Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery in London, Harley Street
The acronym ENT stands for Ear, Nose and Throat, and is the specialist branch of medicine that looks at all of these areas. Doctors and surgeons who specialise within ENT are highly trained, completing many years of training after their initial doctor qualification. Doctors who are ENT specialists are sometimes known as Otorhinolaryngologists (ORL). There are many different areas that ENT specialists are concerned with, snoring and sleep apnoea being two very important parts, but also rhinoplasty, hearing, allergies and cleft palates to name but a few.
At the Sleeping Disorders Centre, Mr Oko and his team of specialists are all ENT specialists with specific training and experience within this field. At our clinics including in London's Harley Street, we will assess your ENT concerns and advise accordingly.
Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
- General paediatric ENT surgery: We provide a comprehensive diagnostic service for child patients with ENT problems such glue ear, ENT infections and recurrent tonsillitis, which can be linked with sleep apnoea.
- General ENT surgery: We carry out general ENT surgery to work on a broad range of issues including nocturnal airway obstruction and problems with the thyroid, which again can contribute to sleep disorders.
- Sinus disease: Sinus disease occurs when the lining of your sinus becomes inflamed, often leading to problems with snoring and sleep apnoea. We are able to detect sinus disease through the use of a nasal endoscopy, and will suggest the necessary treatment depending on the severity of your case.
- Harmonic scalpel tonsillectomy: This procedure involves the removal of tonsils due to chronic infection. We use ultrasonic technology to remove the tonsils at a lower temperature than traditional methods.
- Swallowing: Many people are affected by dysphagia (swallowing problems) and we use a range of methods to treat these issues, such as therapy, dietary advice, nasogastric tubes, medication and endoscopic dilation.
- Endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy: We use this procedure to treat patients with a blockage in the tear ducts (which can result in recurrent infection). This operation creates a new channel for the tears to drain into.
- Cholesteatoma surgery: A cholesteatoma is a cyst that grows backwards behind your eardrum, into the middle ear. This can have very serious implications for your hearing which is why we provide surgery to remove the cholesteatoma, avoiding future complications.