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Welcome to Chord Road Hospital's ENT Department!
At Chord Road, our ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) department provides comprehensive care for various conditions affecting the head and neck region. Our highly trained ENT experts, surgeons, and support personnel are dedicated to providing top-quality treatment by utilising advanced surgical and medical technologies. To satisfy the various demands of our patients, we offer a wide range of services, providing the best results and raising the quality of life.
If you or your loved one is experiencing hearing loss, our Cochlear Implant services can help restore sound perception. Cochlear implantation is a surgical procedure that involves placing an electronic device to bypass damaged parts of the inner ear and provide direct electrical stimulation to the auditory nerve, allowing individuals with severe to profound hearing loss to regain their hearing ability. Our expert team is experienced in performing cochlear implant surgeries, and we offer comprehensive evaluation, implantation, and post-operative care to maximize the benefits of this life-changing technology.
Evaluation Process and Eligibility Criteria for Cochlear Implantation
- Audiological Evaluation: A comprehensive hearing assessment is conducted to determine the severity and type of hearing loss.
- Speech and Language Assessment: Evaluates the individual's ability to understand and produce speech and language.
- Medical Evaluation: A thorough medical examination is performed to assess general health and any contraindications for surgery.
- Radiological Imaging: Imaging techniques such as CT scans or MRI scans may be used to evaluate the cochlea and surrounding structures.
- Trial Period with Hearing Aids: A trial period with appropriately fitted hearing aids is conducted to determine the individual's benefit from amplification.
Eligibility Criteria for Cochlear Implantation:
- Severe to Profound Hearing Loss: Candidates typically have severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss in both ears.
- Limited Benefit from Hearing Aids: Individuals who do not derive sufficient benefit from hearing aids in terms of speech understanding and communication.
- Motivation and Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have a positive attitude, motivation, and realistic expectations regarding the outcomes and rehabilitation process.
- Good General Health: Candidates should be in overall good health to undergo the surgical procedure and post-operative rehabilitation.
Necessary Information on Post-Implantation Care and Support Services:
- Rehabilitation and Auditory Training: Engaging in auditory therapy and training to maximize the benefits of the cochlear implant and improve speech understanding.
- Device Maintenance: Proper care and maintenance of the cochlear implant device, including regular cleaning, battery replacement, and troubleshooting.
- Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with the audiologist and surgeon to monitor progress, adjust settings, and address any concerns.
- Support Groups and Counseling: Access to support groups and counseling services for individuals and their families to provide emotional support and share experiences.
The Endocrine Surgery services at Chord Road focus on the surgical treatment of conditions related to the endocrine system, which includes glands such as the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. Our skilled surgeons perform procedures such as thyroidectomy, parathyroidectomy, and adrenalectomy to address conditions such as thyroid nodules, hyperparathyroidism, and adrenal tumors. With advanced surgical techniques and a patient-centered approach, we aim to provide precise and effective treatment for endocrine disorders, ensuring optimal outcomes and improved quality of life.
Common Endocrine Conditions Treated Surgically
- Thyroid Disorders: Thyroid nodules, goiter, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism.
- Parathyroid Disorders: Hyperparathyroidism (primary, secondary, and tertiary), parathyroid adenoma, and parathyroid cancer.
- Adrenal Gland Disorders: Adrenal tumors (benign or malignant), adrenal adenoma, pheochromocytoma, and adrenal cortical carcinoma.
- Pituitary Gland Disorders: Pituitary adenomas, Cushing's disease, acromegaly, prolactinoma, and other pituitary hormone disorders.
Necessary Information on Pre-operative Assessments and Post-operative Care:
- Thyroid Disorders: Thyroid nodules, goiter, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism, and hypothyroidism.
- Medical Evaluation: Thorough medical assessment to evaluate general health status, existing medical conditions, and any potential risks associated with surgery.
- Imaging Studies: Radiological imaging such as ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI to assess the size, location, and characteristics of the endocrine gland or tumor.
- Hormone Level Testing: Blood tests to measure hormone levels and evaluate their impact on the endocrine condition.
- Pain Management: Appropriate pain management strategies to ensure comfort during the recovery period.
- Medication Management: Prescribed medications for hormone replacement therapy, if necessary, and regular monitoring of hormone levels.
- Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up visits with the endocrine surgeon to monitor healing, assess treatment outcomes, and adjust medication dosages if needed.
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Our Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery services are designed to address various cosmetic and functional concerns of the face and neck. Our experienced surgeons specialize in procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelift, eyelid surgery, and facial reconstruction. Whether you are seeking facial rejuvenation, corrective surgeries, or reconstruction after trauma or cancer treatment, our team is dedicated to achieving natural-looking results and enhancing your facial aesthetics and function.
Specialized Techniques for Facial Aesthetics and Functional Improvement
- Rhinoplasty: Surgical reshaping of the nose to improve its appearance and function.
- Facelift: Rejuvenation of the face by lifting sagging facial tissues and reducing wrinkles and folds.
- Blepharoplasty: Eyelid surgery to correct drooping eyelids and remove excess skin or fat.
- Otoplasty: Correction of prominent or misshapen ears to improve their appearance.
- Facial Reconstruction: Restorative procedures to repair facial deformities caused by trauma, cancer treatment, or congenital anomalies.
Necessary Information on Post Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Care
- Wound Care: Proper care and cleaning of surgical incisions or wounds to minimize the risk of infection and promote healing.
- Pain Management: Appropriate pain management strategies to alleviate discomfort during the recovery period.
- Swelling and Bruising Management: Application of cold compresses, elevation of the head, and following specific guidelines to minimize swelling and bruising.
- Activity Restrictions: Following the surgeon's instructions regarding limitations on physical activities, avoiding strenuous exercise, and protecting the surgical area.
- Follow-up Appointments: Regular follow-up visits with the surgeon to monitor healing progress, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns.
Chord Road Hospital offers comprehensive General Otolaryngology services to diagnose and treat a wide range of common conditions and diseases affecting the ear, nose, and throat. Our experienced ENT specialists are skilled in managing conditions such as sinusitis, tonsillitis, nasal polyps, ear infections, and hearing loss. We provide thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses, and personalized treatment plans to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and promote long-term wellness.
Diagnostic Procedures and Treatment Options
- Nasal Endoscopy: Using a thin, flexible tube with a camera, the nasal passages and sinuses can be visualized for diagnosis.
- Tympanometry: Measures the movement of the eardrum to assess middle ear function and detect fluid or blockages.
- Audiometry: Evaluates hearing thresholds and helps diagnose different types and degrees of hearing loss.
- Allergy Testing: Identifies specific allergens responsible for allergic rhinitis or other allergic conditions.
- Treatment Options: Medical management, antibiotics, nasal sprays, allergy immunotherapy, surgical interventions (e.g., sinus surgery, tonsillectomy, septoplasty).
Necessary Information on the Importance of Early Intervention for Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
- Timely Diagnosis: The importance of seeking medical attention at the earliest signs or symptoms of ear, nose, or throat disorders to prevent potential complications.
- Preventive Measures: Encouraging preventive measures such as proper hygiene practices, vaccination, and lifestyle modifications to reduce the risk of infections or other ENT disorders.
- Treatment Options: Educating patients about the range of treatment options available, including medication, therapy, and surgical interventions, depending on the specific condition.
- Improved Quality of Life: Emphasizing the impact of early intervention on overall quality of life, including improved hearing, breathing, speech, and communication abilities.
If you are experiencing voice and swallowing disorders, our Laryngology services can help. Our dedicated laryngologists specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions such as vocal cord nodules, polyps, and paralysis, as well as swallowing disorders. With state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and treatment techniques, we aim to restore vocal function and improve swallowing abilities, allowing you to communicate and eat comfortably.
Diagnostic Techniques for Voice and Swallowing Disorders
- Laryngoscopy: Visualization of the larynx using a flexible or rigid scope to assess vocal cord movement and detect abnormalities.
- Videostroboscopy: A specialized technique that uses high-speed imaging to evaluate vocal cord vibration and assess voice quality.
- Voice Analysis: Objective measurements of voice parameters, such as pitch, loudness, and vocal cord function.
- Swallowing Evaluation: Assessment of swallowing function using various techniques, including videofluoroscopy or fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation.
Necessary Information on Treatment Options, including Voice Therapy and Surgical Interventions
- Voice Therapy: Explaining the benefits of voice therapy for individuals with voice disorders, including exercises to improve vocal quality, resonance, and control.
- Surgical Interventions: Discussing surgical options such as vocal cord surgery, laryngeal framework surgery, or injection laryngoplasty for more severe or structural voice abnormalities.
- Multidisciplinary Approach: Highlighting the importance of a multidisciplinary team consisting of laryngologists, speech-language pathologists, and voice therapists to develop personalized treatment plans.
- Rehabilitation and Voice Hygiene: Emphasizing the significance of following recommended voice hygiene practices and engaging in vocal rehabilitation exercises to maintain vocal health.
Neurotology focuses on the evaluation and treatment of neurological disorders affecting the ear and related structures. At Chord Road, our expert neurotologists specialize in managing conditions such as vertigo, balance disorders, acoustic neuroma, and skull base tumors. Using advanced diagnostic technologies and innovative treatment approaches, we aim to provide comprehensive care to patients with complex neurotological conditions, improving their quality of life and overall well-being.
Specialized Procedures for Neurological Disorders of the Ear
- Cochlear Implantation: Surgical implantation of an electronic device to restore hearing in individuals with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss.
- Auditory Brainstem Implantation: Surgical implantation of a device that directly stimulates the brainstem to bypass damaged cochlear or auditory nerve function.
- Vestibular Nerve Section: Surgical procedure to selectively cut the vestibular nerve to alleviate symptoms of vertigo in certain cases of Meniere's disease or vestibular schwannoma.
- Mastoidectomy: Surgical removal of infected or damaged mastoid air cells to treat conditions such as chronic otitis media or cholestea.
Necessary Information on the Management of Balance and Dizziness Disorders
- Vestibular Rehabilitation: Explaining the benefits of vestibular rehabilitation exercises designed to improve balance, reduce dizziness, and enhance overall stability.
- Medication Management: Discussing the use of specific medications to manage symptoms associated with balance and dizziness disorders, as prescribed by a neurotologist.
- Lifestyle Modifications: Recommending certain lifestyle modifications, such as regular exercise, stress reduction techniques, and adequate sleep, to support overall vestibular health.
- Environmental Adaptations: Providing guidance on adapting the living and working environment to minimize factors that trigger balance problems or worsen dizziness.
Our Pediatric Otolaryngology services cater specifically to children with ear, nose, and throat conditions. Our team of specialized pediatric ENT specialists understands the unique needs of young patients and provides compassionate care in a child-friendly environment. We diagnose and treat conditions such as recurrent ear infections, tonsillitis, adenoid hypertrophy, and congenital anomalies. Our goal is to ensure the well-being and healthy development of children by providing effective treatment and support.
Comprehensive Evaluation and Treatment Approaches for Pediatric Patients
- Evaluation of Congenital Anomalies: Assessment of conditions such as cleft lip and palate, choanal atresia, airway abnormalities, and hearing loss in infants and children.
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy: Surgical removal of tonsils and adenoids to treat recurrent infections or obstructive sleep apnea.
- Treatment of Ear Infections: Management of chronic ear infections, middle ear fluid, and hearing loss in pediatric patients.
- Airway Reconstruction: Surgical procedures to address congenital or acquired airway obstructions in children.
- Cochlear Implantation: Evaluation and implantation of cochlear implants in eligible pediatric patients with severe to profound hearing loss.
Necessary Information for Parents/Guardians on Recognizing Signs of Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
- Ear Infections: Educating parents about the common signs of ear infections in children, such as ear pain, fever, irritability, and difficulty hearing or responding to sounds.
- Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Informing parents about the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, including snoring, restless sleep, mouth breathing, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
- Speech and Language Development: Highlighting the importance of monitoring speech and language development milestones and seeking medical attention if there are concerns about hearing loss or speech delays.
- Airway Obstruction: Providing information on recognizing symptoms of airway obstruction, such as noisy breathing, difficulty swallowing, or recurring respiratory infections.
- Referral to Specialists: Encouraging parents to seek evaluation by a pediatric otolaryngologist for further assessment and appropriate management of their child's ear, nose, and throat problems.