ENT department of Shifa provides services for routine ear, nose and throat related problems as well as complex pro cedures related to head and neck tumors. The department has five consultants who have vast experience in their specialty and offer treatment for adult and pediatric patients.
Early diagnosis of disease is of primary importance in any specialty and it requires not only competency of the clinician but also availability of latest equipment. The ENT department is well equipped with equipment like audiometer, tympanometer, video otoscope, microscope for ear examination, APC (argon plasma coagulator) for nasal turbinate reduction, flexible nasolaryngoscope and rigid nasoendoscospes.Recent introduction of FESS (functional endoscopic sinus surgery) by highly skilled ENT surgeons is attracting patients not only from Pakistan but also from Afghanistan.
The diseases commonly seen in the department are ear ache, ear discharge, hearing loss, vertigo, tinnitus, ear wax, sinusitis, nasal allergies, nasal polyp, deflected nasal septum, epistaxis (nasal bleeding), tonsillitis, snoring and sleep apnea, voice problems, neck swellings as well as tumors involving head and neck area. The department works in close relation with the plastic surgeons, oncologists, immunologists as well as radiologists for the treatment of these diseases. Speech therapist is also present to provide rehabilitation services if needed.