Otolaryngologist (ENT) – a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ears, throat and nose, as well as adjacent tissues and organs, which are not only anatomically located in close proximity to the ENT organs, but are also physiologically closely related: the paranasal sinuses, tonsils, cervical lymph nodes, trachea.
According to statistics from the World Health Organization, ENT diseases are among the most common diseases in the world. Both adults and children are exposed to them. Therefore, a professional and detailed consultation of a good ENT specialist is necessary for all categories of patients every year, which is a good prevention of ENT diseases, and also prevention of their transition to the acute, chronic phase.
When do I need to visit an otolaryngologist?
ENT consultation is needed in the following cases:
- prolonged rhinitis (usually more than 7-14 days)
- significant diminished hearing
- decreased sense of smell
- chronic diseases (sinusitis, frontal sinusitis, otitis, chronic cough, etc.)
- after previous infectious diseases
- if you notice changes in your voice (hoarseness, coughing, sore throat, etc.)
What diseases can be treated by otolaryngologists at ADONIS?
Otolaryngologists treat the following diseases:
- Nose diseases: chronic rhinitis, allergic reactions, maxillitis, sinusitis.
- Ear diseases: otitis (midea, external, purulent), tympanophony, hearing loss.
- Throat diseases: laryngitis (acute and chronic), including laryngitis of smokers, removal of foreign bodies from the nasopharynx and oropharynx, ARVI treatment, colds, problems with voice, pharyngitis, tonsillitis.
Otolaryngologists perform the following procedures and operations at ADONIS:
- Endoscopy: endoscopic and microscopic examination of the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, ear.
- Minor surgical interventions: tympanotomy, paracentesis, anterior and posterior tamponade of the nasal cavity, redressing of the nasal bones, vasotomy, puncture and drainage of the maxillary sinus, trepanopuncture of the frontal sinus, primary surgical treatment of head and neck wounds (including cosmetic suture), removal of atheroma of the head and neck, incision of furuncles of the face or neck, incision of paratonsillar, pharyngeal and supraglottic abscesses, removal of papillomas of the nasal and oral cavities, tracheotomy.
- Surgical interventions: septoplasty, plastics of nasal septum perforation, surgery on the turbinates, plastics of internal and external valves of the nose, endoscopic polypotomy of the nasal cavity, endoscopic sinusotomy, classical sinusotomy, endoscopic ethmoidotomy, frontal sinus surgery and sphenoidotomy, endoscopic orbital decompression, closed and open rhinoplasty for congenital and acquired deformities, otoplasty.