PEOPLE TREE Hospital is pleased to offer comprehensive and compassionate ENT and Head & Neck care. Our team compromises of a group of well trainedDoctors, Audiologists, Speech TherapistsandNurse practitionerscommitted to provide cutting edge ENT care in Bangalore. The ENT team has a broad range of expertise in the field of Otolaryngology and work in close conjunction with Maxillofacial Surgeons, Oncologists, Dermatologist, Paediatricians and Neurologists in managing common and complex disorders of the Head and Neck. The team provides a multidisciplinary environment and optimizes the ‘best care’ for patients. The team is fully committed to affordable, ethical and evidence based ENT practice.
Who should see an ENT/Head & Neck Surgeon?
Although the list of symptom is not exhaustive, patients (children and adults) with the following symptom should see an ENT surgeon.
Recurrent sore throat
Snoring and Poor sleep
Nasal Blockage/Smell disorder
Swelling of the spit gland(salivary gland)
Chronic ear infections and hearing impairment
Cosmetic reshaping of the Nose
Cosmetic reshaping of Ear
Ringing in the ear
Moles and Scar removal
Facial pain and headache
Cancers of Voice box
Functional Blepharoplasty/ Browlifts
Cancer of Oral cavity
Outpatient Operating Room
The hospital has dedicated ENT consultation rooms with provision for office based procedures. The team is backed by an enthusiastic diagnostic team involving Radiologists, Pathologists and Laboratory services to provide ‘one stop’ diagnostic service for your ENT /Head and Neck problems. Currently this rapidly expanding ENT unit has the following provisions
Microscopy of ear and suction clearance
Nasal endoscopy (Endoscopic examination of the nose and sinus openings)
Flexible/rigid laryngoscopy to examine the voice box
Audiometry and other hearing assessment, Hearing aid fitment, Balance Rehab
Minor facial plastic and ENT procedures (earlobe repair, Botox and fillers)
Electrophysiology and EMG studies
The hospital has a dedicated ENT theatre for routine ENT operations and three laminar flow, state of the art OR (Operating room) for Major Head and Neck and more complex ENT surgeries. We are committed to carrying out the majority of ENT surgeries as day case procedures when and where feasible. This is in compliance with current standards worldwide. Adapting this practice has proven to be effective in early patient recovery, reducing hospital acquired infection and reduced costs.
The theatre is backed by dedicated team of anaesthetists, nurse specialists and OR technicians managing the recovery room, Surgical ICU and Paediatric ICU. There is a set process to facilitate smooth transition from OR to Discharge
Otology/ Neur-otology /Audiology Service
The ENT team offers full range of ear care from medical/surgical management of ear infection to rehabilitation of hearing impairment. Further it runs a combined Vertigo clinic twice a week with neurologists, audiologists and physiotherapists to asses and treat more complex patients with dizziness. Common conditions treated are -
Surgery for discharging ear and hearing loss
Glomus and cancers of the temporal bone
Surgery for Vertigo
Fracture of temporal bone
Bone Anchored Hearing Aid
Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery
The ENT team offers full range of treatment for allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. We offer complete diagnostic tests like nasoendoscopy and skin prick tests to clearly establish the cause of sinus infection. Evidenced based medical treatment would be offered before contemplating any surgical treatment. Common conditions treated are
Surgeries for External and internally deviated nose
Rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction
Surgeries for tear duct obstruction
Endoscopic treatment of Cancer of the nose/ approach surgeries to skull base tumours
Blepheroplasty and brow lift
Surgery for Facial palsy
Reconstruction after Maxillofacial trauma
Multidisplinary Headache and Facial Pain clinic(with Neurologist)
We also team with dermatology to offer minimally invasive facial aesthetic procedures like botox, fillers and peels to enhance the face. The department has strong ties with Oculoplastic and neurosurgery for treating complex disorders of Eye and Skull base.
Head and Neck Surgery
People Tree Hospital offers comprehensive Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Care for North Bangalore and surrounding region.
The integrated Head and Neck team at PEOPLE TREE HOSPITALS offers medical and surgical treatment for noncancerous and cancerous conditions of the Head and Neck region. The team works closely with Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and Speech Therapists to deliver personalised treatment plans. The common conditions treated are
Thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer
Cancer of the voice box
Salivary gland masses
Sinus and skull base cancer
Detecting head and neck cancer in the early stages and treating it accurately significantly improves outcome. When and where necessary, patients will be offered immediate and cost effective diagnostic tests including fine needle aspiration cytology, biopsy, upper aero-digestive tract endoscopy, blood tests and appropriate radiological investigations.
The head and neck team will accept patients with following symptoms for further evaluation.
An unexplained persistent swelling in the neck with or without breathing difficulties
An unexplained persistent sore or painful throat
One sided unexplained pain in the head and neck area for more than 4 weeks, associated with ear pain
Unexplained ulceration of the oral cavity or swelling persisting for more than 3 weeks
Unexplained red and white patches in the mouth
Persistent fever, weight loss with neck lump
Hoarseness persisting for more than 3 weeks, particularly smokers and heavy drinkers
Persistent or progressive difficulty in swallowing
Neck swelling in front of the neck with history of neck irradiation
A family history of cancer
People Tree Hospitals is dedicated to comprehensive and customised care for people with benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer) tumours of the head and neck region. All the options of treatment will be discussed in the Tumour Board with an intent to give the best chance of cure for the patient . Cost effective, evidence based treatment options will be discussed with the patients offering them an informed choice regarding treatment. Head and neck surgery and Chemotherapy is available at People Tree Hospitals and patients needing Radiotherapy are seen by the Clinical Oncologists for further treatment in an associated hospital.
Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team @ PEOPLE TREE Hospitals
Dr Ravi Sachidananda MS, DNB, MRCS , DOHNS(Lon), MSc(Voice), FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Fellowship in Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstruction (Canada)
Consultant ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Dr Satish Kumaran MDS,MFDCRCPS(UK), MOMCRCPS(UK)
Fellow in Head and Neck Surgery
Consultant Maxillofacial and Head and Neck Surgeon
Dr Srividya BDS
Dental Surgeon and Prosthetics
Dr Kiran MS, Mch(Plastic and Microvascular Reconstruction)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Dr Prakash Ramachandra MRCP, FRCR(Clinical Oncology)
Consultant Clinical Oncologist
Dr Sujata Udupa MD (Pathology)
Dr Jameel DMRD, FRCR (Radiology)
Dr Arun MD, FRCA
Consultant Anaesthesia and Pain Management
PTH is a tertiary care center for management of Paediartic patients. The unit has a committed team of Paediatricians managing the PICU and NICU. The ENT team provides support in assessing and managing airway related problems in children. Further we also offer full range of service to patients with voice disorder including speech therapy and Microlaryngeal surgery/Phonosurgery/Botox treatment where and when required. Common conditions treated are
Paediatric Sleep apnea
Glottis and subglottic stenosis
Vocal nodules and other lesions of vocal cord
Vocal cord paralysis
Foreign bodies of upper aerodigestive tract
PEOPLE TREE Hospitals is pleased to offer comprehensive hearing and speech care. The Hearing and speech clinic provides services to people of all ages with hearing and speech disorders. It works closely with ENT Surgeons, Paediatricians and Neurologists to provide multidisciplinary care.
It adapts best practices and technologies from around the world and engage patients and their family in meaningful activities. The team is fully committed to affordable, personalised and ethical clinicalpractices.
The unit has a dedicated facility at the hospital to provide outpatient and inpatient care for people with hearing and speech problems.
AUDIOLOGY & AURAL REHABILITATION
Pure tone and Speech Audiometryto assess for hearing impairment in adult and children
Tympanometryto assess middle ear functioning
Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER/ABR) Objective hearing tool to assess babies and children with suspected hearing impairment.
Newborn hearing screening with Oto-acoustic emission testing
Play audiometry used to assess children’s hearing from ages 3 and older
Visual response audiometryto assess hearing in children prior to the age of 3 years.
Hearing aid SolutionsThe Audiology Clinic dispenses some of the most advanced hearing aids at competitive prices. The hearing aids are customised to individual needs and requirements. Full range of hearing aids are available and are dispensed only after a thorough trial.
SPEECH DISORDERS & THERAPY
Speech Clinic offers comprehensive services to children and adults with speech and swallowing disorders.
Common disorders treated by speech therapy are:
Developmental speech and language delay in children
Problems with swallowing disorders
Voice disorders in adults and children
Speech and swallowing disorders occurring as a result of stroke and nervous system disorders
Speech and swallow disorders related to head and neck cancer treatment
The Speech Pathology Clinic offers services for inpatients and outpatients. The clinic is staffed by committed and experienced team of clinicians
Maxillofacial Surgery and Facial injuries
People tree hospital offers full range of oral and maxillofacial care. The department is part of the hospital trauma team and works closely with orthopaedic and neurosurgical team. In addition it offers following services
Maxillofacial trauma and Fractures
Dentofacial deformities (abnormally shaped jaws or faces)
Oral pathological problems (cysts or tumors of the jaws and associated areas including cancer)
Temporomandibular joint disorders
Facial fractures......let us build it back together.....!
Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery:
Plastic reconstructive services is a integral part of and head and neck institute. Any ablative surgery involving head and neck cancer leaves behind a complicated defect which is non-functional for the patient. Reconstructive surgery gives hope to the patients with a good functional reconstruction which in turn leads to effective rehabilitation of the patient.
Services offered under Plastic Reconstructive Surgery at People Tree Head and Neck Institute include
RECONSTRUCTIVE/ MICROVASCULAR SURGERY
Mandibular and cheek reconstruction
FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Oculo-plastic surgery – ptosis, entropion, ectropion
Otoplasty (Ear reconstruction)
Facial palsy reanimation surgery
Mole, Congenital Nevi removal
Cleft lip and palate surgery , Cleft nasal deformity correction
Speech surgery (nasal speech following cleft palate repair)