Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists

At BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital we have a number of a consultant surgeons who can offer help, advice and treatment for conditions of the ear, nose and throat. We can provide quick access to appointments and fast diagnosis to ensure you get seen and treated by a consultant as quickly as possible.

At BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital we see patients who suffer from the following:

Ear related issues:

  • Tinnitus
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Blocked ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo
  • Meniere's disease
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Grommets
  • Correction of prominent ears

Nose related issues:

  • Nasal problems
  • Deviated septum
  • Sinusitis
  • Snoring problems
  • Breathing problems
  • Polyps

Throat related issues:

  • Thyroid problems - underactive and overactive
  • Tonsillitis
  • Neck lumps
  • Salivary gland disease
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders

Sinus Surgery

Sinus surgeries can help patients breathe more easily and therefore enjoy a better quality of life. A common sinus surgical procedure is a maxillary antroscopy, which helps clear the sinus opening. The main objective of any type of sinus surgery is to relieve a patient’s symptoms and reduce the number of infections they contract.

Many sinus related treatments are performed endoscopically, which enables the operation to be performed without the need for incisions which reduces scarring, as well as recovery time.

Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is the procedure name for tonsil removal in both adults and children. Patients who suffer regularly from tonsillitis may be considered a suitable candidate for this procedure. Tonsils contain white blood cells which in turn help to fight infection. However when the tonsils become infected it can be extremely painful, and often more prone to infection which is why it might be recommended to remove them.

Thyroid Surgery

The thyroid gland creates two hormones in the body that regulate body temperature, metabolism and heart rate. A thyroid surgery, otherwise known as a thyroidectomy, involves removing all or part of the thyroid.

After the operation has taken placed patients are given thyroxine (thyroid replacement medication) to replace the hormones that are no longer naturally produced by the body.

Sleep & Snoring Treatments

We offer snoring treatments which initially involve assessing the patients sleep and snoring patterns, how badly and how frequently they snore. A consultant will then advise on the best course of treatment for that individual.

Septoplasty

The septum is the cartilage in the nose that separates the nostril. Sometimes there are abnormalities in the septum resulting in one nostril being narrower than the other which can affect breathing. This is known as a deviated nasal septum and the procedure to correct this is known as a septoplasty. Airflow up the nose is usually vastly improved following a septoplasty and the patient can breathe more easily.

Below is a full list of Ear, Nose and Throat treatments we offer at BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital:

  • Blocked ear
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Tinnitus
  • Balance disorders including vertigo
  • Menieres disease
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Glomus tumour
  • Grommets
  • Myringoplasty
  • Myringotomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Nasal Polypectomy
  • Benign neck lumps
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Salivary gland disease