Specialty

Ear, Nose & Throat (Head & Neck) Surgery

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK CONSULTANT ENT SURGEONS UNDERTAKE

The Consultant ENT Surgeon is a surgeon who specialises in operations and disorders of the ear, nose and throat. This includes operations such as tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, grommet insertion for glue ear, nasal and sinus operations, throat and lanynx operations and operations on the neck. The Consultant ENT Surgeon deals with deafness and hearing aid management. He/She is involved with inner ear problems such as tinnitus and balance problems. He/She may also deal with throat and neck cancer.

SUB-SPECIALITIES / ALTERNATIVE AND ADDITIONAL JOB TITLES

The ENT Surgeon may be known an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon or an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist or as an ENT Specialist. He/She may be known as an Otolaryngologist or as a Head and Neck Surgeon.

USUAL QUALIFICATIONS

The Consultant ENT Surgeon will usually be known as Mr rather than Dr and will have FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons) after his/her name.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

he Consultant ENT Surgeon may be a Lecturer or Professor in ENT or Otolaryngology at a Medical School. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Helpful Information for Patients

When an operation is scheduled under a general anaesthetic, the anaesthesiologist requires the patient to be fasted for at least 4 hours. An empty stomach is important during the induction of an anaesthetic to prevent any food debris from entering the patient's lungs when he is unconscious. Aspiration of stomach contents into the lungs can be fatal. This is why it is important that a patient should NOT eat before an operation.

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