The Department of ENT - Head & Neck Surgery has grown out of its infancy from 1982 into a full fledged super-specialty centre ready to cater to the expectations and needs of the general public in the new millennium. The Department of ENT has state-of-the-art facility to provide affordable and complete care with issues related to otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat). It has grown to become among the leading centers in India in providing a wide range of services at an affordable cost, along with basic and specialized training in the discipline. The department is recognised as a resource centre for tobacco control.


Our postgraduate study programme was recognized in 1997 and since then extensive academic and skill development targetted postgraduate programme is being undertaken by the Department. Regular workshops, CMEs and live surgical workshops at regional and state level are also organized.



The Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery provides diagnosis and treatment for  the problems of ear, nose, throat and head & neck area. Facilities include microsurgery of the ear, treatment of hearing loss, rehabilitation of the hearing-impaired, rhinology and sinus diseases, surgery for tumors of the head and neck, facial-plastic and reconstructive surgery, laryngology and management of vocal and speech disorders.

Microsurgery of the Ear: Microsurgery of the ear is provided to restore hearing loss due to otosclerosis, trauma, chronic otitis media and secretary otitis media.

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery and Rhinology: The Department has a strong interest and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sinus diseases. Endoscopic diagnosis and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, orbital decompression, endonasal DCR, endoscopic hypophysectomy, endoscopic medial maxillectomy are performed regularly with the help of latest technology.

Laryngology: Surgical and medical services are provided to patients having oral cavity, oropharynx, laryngopharynx and laryngeal pathologies. The procedures include tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, thyroplasty and microlaryngeal surgery.

Head and Neck Cancer: This Department caters to the patients of head and neck cancer particularly carcinoma of the upper respiratory & alimentary tracts, salivary glands and thyroid glands. Surgical procedures performed are laryngectomy, maxillectomy, neck dissections, composite resection, thyroidectomy, parotidectomy, glossectomy, etc. Rehabilitation through surgical reconstruction and speech and voice therapy is also provided.

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery is provided for patients with facial deformities resulting from trauma, extirpation of neoplasms and congenital malformations. Facial cosmetic surgery is available for improving the appearance of the nose.

Audiology and Speech-language pathology: Evaluation and treatment services are provided for adults with speech, language, swallowing, balance, tinnitus and hearing problems. Services offered include, but are not limited to basic audiologic testing which include pure tone audiometry, impedence audiometry, OAE, BERA, ASSR, hearing aid recommendations and fittings, speech/language assessments and therapy,and augmentative alternate communication therapies for those who cannot speak.

Cochlear Implant Programme: The cochlear implantation (CI) program was started in 2006 under the chairmanship of Prof.Girish Mishra and the first pediatric patient was successfully operated upon in April in 2008. Till now we have performed 16 cochlear implant surgeries in adults and children including cases which were prelingually deaf and patients who were postlingually deaf.

Temporal Bone Laboratory: Residents have started performing temporal bone dissection and laboratory is regularly being used for their training.


Research and Training:

We have a very comprehensive schedule for training undergraduate students and residents in the field of ENT - Head and Neck surgery. The training includes theoretical teaching with main thrust on bedside clinical and surgical training. Besides, there is a healthy academic atmosphere for free discussion on clinical cases among faculty and resident staff.