Why choose us?
The Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery at the CK Birla Hospital® is at the forefront of offering comprehensive solutions for nasal problems. This subspeciality provides extensive detailing and precision services for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of nasal and sinus problems. Our recognised team of ENT surgeons have experience in performing over 3000 advanced ENT surgeries including CSF rhinorrhea repair. Our experts factor in your symptoms and offer personalised care with unique treatment plans suited to your lifestyle. We are prominent for our forte in allergy treatment and preventive immunotherapy for a wide range of allergies.
Nasal polypsNasal polyps are non-cancerous growths that develop on the lining of the nose or sinuses. They can occur in varying sizes and hang on the nasal or sinus lining like teardrops. Nasal polyps may not always cause symptoms, however, large polyps can lead to blockage in the nasal passage, loss of smell and breathing problems. Our ENT experts offer personalised treatments in the form of medication and surgery.
SinusitisSinusitis is a condition that causes inflammation or swelling of the tissues present in the lining of the sinus. There are different types of sinusitis including acute bacterial, chronic sinusitis and recurrent acute sinusitis. This swelling in the sinuses can be caused by the common cold, allergies, nasal polyps, deviated septum and a compromised immune system. Treatment is dependent on the severity of symptoms and includes decongestants, medications, increasing fluid intake and use of nasal sprays.
Nasal obstructionNasal obstruction or congestion can occur from a blockage in the nasal passage. It is a symptom of an underlying health concern that can further cause change in voice, nasal drainage, difficulty in breathing through the nose and recurrent sinus infections. Our ENT specialists use advanced diagnostic tools to detect the cause of nasal obstruction and treat the same with medication or minimally invasive surgical treatments.
Deviated septumThe septum is the cartilage and bone in your nose. A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum between the two nasal passages is displaced at one side, making one nasal septum smaller than the other. A deviated septum can cause nasal obstruction, nosebleeds and facial pain. Treatment includes management of symptoms and surgical repair of the nose.
NosebleedsNosebleed is a condition that causes the loss of blood from the tissue in the lining of the nose. It is an alarming but rarely a serious condition. Nosebleeds can occur in anyone including children, adults and pregnant women. There are several reasons behind this condition including cold, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, exposure to chemical irritants and deviated septum. Our ENT specialists provide personalised guidance on how to manage nosebleeds at home. Treatment is based on the underlying cause and includes nasal packing, medication, foreign body removal and surgical repair.
Allergic RhinitisAllergic rhinitis is a condition described by the inflammation of the nasal insides caused by an allergen including pollen, mould or dust particles. It is also commonly known as Hay fever. Allergic rhinitis causes cold-like symptoms such as sneezing, itching and nose blockage. It usually occurs when a person gets exposed to allergens. We offer tailor-made plans to diagnose, treat and prevent allergic responses. Our experts are skilled in offering preventive immunotherapy for a vast range of allergies.
Skull Base TumoursSkull base tumours are abnormal growths that develop on the base of or directly under the skull in the areas such as the sinus. These tumours can be both benign and malignant. There are different types of skull base tumours that cause varying symptoms such as pressure on the brain, disruption in the hormone production by the pituitary gland and compression of optic nerves. Our renowned ENT surgeons offer a range of treatment options for the treatment of skull base tumours including the combination of transsphenoidal surgery and chemotherapy.
Tests & procedures performed
CSF rhinorrhea repairCSF rhinorrhea is a condition in which Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), a fluid that surrounds the brain leaks and drains through the nasal passage. Our ENT surgeons have several years of expertise in CSF rhinorrhea repair surgery. CSF repair is a minimally invasive surgery performed in an endoscopic to treat drainage.
Balloon SinuplastyBalloon sinuplasty, also known as balloon catheter dilation, is a procedure used to clear blockages in the sinus. It is mostly recommended for people experiencing chronic sinusitis. It is a minimally invasive procedure with fewer complications and faster recovery.
RhinoplastyRhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a procedure to change the shape of the nose. This procedure is done both for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. It can be done to repair congenital defects, deformities due to injury and to improve breathing through the nose. Our ENT specialists work in close collaboration with the Department of Plastics & Aesthetics Surgery to perform precision-driven nose surgery.
SeptoplastySeptoplasty is the surgical repair of a deviated nasal septum. In this procedure, your ENT surgeon repositions the nasal septum to the middle of the nose to avoid and treat complications of the disease. We utilize advanced surgical tools to perform safe and effective septoplasty.
Endoscopic skull base surgeryEndoscopic skull base surgery is a minimal access procedure performed to diagnose and treat skull base tumours (abnormal growths that develop on the base of the skull or directly under it). This surgery allows ENT specialists to access abnormalities on the base of or under the skull region for removal.
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Chronic sinusitis can impair your quality of life significantly. However, sinusitis can be permanently treated effectively with the proper prescription, medical guidance and use of saline irrigation, antibiotics and immunotherapy.
Sinus drainage can hinder your sleep. Sleeping in the lateral position (side-sleeping) is considered among the best positions to help reduce sinus drainage. It is because side-sleeping decreases the pull of gravity on your throat muscles allowing smoother breathing.
Sinus infection, if not treated timely and appropriately, can cause various complications including a brain abscess or meningitis. These complications can pose a significant threat to your life and impact your quality of living.
The number of times you can rinse your sinuses depends on the amount of nasal congestion you have. You should start with one irrigation per day and can do it three times, mostly.