Otolaryngology – ENT
Otolaryngology, also known as ENT or Head & Neck Surgery refers to the branch of medicine & surgery in diagnosis & treatment of diseases pertaining mostly to ear, nose & throat. Physicians & surgeons specializing in ENT are called Otolaryngologists. ENT treatments normally involve short-stay out-patient procedures & which can conveniently be combined with holidays abroad.
In the U.S. an ever increasing number of patients are traveling abroad, looking for available quality treatments and accessible health bills. Healthcare institutions estimated that 700,000 Americans traveled outside the country to have medical treatments in 2007, and concluded that this emerging industry would grow by almost 20% every year.
ENT treatment in India, are most common & may affect people belonging to different age groups. Some of these may start at a very young age while others may affect later in old age. Quite a few of these problems even come as birth defects. While endoscopy is normally applied for diagnosis, common surgical interventions include corrective ear surgery, chronic sinusitis treatments & removal of head or neck tumors.