ENTs manage a wide variety of problems in the head and neck.
We treat children and adults
The scope involves a fair mix of medical and surgical intervention options
We are trained to treat functional problems, cosmetic and also cancer of the head and neck.
See below how we can help you:
Ear Problems (Otology/Neurotology)
Injury, Infections, Foreign bodies, Hearing and Balance problems.
Examples: ear infection; swimmer’s ear; hearing loss; ear, face, or neck pain; dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Nose Problems (Rhinology)
Sinus and Allergy problems, Bleeding noses, Broken noses, Blocked nose, Loss of sense of smell, Deviated septums.
Throat, mouth and voice box (Laryngology):
Disorders of the throat and tonsils, Voice and swallowing problems.
Examples: sore throat, hoarseness, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Pediatric Otolaryngology (Children)
Ear infection (otitis media), tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, Down’s syndrome, asthma and allergy/sinus disease.
Head and Neck: cancerous and non-cancerous tumors in the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid, mouth ulcers, throat cancer and lumps in the neck.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck.
Examples: Rhinoplasty (nose-job)
Allergy: Treatment by medication, immunotherapy (allergy shots) and/or avoidance of pollen, dust, mold, food, and other sensitivities that affect the ear, nose, and throat.
Examples: hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis
Snoring and Sleep Apneoa:
Because obstructive sleep apnoea often results from an upper airway or Nose / Throat Probem, we are involved in the interventions related to its management. These involve sleep studies, Use of CPAP, oral appliances an even surgey.
See our affiliated centres at http://www.sleepcentre.co.za/