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Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT)

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Ear, Nose and Throat Department, Mater Private Network, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, D07 WKW8 1800 123 456 Outside ROI +353 (0)51 595 110

Please note a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

Crosslanes, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 CK29 041 983 0464 Outside ROI +353 (0)41 983 0464

Please note that a referral letter is required before an appointment can be confirmed.

Useful Information

About ENT

Our Mater Private ENT consultants work in the areas of otology (conditions related to the outer and middle ear), rhinology (nasal-conditions) and laryngology (conditions related to the larynx, or voice box).  We treat an extensive range of ENT related conditions including: 

  • Head, neck and skin cancers  
  • Benign and malignant disease of the upper aerodigestive tract 
  • Benign and malignant salivary gland disease 
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disorders 
  • New presentations of dysphonia/globus/dysphagia 
  • Neck lumps 
  • Salivary gland disease 
  • Ear and hearing disorders   
  • Nasal disorders including sinusitus 
  • Paediatric ear and tonsil disorders

Our services

Some of the ENT services we offer are outlined below. More detailed information on the specific services in each area of otology, rhinology and laryngology are provided in each specialist section.

  • Adult otolaryngology  
  • Paediatric otoloryngology 
  • Rhinoplasty 
  • Head and neck surgery  
  • Nasal and sinus surgery 
  • Diagnosis and treatment of thyroid and parathyroid disorders 
  • Cochlear Implants 
  • Facial plastic surgery  
  • Removal of benign and malignant skin lesions 
  • Pinnaplasty (ear pinning) 
  • Rhinoplasty (alter the shape of the nose for medical or aesthetic reasons) 

Otology is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear. Otologists use both medicine and surgery in their treatment of ear-related conditions.  

Surgeries provided by Mater Private Network include:  

  • Microscopic inspection and debridement - use of a microscope to examine the ear and to remove any unwanted foreign objects or other materials.
  • Myringotomy - to drain out built up fluids from the eardrum, and grommet insertion.
  • Tympanoplasty - ear drum repair.
  • Mastoidectomy - to remove an infected part of the bone behind the ear when medical treatment is not effective.
  • Ossiculoplasty - to repair, reconstruct and improve the movement of the three tiny bones in the middle ear to restore hearing.
  • Stapedotomy - to replace the stapes with an artificial bone made of plastic or metal.

Patients are commonly referred to an ENT specialist for nasal-related (rhinology) issues. There are many nasal diseases including rhinitis (inflammation inside the nose) which can affect up to 50% of the population.  

Surgeries provided by Mater Private Network include:

  • Septoplasty - to correct a deviated septum by straightening the septum, allowing for better airflow through your nose.
  • Septorhinoplasty - to reshape and resize the nose and straighten a deviated nasal septum.
  • Turbinate surgery - a relatively simple operation to open up the nasal airways and relieve chronic congestion, pain, and inflammation in the nose.
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery - to remove blockages in the sinuses that can cause sinusitis.

The voice box is located on the front of the neck and it holds the vocal cords. It’s responsible for sound production and swallowing. Voice disorders are managed by our specialist ENT surgeons in conjunction with speech and language therapists.  

Surgeries provided by Mater Private Network include:

  • Microlaryngeal surgery - a minimally invasive procedure used to biopsy or remove abnormal growths in the larynx. It is usually performed to correct voice disorders or to diagnose or treat laryngeal cancer.
  • LASER laryngeal surgery - a minimally invasive surgery that uses special lasers to treat diseases of the vocal cord, including benign lesions, cancer of the vocal cord, and tumors.

Our facial plastic services include:  

  • Excision benign and malignant skin lesions.
  • Pinnaplasty - pinning of protruding ears.
  • Rhinoplasty - nose reshaping. 

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