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Assessment and treatment for your ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions
People from across Manchester and the surrounding areas visit the Consultant ENT Surgeons at The Alexandra for help with a number of symptoms, including:
The Consultant ENT Surgeons at The Alexandra Hospital can provide expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment for any of these concerns. They would be delighted to help you too.
Perforated eardrums will usually heal naturally, but if the hole is unusually large, you may an operation known as a myringoplasty, where the ear drum is reconstructed with a skin graft.
Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty can be very helpful for people suffering with frequent or particularly severe popping ears.
Some tonsil problems may be best treated by the surgical removal of the tonsils (a tonsillectomy).
A nasal blockage that keeps occurring or has lasted for a long time may require Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) and/or Nasal Polypectomy (removal of polyps) to resolve. If the nasal blockage is actually being caused by a crooked septum (the septum is the bone and cartilage separating the two nostrils), a Septoplasty to straighten it may help.
ENT Surgeons can carry out a range of operations to treat and correct many disorders and dysfunctions in the ear, nose and throat. Any treatment will always be carefully planned to ensure it is the most appropriate option for you and your specific symptoms.
Your Consultant will carry out a clinical examination of the affected area(s) and may use handheld instruments to help with diagnosis.
Many nose and throat conditions are most easily investigated with an endoscopy. An endoscope is a small, thin tube with a camera and light at one end. It is usually connected to a video screen and transmits a real time video feed to it. A nasal/throat endoscopy involves passing the endoscope up your nose and around into the back of your throat. As the endoscope is moved along, your Consultant looks carefully for any abnormalities, such as a blockage, lump or swelling.
Further investigations may sometimes be required. The comprehensive state-of-the-art diagnostic capabilities at The Alexandra Hospital include X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, and any of these can be easily and quickly arranged for you when needed.
For some symptoms or conditions, a biopsy (removal of a sample of tissue that is then sent away for investigation) may be needed. Depending on the location of the area to be biopsied, this may be carried out under ultrasound guidance.
Once any results are back your Consultant will discuss them with you and explain suitable treatment options to you. Treatments for ENT conditions may include:
The results of any treatment will always be carefully monitored, and treatment can be easily adjusted if needed.
Having your ENT treatment at The Alexandra Hospital provides you with a number of benefits:
If you find yourself worried or concerned about any ear, nose or throat symptoms, why not book a consultation with an ENT specialist at The Alexandra Hospital? For peace of mind and known expert care, book your ENT appointment online now.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Alexandra Hospital soon.