Otolaryngology is the medical specialty that deals with the medical and surgical treatment of ear, nose, pharynx, larynx diseases and other related structures of the head and neck, as well as the medical and surgical treatment of tonsils and parotid.
In addition, the otolaryngologist, also known as an ENT specialist, treats facial nerve pathologies, that follow a complex anatomical course in the areas mentioned above. The ENT specialist is therefore the medical reference for conditions concerning not only the anatomical ear, nose and larynx triad, but also the head and neck.
What is otolaryngology?
Otolaryngology is a rather complex medical branch that represents a hybrid of several medical and surgical specialties: head and neck surgery, audiology, neurology, gastroenterology, otosurgery, audio-phonology, etc. The ENT doctor, fascinated by the complex ears, nose and throat functions and their respective pathologies, passionately strives for hyperspecialisation; this is however the fate of those studying this medical branch and are passionate about the multifaceted human body.
The first step is to perform an intracavitary physical examination of the ear and upper aerodigestive tracts. These tracts represent the entryways to automatic or more complex, “nobler” functions that need to “interface” with the brain, for example auditory and linguistic functions, the metafunctions of thought.
The patient who visits the Friulmedica Medical Centre is guaranteed to find a modern facility that practices medicine as in the most advanced facilities of western societies, but also one that is “off-the-peg”. According to its creators, the medical facility should represent a place of easy access for patients using it and specialists working there. This new medical concept means carrying out practices in a preventive function.
In the otolaryngology field the patient will find the attention he/she needs and someone to talk to during the clinical and etiopathogenetic investigations of the ear, nose and throat pathologies. In addition to this ’basic kit’, he/she will be supported by a competent team of ENT and neurology doctors that are specialized in complex pathologies and symptoms such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears), language disorders (basic articulatory or expressive delays and language comprehension in children), learning disorders, hearing loss, child and adult deafness and vertiginous symptoms. The Centre is fully equipped with all the necessary instruments and personnel for the abovementioned assessments. Friulmedica’s paediatric and oto-neurological ENT ward is an important reference point thanks to its experienced team of professionals responsible for present and future programs, that hopes to develop a strong collaboration with its patients via a counselling help desk. In this way, it can understand better their needs and can more competently respond to the needs of an ever-changing society.
SERVICES OFFERED AT DALLA ROSA PRATI MEDICAL CENTRE:
• General ENT consultation
• Consultation for vertiginous symptoms
• Earwax removal
• Diagnosis of Dysphonia (voice alteration)
• Diagnosis and treatment of epistaxis (nasal bleeding)
• Audiometric testing
• Endoscopy or fibroscopy
• Nasal Cytology
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7.30 - 09.30
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