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Laryngology

Laryngology is an ever-evolving department that specifically caters to the problems of the voice box, throat, and neck. Laryngology emerged at the correct time so as to provide specialized and more focused care in a discrete part of ent. under this department, all problems pertaining specifically to voice box, throat, neck, swallowing, and airway issues are dealt with. the whole idea behind segregating the laryngology work from the routine ent wok is to concentrate on some less known and less addressed issues.  Thus the standard of care improves providing added benefits to the patient.

 

Our Doctors

Dr. Ragitha Binu Krishnan

Senior Registrar


Laryngology


KIMSHEALTH Trivandrum


Procedures & Treatments

 

The department of Laryngology at KIMS is specialized in dealing with the disorders or diseases that are associated with the larynx, also commonly known as the voice box. The disorders may include diseases that affect one’s voice, the upper airway or even swallowing, in some cases. Having been awarded a Fellowship in Laryngology, KIMS is a proud home to the best doctors in the business to ensure optimum quality care.

Some of our key services include:

  • Management of voice disorders including voice therapy (like correction of feminine voice in males and vice versa), surgeries of the voice box (vocal cords) / larynx.

  • Laser surgery for cancer of voice box (vocal cords) / larynx.

  • Swallowing disorders in neurology/ neurosurgery patients (eg. Stroke head injury, brain surgeries etc.), head and neck cancer.

  • Swallowing assessment by full time dedicated swallowing therapist.

  • Surgical correction of swallowing disorders.

  • Botox injection clinic for voice and swallowing disorders.

  • Airway tract disorders (Patients who've got breathing difficulty due to the narrowing of the upper airway).

  • Tracheostomy team: for full-fledged care and management of tracheostomy patients.

  • Sialoendoscopy - Endoscopy for salivary gland disorders like salivary gland swellings, stones etc.

  • Endoscopic thyroid surgery, open thyroid surgery

  • Professional voice care ( voice problems for singers/ actors/ teachers)

  • Anti-snoring surgeries.

  • Anti- drooling surgery.

  • Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE)

  • Tonsil surgery including coblator assisted tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy.

Our unique facilities include:

  • Transnasal Esophagoscopy (only centre in South India)

  • Botox clinic for Spasmodic Dysphonia, cricopharyngeal spasm etc

  • Pharyngeal manometry (ONLY CENTRE IN SOUTH INDIA), Fluoroscopy

  • Videostroboscopy

  • Laser assisted laryngeal surgeries (CO2 laser)

  • Laser assisted cancer surgeries of the larynx and tongue

  • Coblator assisted surgeries

  • Treatment of chronic cough

  • Full time dedicated voice and swallowing pathologist


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