Overview

Providing relief to Ears nose, and throat.
ENT care at MGM hospital in Navi Mumbai.
The ENT specialists have been providing relief to ears, nose and throat patients for nearly 25 years at MGM Vashi.Our ENT specialists have incorporated some basic principles into our practice since we listen to the patient, then respond with compassion and finally deliver quality results.
Many children suffer from recurrent difficulties of ears, nose and throat which require ear tubes, tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies, teenagers might have broken nose, or deviated septum, adults are frequent victims of snoring and sinus infections, hearing loss or even throat cancers.
No matter what is the age or medical conditions, we are committed to help.
Otorhinolaryngology is a specialty which deals with the medical and surgical management of the patients with disease and disorders of Ears, nose and Throat and related structures of head and neck.

  Services

Our Department offers comprehensive services under one roof to treat voice, nose and sinus disorders, head and neck tumors, ear diseases, hearing impairments and balance disorders of the patients. It is equipped to make comprehensive diagnosis of all ENT disorders. The patients are made to feel comfortable and put at ease, as the delivery of care starts with the right diagnosis. The treatment moves forward with customized treatment plan. Some of the conditions treated by the department are:
    • Micro Ear Surgeries like Mastoidectomy,Tympanoplasty, Ossiculoplasty and Stapedotomy.
    • Medical and surgical treatment of Malignant Otitis Externa.
    • Trasnasal and Sphenoidal Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery.
    • Laser Surgery.
    • Septoplasty,SeptoRhinoplasty.
    • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS).
    • Endoscopic cerebrospinal fluid leaks repair.
    • Endoscopic nose, nasopharynx (juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma) and paranasal sinus tumor surgery.
    • Endoscopic DCR Surgery.
    • Micro laryngeal and video laryngeal surgery for vocal cord nodules, polyps and cysts.
    • Vocal cord medialisationthyroplasty using Gore-Tex.
    • Laser Cordectomy for bilateral abductor paralysis.
    • Laryngeal cancer surgery.
    • Laryngopharyngectomy and block dissection of neck.
    • Tracheostomy
    • Adenoidectomy.
    • Tonsillectomy.
    • Laryngomalacia and other causes of stridor management.
    • Myringotomy and grommet insertion.
    • Obstructive sleep apnea – pediatric.
    • Coblation assisted uvulopalatopharyngoplasty.
    • Septoplasty.
    • Nasal turbinate reduction.
    • Nasal valve reconstruction and nasal polyps removal to relieve nasal obstruction.
    • Tonsillectomy.
    • Base of Tongue surgeries:lingual tonsillectomy, partial midline glossectomy, radiofrequency to the base of tongue, genioglossal advancement, hyoid myotomy and suspension.
    • Flexible fibre optic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy.
    • Myringotomy and Grommet insertion.
    • Epley's Manoeuvre.
    • Positional testing.
    • Pure tone audiometry and special tests.
    • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry (BERA).
    • Myringoplasty.
    • Tympanoplasty.
    • Middle ear reconstruction.
    • Stapedotomy.
    • Facial nerve decompression.
    • Tumours of middle ear / mastoid air cells.
    • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery.
    • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR).
    • Endoscopic repair of CSF (Cerebral Spinal Fluid) rhinorrhoea.
    • Septoplasty.
    • Rhinoplasty.
    • Arterial ligations (sphenopalatine, ethmoidal, maxillary and external carotid) for epistaxis.
    • Surgery for tumours of the nose and PNS.
    • Adenotonsillectomy.
    • Surgery for treatment of snoring (OSAS) such as UvuloPalatoPharyngoplasty (UPPP).
    • Laser Assisted UvuloPalatoplasty (LAUP).
    • Surgery for vocal cord paralysis.
    • Tumors of throat and larynx.
    • Tumors of the structures of the neck.
    • Surgery for salivary glands.
    • Phonosurgery
    • Microlaryngeal surgeries.
    • Upper aero-digestive endoscopy for adults and children.

  Achievements

MGM New Bombay Hospital Vashi has the best team of consultants. The ENT specialists have been providing relief to ears, nose, and throat patients for nearly 25 years at MGM Vashi.
We had also conducted a National Conference in the year 2010 on OSA, a relatively new subject attended by renowned and acclaimed ENTs and related practitioners. The conference had very significant outcomes beneficial to ENT specialty.
Our team is constantly involved in innovation to find solutions to improve patient care and quality of life and is also renowned for working towards improvement of medical practices and services.

  Technology & Infrastructure

The department has adjusted well with the advancement of medical technology. With the advent of modern day endoscopes, operating microscopes and lasers, the department now handles various ear-nose-throat and neck disorders efficiently and precisely. There are nasal and nasopharyngeal endoscopes for diagnostics and video endoscopy facilities for all types of endoscopic sinus surgeries including transnasal pituitary and surgery for CSF Rhinorrhoea.Microlaryngeal surgeries and voice-improving phonosurgery are also performed.
    • LASER treatment.
    • State-of-the art-Karl Storz nasal endoscopic equipment with HD operating cameras and HD monitors.
    • Zeiss Microscope OPMI with high-resolution objective lens and high depth lens systems to give a perfect magnified vision to the surgeon.
    • Latest HD (High Definition) cameras and monitors.
    • Curis radiofrequency machine.
    • Smith and Nephew Coblation.

  FAQs:

OSA is a condition in which a person stops breathing repeatedly throughout the night. Breathing stops because the airway collapses and prevents air from getting into the lungs. Sleep patterns are disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue.

    • Loud persistent snoring.
    • Pauses in breathing.
    • Choking or gasping for air during sleep.
    • Restless sleep.
    • Frequent visits to the bathroom.
    • Early morning headache.
    • Excessive day time fatigue.
    • Poor concentration.
    • Irritability.
    • Sleepiness during routine activities.

Most patients typically return home the very same day as cataract surgery. Eye drops may be prescribed to guard against infection and help your eye heal. For a few days, you may need to wear an eye patch to keep away irritants. Everyone heals differently, but most patients see well enough to return to most of their routine activities within a few days of recovery.

Common causes of nasal obstruction include a deviated nasal septum, nasal turbinate enlargement and nasal polyps (benign growths).

Infection of the sinus cavities often occurs due to inflammation and obstruction of the sinus drainage pathways. Typical symptoms of a sinus infection include facial pain and pressure, nasal obstruction, yellow or green nasal drainage, fatigue and fever. Treatment of a sinus infection may include nasal decongestants and antibiotics. People with chronic sinus drainage may benefit from endoscopic sinus surgery.

Surgical removal of the tonsils and adenoids in children is performed for three primary reasons: recurrent tonsil/adenoid infections and snoring with associated sleep apnea, and hearing loss due to serous otitis media.

Hoarseness is due to irritation of the larynx and is commonly caused by upper respiratory infections, reflux of stomach acid and/or postnasal drip.

    • In children due to repeated upper respiratory infections.
    • Misuse of Voice (Mostly in singers).
    • External trauma to neck.

Wax production is normal, and there is a natural turnover of wax in the ears. Cleaning is not necessary except in a few individuals who have very narrow external canals who may experience a build up of wax against the ear drum. I wouldn’t have thought that hydrogen peroxide was a good idea at all, since it can cause irritation to the skin, and may damage the sensitive skin lining your external ear canal.

The main cause of wax build–up, is people trying to clean out their ears with cotton buds! This simply pushes the wax back down the external canal, where it gets impacted in the ear canal and eventually needs to be syringed out! Leave your ears alone. The wax will come out on its own without any help. Incidentally, ear wax is soluble in water. Generally only 10% population needs wax removal and that has to be done under medical supervision especially an ENT specialist.

Air travel is sometimes associated with rapid changes in air pressure. To maintain comfort, the Eustachian tube must function properly, that is, open frequently and widely enough to equalize the changes in air pressure. This is especially true when the airplane is coming down for a landing, going from low atmospheric pressure down closer to earth where the air pressure is higher.

In the early days of airplanes with open cabins and cockpits, this was a major problem to flyers.Today’s aircraft are pressurized so that air pressure changes are minimized.Putting nasal drops and chewing movements will reduce the problem (particularly in children).

Most newborn infants startle or “Jump” to sudden loud noises. By three months, a baby usually recognizes a parent’s voice. By six months, an infant should turn his or her eyes or head toward a sound. By twelve months, a child should imitate some sounds and produce a few words, such as “Mama” or “Bye–bye”.

Hearing evaluation may be indicated if a young child has limited, poor, or no speech; seems frequently inattentive, has difficulty learning; or has any signs of hearing loss, such as increasing the television volume. In conjunction with any behavioral symptoms, hearing assessment also may be necessary if there are certain risk factors for hearing loss, such as childhood hearing loss in family members, severe complications at birth, frequent ear infections, or infections such as meningitis or cytomegalo virus. Also if mother suffers from measles or mumps or any viral infection during pregnancy.

Conductive hearing loss is caused by interference in the transmission of sound to the inner ear. Infants and young children frequently develop conductive hearing loss due to ear infections. This loss is usually mild, temporary, and treatable with medicine or surgery.Sensori–neural hearing loss involves malformation, dysfunction, or damage to the inner ear (cochlea). It usually exists at birth.It may be hereditary or may be caused by a number of medical problems,but often the cause is unknown.

This type of hearing loss is usually permanent. The degree of sensori–neural hearing loss can be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. Sometimes the loss is progressive (hearing gradually becomes poorer) and sometimes unilateral (one ear only). Sensori–neural hearing loss is generally not surgically treatable, but children with this type of hearing loss can often be helped with hearing aids. A mixed hearing loss occurs when both conductive and sensori–neural hearing loss are present at the same time. A central hearing loss involves the hearing areas of the brain, which may show as difficulty “processing” speech and other auditory information.

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