ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat), formally called Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, is the medical specialty which focuses on conditions relating to the ears, nose, and throat as well as related areas of the head and neck.

The ENT Department’s services range from consultation to highly complicated surgery, and are available for both children and adults

In the administering of complex conditions, our experts collaborate closely with specialists in many areas at FV Hospital such as neuro-surgeons and cancer specialists.

Ear

  • Acute and chronic ear infections (otitis)
  • Middle ear surgical procedures
  • Hearing loss – including the implementation of hearing aids or cochlear implants
  • Dizziness, vertigo or imbalance
  • Tinnitus

Nose

  • Acute and chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps
  • Epistaxis
  • Rhinoplasty

Throat

  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  • Head and neck cancer screening with NBI fiber endoscopy
  • Treatment for throat cancers – these include cancers of the larynx (voice box), nasopharynx (upper throat) and oropharynx(back of the month)
  • Voice and swallowing disorders
  • Assessment and treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea

Head and Neck

  • Treatment for cancers of the salivary glands, and the endocrine glands such as thyroid and parathyroid
  • Management of cervical lymph nodes
  • Removal of congenital cysts and fistula
  • Treatment for facial trauma and deformities to the face

Skull Base Surgery

Management of tumours in and around the cranial base requiring a multidisciplinary approach which involves ENT surgeons, neuro-surgeons, neuro-otologists, radiation oncologists, and plastic surgeons

The outpatient ORL Department is situated in a contemporary and spacious setting on the first floor of the V Building. Its light, comfortable reception is a perfect place for patients to relax before been seen to in one of its five fully-equipped consultation rooms.

Outpatient department:

  • Olympus NBI fiberscope to examine the nasal cavity, behind the oral cavity, the throat and the voice organ
  • Mega microscope system
  • Audiology centre: The department is equipped with an impedance audiometer to measure how well the eardrum (tympanic membrane) is vibrating when sound strikes and how well the tiny bones of the ear are functioning to transmit those vibrations to the organ of hearing in the cochlea. To make sure measurements are accurate patient is doing the test in a noise reduction booth.

  • Sleep analysis: polysomnography to study sleep disorders such as sleep apnoea and snoring can be done at home with a portable polysomnography or in a more complete manner at FV Hospital using a very sophisticated technology
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machines to treat sleep apnoea

Operating theatre:

  • Revolix laser for tonsillectomy
  • Coblator for endoscopic adenoidectomy
  • High-Definition Stryker and Karl Storz endoscopic systems for functional endoscopic sinus surgery
  • S88 Carl Ziess microscope system for ear and skull base surgery

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