At ExcelleMD we offer you the opportunity to meet an ENT doctor as soon as possible. Indeed, no need to wait several weeks before having an appointment with an ENT. Come meet Dr. Souaid in the comfort of our Saint-Eustache. We offer high quality care while offering you an optimal medical follow-up. Having several general practitioners, Dr. Souaid and his team will make sure to answer all your questions or concerns.
WHAT IS AN ENT?
An otolaryngologist (ENT) specializes in the branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats disorders of the ears, nose and throat. Becoming an ENT doctor requires at least 13 years of higher education through college, university and postgraduate education. All these years allow the ENT to know the anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology and pathology of the entire Head and Neck area in connection to their field of expertise. An ENT is not only a practitioner but also has the competencies required to perform a wide range of surgical procedures.
WHAT DOES AN ENT?
An ENT has the ability to perform surgical procedures to improve or restore hearing or correct the appearance of the ear. An ENT is also able to treat patients with allergies in the upper respiratory system. They can also relieve chronic symptoms of allergy using modern techniques. Adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids), tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils), cauterization of nasal bleeding, surgery of the mastoid or sinuses are all an integral part of an ENT practice.
1. Hearing loss and Vertigo
Vertigo caused by pathology of the inner ear such as:
– Vestibular neuronitis and labyrinthitis
– Meniere’s disease
– Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
– Conductive hearing loss: A foreign body obstructing the ear canal can lead to hearing loss. Fluid in the ear can result in the same problem.
– Sensorineural hearing loss: The destruction of hair cells in the cochlea or damage to the auditory nerve can lead to hearing loss.
2. Ear infections and chronic ear disease
– Otitis Externa: Otitis Externa is an outer ear infection commonly referred to as “swimmer’s ear” and can be treated easily with antibiotics.
– Otitis Media: Otitis Media is often a simple complication of a common cold. It is therefore an acute bacterial infection with accumulation of pus in the region between the eardrum and the inner ear.
– Serous Otitis: Serous Otitis affects mainly children and causes decreased hearing, caused by fluid behind the eardrum.
3. Chronic sinusitis and nasal problems
Sinusitis: Pain mostly located in the forehead and nose when one bends his head down or makes a physical effort. It is usually caused by an acute infection after a cold.
Other nasal troubles
– Nasal congestion: a blocked nose and difficulty breathing commonly due to a deviated septum in the nose. It can also be due to allergies or nasal polyps.
4. Recurrent tonsillitis and throat problems
– Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is a throat infection of viral or bacterial origin.
– Other throat problems such as swallowing issues and snoring.