Common Pediatric Surgeries Performed by ENT Specialists
Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) problems are one of the commonest ones due to which children have to visit most often to the medical professionals. Whether it may be due to change in weather or place or even dietary habits, children usually get infected from severe ENT disorders no matter how much their parents try to protect them.
Frequent nosebleeds, tonsils, sinuses, adenoids, deviated septum, ear infections et al. are some of the most common ENT issues children face. Sometimes, such disorders become too chronic for only an ENT surgeon to proceed for immediate surgeries. In this blog, we will discuss some of the common Pediatric Surgeries being performed by expert ENT specialists in dubai to treat chronic ENT issues.
Tonsillectomy is one of the most common surgical procedures. Only experienced Pediatric ENT surgery specialists doctor in Dubai perform this surgery. The primary aim of doing it is to treat the upper airway obstruction or breathing problems due to sleep disorders induced due to large and chronic Tonsillitis.
Tonsils are the pair of tiny lymph nodes located near the back of the throat. They act as the defensive system to eliminate the spread of infection by removing toxins and harmful bacteria. Any bacterial or viral infection in the tonsils can lead to Tonsillitis. If left untreated, leads to strep throat and scarlet fever.
Tonsillectomy is considered a highly successful treatment for Tonsillitis. It involves the removal of tonsils using advanced technology. Various techniques including cutting cold methods, electrocautery hot techniques and Advanced Coblation techniques, make it an effective treatment option. This procedure usually involves 40 to 60 minutes.
Adenoidectomy is another most common surgical procedure. It is performed to treat the infections related to adenoids. The adenoids are a pair of glands located at the back of the throat and underneath the nose. These are also responsible for fighting against the antigens or foreign bodies by formulating white blood cells. Recurrent sore throats in children lead to the enlargement of adenoids which further make difficulties while breathing especially during the sleep at night. They also cause obstructive sleep apnea. An adenoidectomy is the only surgical technique involved to remove the enlarged infected adenoids. An expert ENT professional can perform such surgeries within 60 minutes while considering proper care of your child.
Sometimes, during chronic infections, ENT surgeons have to perform both tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, known as Adenotonsillectomy to remove both tonsils and adenoids simultaneously.
3. Sinus Surgery
The sinuses are the small air pockets located behind the forehead, nose, cheekbones, and between the eyes. Any viral and bacterial infection can cause blockage of sinuses. This condition is known as sinusitis. Thus, the ENT professionals perform sinus surgery to treat inflammation of the nose and sinus involving the enlargement of the openings betwixt sinuses and nose to get proper airflow and drainage.
Advanced Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) involves endoscopes and micro-instruments to access the nasal passages. The technique has eliminated the procedure of access through cheeks that resulted in scarring. An expert ENT professional performs the entire process within 2 hours without undergoing any external or internal incisions.
4. Tympanoplasty (Ear Drum Patching)
Repeated ear discharge, poor hearing, earache or pus-filled mucus are the signs of perforated eardrums common in children. A Tympanoplasty or Myringoplasty is the surgical procedure used to patch the tympanic membrane. It involves tissue grafting. If not performed by an expert ENT Surgeon, the surgery might cause some severe obstructions like graft failure, loss of hearing, and, therefore, essential to consult some expert and experienced ENT Professional near you.
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5. Grommet Insertion or Ventilation Tube Insertion
In children, fluid in the middle ear due to the common cold or recurrent ear infections is usual. The fluid clears typically out of its own but sometimes persist in the number of children having Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. It can cause loss of hearing, earache and imbalance. ENT surgeons insert a small plastic collar or grommet in the hole being created in the eardrum to treat this. Ventilation tubes made of Teflon or titanium are inserted to minimize the pressure inside the ear, rectifying hearing loss, proper drainage of mucus.
If you too are worried about your Child’s ENT and health issues, then do not delay any more. Dr Muddazir at Aster Hospital, Dubai, is a renowned and experienced ENT Diseases Specialist doctor in dubai to support you. He boasts highly advanced surgical technology and hands-on practice involving all the surgeries mentioned above. Fix your appointment immediately and get your child diagnosed before it gets too late.