Best ENT Hospital
Otolaryngology is a medical specialtyconcerning conditions and disorders related to the ear, nose and throat (ENT) areas of the human body. If anyone’s having a problem in any of these areas, they need to see an ENT specialist or otolaryngologist.
Specialists in their field do diagnosis and treat various conditions associated with ears, nose and throat. The ENTs also help in treating acute conditions or work in primary care to offer services to both children and adults.
When a problem is severe, the ENT specialist will determine its cause and find the right technique to treat the individual.
SCI Hospital is one of the leading healthcare centres in Delhi offering top-notch services to treat ENT conditions. We have an efficient team and highly skilled ENT specialists who use advanced equipment and technologies to perform cochlear and ear implant, endoscopic nasal surgeries, skull base surgeries, etc.
We even specialise in treating ear, nose and throat issues in both children and adults with problems like deafness, ringing in the ears, speech and cancers of the ENT. Our medical team is regularly updated to keep up with the advanced equipment, technologies and facilities to offer the best healthcare to the patients.
Conditions Treated by an ENT Specialist
There are various ENT conditions that ENT doctors treat. Some of them are:
The Ears: ENT may help in treating hearing loss, ear infections, ear noise (tinnitus), balance disorders and nerve pain, as well as cranial and facial nerve disorders.
The Nose: ENT specialists also deal with sinuses and nasal cavity to treat conditions like certain allergies, sense of smell, etc. Even dealing with the appearance of the nose is the part of an otolaryngologist’s expertise.
The Throat: Communicating through speech and eating a meal is done through the throat. ENT doctors specialise in treating disorders related to the larynx (voice box), oesophagus or upper aero-digestive tract and swallowing problems.
The Head and Neck: This area of the body has essential nerves that control smell, sight, face and hearing. The ENT doctors treat infectious head & neck diseases, facial trauma and deformities of the face. They also perform reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries.
A cochlear implant is an electronic device, which is surgically implanted in the inner ear to directly stimulate the hearing nerve. The cochlear implant consists of:
Sound Processor: It helps in capturing sounds and converting them into digital signals. It further sends the signals directly to the internal device.
Coil/Cable Unit: It links the sound processor with the internal implant inside the skin. It helps in transmitting electrical impulses to enable hearing.
Internal Device: It is the main element of the cochlear implant, consisting of the electrode array. It is implanted surgically into the cochlea of the ear. The electrodes further stimulate the patient’s hearing nerve and enable the brain to perceive the signals on hearing sounds.
How does a cochlear device work?
In normal ears, the sound is usually transmitted via air, enabling the eardrum and the middle ear bones (ossicles) to vibrate. Due to this, a vibratory wave is passed into the cochlea (or the inner ear). These vibratory waves then convert into electrical signals that are sent along the auditory nerve to the person’s brain.
However, a hearing-impaired person won’t have a functioning inner ear. With the help of the cochlear implant, ENTs try to replace the function of the cochlea by converting mechanical energy into electrical energy that’s further used for stimulating the cochlear nerve to send the “sound” signals to the person’s brain.
But even with a cochlear implant, the patient still has the hearing loss. As the cochlear implant allows the patient only to hear the sounds – NOT understand them. It is only useful in a quiet environment – NOT Noisy Situations!
Cochlear Implant Centre in Delhi
SCI Hospital is one of the leading and experienced practices in Delhi. We work with highly professional ENT specialists who are dedicated to offering long-term support to patients who need cochlear implants – from the initial fitting and device programming to ongoing device management services.
Our ENT team works with the experts for diagnosing, evaluating and treating hearing loss, speech issues or other ENT disorders. Our team consists of highly-skilled specialists in otorhinolaryngology (ENT), speech pathology and audiology.
At SCI Hospital, the evaluation of cochlear implants consists of tests with different specialists during the outpatient visits.
Some of the tests include:
- Hearing test
- Medical evaluation
- Hearing aid evaluation
- CT scan or MRI
- Balance assessment
- Psychology consultation
- Speech pathology consultation
ENTs use various equipment, techniques and devices to diagnose and cure problems occurring in ears, nose or/and throat. With the latest diagnostic measures, these specialists can easily find the root cause of the problems and also determine the best possible treatment option. Our specialists are known to treat numerous health conditions by using the right medical devices, medication and, in some cases, they even use corrective surgery. ENTs usually find it important to operate due to any internal issue or providing reconstructive surgery to treat a congenital birth defect(s).
Besides all that, our ENTs provide special services for the following:
Speech Therapy: At SCI Hospital, we treat various types of speech problems, including communication impairments, cognitive impairments and swallowing issues.
Audiology: We have state-of-the-art facilities for offering effective treatments to cure hearing loss for people of all age groups. Our professionals train and guide various patients and families with appropriate care guidelines.
Best ENT Specialist in Delhi
Dr.Shomeshwar Singh is one of the top Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists in Delhi. He is also a well-known Cochlear Implant Surgeon with a keen interest in hearing loss and restoration of both children and adults through cochlear implants, as well as other devices. So far, Dr. Singh has carried out over 300 cochlear implants. He also works closely with different NGOs and Foundations worldwide for supporting patients who are not able to get affordable yet best cochlear implant treatments.
Our Other Specialists
MS, DLO, FRCS, MD ENT Surgeon
Dr. Manish Gupta
MBBS, MS (Otorhinolaryngology)
Dr Manni Hingorani
Dr. Himanshu Shekhar
MBBS, MD (Medicine) Medical Director
MBBS,MS,M.Ch (Urology)Dr. Vishal Dutt Gour, is the Consultant Urologist and Male Fertility Specialist at SCI Healthcare for the past 14 years.
M.D. DNB M.R.C.O.G. (UK)Dr. Shivani Sachdev Gour is the founder and director of SCI Healthcare and Multispecialty Centre and consultant fertility specialist.
MBBS, MS - General SurgeryWith an overall experience of more than 14 years in the field of surgery which includes 14 years in Advanced Laparoscopic surgery.
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Who cannot get a Kidney Transplant?
Several patients have an assumption that if they are old they cannot get a kidney transplant, but if you are otherwise healthy, age is not a factor in determining your transplant eligibility. However, there can be other factors that may prevent patients from getting a kidney transplant if:
• Current life expectancy is less than 5 years
• Recent cancer (other than most skin cancers)
• Untreatable heart disease/ psychiatric illness
• Missing dialysis appointments or signing off the machine early
• Active substance abuse (alcohol or drugs)
• Lack of health insurance or Medicare/ Medicaid coverage
What are the benefits of living donor transplant?
Kidney for a transplant may come from a person who has died (a deceased donor) or from a healthy living person who can be a family member, a friend who donates a kidney (a living donor). The benefit of living donor transplant is that the recipient will have a kidney immediately available to them. There is no waiting list. The surgery can take place while the recipient is relatively stable and is done as an elective procedure. This allows for surgery to occur in a healthier recipient who is expected to have better surgical outcomes.
Who can be a living donor?
According to Indian transplant act, a living donor can only be the recipient’s first degree blood relative, i.e. mother, father, brother, sister or spouse on emotional ground. All kidney transplant patients personally arrange their legal donor.
Which kind of transplant happens faster?
A living donor transplant happens faster if the living donor is available within one year; however, with a deceased donor transplant several patients have to wait for 3-5 years until a kidney is available is from a deceased donor.
"Is there a difference between having a living or deceased donor transplant?
Yes. Living donor transplants last longer than deceased donor transplants because a living donor kidney is removed from a healthy donor and transplanted.
How is a possible living donor evaluated?
Many variables are considered when evaluating a possible living donor. Living donors must be over 18 years of age, healthy, free of kidney disease and have normal blood pressure. The best matches come from full siblings (brothers or sisters). Areas of evaluation include the following.
• Blood group (A, B, O) compatibility of donor and recipient.
• Tissue typing: Once the donor’s blood group matches with the patient’s blood group, tissue typing is advised. Both the recipient and donors blood is tested HLA – A, B, & DR. Generally, 50% match is accepted. For spouse donor, even lower match is acceptable.
• We have got an experience of performing ABO incompatible kidney transplant. Even if blood group of donor & recipients are not matching, then also transplant can be done. In modern era with the availability of plasmapheresis, adsorption filters and few special drugs, it can be made possible with comparable results.
"What would happen if Kidney Transplant does not work? Would the patient die?"
No. In case the transplant does not work the recipient can start or resume dialysis or pursue another transplant.
"Can a person live longer with a transplant as compared to dialysis?"
Yes. Patients who have a transplant done live longer than the patients who stay on dialysis. The transplanted kidney works whole day to remove total waste from the body. Dialysis removes little amount of waste only when the dialysis machine works.
What are the risks of having a kidney transplant?
It is true that getting a kidney transplant is better than having dialysis as there are chances of a higher survival. You can experience:
• Excessive bleeding
• Clotting of blood
• Rejection/failure of donor kidney
• Risk of severe infections from the donated kidney
What should be the diet post-transplant?
Excessive weight gain immediately after a transplant can be dangerous. It can lead to problems like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes. You need to be careful in choosing your diet and consume:
• High-fiber foods rather than fried foods
• Initially, you must consume rich sources of protein like eggs (avoid raw or uncooked eggs), chicken, and low fat dairy products.
• At least 8 to 10 glasses of water. Refrain from having any calorie drinks, beverages or canned soups.
• You should try to use olive oil instead of saturated fats like butter.