Otolaryngologist or popularly known as an ENT Specialist is a medical person who is recommended when you have internal or external concerns in areas like ears, nose, throat, or face issues like infections and unknown pain in your neck and head regions of your body.
Visiting an ENT specialist brings you relief in case you have an ear infection, swollen throat, discomfort in your nasal channel, trouble in maintaining body balance quite often and disturbed sleep routine including abnormal breathing and snoring. Even in specific cases like trouble in swallowing, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and nasal allergies, regular consultation with an ENT specialist is highly recommended.
Otolaryngology being a broad branch of specialisation, there are sub specialisations as well, depending on the part of your body affected. There are medical practitioners who are typically specialised in dealing with food and environmental hazard related infections and allergies. Some others are cosmetic surgeons who conduct nose and face related reconstructions. Any form of vocal cord related troubles including problems in swallowing can be treated by a Laryngologist. Any specific ear related suffering like a partial hearing loss, loss of body balance, eardrum damages, dizziness are taken care of by an Otologist. Besides these, there are paediatric ENTs who can be approached by the parents when small children are having issues like speech problem or birth defects in ear, nose, and throat.
An ENT specialist in Chennai on an average can charge you up to Rs. 500 as consultation fees during each visit. In case of Tonsillitis surgery and Rhinoplasty it may cost you around Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 Lakh respectively. A basic hearing aid device would cost approximately Rs. 25,000.
These days ENT specialists conduct surgeries, if at all required, beyond regular medications.
A Sinus Surgery: It treats sinusitis and is regarded as a minor operation nowadays.
Removal of tonsils: On time removal helps to curb the future complications of tonsillitis.
Snoring or sleeping disorder surgeries: These help you to tackle bone structure outgrowths and blockages in the nasal space by removing the same.
Corrective breathing surgery: It cures chronic problems like abnormal breathing permanently.
Laryngoscope: It is recommended by a Laryngologist to reduce the improper functioning of the larynx.