As the name suggests an ENT or Ear, Nose and Throat doctor treats conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. These doctors may also be known as otolaryngologists or otorhinolaryngologists. ENT specialists can treat children and adults for a range of conditions such as asthma, allergies, sinusitis, recurrent headaches and neck pain and dizziness. Apart from prescribing medication, they may also perform surgeries if required.
Some of the reasons you may want to consult an ENT specialist are if you experience persistent pain in the ears, ear pain after swimming, have a chronic sinus infection or ear infection, conditions such as laryngitis or tonsillitis, have sleep apnoea or hearing loss.
There are many subspecialties under ENT. This includes paediatric otolaryngology, otology or neurotology, allergies, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, sleep disorders, rhinology, head and neck surgery and laryngology.
Consultation fees for an ENT specialist range from Rs 300 to Rs 1000. Tests and procedures may have an additional cost.
Sinus Surgery- Rs. 17,000 to Rs. 90,000
Stapedectomy- Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 2,20,000
Tympanoplasty- Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1,40,000
Cochlear Implant- Rs. 90,000 to Rs. 3,00,000
Ossiculoplasty- Rs. 1,30,000 to Rs. 2,30,000
Laryngectomy- Rs. 2,40,000 to Rs. 3,50,000
This is a surgical procedure to remove a small bone known as stapes in the middle ear. This is done if the tissue surrounding this bone becomes hard and affects hearing. A prosthesis may be used to replace the stapes.
This is a surgical procedure used to treat infections in the idle ear and reconstruct the hearing mechanism in the case of ear drum perforations.
This is an invasive surgical procedure used to repair and reconstruct the bones of the middle ear so as to improve hearing. It may also be known as an Ossicular Chain Reconstruction (OCR) Surgery.
This is a surgical procedure used to remove the larynx partially or completely. It may be performed if the patient has cancer of the larynx or has suffered a serious injury to the larynx.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device that can help restore hearing. It is used in cases where the inner ear is badly damaged. This device converts sounds to electrical impulses that stimulate the auditory nerve to help the person hear.