To treat children with ear, nose and throat problem requires special skills, understanding how to help them now without harming their future development. Dealing with childhood ENT problems is different from that adults.
Our three main principles in the care of children are: SAFETY, EFFECTIVENESS and TRUST.
Our ENT clinic Services:
Ear & Hearing Services
- Discharge / pain / infections
- Fluid in middle ear
- Repair of the eardrum
- Removal of ear wax
- Hearing assessment
- Cochlear Implant program
Nose & Sinus Services
- Blocked nose management, Adenoid removal Tonsil size
- Nasal allergy / polyps
- Nose bleeds (epistaxis)
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Removal of Foreign Body
Throat & Voice Services
- Throat pain, sore throat
- Tonsil size reduction
- Hoarseness of voice
- Chronic cough
- Lump on Neck
The adenoid tissue is located at the back of your nose and is a part of your immune system which helps fight infection and protects your body from bacteria and viruses. Adenoids may become swollen due to recurrent infection / allergy. The enlarged adenoids can cause severe discomfort and start to interfere with your child daily life by blocking their nose mostly at night, main taining recurrent infections and causing permanent hearing loss.
An adenoidectomy is a minor procedure performed by the newest technology therefore your child will stay in our hospital only for a couple hours.
The tonsils are small lumps of tissue located at the back ofthe throat as part of the immune system,. If the child had recurring bouts of tonsillitis, it could be enlarged and cause blockage in the airway or maintain long standing infection.
Therefore reducing its size by shaving or its removal is recommended. The advantage of tonsillar size reduction against the standard tonsillectomy is the reduced risk of postoperative bleeding and much less pain.
Ventilation Tube – Grommet Insertion
Our ear is connected to the back of the nose to maintain an equal pressure inside and outside in the ear, which is required for proper hearing. When you swallow a “click” or “pop” sensation in the ear indicates that the tube is functioning normally. If the Eustachian tube is blocked, the air in the middle ear slowly absorbs and the eardrum will retract. Eventually the ear will be filled by fluid to protect the eardrum and middle ear bones. Latter on it will change to a dull pain. if the fluid remains there for a longer time period, it will become like “glue” and could will cause reduced hearing. And most updated technology to do your tonsillotomy.
The “glue ear” can be presented as:
- Poor hearing
- Poor speech development
- Recurrent infections
Advantage of the Grommet insertion:
- Ventilating “aerating” the middle ear
- Reducing secretions in the middle ear
- Allowing better eardrum vibration “function”
This gives the ear a chance to recover. Usually, with in one year the Grommet will spontaneously dislodge and fall out once a the normal tube function is reestablished.