Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Every problem in the anatomy of the ear, nose and neck prevents the healthy functioning of other vital organs. The Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of our hospital continues to provide services in the diagnosis and treatment of all upper respiratory tract diseases.

In our unit; ear, nasinolaryngology outpatient examination, surgical treatment of the head and neck, treatment of hearing and balance disorders, endoscopic examinations of the upper respiratory tract, treatment of upper respiratory tract and allergic diseases, treatment of sinusitis, treatment of voice disorders are successfully performed. You can make an otolaryngology appointment using our hospital's online appointment system or call center service.


What is Otolaryngology (ENT)?

The field of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) is a medical field for the diagnosis and treatment of all health problems related to the three important systems of the human body: ear, nose and neck. An otolaryngologist works in this area. These doctors diagnose and treat health problems in the ear, nose, throat, head and neck regions.

ENT doctors, who try to eliminate problems in the ear, nose and throat systems, use various examination methods and tests to identify these problems. For example, an otoscope can be used to examine the external auditory canal and eardrum, while endoscopic methods can be used to detect infections in the nose.

Once diagnosed, ENT doctors use various methods to treat these problems. These methods include options such as surgical intervention and drug treatment methods. For example, surgical intervention may be required for perforated eardrums and medication may be used for infections in the nose. Some surgical treatment methods applied in the field of otolaryngology are as follows:

  • Ear Diseases Surgery
  • Prominent Ear Surgeries
  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Vocal Cord Surgery
  • Snoring Surgery
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

Common Otolaryngology Complaints

Common complaints in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) are as follows:

  • Ear pain: Ear pain can be caused by an infection in the ear, an injury to the eardrum, a problem with the hearing organ or damage to the eardrum.
  • Hearing loss: Hearing loss can be caused by a problem inside the ear. Age-related hearing loss, childhood infection, fluid accumulation in the middle ear in children, calcification of the ear bones are among the causes of hearing loss.
  • Sore throat: A sore throat can be caused by an infection in the throat or a sore throat.
  •  Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion can be caused by an infection in the nose, increased fluid accumulation in the nose or irregular growth of hairs in the nose.
  • Nosebleeds: Nosebleeds can occur when there is an infection in the nose, trauma, damage to the capillaries or an intranasal mass.
  • Adenoid:Adenoids are soft tissue layers located behind the nose. When these structures that regulate the air flow in the nose become too large and/or swollen, breathing becomes difficult and may need to be surgically removed.
  • Tonsil problems: problems often occur due to infections that can occur in the respiratory tract, and these problems include inflamed tonsils (tonsillitis), mass formation in the tonsils (tonsils), etc. Tonsils and adenoids are also the most common cause of snoring in children. Treatment may require surgical removal of the tonsils.
  • Vertigo and balance disorders: Vertigo is defined as a feeling of losing contact with the world and can cause people to feel unsteady on their feet, unbalanced and unable to feel their own body. Vertigo is usually caused by a problem in the hearing organ or the nervous system, such as an imbalance of pressure inside the ear, an infection in the ear or damage to the nervous system.

All of these common complaints can be diagnosed and treated by an otolaryngologist. However, preventive measures can also be taken to avoid the occurrence of these complaints. For example, frequent hand washing can be done to prevent sore throat and intranasal washing can be done to prevent nasal congestion to prevent infections that may occur in the nose. In frequently recurring problems, you should make an otolaryngology appointment and be examined by an otolaryngologist.


Frequently Asked Questions in Otolaryngology

What diseases does otolaryngology attend to?

The field of Otolaryngology (ENT) is a medical field for the diagnosis and treatment of all health problems related to the ear, nose and throat systems. Doctors working in this field are called otolaryngologists and they try to identify and treat health problems in the ear, nose, throat, head and neck regions.  Among ear, nose and throat diseases:

  • Earache
  • Wounds on the eardrum
  • Hearing loss
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nosebleed
  • Sinusitis
  • Throat ache
  • Wound formation in the throat,
  • Throat infections
  • Head and neck tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Allergic rhinitis

These are just a few examples. There are many more diseases and health problems in the field of ENT. All of these problems can be diagnosed and treated by an otolaryngologist.


Which department is otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology, or ENT, is a medical department in itself. The field of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) deals with health problems in the upper respiratory tract, ear, nose, throat, head and neck. Ear, nose and throat doctors who specialize in the field try to identify these diseases and treat these problems.