For Ears, Nose and Throat Health, visit an ENT Specialist

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Healthy ears, nose, and throat are very important since these body parts are used for essential bodily functions daily. We use our ears to hear and the ears also provide us a sense of balance. We need our nose to breathe, one of the basic needs to be alive. Our throat is used as a passageway for air to reach our lungs when we breathe and for food and water when we eat. How our ears, nose, and throat functions affect how our other body parts function, thus also impacting the quality of our life.Just imagine not being able to hear, breathe, or eat easily, how hard that must be. In Singapore, for the choice of an experienced ENT specialist, Dr. Dennis Chua can be consulted with for medical intervention. Dr. Chua has been treating patients with ENT problems for 15 years and could surely be trusted to treat complex nose and sinus diseases such as breathing and snoring problems, thyroid diseases and also has a subspecialty in facial and reconstructive surgery. Pay Dr. Dennis Chua a visit to discuss your options for ENT treatment.

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We can consult with an ENT (short for ears, nose, and throat) Specialist or Otolaryngologist who are doctors specializing in treatments related to ears, nose, and throat disorders. Of course, it is way better to find an ENT Specialist you can trust and your family doctor can recommend an experienced ENT Specialist if you don’t know one. 

An ENT Specialist can provide treatments including surgery to a variety of medical conditions for ears, nose, and throat. To be more specific, here are the conditions where you may want to seek help from an ENT specialist:

1. Ear conditions

Hearing problems and deafness, including age-related loss of hearing

Glue ear or otitis media with effusion, a childhood condition in which the middle of the ear is blocked with fluid

Dizziness and vertigo – a sensation of feeling off-balance

Tinnitus – the sensation of hearing ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping, whistling, or other sounds

Cholesteatoma, an abnormal but noncancerous skin growth that can develop in the middle section of your ear, behind the eardrum

2. Nose conditions

Sinus infections or sinusitis – occurs when the sinus becomes infected by bacteria, fungi, or a virus, or inflamed due to allergies or other conditions. 

Nasal injuries or trauma such as nosebleeds and fractures

Nasal polyps or growth – soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses

Nasal obstructions– blockages of the nasal cavity that affects airflow in and out of the nose, affecting one or both nostrils

Nasal Tumors

Sense of smell disorders either loss of smell or change in the way odor is perceived

3. Throat conditions

Adenoid problems

Tonsil problems such as tonsillitis, an infection of the tonsils caused by the common cold, mono, or strep throat

Common problems with the larynx and voice such as include vocal cord nodules, polyps or cysts, and hoarseness 

Difficulty in swallowing

Upper airway breathing problems (such as shortness of breath)

4. Sleeping disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (a condition where the airway is narrow or blocked which disrupts breathing during sleep) 

5. Head and neck conditions such as thyroid and parathyroid problems

6. Head and neck cancer including head and neck melanoma, cancers of the mouth, throat, and salivary glands

7. Facial Trauma which includes injuries to the face or jaw. 

ENT specialists do offer non-surgical and surgical treatments such as the following:

For hearing problems – audiology or hearing aids

Surgical procedures such as:

Tonsillectomy – tonsil removal

Adenoidectomy – removal of adenoids

Septoplasty-involves the correction of the nasal septum to prevent obstruction and help in breathing 

Surgery in the larynx

Endoscopic sinus surgery – treating severe sinus conditions

Tympanomastoid surgery – removal of cholesteatoma

Removal of neck lumps and salivary gland tumors 

Tracheostomy– performed to circumvent an obstruction in the upper airway, to clean and get rid of secretions that is found in the airway or to deliver oxygen to the lungs in a safe and easy manner.

Pediatric ENT Treatments – for ENT disorders in children

ENT specialists are also able to perform facial cosmetic surgeries such as:

Nose surgery or rhinoplasty – surgical procedure that changes the shape of the nose to improve breathing and/or change the appearance of the nose

Ear surgery or Otoplasty – a surgical procedure to change the shape, position, or size of the ears to correct misshapen ears due to an injury or birth defect or for cosmetic reasons

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery

Facial reconstruction after a trauma or cancer

ENT disorders will vary from case to case – some may just require simple treatments while others may require complex surgeries to make you better. ENT problems can occur to people of all ages and ENT specialists may treat newborns to elderly patients. An ENT specialist will be able to conduct an assessment and diagnose your condition and can provide you several treatment options suitable to your condition and age.

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