Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

ENT is a broad ranging subject which encompasses a wide variety of diseases and conditions of the head and neck. Another name for this is otorhinolaryngology. It covers diseases and injuries to the nose, ear, throat, eye, neck and head plus allergy and sleep disorders, e.g. sleep apnoea.

Treatment is carried out by our world renowned specialists and surgeons within our private ENT clinics. These clinics are dedicated to providing you with a first class patient experience and a high standard of care. This is delivered within state of the art surroundings, using the latest equipment and devices.

Common ENT conditions

The most common ENT conditions are:

  • Sinus problems, e.g. rhinitis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Vocal cord nodes
  • Vertigo/Meniere’s disease
  • Ear inflammation
  • Oral cancer

Other less well known conditions include facial trauma, e.g. fractured eye socket, swollen lymph glands, whiplash injuries and thyroid disorders.

Most of us suffer from an ENT condition at some point in our lives, usually a cough, cold or virus infection. These are mild diseases which are easy to treat and clear up within a few days. In many cases they do not require any medical intervention.

But there are serious conditions such as cancer and sleep apnoea which are potentially life threatening.

Treatment for ENT conditions

Our ENT clinics diagnose and treat a vast array of symptoms and diseases which range from mild through to severe. These include sore throats, bad breath, ear infections and coughing through to heartburn, problems with swallowing, hearing loss and tumours.

It is important that these are handled by highly skilled, reputable surgeons who have the level of skill and expertise needed to deal with this wide range of conditions. They will spend time with you, determining the cause of your particular condition before discussing a range of treatment options with you.

These options include diagnostic tests, e.g. sleep investigation studies, CT scans, endoscopy, biopsy and blood tests. These form part of a detailed investigation carried out by ENT nurses, specialists and therapists to confirm a diagnosis before recommending a suitable course of treatment.

Treatment usually involves surgery of which there are many procedures to choose from. Non-surgical options include hearing aids, balance rehabilitation, speech therapy and oxygen equipment (for sleep apnoea).