ENT or ear, nose, and throat specialist are those medical practitioners who deal with the diagnosis and treatment of the infections in these organs. They also try to minimise the issues associated with the deformities in ear, nose, and throat through medical intervention. One of the most common surgeries the ENT specialist performs is Rhinoplasty. It is a facial cosmetic procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose.
You might need to consult an ENT if affected by hearing impairment, in case of development of a tumour in the ear, nose or throat, tinnitus, adenoid infection or tonsil, ear infection, swimmer’s ear, sinus, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and epistaxis (nosebleeds). The ENT specialist first takes a detailed medical history, then may prescribe specific diagnostic tests before a diagnosis and treatment of the disease. In some cases, they may perform surgical procedures like Tympanoplasty, Ossiculoplasty, Rhinoplasty, and Laryngectomy for treating the diseases or deformities in the ears, nose, and throat.
ENT specialists may obtain super-specialisation under the core group ENT. These include paediatric otolaryngology ( for children), facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, otology or neurotology (ears, balance, and tinnitus), and rhinology (specialising in the nose and sinus cavity).
The consultation fee of the ENT specialists in Mumbai starts from around INR 500 to INR 600. Surgical processes entail more charges. Detailed below are approximate costs of ENT surgical procedures.
Here are the top five treatments given by an ENT.
Here the doctor removes the malfunctioning stapes (a small bone) from the middle ear and introduces prosthesis in its place.
The ENT performs this surgery when the patient suffers from eardrum perforation due to chronic infections or trauma in the eardrum.
This surgery helps in the repair, reconstruct and improvement of the movement of bones in the middle ear.
The doctors remove the larynx affected by cancer or severe injury when other treatments are ineffective or there is radiation necrosis.
Here the doctor implants an electronic device when the patient suffers severe hearing loss.