ENT surgeons diagnose and treat conditions that concern the ears, nose and throat. Whether you have tonsillitis, an infection, or concerns about your hearing; our ENT surgeons will provide you with a diagnosis and personalised treatment plan.
We offer the following ENT services and treatments at The Lincoln Hospital:
Sinus surgery is suitable for patients who have chronically sore and blocked sinuses; that may cause severe headaches and a loss of smell and taste. When your nose is blocked the sinuses can no longer drain. Sinus surgery, also known as maxillary antrostomy, can clear your sinus opening to remove the blockage.
If you regularly have tonsillitis, you may need tonsillectomy surgery. This procedure reduces your chance of contracting tonsillitis again in the future, by removing the infected tonsils.
Thyroid surgery, also known as thyroidectomy, removes all, or part, of the thyroid gland. This procedure may be recommended for patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer, an enlarged thyroid, thyroid nodules or for an overactive thyroid.
If you require surgery you will be supported and treated by a consultant ENT surgeon of your choice.
Sleep and Snoring Treatments
Our consultants will be able to advise you on suitable treatments if you find that your snoring is affecting your sleep. In some cases, our ENT consultants may recommend Uvulopalatoplasty surgery. This procedure uses a laser to remove parts of, or all, of the uvula at the rear of the mouth.
Our consultants can also advice on treatment for sleep apnoea and other sleep deficiency disorders.
Septoplasty surgery corrects problems with the nasal septum. The nasal septum is the cartilage and bone that separates the two sides of the nasal cavity. If your nose is blocked - it may be due to the septum’s shape or size. As a result, you may require an operation to correct this to improve your breathing.
A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can change the shape and appearance of your nose.
Surgery can be performed inside the nose or on the bridge, to change the shape of the nose, and cartilage may be removed to make the nose smaller.
You may need a nasal endoscope if you are experiencing regular nose bleeds, ear pain or discomfort in the nose or throat. A nasal endoscopy views inside your sinus passages and your throat for infections or abnormalities. The consultant can then determine your diagnosis and recommend a suitable treatment.