Ear, Nose and Throat Services

At BMI The Edgbaston Hospital we see patients with a variety of ear, nose and throat problems, and we have a number of a consultant surgeons who can offer help, advice and treatment for these conditions. We can provide quick access to appointments and a fast diagnosis to ensure you get seen and treated by a consultant as quickly as possible. In our outpatients department we have specialist ear, nose and throat equipment that help to assess patient and diagnose various conditions by looking more closely into the nose or throat with a camera.

We do minor treatments in outpatients but we also have theatres where we perform ear , nose and throat procedures which generally give patients a better quality of life as living with a lot of ENT related conditions can feel very debilitating.

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

Ear related issues

  • Tinnitus
  • Chronic ear disease
  • Blocked ear
  • Hearing loss
  • Vertigo
  • Menieres 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 surgery relates to a number of different operations used to treat sinus problems. Nowadays these are often carried out endoscopically, whereas previously sinus operations were done through incisions to the face and mouth. Endoscopic sinus surgery enables the operation to be performed without the need for these cuts and results in less scarring.

Another type of procedure is a maxillary antroscopy, which clears the sinus opening. Often performed at the same time is a endoscopic uncinectomy which clears the osteomeatal complex. The main objective of any type of sinus surgery is to relieve a patient’s symptoms and reduce the number of infections.

Tonsillectomy

A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing a patient’s tonsils. Tonsils contain white blood cells to help fight infection, however they themselves can become infected causing tonsillitis. This infection is very common and can reoccur frequently which may lead to a patient wanting to have a tonsillectomy. This procedure is also common in children.

Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid surgery, otherwise known as a thyroidectomy, is when all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid is responsible for creating 2 hormones that regulate body temperature, metabolism and heart rate.

Sleep & Snoring Treatments

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

Septoplasty

A septoplasty is a procedure that helps straighten a deviated nasal septum when one nasal passage is often a lot smaller than the other. This can improve airflow up the nose and can help the patient breathe more easily. A septoplasty can also be performed alongside a rhinoplasty or nose job to change the external shape and size of the nose.

At BMI The Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham we offer the following treatments relating to ENT: