Otolaryngologists diagnose, manage and treat head and neck disorders, including ears, nose throat, sinuses, larynx and other structures. Otolaryngology is a surgical specialty and ENTs are trained in the medical and surgical management of diseases. Specialists in the ear, nose and throat, also called ENTs.
What Conditions Do ENTs Treat?
General otolaryngologists do not limit their practice to any portion of the head and neck and may treat a variety of conditions. Nonetheless, some ENT professionals undertake additional training in one of these sub-specialty areas:
- Ear – Hearing and balance are important to how we live our daily lives. ENT professionals treat symptoms such as ear infections, hearing loss, dizziness, ringing in the ears (called tinnitus), ear, face or neck pain, and more.
- Nose – Our nose enhances breathing by helping to keep out potentially harmful dust, allergens, and other chemicals. In addition to allergies, ENT professionals treat deviated septum, rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma and migraine headache, nasal obstruction and surgery, and more.
- Throat – Disorders that affect our ability to speak and swallow effectively can have an immense impact on our lives and livelihoods. ENT professionals treat sore throat, hoarseness, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), allergies, cough, airway and vocal cord disorders, and more.
- Head and Neck / Thyroid — Head and neck include some of the most vital organs in our body that can be particularly susceptible to tumors and cancer. In addition to head and neck cancers, ENT physicians treat the mass of the skull, Grave’s disease, swollen thyroid glands, and more.
Department of ENT – SIMS
The Department of ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) at SIMS Hospital Chennai bring together otolaryngologist, audiologist and speech therapist. Our services range from consultation on sinus infection through to complex head and neck cancer surgery and the implantation of artificial hearing services.We also advise patients about preventive measures to prevent the recurrence of the problem in the future.