Serious ear conditions such as chronic otitis, otosclerosis, and others can lead to gradual hearing loss or permanent deafness. To enable patients access to consultation and treatment with premium ENT experts in Vietnam, Dr Bernard Colin MD, PhD, a leading Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist from France, will be consulting and treating ear-related conditions at FV Hospital’s Otorhinolaryngology (ORL or ENT) Department from 20th November to 5th December 2023.
Dr Bernard is renowned for treating complex ear problems such as hearing loss, chronic otitis, punctured eardrum and otosclerosis having helping hundreds of patients to regain their hearing after long periods of deafness.
Bernard Colin MD, PhD – A leading Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist from France
We are often subjective and ignore the initial signs of ear diseases, leading to serious complications and possible hearing loss. This can cause inconvenience in daily life as well as reduce the patient’s quality of life. It is extremely necessary to get examined immediately when there are signs of ear diseases such as: ear pain, tinnitus, ear discharge, frequent ear itching, or sudden hearing loss. Dr Bernard Colin knows “Early treatment as soon as the disease is detected will help the hearing recovery rate of up to 90%”
He has helped FV Hospital successfully treat many patients with ear-related diseases. Like the case of Mr Nguyen Thanh Phu (32 years old, from Tien Giang), who after 2 years of being tortured by tinnitus, headaches and the feeling of always having the sound of bees ‘buzzing’, he went to be examined at FV Hospital. Following is diagnosis of otosclerosis – a condition in which bones grow abnormally inside the ear, causing hearing loss, a disease that was completely foreign to him. Mr Phu became much panicked when he learned that this disease can cause hearing loss if not treated promptly. Mr Phu needed to have a surgery to hear normally again.
Bernard Colin MD, PhD explains the condition to Mr Phu
Mr Phu is very worried about surgery. But when he was introduced to Dr Bernard Colin, the leading expert in France in the field of treating ear diseases, Mr Phu hoped that he would be treated by this famous doctor.
Dr Colin shared that depending on each person, they may experience some or all of the symptoms of otosclerosis such as tinnitus, dizziness, headaches, nausea; but it is important to determine the disease as well as its severity. It is important to rely on the results of audiometry and CT imaging to determine if you have otosclerosis or not.
To operate on Mr Phu, Dr Colin drilled a small hole with a diameter of 0.5 mm through the base of the stapes bone into the inner ear; then placed a 0.4mm diameter platinum piston into the foot plate, then bent it into the incus. Sponge ear surgery is extremely sophisticated and complex, requiring microsurgery to replace the stapes bone. This surgery was successfully performed by Dr Colin, with the incision inside the ear so no external scars were visible.
Three weeks later, Mr Phu went to FV Hospital’s Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Department for examination. At this follow-up visit, when the mesh was removed from his ear, Mr Phu was extremely satisfied because he could hear normally again.
Bernard Colin, MD, PhD, is the former Head of Otolaryngology at St. Luc Hospital, Lyon, France. He has decades of experience in the field of surgery and treatment of ear diseases such as deafness, chronic otitis, punctured eardrums and otosclerosis and reconstruction of the ossicular chain. Working at FV Hospital, Dr Colin has restored the hearing of hundreds of patients, even in people who have experienced deafness for a long time.
With a highly experienced team of Vietnamese and French doctors, rigorous infection control systems, and modern equipment meeting international standards, surgeries performed at FV achieve high success rates.
With a highly experienced team of Vietnamese and French doctors, FV’s strict infection control system and state-of-the-art equipment invested according to JCI international standards ensure high success rates for surgeries, ranging from simple procedures like grommet insertion for eardrum ventilation to intricate and complex surgeries such as brain tumor removal.
From November 20 to December 05, 2023, Dr Bernard Colin will directly examine and treat patients at the Ear-Nose–Throat Department, FV Hospital (6 Nguyen Luong Bang, District 7, HCMC). To make an appointment for examination and surgery with Dr Bernard Colin, please contact: (028) 54 11 33 41 or (028) 54 11 33 33, ext. 7711