ENT

Overview

ENT stands for Ear, Nose, and Throat, which is a medical specialty also known as Otolaryngology. Otolaryngologists are medical doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders and conditions related to the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck. They are sometimes referred to as ENT doctors or ENT specialists.

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Ear and Nose Conditions and Treatments

Ear Disorders

ENT doctors diagnose and treat various ear conditions, including hearing loss, ear infections, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), balance disorders, and ear trauma. They can also perform surgeries to address issues such as ear tube placement, cochlear implants, and repairing ear drum perforations.

Nose and Sinus Conditions

They manage conditions related to the nose and sinuses, such as chronic sinusitis, nasal congestion, nasal polyps, deviated septum, and allergic rhinitis. Surgical procedures like septoplasty and sinus surgery may be recommended when necessary.

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KIDNEY TRASPLANTATION

Evaluation and selection of suitable kidney donors and recipients. Pre-transplant assessments and compatibility testing. Living donor and deceased donor transplant procedures. Minimally invasive laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.

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TRANSPLANT SURGERY AND CARE

Advanced surgical techniques for kidney transplantation. Robotic-assisted and laparoscopic procedures. Post-transplant monitoring and follow-up care.

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RENAL TRANSPLANT EVALUTION AND WORKUP

Comprehensive medical and surgical evaluations for potential transplant candidates. Diagnostic testing, including blood work, imaging, and biopsies. Evaluation of transplant suitability and consideration of alternative treatments.

ENT Specialties in Ear, Nose, Throat, and Head & Neck Conditions

Ear

ENT doctors diagnose and treat various ear-related issues, including hearing loss, ear infections, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), balance disorders, and ear injuries.

Nose

Conditions related to the nose that ENT specialists address include sinusitis (sinus infections), nasal congestion, allergies, nasal polyps, deviated septum, and nosebleeds.

Throat

Disorders of the throat are a common part of an ENT specialist’s practice. This includes conditions like sore throat, tonsillitis, voice disorders, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and laryngitis.

Head and Neck

ENT specialists are trained to diagnose and manage various head and neck conditions, including head and neck cancers, thyroid disorders, salivary gland problems, and neck masses.

Treatment

Depending on the diagnosis, treatment options may range from medical management (prescribing medication or recommending lifestyle changes) to surgical procedures. ENT surgeons are trained to perform surgeries such as tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, septoplasties (to correct a deviated septum), and more complex procedures like cochlear implantation or head and neck cancer surgery.

If you are experiencing any issues related to your ears, nose, or throat, it’s advisable to consult with an ENT specialist who can evaluate your condition and provide appropriate treatment or referrals as needed.

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Dr. Priya. K
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MS ENT
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