The ENT department at Sunshine Hospitals has a strong team of ear, nose, throat surgeons, speech therapists, otolaryngologists, and audiologists. The department has a track record of producing excellent results for some of the most severe speech and swallowing conditions.
Clinical ENT services for:
- Hearing impairment and ear diseases
- Laryngology and voice disorders
- Paediatric ENT
- Chronic nasal and sinus disorders
- Minimally invasive ENT surgery
- Speech-language pathology
- Vestibular disorders
- Micro Ear Surgery
- Voice surgeries
Treatment modules and programs at Sunshine Hospital
Snoring & OSA
Loud snoring is not only a social problem but can also be a symptom of an underlying disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In adults, OSA can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and hypertension and if left untreated can lead to serious consequences like Heart failure.
Patients suffering from these conditions are advised to reduce weight, and in selected cases, the airway is improved.
Cochlear Implant Program
Cochlear implantations are for patients suffering from hearing losses, and who are unable to efficiently manage other hearing aids. Implants do not restore normal hearing, and the patients feel that the sound is mechanical. It is only through time and trial that the brain familiarises with the new sound and speech signals and environmental sounds. Cochlear implants help in:
- Lip reading
- Improved perception of environment sounds
- Monitoring the volume of one’s own voice
ENT Specialists at Sunshine’s ENT outpatient clinic understand and treat a wide range of hearing, balance and communication disorders. The Cochlear Implant program is a significant initiative towards Sunshine’s commitment to helping restore hearing to deaf children and adults. A multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants belonging to various clinical areas like otology, audiology, speech pathology and psychology work in unison to make the program a tremendous success.
Sunshine Hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic evaluations for hearing and balance, along with restorative technology and services. The team has the experience of working with the newborns, children, adults and the elderly people, and customizes services according to the need. Services include:
- Hearing tests
- Newborn infant hearing screening
- Hearing aid fitting
- Assistive listening devices
- Cochlear implant services
Chronic nasal and sinus disorders
The key to effective treatment of chronic nasal and sinus disorders is a precise diagnosis. ENT specialists at Sunshine Hospitals deliver exceptional care to patients suffering from complex sinonasal disorders. Depending on the condition of the patient, a combination of medical treatments or sinus and nasal surgery, if required, is employed. The multidisciplinary team includes experts in allergy, radiology, neurology and pulmonology.
Some of the conditions treated at Sunshine Hospitals are:
- Nasal stuffiness
- Recurrent infection
- Loss of smell
- Chronic sinusitis
- Nasal polyps
A multidisciplinary approach is embraced to treat children with ear, nose and throat problems. Paediatric ENT specialists work in sync with nurses, audiologists and speech therapists to treat simple disorders like ear, tonsil and sinus infections, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea to the most complex ones like congenital hearing loss and severe airway problems.
Vocal cord disorders
Located in the larynx (voice box) in the neck area are two bands of smooth muscle tissue that produces the sound of an individual’s voice called as vocal cords. Some of the common reasons that cause vocal cord disorders are vocal abuse such as overuse of the voice to sing, talk, smoke, cough, scream, etc. If symptoms like change in voice persist longer than two weeks, then you should immediately consult a doctor. In some cases, hoarseness in voice has indicated laryngeal cancer.
ENT surgeons diagnose and treat a broad range of vocal cord disorders that include:
- Vocal nodules
- Vocal polyps
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Contact ulcers
- Laryngeal papillomatosis
Depending on the patient’s condition, extent and the type of problem, a specific treatment plan is prepared and implemented by the ENT team at Sunshine. Treatment may include avoiding activities that triggered the vocal cord disorder, medication or surgery.