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ENT physicians

May 24, 2019 | Author: Wahyu | Posted in Health & Fitness

Otolaryngologists, commonly referred to as ENT physicians, are physicians trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.

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These ENT specialists differ from many physicians in that they are trained in both medicine and surgery. ENT specialists do not need to refer patients to other physicians when ear, nose, throat, or head/neck surgery is needed and can offer the most appropriate care for each individual patient. Most of them are trained as a throat specialist, a sinus specialist or a thyroid specialist. Therefore, if you have any medical condition, ENT specialists are the most appropriate physicians to treat disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.

What are the 7 areas of expertise in the field of ENT

1. 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.

Treating: hay fever, seasonal and perennial rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, otitis media, dizziness

2. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive surgical treatment of abnormalities of the face and neck and ear.
Treating: deviated septum, rhinoplasty (nose), face lift, cleft palate, drooping eyelids, hair loss and other ear deformities.

3. Head and Neck: cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck (nose/sinuses, mouth, throat, voice box and upper esophagus), including the thyroid and parathyroid.
Treating: lump in the neck or thyroid, cancer of the voice box. The thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of your neck, is the master gland of metabolism. The thyroid specialist will look at how well your thyroid is functioning.  If your thyroid is not running optimally, so are you.

4. Laryngology: disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems.
Treating: Sore throat, hoarseness, swallowing disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), infections and tumors.

5. Otology/Neurotology: diseases of the ear, including trauma (injury), infection, benign tumors, and nerve pathway disorders, which affect hearing and balance.
Treating: Ear infection; swimmer’s ear; hearing loss; ear, face, or neck pain; dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

6. Pediatric Otolaryngology: diseases in children with special ENT problems including birth defects of the head and neck and developmental delays.
Treating: Ear infection (otitis media), tonsil and adenoid infection, airway problems, asthma and allergy/sinus disease, neck tumors.

7. Rhino logy: disorders of the nose and sinuses.
Treating: sinus disorder, nose bleed, stuffy nose, loss of smell, polyps, tumors.  click more ent specialist Singapore

 

 

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