Otolaryngology, commonly known as ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) is a branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosis and treatment of disorders of Ear, Nose, and Throat. In a broader view, it specializes in head and neck diseases, providing comprehensive services for all ages, from newborns to adults. Iranian otolaryngology specialists are among the best in the Middle East, offering ENT services using the latest approaches and technologies.
Coping with chronic ear infection, tonsillitis, sinus problems, impaired sense of hearing, problems in eating, breathing and speech, malignant and benign tumors in ears, nose, throat, head, and neck, acid reflux (GERD), and cancers such as oral, salivary gland, and skin cancer affecting the head, neck, and nose, are some common examples within key areas of concern in ENT.
Among a wide range of symptoms that can be associated with ear, nose, and throat problems, the most common are listed below:
Dizziness, Watery and itchy eyes, Runny and itchy nose, Nose bleeds, Painful or swollen ear(s), Ringing or buzzing sounds (tinnitus), Hearing loss, Blockage or a full sensation in the ear, Sore or swollen throat, Loss of voice (laryngitis), Jaw pain, Excessive snoring causing frequent waking
To relieve the troubling symptoms, our highly skillful ENT specialists with years’ of expertise, perform a number of helpful procedures including: sinus surgery, pediatric ENT surgery, head and neck surgery, and Balloon Sinuplasty.
It is also noted that facial plastic and reconstructive surgeries are also within the area of expertise of ENT.
ENT has a wide range of sub-specialties; each includes various treatments. ENT’s sub-specialties are as follows:
Otology: Otology focuses on treatment of infection, disease, and damage to ear.
Rhinology: The main focus of Rhinology is treatment of sinus and nasal disorders to improve breathing and nasal function.
Laryngology: Laryngology focuses on treatment of the infections of throat and larynx to facilitate speech.
Head and neck surgery: Head and neck surgery specializes in surgery on cysts, salivary, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and head and neck cancers.
Facial plastics: Facial plastics refers to cosmetic procedures including Rhinoplasty, and face lifts, and also reconstructive procedures such as resetting the jaw.
Pediatrics: This field of ENT specializes in problems requiring treatment at a very young age. These problems include airway problems, infections of adenoids or tonsils that require to be removed.