Otology – Neuro-otology (Ear Diseases)
Covers conditions affecting the external, middle, and inner ear diseases and central auditory pathway disorders.
- Otitis media (middle ear infection)
- Otitis externa (inflammation of the external ear canal)
- Ruptured eardrum (tympanic membrane perforation)
- Otosclerosis (abnormal growth of bone of the middle ear)
- Congenital hearing loss
- Bell's palsy
- Ear tumors
All ear surgery can be carried out under a microscope and/or with endoscopic techniques; a significant part of these operations does not require a visible incision on the ear. For conductive hearing loss, bone cement ossiculoplasty, titanium prosthesis, bone-conduction hearing aid, and middle ear implant are used, while sensorineural hearing loss can be successfully improved with the use of the state-of-the-art implants, such as cochlear implants (bionic ear) and auditory brainstem implant. One audiologist and two audiometrists work full time at the Audiology Unit that houses cutting edge devices to diagnose hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo.
Rhinology (nose and sinus problems)
Rhinology deals with all congenital, infectious and developmental diseases as well as tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses.
- Deviated septum
- Inferior turbinate hypertrophy
- Nasal allergy
- Rhinoplasty (nose job)
- Nose and paranasal sinus tumors
Deviated septum and adenoid vegetation are treated with up-to-date techniques and innovative technology such as radiofrequency meaning that nasal packs are no longer required after most operations. Endoscopic sinus surgery technique is performed during the treatment of sinusitis, and surgical navigation is used in all necessary cases. Endoscopic sinus surgery is also performed for skull base tumors, transsphenoidal surgery, blocked tear ducts and cerebrospinal fluid leak.
This unit deals with congenital, inflammatory, traumatic and developmental diseases as well as pediatric tumors.
- Tonsillar hypertrophy and adenoid vegetations
- Otitis media (middle ear infection)
- Anotia (congenital deformity that involves the complete absence of the pinna, the outer projected portion of the ear, and narrowing or absence of the ear canal)
- Congenital or acquired airway stenosis
- Head and neck tumors
Tonsillar hypertrophy and adenoid vegetations are amongst the most common diseases found in children. The most cutting-edge techniques, such as laser and thermal welding, are used in the surgical treatment of these diseases. Anotia can be corrected with a cartilaginous graft that is obtained from the child’s ribs or with a prosthesis. Congenital or acquired airway stenosis is treated by our surgical team who have global experience using the most up-to-date techniques available.
Head and neck tumors
Handles any and all benign and malignant tumors that originate from the head and neck area.
A multidisciplinary approach is required for head and neck tumors, as is the case with all other tumors. Treatments are planned vigilantly after patients’ cases are discussed in detail by the tumor council that is made up of physicians from many departments; otolaryngologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and radiologists are all part of the membership.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Snoring and sleep apnea (sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts) are among those diseases that negatively affect a patient’s quality of life and overall health. These conditions are triggered by many factors and they should be addressed in a holistic manner. A Polysomnography (sleep study) is used to evaluate the functionality of a patient’s nose; palates or jawbones are surgically treated to correct airway stenosis in selected patients.
Hoarseness is caused by diseases that originate from or limit movements of the vocal cords. Vocal cords and their functions are evaluated with a special device, called a videolaryngostroboscopy, and all cases that require surgical treatment can undergo microsurgery or laser surgery.
Face and Neck Traumas
Facial Plastic Surgery