ENT Specialist Brisbane gives you access to a wide range of information regarding the provision of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery in Brisbane.
ENT surgery is an area of medicine that is specifically focused on treating conditions that occur in the head and neck areas of the body, excluding Neurosurgery which relates to the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Ear, Nose and Throat specialists are specially trained in this area of medicine.
Types of conditions treated by ENT surgeons range from relatively straight forward procedures such as tonsillitis and deviated septums, to more complex surgery such as facial reconstruction or the removal of cancer.
The formal medical term for ENT Surgery is Otorhinolaryngology. An ear nose throat specialist, or ENT surgeon, is called an Otolaryngologist. As well as general ENT surgery there are more specific areas of surgery that relate to more specific areas of the head or neck. These include Facial Plastics, Laryngology and Head and Neck Pediatrics.
ENT Surgeons will be recognised as Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and will have trained under the supervision of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ASOHNS).
A Sample of ENT Procedures
Rhinoplasty Brisbane. A rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, is a very common operation done by ear nose throat surgeons. There are general two reasons for having a rhinoplasty, either to fix the function of the nose, or the appearance of the nose. If a rhinoplasty is required for appearance purposes it can be classified as cosmetic surgery and performed by a plastic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty Cost. Rhinoplasty surgery will cost different amounts depending on where you go to have it done. As a general guide a rhinoplasty will cost you somewhere between $6,000 and $12,000 dollars before any insurance rebates you might be entitled to. This includes the hire of the operating theatre and other fees and charges.
Blepharoplasty Brisbane. A blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids. It is often also called eyelid surgery or eyelid tuck. While ENT surgeons do this type of operation, it is often classified as cosmetic or plastic surgery and may be done as a package with other cosmetic surgery like a facelift or nose job.
Blepharoplasty Cost. Like all surgery, eyelid surgery will vary in cost depending on where it’s done and who does it. You should expect the cost to be from $2,000 to $5,000 for each pair of eyelids. This will reduce if you are having other procedures performed at the same time due to some costs being fixed.
Tonsillectomy. Having tonsils removed is extremely common in children and one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures. The adenoids will often be removed at the same time as the tonsils. Tonsillectomy’s can be required in adults although it is less common and can be for reasons relating to breathing issues, not inflammation issues such as more commonly found in pediatric cases.
The surgery itself is straight forward but there are always risks associated with bleeding and swelling. Recovery times are normally measured in weeks and the associated pain can be strong at times. Cold food and drink can help to minimise swelling and abrasive foods like toast can help to reduce scabs.
Tonsillitis Symptoms. Tonsillitis will initially make you feel like you have a cold and associated sore throat. You will also have a raised body temperature as a result of the infection and inflammation. Swelling and redness at the back of the mouth around the entrance to the throat is a strong indicator of tonsillitis. This can be accompanied by white pus lines.
These are some general contacts in the ENT field in Brisbane that you might find…