Ear, Nose and Throat

Rashid Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department (ENT) specializes in the evaluation and management of conditions of the head and neck and principally the ears, nose and throat as well as structures of the mouth and face, salivary glands and thyroid gland, in adults and children.

Conditions we treat:

• Balance disorders dizziness
• Blocked nose and sinus problems
• Cancers of the mouth, throat and neck
• Dry mouth and ulcers
• Ear infections and other common ENT problems in adults and children
• Hearing problems
• Nasal Polyps
• Neck, salivary gland and thyroid lumps
• Nosebleeds
• Rhinitis (Nasal allergies)
• Skin lesions in the head and neck
• Snoring
• Sore throats
• Swallowing problems
• Tonsil problems
• Voice problems

Specialized treatments and services:

• Cochlear Implant Surgery
• Middle ear ossicles reconstruction (e.g. CO2-laser stapes surgery)
• Reconstruction of the middle ear (Cholesteatoma surgery)
• Removal of external ear canal stenosis
• Tympanoplasty (replacement of eardrum and ossicles)

Pediatric Otology
• Foreign body extraction
• Insertion of ventilation tubes
• Myringoplasty (replacement of eardrum)
• Paracentesis (cut into the eardrum)
• Pediatric Cochlear Implant Surgery

Audiology Lab
• ABR (auditory brainstem response) = hearing test for newborns etc
• Audiometry (hearing test)
• Hearing aid fitting and maintenance
• Otoacustic emissions (testing of cells for hearing)Tympanometry (middle ear pressure test)

Vestibular lab (assessment of dizziness, imbalance and vertigo)
• Caloric (temperature) testing of the balance system
• Rotary chair (to be available soon – need to check status) for the purpose of rotational testing of the inner ear or neurological system
• Video-Nystagmo-Graphy (VNG) and Head Impulse Test (HIT)

Rhinology (nose and sinus problems)
• Orbital decompression (Grave’s Disease)
• Polypectomy (removal of nasal polyps)
• Septoplasty (correction/straightening of nasal wall)
• Sinus surgery (operation of nasal sinuses)
• Treatment of nose bleeding (epistaxis)
• Turbinoplasty (reduction of nasal turbinates)

Throat/Laryngology (fiber endoscopic assessment)
• Ablation of vascular anomalies with laser
• Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids)
• Excision of mucosal change in the oral cavity
• Microlaryngoscopic removal of nodules/polyps with or without laser
• Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils)
• Vocal cord surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery
• Pinnaplasty/Otoplasty (correction of protruding ears)
• Septorhinoplasty (correction of cartilaginous and bony nasal structures)

Head and Neck
• Biopsy/Excision of lymph nodes (neck dissection)
• Excision of cysts (lateral and medial branchial cysts, Ranula)
• Excision of pre-auricular tag and fistula
• Excision of vascular malformations in the neck
• Salivary gland surgery (parotid gland, submandibular gland)
• Tracheostomy (direct airway incision)
• Thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery

Treatment of obstructive sleep disorders
• Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (assessment of obstructive sleep disorders)
• Septoplasty (correction/straightening of nasal wall)
• Soft palate surgery (with or without laser)
• Turbinoplasty (reduction of nasal turbinates)

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