ENT

   Overview

Comprehensive Services

Our Department of Ear, Nose & Throat offers comprehensive services under one roof. The Department is equipped with modern and innovative technology to treat patients with all types of simple and complicated Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck, and Skull Base problems. The Department performs both basic and advanced endoscopic sinus surgeries, micro ear/micro laryngeal surgeries, oesophageal endoscopies, and surgery for deafness. It also offers solutions in advanced endoscopic, microscopic anterior, and lateral skull base surgeries in collaboration with Neurosurgeons.


Transforming to Enhance LIfe

The Department of Ear, Nose, Throat Surgery at AIMS Hospital offers advanced comprehensive care, provides training for personnel, and conducts active research. The TEAM SPIRIT – a tradition and strength of AIMS Hospital – is the driving force behind the bonding between the Department of Otolaryngology and other leading departments to form interdisciplinary TASK FORCES to treat some of the most complicated problems. The advanced intensive care units at our hospital reinforce the management of such complicated problems.

 
Objectives

  • To provide international standard quality of care to patients with simple as well as complicated ear, nose, and throat disorders.
  • To provide corporate care at affordable prices to the economically weak populations through community service activities.


Common Symptoms

  • Earache, Ear Discharge, Deafness, Ear Infections
  • Recurrent Cold, Headache, Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Allergy
  • Nasal Bleed, Nasal Mass
  • Giddiness / Vertigo
  • Speech and Voice Disorders
  • Snoring and Sleep Disorders
  • Oral Cavity Lesions
  • Difficulty in Swallowing
  • Neck Masses
  • Foreign Body in Ear, Nose, Pharynx, Bronchus, Oesophagus

   Ear

Surgeries

  • Myringotomy
  • Grommet Insertion
  • Myringoplasty / Tympanoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Stapedectomy / Stapedotomy
  • Ossicular Reconstructions
  • Foreign Body Removal

   Nose

Nasal Surgeries

  • Septoplasty / SMR
  • Turbinate Reduction Surgeries
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Endoscopic DCR
  • Epistaxis Management
  • Nasal Bone Fracture Reduction
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Skull Base Surgeries

   Throat

Oral Cavity & Throat Surgeries

Surgeries for Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Snoring

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Oesophagoscopy
  • Tongue Tie Release
  • Mucus Retention Cyst Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal


LARYNGEAL & AIRWAY SURGERIES

  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Direct Laryngoscopy / Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Surgeries for Subglottic / Tracheal Stenosis

   Head & Neck

Head & Neck Surgeries

  • Thyroid Gland
  • Parathyroid Gland
  • Submandibular Gland
  • Parotid Gland
  • Different Neck Abscesses
  • Benign Neck Masses/Cysts/Fistulas
  • Submandibular Duct Relocation


HEAD & NECK CANCER

Cancer of the head and neck are the most common cancers in India (30% of all cancers). Treatment of head and neck cancer now requires a multidisciplinary approach with a team comprising of a Head and Neck Cancer surgeon, a Reconstructive surgeon, an ENT surgeon, an Onco-anaesthetist, a Radiation Oncologist, a Medical Oncologist, an onco-pathologist, a Speech, and swallowing therapist, a Physiotherapist, a Dental surgeon, an Occupational therapist and a Medical counselor. In addition to improved cancer-free survival, we also aim to improve the quality of life of our patients with better cosmetic surgery, better functional outcomes like normal speech, swallowing, taste, smell, etc. Each member of the multidisciplinary team at AIMS works towards the goal of improving the quality of life of Head and Neck cancer patients.


CANCER SURGERIES

  • Throat Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Parotid Cancer
  • Submandibular Gland Cancer
  • Sinonasal Cancer

   Management of Mucormycosis

The department of ENT is well qualified with the best services & state-of-the-art technologies and infrastructure to fight against Mucormycosis seen in Covid-19 patients. Many patients had taken treatment here at AIMS Hospital and also have successfully recovered.

Black Fungus / Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection caused by a group of molds called micromycetes that live throughout the environment affecting Covid-19 patients.

It mostly affects the sinuses or the lungs after inhaling fungal spores from the air


Signs & Symptoms (In Covid-19 patients, diabetics or immunosuppressed individuals)

  • Sinusitis- nasal blockage or congestion, nasal discharge (blackish/bloody), local pain on the cheekbone
  • One-sided facial pain, numbness or swelling, facial discoloration
  • Blackish discoloration over the bridge of nose/palate
  • Toothache, loosening of teeth, jaw involvement
  • Blurred or double vision with pain, fever, skin lesion, thrombosis & necrosis
  • Chest pain, pleural effusion, hemoptysis, worsening of respiratory symptoms, Ptosis, Proptosis, Restricted eye movements, Palatal discoloration or Necrosis


What Predisposes

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Treated for Covid-19 with corticosteroids
  • Treated with Immunomodulators (Tocilizumab, Itolizumab)
  • Treated with Mechanical Ventilation
  • Long-standing Oxygen Therapy
     

Do’s & Don’ts​

Do’s:

  • Control hyperglycemia
  • Monitor blood glucose level post-Covid-19 discharge and also in diabetics
  • Use steroid judiciously- correct timing, correct dose, and duration
  • Use clean, sterile water for humidifiers during oxygen therapy
  • Use antibiotics/antifungals judiciously
     

Don’ts:

  • Do not miss warning signs and symptoms
  • Do not consider all the cases with a blocked nose as cases of bacterial sinusitis, particularly in the context of immunosuppression and/or Covid-19 patients on immunomodulators
  • Do not hesitate to seek investigations for detecting fungal etiology and MRI as an Imaging modality
  • Do not lose crucial time to initiate treatment for mucormycosis

   Audiology and Speech

We cater to all services that include, counselling on hearing loss and creating awareness on prevention, hearing aid trial, fitting, troubleshooting and accessories. We have a wide range of products of renowned and time tested companies with excellent features and styles to fit individual needs.

   Specialists



DR. NEHA PANGAM
ENT CONSULTANT
M.S. (ENT), Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncosurgery, Fellowship in Rhinosurgery

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