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ENT stands for ear, nose, and throat. It is that speciality of medicine that involves the surgical and medical management of conditions related to the ear, nose, throat, base of the skull, head, and neck. A doctor who specialise in this field is called an ENT specialist or ENT surgeon.
Who is a ENT specialist?
ENT doctors, also known as otolaryngologists, are physicians trained in the treatment of conditions that affect the ear, nose, throat and related body parts. They specialize in both medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with disorders of the above-given body parts.
What do ENT specialists do?
Patients who suffer from problems of the ear, nose, and throat are often referred to ENT specialists. Some of the problems that ENT specialists treat are ear problems including infections, nerve disorders, hearing conditions and balance issues. ENT specialists are also trained to manage diseases, tumors, trauma and deformities of the head, neck and face. They can help manage problems with the nerves in the head and neck that control sight, smelling, hearing and facial movements.
How to consult a ENT specialist online?
To consult an ENT specialist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘ENT’ in the search bar to find a list of specialists along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with an ENT specialist.
Does an ENT specialist treat all kinds of Ear, Nose and Throat-related problems?
Yes, ENT specialists treat a variety of conditions, such as hearing loss, ear disorders such as ear infections, dizziness and tinnitus, allergies such as hay fever, seasonal rhinitis infections, congenital abnormalities such as drooping eyelids, loss of smell, difficulty swallowing, speech disorders such as hoarseness and laryngitis, tumors of the ear, nose, throat, mouth, etc.
When should I consult a ENT specialist?
You should consult an ENT specialist if you are experiencing problems with your hearing for more than a week, have sinus pain, have ongoing nasal congestion, have a sore throat, and are experiencing a constant ringing sensation in your ears. You can also visit an ENT specialist if you suffered an injury to your ears, nose, and throat.
What do we call an ENT specialist in simple words?
ENT specialists are also called otolaryngologists as they specialised in Otolaryngology, the medical speciality that focuses on the ears, nose, and throat.
Can I consult with an Otolaryngologist anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult an ENT Specialist anytime. Our ENT specialists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best Otolaryngologist in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best ENT specialists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all Otolaryngologists?
Yes, all ENTspecialists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
Are otolaryngologist and ENT specialists the same?
Yes. Otolaryngologist is another term used for an ENT specialist. Hence, otolaryngologists are trained to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat through medicines and surgeries.
Do ENT specialists perform surgeries?
Yes. Unlike other physicians, ENT specialists are trained to perform surgeries as well. Some of the surgeries that ENT specialists perform are sinus surgery, corrective breathing surgery, tonsil removal, sleep/snoring disorder surgery, tympanoplasty, laryngoscopy, and tracheotomy.
How do ENT specialists diagnose disorders of the ear, nose, and throat?
ENT specialists do a complete examination of the ear, nose, and throat through a variety of tests such as pneumatic otoscopy, audiometric testing, nasal endoscopy, etc. to diagnose any anomalies.
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