What does ENT stands for?

ENT stands for “Ear, nose, and throat”. An ENT specialist is trained for treatment of these specific parts.

What are ENT specialists called?

ENT specialists or ENT physician are also called otolaryngologist. Otolaryngology is a field of medical which focus on the ear, nose, and throat.

What does an ENT specialist do?

An ENT specialist also referred as ENT physician are specialized in diagnosing and managing diseases of ear, nose and throat including sinuses, larynx, upper pharynx, oral cavity and structure of the neck and face.

What is an ENT examination?

ENT examination is a complete check-up of the face, nose, ear, throat and neck. Pressure testing for hearing loss, Audiometric testing, nasal endoscopy, Allergy testing and biopsies are included in this examination.

What can an ENT specialist diagnose?

ENT specialist can diagnose and treat: • Nerve problems in your ear, nose and throat
• Injury in your ear, nose and throat
• Dizziness
• Balance problem
• Ear infection
• Swimmer’s ear
• Tonsils
• Hearing impairment.

When should you see an ENT doctor?

You should see an ENT specialist if you have following signs and symptoms
• Earache
• Stuffy or runny nose
• Pain in your face
• Dizziness
• Trouble in swallowing
• Hearing problems
• Snoring

Is there any difference between ENT and otolaryngology?

Otolaryngology Is a surgery that is performed to treat the problems of ear, nose and throat. It is performed on head and neck area. You can also call it ENT surgery. Otolaryngologists are doctors who perform these surgeries and also trained for all ENT diseases and disorders.  So, there is no difference between ENT and  otolaryngologists. It is just a short name used to call them.

What does ENT do on first visit?

On your first visit ENT specialist will examine your nose, ear and throat. This is the part of initial appointment which will be quick and painless. Your doctor may have many questions for you so, you need to be prepared before visiting your ENT specialist. Make notes and a list of things you would like to tell and discuss further.

Can you eat before an ENT appointment?

If your doctor orders a scan without contrast then you can eat and drink as usual. If your ENT requires CT scan with contrast, then you cannot eat and drink three hours before the appointment.

Does ENT treat Thyroid?

The thyroid gland is located in the lower neck and responsible for metabolism growth and development. So, yes an ENT specialist can treat a number of thyroid problems.

Does ENT do biopsy?

Biopsy is a medical condition in which small part of a tissue is removed for the evaluation of extent of disease. An ENT specialist also perform biopsy on areas such as gums, lips, lymph nodes glands, mouth and tongue.

Is a nasal endoscopy painful?

Endoscopy procedure is rarely painful and doctors try their best to make it as comfortable as possibly they can. They numb your nasal area before endoscopy and also apply nasal decongestant as it will help in reducing swelling and also endoscope can pass through the nasal membranes easily.

How does an ENT Check for your sinuses?

To take a look at your nasal and sinus passage, doctors use an instrument called endoscope and this procedure is called nasal endoscopy. Endoscope is a thin and flexible wire containing  camera at the end. Doctors usually do endoscopy at their office.

How does an ENT check for vertigo?

To evaluate the signs and symptoms of vertigo your doctor will do a physical exam. To check and examine the ear drum and ear canal doctors use a delicate instrument. He will also check your eyesight and movement and ask you to track an object from one point to another point in the space.

How do you clear your eustachian tube?

You have to follow a simple exercises to open the blocked tubes. 

•    Blow your nose gently by holding your nose and with mouth closed. 

•    Yawning and chewing gum can also be useful.

When the tubes open you may hear a pop sound. It will make the pressure equal between and outside the ears.

How does ENT check inner ear?

Inner cell is a place where sensory cells are found also known as outer hair cells. To check the functioning of inner ear, ENT specialist will perform a OAE test (otoacoustic emission).

Can an ENT perform surgery?

Yes ENT doctors also perform surgeries in the related areas unlike other physicians who just give treatment medically.

What kind of surgeries an ENT perform?

An ENT doctors perform many kind of surgeries in related areas. Some of these types include:

•    Repair of eardrum

•    Removal of thyroid glands

•    Perforation

•    Sinus surgery and many others