ENT

Ear, Nose and Throat are the important parts of the body and when they are affected or impaired the quality of life gets affected to a great extent. The Department of ENT at Virinchi Hospitals deals with the all ENT disorders of both adults and children. The disorders treated range from hearing problems, deafness, ringing in ears, dizziness (vertigo) to the cancers of ear, nose and throat.

We provide comprehensive treatment for all ear, nose and throat conditions including:

  • Ringing in Ears
  • Balance Problems
  • Ear Ache & Ear Discharge
  • Hearing Loss
  • Balance and Dizziness Issues
  • Blocked Nose
  • Poor Sense of Smell
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Rhinology (nose and sinus disorders – including allergies)
  • Deviated Septum
  • Head Aches
  • Problems of Head and Neck Soft Tissue Masses or Lesions
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore Throat
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
  • Throat Irritation
  • Cough
  • Change of Voice
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Sleep breathing disorders
  • Swallowing Difficulty
  • Speech and swallowing issues (disorders of the larynx, also known as the Voice-box)
  • Deafness

Our ENT surgeons work closely with other consultants including paediatricians, speech pathologists, ophthalmologists, dermatologists, neurosurgeons, allergists and immunologists, pulmonary medicine and oncology experts to provide collaborative and multidisciplinary care to the patients. We have state-of-the-art equipment and world-class services that enable us to provide accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

In addition, we have an experienced team of head and neck surgeons with exposure to all minor and major procedures of the head and neck. Our experts provide cosmetic surgery to bent nose, prominent ears, and droopy eyebrows.

Our Expertise

  • Speech and language services
    • We offer sleep study & customised treatments ranging from simple advice to surgery for Sleep Apnea
  • Rhinoplasty (to correct the shape of the nose)
  • Micro ear surgery
    • We have sophisticated Oto-endoscope (microscope) for micro-ear surgery
  • Voice evaluation, speech therapy and microscopic voice box surgery
  • Otoplasty (to change the shape of the ears)
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Audiology & Hearing aid
  • Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • Head & Neck Surgery, including surgery for head and neck cancers
  • Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery

Paediatric ENT

  • Ear infections
  • Breathing problems
  • Tonsils
  • Adenoid issues
  • Congenital Masses or Lesions
  • Audiology & Hearing Aid Centre
  • Sleep Apnea & Snoring
  • Micro Ear Surgery
  • Otolaryngology (general ENT services)
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Special Tests and Treatments

Endoscopy:

In this procedure, a flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy technique employs an endoscope which is flexible enough to go anywhere around the ear. This procedure is usually employed to know the problems associated with throat like hoarseness and cancers of the throat, in addition to snoring and breathing difficulties. In rigid nasal endoscopy technique, an endoscope with a tiny camera at the tip is employed to diagnose the patients with sinus and nasopharyngeal problems.

Stroboscopy

This procedure is performed for those patients who have voice related problems. This is performed as the part of routine voice assessment to see the vibratory pattern of the vocal cords. Vocal cords’ movement is seen in slow motion with the help of pulsed light. The image is then stored in the system for future analysis and replay.

Audio-vestibular Clinics

These are the special clinics aimed at dealing with the patients with audio and balancing problems.  Hearing (audio) and balance (vestibular) problems are evaluated, diagnosed and treated by specialists who are specially trained to handle such cases. The clinics also offer rehabilitation programs and special tests. Once the problem has been diagnosed, the patient is directed to the audio-vestibular lab.

Diagnostic Tests

  • Videonystagmography & Electrocochleography – used to diagnose a patient who is suffering from with giddiness
  • Hearing Aid trial – a small electrical device kept in the ear helps people hear
  • Pure-tone audiometry – different noises or levels of sound that people hear and impedance audiometry are used to know the working of the ear parts, particularly – eardrums.
  • Auditory brainstem response (ABR) audiometry – Brain’s electrical activity is evaluated in this test when a person hears a sound
  • Auditory Steady-State Response (ASSR): is a special type of ABR, which is very useful in assessing the hearing levels in babies who need to have hearing aids fitted
  • Oto-acoustic emission testing (OAE) – a small speaker and a microscope are placed into the ear canal to record the sounds produced by the ear
  • Neonatal screening for deafness – is performed to see whether the new-born babies are born deaf
  • Speech assessment – done to test how well people, say and understand words / language
  • Voice analysis and therapy – done by audiologists using computer-based software for analysis of one’s voice

Rehabilitation Facilities

  • Auditory verbal therapy and training – to help children & adult to speak after cochlear implant (artificial inner ear)
  • Hearing Aids fitting – Digital hearing aid (We offer custom-made hearing aids)
  • We have an excellent speech lab with trained speech therapist to deal with all types of speech and voice problems