The Lancaster HospitalMeadowside, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3RH Directions
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Treatment and management of common ENT conditions including tonsillectomy, grommet insertion, tinnitus and nasal polyps.
Our Consultant’s clinical interests include:
Patients can find out more about any of the above during their consultation.
Common ear conditions seen within the clinic include:
Other ear conditions seen in our clinic include vertigo (with the patient experiencing imbalance and dizziness, amongst other symptoms), Otosclerosis, Meniere’s Disease, ear infections, swimmer’s ear (otitis externa), and pressure differences.
Nasal conditions seen regularly at The Lancaster Hospital by our Consultant ENT include:
Conditions and symptoms involving the throat, which are also seen regularly in clinic, include:
Some conditions are interconnected, but this is not always the case.
Asking patients to provide a medical history, alongside a description of their symptoms and how they are affecting their day-to-day life, he will also ask if you have any allergies, as well as any medication you are taking.
You may need an examination, which will see our Consultant look at the ears, nose and throat. In some cases, you may need an endoscopy, which is carried out in clinic at The Lancaster Hospital.
Ear wax removal (build-up of ear wax), known as ear micro suctioning may be offered, if needed. It is performed using a microscope and a small, thin, steel wand-type fitting, which is attached to a suction pipe; it starts with an examination of the ear, and it is a generally well-tolerated procedure.
Biopsies may be taken from the neck, too, to diagnose certain conditions. This is where a tissue sample of a neck lump is taken. Our Consultant will then look at the results, which will help to arrive at a diagnosis.
Other treatment modalities offered include the following:
People with nasal polyps, for example, may be put forward for FESS – Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.
If patients need further diagnosis, blood samples can be taken. Imaging can also be done. Your ENT Consultant will then look at the results, which will help arrive at a diagnosis. In some patients – in those with Meniere’s disease, for example, an Intratympanic Steroid Injection may be offered.
In terms of required treatment, this is a minor procedure, which sees our Consultant inject a small amount of steroid into the middle ear. It can help with conditions like severe vertigo. It can also help with vertigo or hearing loss in people who suffer from Meniere’s disease.
Choose The Lancaster Hospital and you can look forward to quick-access appointments, which are often available within just 48 hours of your enquiry.
Our experienced consultants offer a patient-centred approach to ensure the best outcome for you, and you will receive a high standard of care and tailored advice, as well as modern diagnostic screening and a wide range of treatments.
State-of-the-art equipment – specifically for keyhole surgery and endoscopic ear surgery – is offered at Circle Health Group. All the facilities are accessible to all, too, as well as being easy to find your way around.
At a glance, here are some reasons you might choose The Lancaster Hospital for your ENT consultation:
People visit the ear, nose and throat clinic from Lancaster itself, Lancashire (including Fylde, Preston and Leyland) and Cumbia, including Penrith and Barrow-in-Furness.
Other nearby places people visit our ENT practice from include Carnforth, Bolton-le-sands, Morecambe, Heysham, Garstang, Longridge, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge and Chorley. Patients also visit from Carlisle, Whitehaven, Millom – all along the west coast up to Carlisle, and even close to the Scottish borders.
As far as our Consultant is aware, there are very few (if any) private providers of ear, nose and throat treatments north of Lancaster, which means patients are more than prepared to travel to visit the hospital.