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Ear, Nose & Throat – ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)

  • Introduction

    Ear, Nose & Throat (Otorhinolaryngology), Parkway East

    Otorhinolaryngology – ear, nose and throat (ENT) is a surgical specialty service offered at Parkway East Hospital. Our specialists in ENT provide assessment and management of a wide range of conditions which may fall under the following categories:

    • Otology (ears)
    • Rhinology (nose)
    • Laryngology (throat)
    • Sleep medicine & surgery
    • Children’s ENT
    • Head & neck

    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.

  • Otology (Ears)

    • Ear infections
    • Hearing loss
    • Tinnitus
    • Vertigo
    • Middle ear fluid
    • Cholesteatoma
    • Pseudocyst of the ear
    • Preauricular sinus

    Rhinology (Nose)

    • Nasal allergy (allergic rhinitis)
    • Sinusitis
    • Nose bleeding (epistaxis)
    • Nasal polyps
    • Deviated nose & nasal septum
    • Nasal obstruction

    Laryngology (Throat)

    Sleep medicine & surgery

    • Snoring
    • Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
    • Narcolepsy

    Head & neck

    Children’s ENT

    The following are conditions common in children:

    • Tonsillitis & adenoiditis
    • Snoring & obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Middle ear fluid
    • Nasal allergies
    • Sinusitis
    • Ear infections
    • Foreign bodies of the ear & nose
    • Lymph node enlargement

     

    *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

    • Otomicroscopy – uses an operating microscope to examine the ear canal, eardrum and middle ear under magnification
    • Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy – uses a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera to visualise, in detail and real time, the nasal passages, sinus openings, throat and voice box
    • Video laryngostroboscopy – a diagnostic tool used to make a detailed assessment of the voice by viewing the vocal folds in slow motion
    • Pure-tone audiometry – a type of hearing test to determine the degree, type, and configuration of a hearing loss
    • Skin prick allergy testing – a test to determine if you have an allergy to common allergens.
    • Biopsy of the nasal polyps and tumours under with nasendoscopy
    • Fine needle aspiration of neck lumps, lymph nodes, salivary lumps and thyroid nodules

    Therapeutic

    • Removal of foreign body from the ear, nose & throat
    • Nasendoscopic sinus washout for sinusitis
    • Nasal cauterisation for nosebleeds
    • Otomicroscopic clearance for ear infections
    • Myringotomy & tube insertion for middle ear fluid
    • Intratympanic/transtympanic steroid injection (injection into the middle ear) for sudden sensorineural hearing loss

    Surgical

    Ear

    • Excision of pre-auricular sinus & pseudocyst
    • Myringotomy & tube
    • Myringoplasty – repair of perforation in the eardrum
    • Mastoidectomy – treatment of infection of mastoid (the bone complex behind the ear) and cholesteatoma (benign growth of the middle ear)

    Nose & sinus

    • Turbinate reduction surgery – for turbinate hypertrophy
    • Radiofrequency ablation/coblation, turbinoplasty or turbinectomy
    • Septoplasty – for deviated nasal septum
    • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery – for sinusitis & nasal polyps
    • Endoscopic resection of sinus tumours
    • Functional septorhinoplasty – for severe deviation of the nose & nasal valve narrowing

    Oral cavity & throat

    • Tonsillectomy – for recurrent tonsillitis or enlarged tonsils
    • Adenoidectomy – for enlarged adenoids causing nose obstruction or middle ear infections
    • Excision of tongue, lip & oral cavity lesions
    • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty – for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
    • Tongue reduction surgery – for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)
    • Endolaryngeal microsurgery (ELMS) – for removal of vocal cord polyp or nodules
    • Vocal cord medialisation – for vocal cord paralysis
    • Removal of foreign body in the oesophagus
    • Sialendoscopy – for treatment of salivary gland stones

    Head & neck surgery

    • Lymph node biopsy
    • Resection of salivary gland tumours – submandibular gland excision, parotidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy – hemithyroidectomy, total
    • Neck dissection – for removal of neck lymph nodes in the treatment of head & neck cancer

     

    *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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  • Our Specialists

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    There are 10 SpecialistsView All