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Anesthesia For Ear, Nose, & Throat Surgery [ENT]

Otorhinolaryngology surgery offers experience in the anesthetic management of procedures in head and neck surgeries, laryngology, otology, sleep disorders and sinus disease.

Otology: anesthesia is provided for the following ear surgeries which include mastoidectomy, tympanoplasty, and cochlear transplant. We provide anesthesia techniques which provide an immobile field with minimal blood loss and facilitates smooth emergence. Patients receive prophylaxis for postoperative nausea and dizziness.

Nasal surgery and sleep disorder surgeries: Patients with sinus disease benefit from adequate analgesia and prophylaxis for postoperative nausea. Obstructive sleep apnea patients require assessment of secondary cardiopulmonary disease, evaluation for potential airway difficulty and appropriate postoperative monitoring.

Endoscopic laser surgery: CO2 laser surgery is used in the treatment of benign and malignant laryngeal disease, allowing surgical precision and homeostasis. Prevention and management of airway fires, selection of laser-safe endotracheal tubes and the application of jet ventilation are distinctive aspects of anesthesia for laser surgery.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery: Many cases require nasal intubation. Application of controlled hypotension for surgeries decreases blood loss. Patients who have sustained trauma or have soft tissue infection present for urgent surgery with a potentially difficult airway. Our department is fully equipped in management of difficult airway situations, we have a fibreoptic bronchoscope and other intubations aids.