Otorhinolaryngology/Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery
Services and Procedures
What is otorhinolaryngology and what conditions can it treat?
Otolaryngology, or Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery, is a medical specialty that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, throat, and related areas in the neck and head in Singapore. Such conditions include hearing impairment, ear infections, swallowing and speech issues, and problems with smelling or breathing.
Hearing loss can be from a variety of causes including genetics, aging, head injury or infections, chronic exposure to loud noises, or excessive wax. Potential signs of cancer of the head or neck are changes in the skin, pain, prolonged hoarseness, or a sudden loss of voice.
When do you need to see an Otorhinolaryngology/Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgeon?
If you or your loved ones have experienced the following symptoms, you may wish to consult an ENT surgeon:
- Asthma or allergy problems
- Congenital ear disorders
- Difficulty speaking, eating, or swallowing
- Difficulty with smelling, breathing, or sinuses in the nasal cavity
- Ear, nose or throat pain
- Growths or deformities in the neck, head, and face
- Hair loss
- Hearing problems
- Issues with facial movements
- Nasal congestion, nose bleeds, excess drainage, and sinus pain
- Problems balancing or dizziness
- Ringing in the ears
ENT surgeons perform surgeries and procedures to correct common conditions such as tonsil removal, deviated septums, ear ventilation tubes, and cleft palates. Tumors of the head and neck can be removed by ENT surgeons. Many of the conditions of the ears, nose, and throat can be treated with medication.
Salivary, swallowing, and snoring problems require evaluation as does any persistent hoarseness. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can cause heart problems if left untreated.
You may wish to consult an ENT surgeon if a loved one says that you stop breathing when asleep or if you have excessive daytime sleepiness. Correcting sleep apnea can improve your quality of life.
Why you should consider our Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgeons in Singapore
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre’s ENT surgeons treat a wide range of conditions of both adults and children. Our clinics’ hearing, speech, language therapists, and nurses are dedicated to helping you with any condition related to these important senses.
Our highly trained specialists and audiologists who perform hearing tests, administer hearing quizzes, and provide assistive listening devices. Our other services include tinnitus evaluation and management, noise protection devices, musician in-ear monitors, and custom swim plugs.
Major Areas of Specialisation
Below are some of the conditions our Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre specialists treat. Through sophisticated diagnostic testing, surgical or medical care, recovery, and rehabilitation, our specialists can diagnose, cure, slow down the progress of your condition, alleviate pain, or help you to heal and undergo rehabilitation for conditions such as speech or hearing loss.
- Central auditory processing disorder
- Facial nerve disorders
- Hearing and cochlear implant services
- Hearing loss treatment
- Hearing aids
- Hearing and speech disorders
- Nasal allergy
- Allergic rhinitis
- Nasal polyps
- Sinusitis treatment
- Snoring and sleep disorders
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Larynx (voice box) cancer
- Nasopharyngeal cancer
- Swallowing disorder
- Throat cancer treatment
- Sleep apnea
- Head and neck conditions
- Parotid disorder
- Neck lumps
- Thyroid disorder
- Thyroid cancer
- Paediatric ears, nose and throat (ENT)
Did you know?
The thin bone and cartilage wall between our nostrils is called the septum. Nose bleeds occur when the blood vessels of the septum are damaged, and a deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties. Turbinates are structures in the sinus cavities that humidify and warm the air we breathe.Request an appointment with an Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) surgeon today.