As their names imply, Adenoidectomy is the process of removing the patient’s adenoid while Tonsillectomy is the process of removing the patient’s tonsil. We all know what our tonsils look like but many don’t have an idea what an adenoid is. For those who don’t know, adenoid is a mass of lymphatic tissue situated between the back of the patient’s nose and throat. Young children usually suffer from adenoids; this mass of lymphatic tissue makes it difficult for them to speak and breath.
Ear Surgery (Myringotomy)
Basically, Myringotomy involves inserting a tube to the patient’s ear for recurrent infections to be treated and prevented. The very purpose of this procedure is for the fluid accumulation in the middle ear to be drained. ENT specialists say that this fluid accumulation is the reason of recurrent ear infections. In severe cases, this may lead to hearing loss. Aside from Myringotomy, other common ear surgeries include Tympanoplasty and Stapedectomy.
If the patient’s nasal septum is crooked and needs to be straightened, Septoplasty is the best course of action for him/her. For everyone’s knowledge, the nasal septum is the thin bone and cartilage inside the nose separating the nasal cavity into the two nostrils. The main goal of ENT specialists performing Septoplasty is to repair or remove the septum’s crooked part so that the patient’s breathing will be back to normal.
There are conditions when the patient’s sinuses are blocked. In these cases, ENT specialists have two options: (1) removing those obstructions in the sinuses or (2) enlarging the opening of the sinuses for easier drainage. Did you know that few years ago, ENT specialists require external incisions for the treatment of sinuses? Thanks to technological advancements, this is no longer the case.
Direct Laryngoscopy is one of the ENT procedures used for two types of treatments: diagnostic and surgical. This procedure is for the patients who are suffering from health conditions affecting their vocal cords or those who are experiencing narrowed airways. During Direct Laryngoscopy, ENT surgeons use microscopes (in other cases, fiber optic endoscopes) in conducting larynx examinations and/or operations.
Aside from Adenoidectomy, Tonsillectomy, Myringotomy, Septoplasty, Sinus Surgery, and Direct Laryngoscopy; there are many other ENT conditions that many of us don’t even know. If you think you need an ENT in Dubai, you are in luck. Visit our private hospital in Dubai today and learn more about ENT conditions and treatments.