ENT

EAR , NOSE AND THROAT ( ENT )

AND

HEAD AND NECK ONCOSURGERY

SERVICES AT KCHRC

 

ENT Services

● Otolaryngology is the medical specialty concerned with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) region of the body. An ear, nose, and throat specialist, also known as an ENT or otolaryngologist, is a doctor who possesses a set of specialized skills. 

 

● Our special skills include diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. Otolaryngologists diagnose, treat, and manage specialty-specific disorders as well as many primary care problems in both children and adults.

 

♦️ What Conditions Do ENTs Treat?

● There are numerous ear-related conditions that are treated by ENT doctors. When working with the ears, these doctors identify, evaluate, and correct many clinical problems. They use different devices or surgery to treat conditions such as hearing loss, ear infections, nerve damage, malformations, balance disorders, and even birth disorders that affect both the inner or outer area of the ear.

● Problems involving the nose are also treated by ENTs, such as deviated septum, malformation, nerve disorders, chronic sinusitis, and smell and sensory issues. They can also treat allergies and breathing problems that are the result of a problem with the nasal cavity.

● Treatment of the throat area involves cancer, speech problems, and vocal issues, as well as eating disabilities and speaking limitations. ENTs also treat infections of the throat that are acute or chronic, and perform surgery as necessary.

♦️  Common ENT Problems

● As surgical specialists, otolaryngologists (ENT doctors) treat a wide variety of conditions for the following body parts: 

       ♦️      Ears
     

        Chronic ear infections

        Sudden hearing loss

        Vertigo or balance disorders related to ear conditions

        Congenital disorders (from birth) of the inner and outer ear

        ♦️    Nose

            

        Long-term or ongoing sinus infections

        Jaw pain related to sinus pressure that does not resolve after a few weeks

        Growths or polyps in the nasal cavity that require a biopsy (tissue removal) or surgical removal

         Deviated septum (when the thin wall in your nasal passage is crooked) or other nasal blockages

         ♦️      Throat

          

        Bronchitis (inflamed bronchial tubes, which carry air to your lungs) from ear or sinus infections

        Frequent or recurring sore throats

        Vocal cord diseases and disorders

        Throat cancer diagnosis and treatment

        Tonsil removal (tonsillectomy)

        Esophagus disorders and swallowing problems

        ♦️      Head & Neck

             

           Head or neck tumors

         Facial deformities

         Facial trauma

 

♦️  Common Reasons To Visit our ENT / Head and Neck Oncology Department

        ●  A lump in the neck
        ● Change in voice
        ● A growth in the mouth
        ● Spitting up blood
        ● Difficulty swallowing
        ● Changes in the skin
        ● Persistent earache
        ● Recurrent sinusitis
        ● Persistent allergies
        ● Deviated septum
        ● Loss of smell
        ● Hearing problems