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An ENT specialist is also called an otolaryngologist. Otolaryngologists specialise in managing and treating ear, nose, throat, and other related disorders. Otolaryngologists can perform operations to help treat conditions affecting the fragile tissues of the ears, nose, and throat.

What is Meant by ENT or Otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that deals with the ears, nose, and throat. 

When Should You Consult an ENT Specialist or Otolaryngologist?

You should consult an ENT specialist if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Repetitive dizziness or vertigo issues
  • A recurrent instance of nasal congestion, runny nose, and sinus pressure
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Changes in hearing capacity
  • Changes in sleep routines
  • Wheezing and hoarseness

Roles and Responsibilities of an ENT Specialist or Otolaryngologist

  • Treating conditions such as sinusitis, adenoidectomies, tonsillectomies, infected mastoids, and nosebleeds.
  • Collaboration with other medical physicians.
  • Treating conditions related to the ears, nose, neck, upper pharynx, larynx, oral cavity, and face.
  • Treating conditions related to head and neck tumours.

What Conditions do ENT Specialists or Otolaryngologists Treat?

ENT specialists can treat several medical conditions, disorders and infections. Some of the conditions include:

  • Ear, throat, and nose injuries
  • Ear infections and dizziness
  • Balance problems and tinnitus
  • Breathing problems and hearing changes
  • Allergy and down syndrome
  • Asthma, sinus, and snoring problems
  • Deviated septum, tonsils, and hair loss
  • Congenital problems affecting the ear, nose, and throat
  • Cleft palate, nose bleeding, and nasal congestion
  • Hoarseness, drooping eyelids, and smelling issues

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, you must visit an otolaryngologist and undergo treatment.

Types of Processes Followed by an ENT Specialist or Otolaryngologist

ENT specialists can perform different procedures and focus on a large number of medical conditions within their speciality.

  • Blepharoplasty is the procedure for repairing droopy eyelids, usually done by removing excess fat, skin, or muscle that may hamper vision. It is often performed for cosmetic reasons and rarely requires a hospital stay.
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery is performed to treat inflammatory and infectious sinus disorders, such as polyp growth or chronic sinusitis. ENT specialists insert the endoscope into the nose to look at the sinuses. They also make use of surgical instruments, including lasers.
  • Biopsy and excision are performed to analyse suspicious tumours and lesions that can occur anywhere in the body. This is an essential and effective treatment course.
  • Facial plastic surgery can be either cosmetic or reconstructive. ENT specialists can repair congenital anomalies, such as cleft palates. They can also enhance the appearance of facial structures by correcting wrinkles.
  • Myringotomy and pressure equalization tube placement: It is a process in which an ENT specialist may place pressure equalization tubes through the eardrums to allow air into the middle ear.

Where to Find an ENT Specialist or Otolaryngologist?

Search for the best ENT doctors that can help manage and treat conditions of ear, throat, and nose. Book an appointment from the comfort of your home and consult the best ENT specialist online using the Apollo 24|7 app or website.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ENT specialists are also called otolaryngologists as they specialised in Otolaryngology, the medical speciality that focuses on the ears, nose, and throat.

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.

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.

Yes, all ENTspecialists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

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.

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.

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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