Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Outpatient clinic

In ENT Outpatient clinic Sani Konukoğlu Hospital, your complaints are examined, diagnosed and treated easily, accurately, quickly, and reliably using the latest imaging techniques. 

A) Outpatient clinic Examination:
Examination of the external ear canal and the tympanic membrane under a microscope. This reveals all the necessary information concerning the external ear canal and the tympanic membrane. If the tympanic membrane is ruptured, middle ear diseases can be easily diagnosed with this method. Cerumen can be removed using a microscope and an aspirator without damaging the tympanic membrane.  

B) Diagnostic Tests:
All sorts of diagnostic tests are applied in our hospital.

C) Surgery:

The main reason leading to difficulty in nasal breathing is deviation of the nasal septum. In our hospital, septoplasty surgery is routinely performed with rigid optics and success rates are high.

Turbinectomy (Partial, Total):
Removal of the turbinate bones of the nose; although they do not interfere with the air flow, the inferior turbinates can block nasal airflow when they enlarge due to allergies, air pollution, or smoking. The enlarged turbinates causing nasal obstruction are removed endoscopically.

Endoscopic Polypectomy:
Nasal polyps occur due to allergies and are transparent, yellow-white, soft, and benign hypertrophy of mucosa that looks like a bunch of grapes. They are removed endoscopically under local or general anesthesia. If the patient has history of allergy, the polyps can recur despite the extent of the removal.

Sinus; FESS (Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery):
Surgery is advised for patients with chronic sinusitis which is resistant to long term antibiotic treatment. The stricture and obstruction of sinus canals and nasal cavities are endoscopically removed to render physiologically proper air flow and drainage of the sinuses. The FESS surgery removes only the lesional mucosa and spares the healthy tissues and thus, up to 90% of chronic sinusitis patients can be cured.

Pharynx; Adenoidectomy:
Enlarged adenoids obstruct eustachian tube that links the middle ear with the nasopharynx and causes the middle ear to be filled with fluids eventually leading to loss of hearing.

Adenoids should be removed in recurrent otitis media infections, nasal obstruction causing sinusitis, oral breathing, severe snoring, and recurrent infections of the vocal cords. The surgery lasts short and requires general anesthesia.  It is a simple, smooth, and low risk procedure.

Ventilation Tube:
The middle ear is connected to the nasopharynx through the eustachian tube. This tube which equalizes the pressure between the middle ear and the atmosphere usually gets obstructed in children due to enlarged adenoids. The negative pressure in the middle ear causes leakage of fluids which in turn results in recurrent otitis attacks and hearing loss. In this case, to regulate and equalize the middle ear pressure, ventilation tubes are placed on the tympanic membrane.  These tubes are spontaneously eliminated from the body in a 5–6 month period. 

Tonsils are lymph nodes found on either side of the posterior oral cavity. They lose the protective function and become harmful for the body in case more than five tonsillitis attacks are encountered per year, if abscesses form in between, if they get enlarged enough to interfere with breathing, when there is bad breath, and if the patient has acute rheumatic arthritis, renal inflammation, and rheumatic heart disease as complications due to infection with beta hemolytic streptococci. A decision favoring tonsillectomy should be made on such cases. The remaining pharyngeal lymph nodes, namely the Waldeyer ring, can fulfill the protective duties. Tonsillectomy can be performed on all ages and at all seasons. But in children younger than three, it should be done cautiously and a Physical Examination is necessary.

Snoring Operation (UPPP):
There are new surgical techniques and radiofrequency methods.

Larynx; Benign Tumors (Nodule, Polyp):
Benign growths over the vocal cords can be removed through an orally placed tube without harming the cords by using specific apparatus and with the aid of a microscope under general surgery.

Chronic Otitis Media Surgery (Tympanoplasty, Mastoidectomy):
If chronic otitis media characterized with hearing loss, discharge, and occasional pain is resistant to antibiotic therapy, it can be operated under general anesthesia using a microscope. All the inflamed tissue in the middle ear is removed. If there is any fusion in the auditory ossicles (malleus, incus, stapes) an installation is prepared and the ruptured tympanic membrane is repaired in the process.

Phone: (+90)342–211–5000 (5364 – 5365)

Update Date: 5/27/2013 11:51:04 AM