The ENT Clinic provides specialist treatment for both adults and children in all aspects of ear, nose and throat surgery, including head and neck surgery and rhinoplasty. Our experienced surgeons use the latest techniques to provide a rapid diagnostic service and the highest quality of personalised care to our patients.
The ENT Clinic can assess and manage ear and hearing problems in children and adults, including hearing loss, ear infections, ear wax, perforated ear drums and tinnitus.
Hearing loss in children is commonly due to glue ear (otitis media with effusion), and surgery to insert ventilation tubes (grommets) may be recommended. In adults, sensorineural hearing loss (“nerve deafness”) is more likely and may be associated with tinnitus. Ear wax is easily removed in the clinic, and some ear infections may also benefit from in-office ear cleaning. Perforated ear drums can be repaired surgically (tympanoplasty).
The ENT Clinic can assess and treat all nose and sinus problems in adults and children, including nasal obstruction/blockage, sinusitis, nasal polyps, allergy, facial pain, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), loss of sense of smell (anosmia) and concerns about the appearance of the nose.
Nasal blockage in children is most commonly due to enlarged adenoids. In adults it may also be due to a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates (swelling in the side wall of the nose) or nasal polyps and may be a cause of snoring or OSA. These problems may be treated with medication and/or surgery, such as adenoidectomy, septoplasty and/or turbinoplasty. Sinusitis and nasal polyps can be treated both medically and with endoscopic sinus surgery. Concerns regarding the shape of the nose can be addressed with aesthetic (cosmetic) rhinoplasty. A functional septorhinoplasty may be required to improve nasal breathing and/or appearance.
The ENT Clinic can diagnose and treat problems in the throat, including tonsillitis, voice problems (dysphonia), swallowing problems (dysphagia), throat discomfort or pain, snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We also assess and manage head and neck conditions such as thyroid and parathyroid tumours, salivary gland diseases, neck lumps and cancers of the head and neck.
Tonsillectomy may be indicated for recurrent tonsillitis or snoring/OSA. Voice and swallowing problems may require surgery and/or speech pathology input, either locally in Hampton or at the Melbourne Voice Analysis Centre. Thyroid and parathyroid tumours are commonly treated by surgical removal if required, as are tumours and other diseases of the salivary glands (eg parotid and submandibular glands). Cancer in the throat, voice box or elsewhere in the head and neck is treated with surgery, radiotherapy or a combination of both.