ENT specialists are doctors who are trained in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. In the UK ENT doctors can either be seen directly or via referral from your GP.
These three anatomical areas both support and affect each other’s function which is why ENT consultants are experts in the whole field. This allows them to not only offer prompt and insightful diagnosis, but with their years of experience construct a management plan that treats the whole system.
Due to the technical equipment required, ENT clinics tend to be based in a hospital setting, where many specialists can discuss their findings and carry out scans and tests unique to your ear, nose and throat.
Below we give an idea of the diagnostic support and treatment available from an ear nose and throat special private consultation.
Your ENT appointment
Some patients will present with a clear-cut symptom, such as hearing loss. Others may have more vague symptoms, such as dizziness or vertigo.
Regardless of the apparent complexity, your doctor will want to take a full medical history and examine your head and neck area before proceeding further. After this initial line of inquiry, you will be advised on the best course …