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Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department at Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham helps patients with a variety of illnesses affecting the ear, nose, throat, head or neck.

Our ENT surgeons, also known as consultant otolaryngologists, diagnose and treat problems that affect or cause: hearing and balance, sinuses, breathing, smell, speech, swallowing, allergic reactions, sleep and snoring, in both adults. They also perform facial cosmetic surgery.  

ENT Assessment and Treatments available

The ENT department at Woodthorpe Hospital provides diagnostic testing, non-surgical solutions and all the main ENT surgeries and it’s subspecialties including: otology, rhinology, laryngology and facial plastic surgery.

Many ENT operations are performed under local anaesthetic as day case procedures. We ensure all surgery is carried out to the highest quality standards with particular attention to individualised patient care.

Our consultants will discuss with you the best options for your ear, nose or throat condition that will suit your personal needs.

The ENT assessments and treatments offered by the Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham include:

Rhinology and Sinus Treatments

The management of nasal and sinus problems.

Allergy Testing

Tests to determine the underlying causes of allergies and sinus-related diseases and their treatment.

Septoplasty

Operation to correct the midline internal partition in your nose and improve your nasal breathing.

Septorhinoplasty with Graft or Implant

Also called a nose job, improves both the appearance of your nose and how you breathe through it.

Rhinoplasty

A cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of your nose, also called a nose job.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Surgery on sinuses performed using telescopes without any external cuts.

Otology Treatments

Grommet Insertion

Grommets are tiny plastic or metal tubes that are put in the eardrum to allow air to circulate in the middle ear and stop fluid from building up.

Mastoidectomy

Surgery to remove mastoid air cells in the hollow, air-filled spaces of the skull behind the ear.

Myringoplasty

Surgery to repair a perforated eardrum.

Tinnitus

Assessment of the cause and relevant treatments of tinnitus (hearing sounds such as ringing when there is no external sound).

Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Snoring occurs when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. It can be a nuisance to you and your partner. Sleep apnoea is when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax and collapse sufficiently to stop airflow to the lungs for more than 10 seconds during sleep. The brain automatically wakes you up, usually with a loud snore or snort when you experience an episode of apnoea during sleep in order to breathe again. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) causes these wakening episodes many times during the night.

Snoring is no longer adequately covered within the NHS. Here at Woodthorpe Hospital in Nottingham we offer surgical solutions for snoring and sleep apnoea.

Tonsillectomy

Surgery to remove tonsils (small glands in the throat, one on each side, that fight germs when you are a young child).

Our Consultants

At Woodthorpe Hospital we are proud to work alongside first class consultant ENT surgeons who are highly regarded in their field of specialty. Our consultant otolaryngologists include:

Professor Anshul Sama

Professor Douglas Hartley

Dr Thomasina Meehan


Contact us today to find out how the Woodthorpe Hospital can help you

Tel: 01159  932 015