ENT Department at MediCorp Gulf is equipped to deal with the most complex ailments of the ear, nose, and throat through treatment or through surgery. Our team of specialised doctors and staff are internationally qualified and exceptionally trained with a proven track record in managing even the most complex Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery) cases.
Nasal and Sinus:
Endoscopic sinus surgery, Traditional Nasal Surgery, Rhinoplasty – Nasal Fracture and foreign body.
Audiometery (For Hearing loss):
Larynx and Pharynx
We have all modern equipment to diagnose and treat the laryngeal problem and diseases like vocal cord disease, voice changing a benign and malignant tumor in the larynx using microscope technique and flexible laryngoscopy.
All equipment is available in our department to diagnose/treat snoring and sleep disturbance including sleep lab and surgery by coblation.
- Diagnosis & management of E.N.T diseases and postoperative care
- E.N.T. emergencies, as well as routine examinations
- Treatment of various E.N.T infections and inflammations
- Investigations and appropriate referrals if necessary.
- Complete follow up
Questions We’re Often Asked
– What Causes an Ear Infection?
The Eustachian tube connects your middle ear to the upper throat and back of the nasal cavity. This tube controls pressure by ensuring that air pressure in the middle ear is the same as it is outside the body. It also keeps the middle ear well ventilated so it stays clean and dry. If the tube becomes blocked and air cannot flow freely, the middle ear can become damp, stagnant and warm, making it highly susceptible to infection. An infection causes fluid to build up in the middle ear, causing pain and possible difficulty hearing. Factors causing blockage of the Eustachian tube include:
- Colds and flu
- Sinus infections
- Swollen adenoids
- Changes in air pressure
– What are Nasal Polyps?
Nasal polyps are growths on the lining of your sinuses or nasal passages. They are non-cancerous and painless, but can still lead to problems. While smaller polyps might cause no symptoms, larger growths or groups of polyps can lead to breathing problems, impaired sense of smell, frequent infections, and blockage of your nasal passages. They are more common in adults than children and it is believed they are cause by chronic inflammation from, for example, asthma, drug sensitivity, or recurring infections. Medications can often eradicate or reduce the size of nasal polyps, but surgery might be needed to remove them. Even after they are eliminated, nasal polyps can come back.
When sinuses fill with fluid and become blocked, germs can grow and cause an infection. While acute sinusitis is temporary, chronic sinusitis lasts 12 weeks or more. Conditions that can cause blocked sinuses include:
- Nasal polyps: These soft growths can block the sinuses or nasal passages.
- Deviated septum: If this wall between the nostrils is not straight, it might block or narrow the sinus passages.
- Respiratory tract infections: The common cold and other infections in your respiratory tract can thicken and inflame your sinus membranes and block mucus drainage. These infections can be fungal, viral or bacterial.
- Allergies: Inflammation that occurs with allergies such as hay fever can block your sinuses.
- Medical conditions: The complications of gastroesophageal reflux, cystic fibrosis, and some diseases related to the immune system can result in nasal blockage.