(Head & Neck, Speech and Audiology)
The Department of ENT at Sunshine Hospitals provides care to a broad spectrum of conditions that affect ear, nose and throat of both adults and children. ENT conditions can range from dizziness, vertigo, ringing in ears, hearing loss, hearing problems, deafness, ear infections, throat infections, sore throat, strep throat, nasal blockages, sinusitis, deviated septum to cancers of mouth, oral cavity, throat, nose and ears. Our ENT department has a team of qualified and trained ENT surgeons, speech therapists, head and neck surgeons and audiologists with hands-on experience in all aspects of otolaryngology. The department has an excellent track record of performing some of the most complicated speech and throat procedures with excellent results.
Our ENT experts have hands-on experience in dealing with all ENT emergencies including severe headaches, blood from throat, nose or ear, balance problems, ear discharge, severe earache, acute ear pain, foreign bodies in throat, ear or nose, and severe breathing difficulty. We also offer hearing, speech and language therapies and rehabilitation services; microvascular and reconstructive surgeries for restoring the appearance and function of ear, nose and face.
Paediatric ENT services include treatment for tonsillitis, breathing problems, ear infections, masses or lesions, adenoids and congenital deformities.
- Hearing impairment and ear diseases
- Laryngology and voice disorders
- Paediatric ENT
- Chronic nasal and sinus disorders
- Speech-language pathology
- Disorders of the larynx
- Swallowing Difficulty
- Breathing difficulty during sleep
- Breathing Difficulty
- Sleep Apnoea & snoring
- Change of Voice
- Throat Irritation
- Cough, Sore Throat
- Thyroid and parathyroid disorders
- Problems of head and neck soft tissue masses or lesions
- Deviated Septum
- Rhinology (nose and sinus disorders – including allergies)
- Nose Bleeds
- Poor Sense of Smell
- Blocked Nose
- Balance and dizziness issues
- Hearing loss
- Earache & Ear Discharge
- Balance Problems
- Ringing in Ears
- Microscopic Ear Surgery
- Microscopic voice box surgery
- Rhinoplasty (to correct the shape of the nose)
- Otoplasty (to change the shape of the ears)
- Voice surgeries
- Minimally invasive ENT surgery
- Minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery
- Speech and language therapy
- Customised treatments for sleep disorders
- Surgery for sleep apnoea
- Paediatric Otolaryngology
- Surgeries for head and neck cancers
- Head & neck surgery
- Sleep and language Labs
- Audiology & Hearing aid
- Voice evaluation, speech therapy
- We have sophisticated Oto-endoscope (microscope) for micro-ear surgery
- Audio-vestibular clinics
- Voice Clinics – voice assessment and therapy
Snoring & OSA
Loud snoring is not only a social problem but can also be a symptom of an underlying disease called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). In adults, OSA can cause excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, and hypertension and if left untreated can lead to serious problems like heart failure. Patients suffering from these conditions are advised to reduce weight, and in selected cases, the airway is improved.
Cochlear implantations are for the patients suffering from hearing loss, 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:
- 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 and restoring hearing in deaf children and adults. A multi-disciplinary team comprising of consultants belonging to various clinical areas – such as 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 new-borns, children, adults and the elderly people, and customizes services according to the need. Services include:
- Hearing tests
- New-borns and infants hearing screening
- Hearing aid fitting
- Assistive listening devices
- Cochlear implant services
Chronic nasal and sinus disorder
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 apnoea and also the most complex ones like congenital hearing loss and severe airway problems.
Vocal cord disorders
The voice box or larynx is located in the neck region. The vocal cords present in it produces sound or voice of an individual. Some of the common reasons that cause disorders of the vocal cord are vocal abuse such as overuse of 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 of voice indicates laryngeal cancer.
ENT surgeons diagnose and treat a broad range of vocal cord disorders including vocal polyps, vocal nodules, laryngitis, laryngeal papillomatosis, contact ulcers and vocal cord paralysis.
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 may trigger the vocal cord disorder.
DR. P VENUGOPALA REDDY
MBBS, MS (ENT), FICS (USA), FRSH (UK)
Senior Consultant ENT Surgeon
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