of the thyroid. This thyroid surgery does not leave a neck scar.
    • Tymphanoplasty and mastoidectomy – These are types of surgery performed to correct middle ear problems in both the eardrum and the middle ear’s small bones when medical treatment is not effective. The procedure is most often used to stop a chronic ear infection from spreading to the mastoid bone.

    Audiological diagnostic assessment

    • Pure-tone audiometry – This hearing test is done to identify auditory threshold levels of an individual, allowing determination of the degree, type, and configuration of a hearing loss. This serves as a basis for diagnosis and treatment. This test is a subjective, behavioural measurement of a hearing threshold, as it relies on patient’s responses to pure tone stimuli.

     

    *This is not a complete list of all the diagnostic procedures and treatment we provide. The information is designed for educational reference only and should not be seen as medical advice.

    Please consult one of our qualified healthcare specialists for an accurate diagnosis before starting on any treatment.

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