Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

Mediclinic Parkview Hospital ENT services consist of the following:

Adults and children:

  • General ear, nose and throat examination
  • Indirect laryngoscopy with or without removal of foreign body
  • Biopsies of any lesions on the head and neck under local anaesthesia
  • Small surgeries under local anaesthesia
  • Incision and drainage of peritonsillar abscess (abscess around the tonsil)
  • Tympanometry (audiological test)
  • Hearing tests (audiogram, baby screening)
  • Endoscopic examination of upper airways, sinuses and oesophagus
  • Cochleovestibular evaluation (vertigo, tinnitus)

Procedures performed under general anaesthesia include:

Adults:

  • Examination of nose/post nasal space with or without biopsy/removal of foreign body
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Reduction of fractured nasal bones
  • Incision and drainage of septal haematoma/abscess
  • Reduction of inferior turbinates (part of treatment for nasal blockage)
  • Septoplasty (straightening the nasal septum)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Oral cavity/oropharynx examination and biopsy of any lesions
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Surgery for snoring
  • Hypopharyngoscopy/oesophagoscopy and removal of foreign body
  • Insertion of grommets
  • Examination of ear +/- biopsy of lesions
  • Myringoplasty—repair of perforated ear drums, ossicles surgery, stapedectomy for otosclerosis, cholesteatoma
  • Neck surgeries (thyroidectomy, salivary gland surgery)

Children:

  • Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids)
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Insertion of grommets
  • Myringoplasty
  • Neck cysts