BMI The Sandringham Hospital provides a fortnightly Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic with an experienced consultant, to deliver detailed consultations and fast diagnoses. Once you’ve been diagnosed, your ENT consultant will come up with a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Our regular clinics ensure you are seen quickly without delay. BMI The Sandringham Hospital prides itself on helping you get back to your regular routine and lifestyle as soon as possible.
Our ENT clinic can diagnose and treat the following conditions:
Sinus surgery is performed to help treat sinusitis – an infection of the mucous membrane that lines your sinuses. Those suffering with sinusitis will often experience symptoms of pain, a blocked nose, discharge, reduced sense of smell and the feeling of mucus at the rear of the nose or throat.
Sinusitis usually occurs as a result of trapped mucus between the sinus and inside of the nose becoming infected. This can cause the mucus membrane to become inflamed, causing swelling and additional folds in the sinus and nose; these are small growths referred to as Polyps.
The main aim of sinus surgery is to widen the passage between the sinus and the nose to prevent mucus becoming trapped in the future.
A tonsillectomy is a procedure in which the tonsils are removed. The main purposes of the tonsils are to help prevent infection from germs which we breathe in or swallow.
Frequent and sever episodes of tonsillitis, an infection of the tonsils which causes them to swell and sufferers to experience sore throats, fevers and trouble swallowing, is the most common reason to undergo a tonsillectomy. However this procedure can also help treat sleep-disordered breathing such as sleep apnoea and snoring.
A septoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum, the cartilage and bone inside the nose which separates the two nostrils. A deviated septum may cause symptoms such as a blocked nose, frequent nosebleeds and facial pain. Surgery is the only way of straightening the septum and is the only dependable way of treating the condition. Without surgery the nose will continue to be blocked but is unlikely to get worse.