Ear, nose & throat
One of the key specialities we cover at Sevenoaks Medical Centre is Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT).
Sevenoaks Medical Centres’ skilled team can diagnose and treat many ENT-related diseases and conditions, from ear infections and blocked airways to head and neck cancer.
Understanding ENT at Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Our ENT facility diagnoses and treats a wide range of ear, nose and throat conditions, such as:
- Oral Maxillofacial – diseases affecting the mouth, teeth, face and neck
- Sinus conditions
- Blocked airways and problems breathing
- Hearing problems
- Ear aches and infections
- Cancer diagnoses
- Problems with balance
- Thyroid problems
- Lumps and bumps in the head and neck
Our team also conduct minor procedures, including mole excision, treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (severe facial pain) and facial lesion biopsies. You will be referred for more major procedures.
ENT treatments provided at Sevenoaks Medical Centre
Microsuction is a wax-removal technique using a binocular operating microscope. This quick and painless technique removes the build-up of wax from the ear using suction.
This is a diagnostic procedure, which analyses the roof of the mouth and throat. A thin, flexible tube containing a camera is passed into one of the patient’s nostrils to conduct the test. A nasendoscopy is useful when treating patients with a cleft palate or assessing the cause of speech problems.
Our exceptional team offer many treatments for sleep-related breathing disorders. ENT specialists also have expertise in a number of procedures, such as laser-assisted palatal, tonsillar and tongue base surgery.
The job of the thyroid, which is a large gland in the neck, is to regulate the body’s metabolism. An underactive, overactive, or enlarged thyroid can cause symptoms like weight gain or loss, hair loss, excessive fatigue, sweating and palpitations. An ENT consultant will first conduct a thyroid function test to analyse your thyroid gland hormone levels. They may also need to perform a biopsy, called fine needle aspiration cytology, and an ultrasound scan.
While thyroid problems are usually treated using medication, some nodules and goitres (swelling in the neck) means surgery is required. You will be referred if you need thyroid surgery. This is a complex procedure, but the surgeons we provide are highly experienced and leaders in their field.
With diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, teeth, face and neck, we take a multidisciplinary approach at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, combining both our medical and dental expertise. From facial pain to ulcers, oral infections to cancer, our many services cover a range of oral and maxillofacial diseases.
Hearing and balance
At Sevenoaks Medical Centre we also have a state-of-the-art specialist audiology booth, which we use to conduct a wide range of hearing tests. This includes testing for patients with balance problems.
Why choose ENT facilities at Sevenoaks Medical Centre?
Quick access and ENT treatment – Our team works hard to give patients same and next day appointments, offering speedy access to our ENT consultants and services to diagnose and treat you quickly.
Advanced ENT technology – We use world-leading technology across our ENT facility at Sevenoaks Medical Centre. Designed with advanced equipment and software, it aims to give our team rapid, accurate and effective results to provide the care you need.
Top ENT consultants – Sevenoaks Medical Centres’ consultants are leaders in their field and HPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council). With their experience and skill, they can diagnose and treat a number of ENT-related diseases and conditions.
World-leading quality of care – From the moment you first contact us to when you leave after treatment, we strive to lead in quality of care with our ENT facilities at Sevenoaks Medical Centre.
Aiming for the best outcome – Whether it’s getting you back to living a healthy life or bringing you peace of mind, our ENT facilities aim to give you the best outcome, from diagnosis to making a full recovery.
If you’d like to book an appointment or learn more about our ENT facilities at Sevenoaks Medical Centre, call 01732 775 800 to speak to our team. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online.