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Otolaryngology Department

The ORL department which is the new nomination for Ear, Nose & Throat or ENT Department.

Some of the surgical procedures performed at the unit include:

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).
  • Major ear surgeries: tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, mastoidectomy, stapedectomy.
  • Endoscopic and microscopical procedures on upper aero digestive tract.
  • Endoscopic Pituitary Gland Surgery (in collaboration with Neurosurgery Department)
  • Major head and neck surgeries for tumors (in collaboration with the oncology unit and the maxillofacial section of dental department)
  • The audiology and balance unit
  • It is specialized in the diagnosis of hearing loss as well as problems of altered balance. A consultant audiologist supervises the unit. Patients of all ages are examined from neonates through to elderly. A variety of common middle ear problems are managed at the audiology unit including infections, middle ear stiffness (otosclerosis) or problems of the tympanic membrane (adhesive or lax membrane). Specialized tests are available to measure the threshold of hearing, assess speech-hearing difficulties and test the nerves of hearing. Vestibular system is assessed in patients with problems of balance using electronystagmography (ENG) and video nystagmoraphy (VNG).

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