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This week I did a most interesting case. It was interesting because it was a joint effort. There were 3 senior Consultant surgeons, each from a different speciality, each with different training and each with an assistant – so six surgeons in all! And all for one man who had a tumour behind his sinuses,…  read more

Pain on the Plane – a new solution?

Ear and nose specialists call this “barotrauma”. This is the severe pain that can be experienced in a plane on ascent and descent. It is because of external atmospheric pressure changes – or more correctly, the inability to adapt to these changes. The middle ear and nasal / facial sinuses are small cavities housed within…  read more

Understanding Tinnitus – Diagnosis and Treatment

Tinnitus is a ringing, buzzing, hissing, chirping or whistling in the ears that can be intermittent or continuous and can vary in loudness. When it’s quiet or when background noise is low, tinnitus can become more noticeable, perhaps while you’re trying to fall asleep at night, for example. Tinnitus is a common problem that usually…  read more

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2015
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Tips for Recovery after Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy, or surgery to removed infected tonsils, has one of better reputations for a recovery routine among surgeries. Yes, that’s right, ice cream! And there’s good reason behind this beloved ritual, as cold and creamy treats can soothe your throat and are easier to get down after surgery than solid foods. But if you or…  read more

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2015
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Perforated Eardrums and Surgery to Repair Them

A person’s eardrum can become perforated, a fancy word for developing a hole, through injury or infection. If the perforation is new, they can sometimes heal themselves. But if a perforation has been present for weeks it is unlikely to heal on its own. A perforation such as this usually can then be the source…  read more

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2015
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Five Simple Ways to Prevent Snoring

Usually, you need not be too concerned if you or any of your family members snore while sleeping unless others get disturbed by the sound. However, in some cases, it can be a symptom of “sleep apnea” that is a serious medical condition. Sleep apnea is a condition where a person may stop breathing for…  read more

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2015
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Rhinoplasty – Inside AND Out

  One of the frequent complaints I hear from potential rhinoplasty / septorhinoplasty  patients is one of nasal obstruction. It makes sense that if a nose is bent, or otherwise structurally abnormal, that internally it may be as well. Of course for some, it is only the appearance that is a problem and there is…  read more

  • Posted on: Nov 5 2013
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