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Department Of ENT- Otolaryngology

At CMRI Hospital, we have an entire department dedicated to the diagnosis, assessment and management of diseases involving the ears, nose and throat. The Department of ENT is a hub of excellence, known for offering best in class treatments for a wide range of ENT problems in adults, as well as kids. 

Diseases of the ear, nose throat (collectively known as ENT), and related structures, are quite common in people of all age groups, especially children Although they cause a great deal of discomfort and loss of quality of life, these ailments often remain neglected, and therefore undetected and untreated. Lack of awareness regarding the long-term, serious implications of these seemingly benign disorders is a major problem in society.

Lack of awareness is not just limited to the diseases and their symptoms but also includes the huge advancements made in this speciality, both, in the fields of diagnostics as well as treatment. Managing such ailments requires the expertise of trained professionals and doctors with years of experience in the field coupled with a sympathetic and patient-centric frame of mind.

At the Department of ENT, at CMRI Hospital, Kolkata we offer exactly the same sympathetic and patient-centric experience. Patients and their interests are central to every advice or plan that is offered in our department. We believe in partnering with our patients in their journey to health and for this their participation in the decision-making process and in the implementation of the treatment plan becomes important. We strive to achieve this by discussing the problem and possible solutions with the patient and family and only then embark on the best-suited treatment plan.

Post Op and Rehab facilities are also offered for Trauma, Injuries and Emergencies. The emergency wing of the department also has 24/7 working fully-equipped ambulance services to bring a patient to the hospital and treat those patients who have injured or traumatized noses, throats, heads, necks, or ears.

In today’s age of specialization and super-specialization, it is important to upgrade our professional skills to further the boundaries of the services provided. Team ENT has been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge treatment in the field of ENT in the city of Kolkata, be it advanced diagnostics, or complicated surgeries like skull base surgery for various problems including brain tumours, cochlear implantation for the deaf or complex airway surgeries for narrowing of the windpipe. The wonderful thing about being under the treatment of a team is that the best of minds can collaborate to provide you with the best of care at all times and also in maintaining continuity of care at all times.

Successful treatment of a disease requires accurate diagnosis and the institution of appropriate evidence-based treatment strategy aided by skilful use of appropriate modern technology. At the Department of ENT, at CMRI Hospital, our expert team of professionals is aided by all available modern instruments and technology for diagnosis and treatment like flexible laryngoscopes, endoscopes, Oto Acoustic Emissions, BERA, Stroboscope, LASER, Coblation, microdebrider, Harmonic scalpel etc.

It is said in medical circles that “it takes 3 months to learn how to do a surgery, 3 years to learn when to do the surgery and 30 years to learn when not to do the surgery”! You can rest assured that the combined experience of the team will be put to good use to ensure that surgery is only considered a last resort under all circumstances.

Why Choose CMRI for ENT treatments?

At the ENT Department of CMRI, patients always come first, and their safety is our top priority

  • We have the best team of ENT Surgeons and Doctors with more than 90 years of cumulative experience
  • We offer an international level of evidence-based care
  • The hospital has a sympathetic and supporting staff
  • Every treatment at the department is backed by modern technology, and complemented by years of clinical excellence. 
  • The emergency services are available round the clock
  • World-class COVID-19 protection with strict safety protocols

Services Offered at Department of ENT at CMRI

OTOLOGY (Diseases of the Ear)

Otology is the sub-speciality of the Department of ENT, that specifically deals with diseases and ailments related to the ears. Diseases of the ear are very common and affect a majority of our population. Common symptoms indicating disorders of the ear are as under:

  • Deafness or blocked sensation of the ear,
  • Pain in the ear,
  • Pus or watery discharge,
  • Ringing noises (tinnitus)
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Delayed or unclear speech in children

Diagnostics modalities offered: 

  • Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Tympanometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA)
  • Auditory steady-state response (ASSR)
  • Videonystagmography (VNG)
  • Examination under Microscopy
  • Otoendoscopy.

Therapeutic modalities offered: 

  • Micro suction
  • Intratympanic injections
  • Tinnitus retraining therapy
  • Hearing aid trial

Surgical modalities offered: 

  • Grommet insertion
  • Myringoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedotomy
  • Excision of tumours
  • Excision of preauricular sinus
  • Bone Anchored hearing aids for single-sided deafness
  • Cochlear Implantation for complete deafness

RHINOLOGY (Diseases of Nose and Sinuses)

Rhinology is the subspeciality of the Department of ENT, which primarily deals with conditions involving the nose. With rising traffic and pollution, nasal allergies and diseases of the nose and sinus are becoming more and more common. 70-80% of patients with a nasal allergy will develop asthma if left untreated and patients with asthma do better if their nose is treated properly. Common symptoms include:

  • Nose block
  • Frequent colds
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Headache
  • Bleeding from nose
  • Snoring
  • Dry mouth

Diagnostic modalities offered:

  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Fibre-optic laryngoscopy
  • Home-based sleep study

Therapeutic modalities offered:

  • Clinic-based interventions like Nasal packing
  • Nasal cautery
  • Nasal suction

Surgical modalities offered:

  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • FESS
  • Septoplasty
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Turbinoplasty for allergies
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery
  • Endoscopic CSF rhinorrhea
  • Endoscopic hypophysectomy/ Pituitary Tumour
  • Endoscopic Orbital Decompression
  • Endoscopic optic nerve decompression
  • Excision of intracranial tumours
  • Endoscopic Sphenopalatine Artery SPA Ligation
  • Cosmetic nasal surgery
  • Nasal tip-plasty
  • Surgical correction of Crooked and saddle nose

Laryngology/ Voice/Throat and Oral cavity
Possibly the commonest symptoms to afflict the population is throat pain, sore throat and throat discomfort. Voice disorders and hoarseness of voice are very common especially among teachers, lawyers, singers, actors, etc. At CMRI we have a special clinic for professional voice users. Change of voice for more than 2 weeks, esp in smokers, needs urgent ENT attention. Common complaints are:

  • Hoarse voice
  • Throat pain, sore throat
  • Feeling of “something stuck in throat”
  • Weakness of voice
  • Tiring of voice after talking for long
  • Pain on talking for long
  • Difficulty singing
  • Pain on swallowing

Diagnostic modalities offered: 

  • Video Laryngoscopy
  • Videostroboscopy
  • Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Rigid Laryngoscopy

Therapeutic modalities offered: 

  • Speech therapy
  • Swallowing therapy
  • Video-assisted laryngeal botox injection
  • Outpatient phono-surgical procedures
  • Video-assisted injection laryngoplasty

Surgical modalities offered:

  • LASER Surgery
  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Microdebrider and CO-Ablation
  • Injection laryngoplasty
  • Medialization Thyroplasty
  • Cancer surgeries
  • Excision of the web, excision of polyp, nodules, cyst of vocal cords.
  • Biopsy with or without Excision of tumours
  • Laryngeal and tracheal stenosis
  • Balloon tracheoplasty

Head and Neck surgeries

It is an umbrella term used for a wide spectrum of surgical procedures, that aim at addressing diseases and ailments concerning different areas of the head and neck. This includes structural and functional defects, as well as malignant and benign growths.  Cysts, lumps and tumours of the head and neck region are pretty common, eminently treatable. The symptoms vary depending upon the region or organ affected.

Diagnostic modalities offered:

  • Imaging including
  • Ultrasonography
  • Doppler
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Imaging guided FNAC

Surgical modalities offered:

  • Parotidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroglossal cyst removal
  • Laryngectomy
  • Submandibular gland excision
  • Neck Dissections

Treatment and Surgeries

  • Adenotonsillectomy


  • Audiometry


  • Brain - Stem Implantation

    Brain - Stem Implantation

  • Cochlear Implantation

    Cochlear Implantation

  • CSF Rhinorrhea Repair

    CSF Rhinorrhea Repair

  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

    Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR)

  • Endoscopic Orbital Decompression

    Endoscopic Orbital Decompression

  • Facial Nerve Decompression

    Facial Nerve Decompression

  • Flexible Fibre Optic Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy (FOL)

    Flexible Fibre Optic Nasopharyngolaryngoscopy (FOL)

  • Foreign Body Removal

    Foreign Body Removal

  • Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

    Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

  • Laryngectomy


  • Maxillectomy


  • MLS For Vocal Polyp

    MLS For Vocal Polyp

  • Modified Redical Mastoidectomy (MRM)

    Modified Redical Mastoidectomy (MRM)

  • Myringotomy


  • Mytringoplasty


  • Ossiculoplasty


  • Parotidectomy


  • Post- Cochlear Implantation

    Post- Cochlear Implantation

  • Radical Mastoidectomy

    Radical Mastoidectomy

  • Septoplasty


  • Speech And The Following Therapy

    Speech And The Following Therapy

  • Stapedotomy


  • Submandibular Gland Excision

    Submandibular Gland Excision

  • Throat Cancer

    Throat Cancer

  • Thyroglossal Cyst Removal

    Thyroglossal Cyst Removal

  • Thyroidectomy


  • Thyroplasty


  • Tonsillectomy


  • Turbinoplasty


  • Tympanometry


  • Tympanoplasty


  • Uvulo palato pharyngo plasty (UPPP)

    Uvulo palato pharyngo plasty (UPPP)

  • Vertigo  Test

    Vertigo Test

  • Video Stroboscopy

    Video Stroboscopy

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