Department of ENT, Head & Neck surgery at Velammal hospital is a well-equipped center with facility to treat all kinds of problems related to the specialty. Department is headed by Prof.P.Rajasekaran MS.,DLO who has vast experience in field of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck surgery for more than 35 years. Department has 5 full time faculties who provide various services related to ENT like routine outpatient services, inpatient care, ENT and H&N surgeries, imparting training for under graduate and post graduate medical students.
Out patient service includes:
- Routine OP consultation,
- Endoscopy services (DNE, VLS, FOL)
- Hearing tests (PTA, Impedance, OAE, BERA)
- Minor ENT surgery (ear lobe repair, minor biopsy, trachesotomy care)
- Speech and swallow therapy
- Vertigo evaluation and treatment.
- Snoring evaluation and treatment
- Hearing evaluation and rehabilitation
Excellent inpatient care is given by our faculty along with the help of our residents and para medical staff in well aerated ward/rooms in patient friendly manner following all patient safety goals. Inpatient services include pre and post-operative care, ICU care for critically ill patients, medical care for various ENT disorders, polysomnography for snoring and sleep disorders, Care for Head & Neck wounds and abscess etc.
Departmental faculty performs surgery for various common ENT problems like adeno-tonsillar hypertrophy, ear discharge due to CSOM, nasal surgery for septal deviation, FESS for nasal polyp/ sinusitis, microlaryngeal surgery for voice problems, stapes surgery for hearing loss, mastoid surgery for CSOM etc.
In addition ENT departmental faculty routinely performs all types of complicated Head & Neck surgeries like Endoscopic excision of skull base lesions, endoscopic transphenoidal hypophysectomy, CSF leak repair, excision of Head & Neck malignancies, facial nerve decompression for post traumatic facial palsy, optic nerve decompression for optic atrophy secondary to sino nasal pathology, excision of major Head & Neck tumors etc. With proper treatment planning and team work we were able to achieve improved success rate in all these complex surgeries. Our multi-disciplinary team includes five skilled ENT surgeons with vast surgical experience, Neuro surgeons, Anesthesia and Intensive care team, Surgico-pathology department, Radiologist, Medical and radiation oncologist etc.
Operation theatre and Intensive care services:
All our ENT, Head & Neck surgery are performed in the state of the art modular operation theatre. ENT operation theatre has advanced facilities like
- LEICA operating microscope
- Storz endoscopy system
- Medronic microdebrider
- Micro surgical drill system.
- Coblation system
Our team of anesthetist and Intensivist provide round the clock services for patients requiring intensive care in the peri-operative period. They are supported by nursing and para medical staff who provide excellent nursing care( one nurse per patient)