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Ear, Neck & Throat (ENT)


The specialty of Ear, Neck & Throat (also called ENT or Otorhinolaryngology) deals with surgical and medical issues of the head and neck.

Doctors who specialise in this area are called otorhinolaryngologists or ENT physicians, and treat diseases of the ear, nose and throat. The health issues involved typically affect the senses and activities of eating, drinking, speaking, breathing, swallowing, and hearing.

Hospital Ochoa provides a complete and integrated ENT service that covers diagnosis, treatment and surgery. Particular attention is given to hearing deficiencies in children.

Common ENT health issues

As a general rule, it is advisable to see an ENT physician whenever a discomfort appears in the head and neck area that affects daily life. The most common issues are:

  1. Nose: Prolonged bleeding, blocked nostrils, loss of smell and allergic reactions.
  2. Ear: Pain, hearing loss, tinnitus (high pitched ringing), swimmer’s ear (otitis), or dizziness.
  3. Throat: Difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, tonsil problems, or swollen lymph nodes.

ENT sub-specialties

  • Rhinology: Specialty that diagnoses and treats nasal disorders (rhinitis) and paranasal sinuses (sinusitis), including allergic processes and endoscopic surgery.
  • Pharyngolaryngology: Treats a number of disorders and alterations of the larynx and pharynx that may affect the voice.
  • Otology and audiology: Deals with the study and treatment of ear diseases, including hearing and balance.

ENT surgery

At Hospital Ochoa we provide surgical solutions for ENT issues that require it. Endoscopic nasal or sinus surgery, surgery of the larynx and pharynx, as well as a wide range of middle ear surgeries and prostheses and hearing implant placements.

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