Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) is a surgical speciality concerned with the diagnosis, management and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat and related structures of the head and neck, including the sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, and upper pharynx (mouth and throat).
What problems do ENT surgeons treat?
- Hearing loss
- Ear infections
- Glue ear
- Dizziness and tinnitus
- Continuously blocked nose
- Nasal breathing problems
- Nasal polyps
- Problems with smell
- Snoring/sleep apnoea
- Pharyngitis/ laryngitis
Investigations and Diagnosis
The latest videonasolaryngoscope is available in the clinic, this has a higher image resolution and, due to its small diameter (2.8 mm), it also enables a more comfortable examination. The image recording system allows the ENT specialist to be able to explain to the patient about their condition as well as assess the progress of lesions over time.
The ear can also be examined with high precision microscopy and videotoscopy.
Impedancemetry/tympanometry and assessment of stapedial reflexes allows assessment of correct ventilation of the middle ear, the functioning of the Eustachian tube and the movement of the bone chain.
Treatment of ENT problems
Treatment for ENT problems is conservative whenever possible, involving advice and medication as required.
Surgical intervention is a more serious treatment but is sometimes required, under these circumstances, Dr Reyes operates at a partner hospital in Spain.