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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Septoplasty: Risks and Recovery

Septoplasty is a procedure that is carried out to fix the issue of a deviated septum, which is a wall made up of cartilage bone. This septum or wall is what divides the nose into two individual nostrils. A deviated septum arises when the septum becomes displaced from its original position. This leads to one…  read more

Sinusitis – Diagnosis and Treatment

Sinuses are hollow spaces on the face that are connected to the nasal cavity. When the sinuses in the proximity of the nasal cavity suffer an inflammation, it leads to a condition called as sinusitis. There can be many causes that lead to an inflammation, whether it is bacteria, virus, or an allergic reaction. Sinusitis…  read more

Treatment for Glue Ear

Glue ear is a condition affecting a patient’s middle ear, most often seen in young children rather than fully grown adults. It occurs when the middle ear becomes filled with a thick glue-like fluid, causing a blockage. This results in poor hearing. Generally, glue ear tends to subside after a period of time. However, there…  read more

Treating Snoring – Don't Sleep Through this Problem!

Snoring is a common problem among both male and female adults. Though occasional snoring may not indicate any major health problems, constant and repetitive snoring can indicate otherwise. Snoring can be recognized by a harsh or unpleasant sound which is emitted by an individual during sleep. Snoring occurs when the tissue in your airways start…  read more

  • Posted on: May 29 2015
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