ENT Services

ENT Services

The nose, ears, and throat are vital body parts that are used on an everyday basis. Ears are sense organs that not only facilitate hearing but also aid in balancing. Nose also not only helps in olfaction but also provides for the sense of taste. The nose also has an important role to play in humidifying the air we breathe and prevents germs from entering into the body. The throat provides a way for the air to enter into the lungs and for the food and water to reach the digestive tract.

Disorders of the nose, ear, or throat can affect your life quality dramatically and in some cases, may even present as a medical emergency. If you are suffering from chronic nose, ear, or throat problems, you must see a healthcare provider as soon as possible to seek medical care and attention. If you are located in Indore, you can visit the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore and get an appointment with a specialist who will guide you to the next step.

ENT Services under the Department of ENT at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore are concerned with treating the conditions of the throat, ear, and nose. An ENT specialist or otolaryngologist has a set of specialised skills to diagnose and treat a vast range of disorders involving the ear, throat, and nose of varying severity in adults and children. If the condition is severe, the ENT specialist looks for the root cause and then determines the right treatment option. Otolaryngologists also provide checkups, conduct investigations, and perform surgeries involving the head region.

Otolaryngologists diagnose, evaluate, and handle a variety of clinical disorders involving the ears. To treat ailments like hearing loss, ear infections, congenital deformities, nerve damage, and balance issues affecting the inner or outer ear, they use a variety of tools and techniques.

ENT specialists also deal with the disorders involving the nose, including the deviated nasal septum, congenital anomalies, nerve disorders, chronic sinusitis, and smell disorders. They are also specialised in treating allergies and certain respiratory disorders resulting from disorders of the nasal cavity.

Otolaryngologists treat a variety of throat conditions, including cancer, speech impairments, eating disorders, and voice problems. Additionally, they undertake any necessary surgeries and treat both acute and chronic throat infections.

The ENT specialists employ a variety of instruments, devices, and techniques to detect medical conditions of the ear, nose, and/or throat. Through diagnostic procedures and testing, the source of the issue is identified, and the best treatment option is chosen based on the patient's condition.

  • Tonsillitis
    It is the infection or inflammation of the tonsils. The condition can occur due to a common cold or streptococcal infection. It can cause severe throat pain. When the tonsils get infected or inflamed for long time periods, they may need to be surgically resected through a procedure called tonsillectomy. Although tonsillectomy used to be frequently used to treat tonsillitis, it is now only preferred in certain situations - for example, if tonsillitis is complicated by sleep apnea.

    If the inflammation is severe, it can interfere with breathing and swallowing. Removal of tonsils is indicated in cases of extreme obstruction of the airways. Other indications for tonsillectomy include chronic tonsillitis not improving with antibiotics, recurrent streptococcal throat infection, and obstruction causing changes in voice or bad breath.
  • Ear Infections
    Ear infection happens when germs enter into the ear and get trapped there. You might also have mucus or fluid build-up from a recent allergy or infection, allowing the growth of bacteria or viruses in the ear. Symptoms of ear infection include hearing loss, pain, drainage from the ear due to a ruptured tympanic membrane, and balance problems. Children are more likely to develop ear infections.

    Symptoms of an ear infection in a child may include balance problems, irritability escalating at bedtime, and fever. Some kids may tug or pull at their ears to alleviate the discomfort. If the infection is not treated for long time periods, it can lead to developmental delays like speech and hearing delays. If your child is suffering from a chronic ear infection, your doctor may choose to place small tubes called ventilation tubes inside your child’s ear surgically.
  • Sinus Infections
    Sinuses refer to cavities inside the skull that surround the nose and the eyes. These cavities are responsible for vocal resonance. Sinusitis happens when these sinuses get infected with fungi, bacteria, or inflamed due to allergies and other conditions. Symptoms of sinusitis include runny nose, headache, bad breath, coughing and sneezing, and pain across the bridge of the nose or around the eyes.
  • Sleep Apnea
    Sleep apnea is a brief cessation in breathing while the person is asleep. It can affect children as well as adults. Its common causes include enlarged tonsils or other structures in the throat or nose and being overweight. The symptoms of sleep apnea include episodes of gasping and snoring during sleep, snoring, fatigue, headaches, waking up with a very dry or sore throat, depression, and waking up several times during the night.

    If not treated at the right time, sleep apnea can result in depression, heart failure, mood changes, and other diseases. Treatment recommendations include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), lifestyle and diet modifications, or ENT surgery (in case of airway abnormalities).
  • Injuries
    Injuries to the nose, ear, or throat can be quite challenging and painful, especially if they interfere with eating and drinking or affect the senses. If you are suffering from an injury in any of these areas, you may be required to see an ear, nose and throat consultant. For example, a severe nose injury may require a rhinoplasty treatment to ensure normal breathing. In most cases, surgical treatment is not required but other procedures may be required to help you recover.
  • Foreign Objects
    Ear, nose, throat doctors often deal with patients who have accidentally stuck foreign objects in one of these passageways. It is more commonly seen in children, who often stick small objects like toys into their ears or nose. However, even adults can have a piece of fish bone or any other food stuck in their throat or lose an object while trying to clear their ears. It is not recommended to stick anything in your passageways to clean them, unless you are eating something. You might cause damage and even fall prey to infection.
  • Functional ENT Disorders
    Ears, nose, and throat all have important roles to play including for our speech, senses, eating, and breathing. These essential functions can sometimes get interrupted due to ENT disorders that cause symptoms like difficulty swallowing, hearing problems including hearing loss and tinnitus, loss of sense of taste or smell, hoarseness of voice, and obstructed airways causing breathing problems and snoring.

    If you are noticing any of the symptoms mentioned above, you may need to visit an ear, nose, throat specialist to find out the cause. The treatment they provide can help alleviate your symptoms or atleast manage those. Your hearing loss can also be managed by getting fitted with hearing aids, which can have a remarkable impact on your daily life. If you are looking for ENT specialists in Indore, you can visit the Audiology Clinic at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore.

    The clinic houses ENT specialists who perform surgical procedures, including basic endoscopic sinus surgeries, micro ear and laryngeal surgeries, esophageal endoscopies, and advanced surgeries to treat deafness and hearing disorders. Additionally, the ENT specialists at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore collaborate with neurosurgeons to conduct advanced endoscopic, microscopic anterior and lateral skull base surgeries, making it one of the best ENT hospitals in Indore.
  • Lumps and Growths
    Ear, nose, throat specialists can also assist in the diagnosis of abnormal growths that may appear in these areas or near them. It is always vital to get unusual swellings, growths, and lesions checked as there is a chance of those being malignant. In most cases, however, the symptoms are caused by other ENT problems. For example, you might have enlarged turbinates or benign throat nodules blocking your nose. But, in some cases, growths and lumps can occur due to cancer. Sooner you are diagnosed with a malignancy, the better the chances are for the treatment options to be successful. Therefore, it is extremely important to visit a specialist for any abnormal lumps or growths.

    Ear, nose and throat specialists treat a diverse range of conditions and disorders affecting some of the most sensitive and hard working parts of our bodies. Some of the commonest ENT disorders seen in the clinic are injuries, infections, foreign objects, growths, and functional issues. All of these disorders can affect the ears, nose and the throat in different ways. But, ENT specialists are specialised in treating all types of disorders affecting the head and neck. If you have any issues related to your ear, nose, throat, balance, head or neck then you may need to see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

Equipped with state-of-the-art machines and pioneering technology, the Department of ENT at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore offers comprehensive services to treat simple and complex conditions of the head and neck, nose, throat, and ear under one roof.

  • International standard medical care and treatment for individuals with simple and complex ENT disorders
  • Delivery of the highest possible education to trainees such as medical and paramedical professionals
  • Provision of high-quality treatment at reasonable cost to individuals from economically weak sections of the society through community service activities.