Ear Nose and Throat
Yeditepe University Hospital’s Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) Department treats tumors of the head and neck and equilibrium problems in multidisciplinary collaboration with other Yeditepe University Hospital Departments.
The Department treats diseases of the middle ear, eardrum and facial nerves as well as diseases that occur between the middle ear and the brain. Cochlear implants are used to overcome hearing loss.
NECK AND HEAD SURGERY
Yeditepe University Hospital offers a full range of surgical treatments for cancers and other conditions in the head and neck region. Our use of advanced reconstructive technology aims to minimize post-operative problems and allow our international patients the earliest possible return to their home countries.
The head and neck region includes the nerves that control sight, smell, hearing, and the face. Yeditepe University Hospital’s otolaryngologists are trained to treat infectious diseases, both benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors, facial trauma, and deformities of the face. This includes training in the surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disease.
Yeditepe University Hospital physicians and staff provide personalized, friendly service to our international patients. We strive to be advocates for our patients, and assist with the coordination of care with other physicians, in scheduling diagnostic tests, and working with insurance companies. We understand that each patient is unique, and appreciate the trust our patients place in us.
Services provided at Yeditepe University Hospital include:
- Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy
- Ear tube placement
- Tympanoplasty (ear drum and inner ear reconstruction)
- Lymph node biopsy
- Frenulectomy (release tongue tie)
- Removal of foreign bodies from the ear and nose under anesthesia
- Correction of nasal fractures
- Correction of protruding ears
- Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
- Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
- Turbinate reduction
- Ear tubes
- Lymph node biopsy
- Closed reduction of nasal fractures
- Removal of skin lesions and skin cancer
- Scar Revision Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgery
- Surgery of the Nose
- Plastic Surgery of the Ear
Rhinology is the study and treatment of the nose, including the sinuses. Rhinology concerns itself with medical and surgical diseases of the nasal passages as well as paranasal sinuses and has become a more important specialty after the introduction of nasal endoscopes; a rhinologist is a specialist otolaryngologist who specifically treats the nose.
Yeditepe University Hospital offers advanced care for patients with rhinologic (nose and sinuses) problems, i.e. nasal allergies, sinusitis (acute and chronic), fungal sinusitis, nasal polyps, undiagnosed chronic nasal obstruction, tumors of the nasal and sinus cavity, and various types of nasal deformities.
Yeditepe University Hospital offers international patients a full range of services specifically for the diagnosis and treatment of nose and sinus problems, including:
- Comprehensive nose and sinus evaluation to diagnose the true causes of your problems and plan for the most appropriate treatment
- Medical management for rhinitis and sinusitis
- Treatment plan for relief of nasal blockages to ease your nasal breathing including radiofrequency turbinate volume reduction and surgical correction of deviated nasal septum and other nasal deformities
- Endoscopic sinus surgery to cure your sinus problems
- Endoscopic sinonasal tumor surgery
- Medical treatment and Microdebrider surgery for nasal polyps
- Surgery to correct recurrent nosebleed or persistent nasal discharge
- Diagnosis and treatment of Snoring and Sleep-disorders breathing
Yeditepe University Hospital also provides diagnosis and treatment for allergic conditions for both children and adults. Our allergy services include:
- Skin Tests for common aeroallergens and food allergens
- Blood Tests for Specific IgE
- Treatment of allergic rhinitis & asthma
- Evaluation of food allergies
- Diagnosis and treatment of urticaria (hives)
- Evaluation of chronic coughs
- Immunotherapy (allergy vaccine)
The Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness / Vertigo Clinic investigates the underlying causes of dizziness and lack of equilibrium and offers personalized solutions accordingly.
Dizziness is a symptom, not a disease. The word “dizzy” encompasses multiple descriptions of symptoms – lightheadedness, swimming sensation, wooziness, unsteadiness, floating, imbalance, tipping, spinning or vertigo.
The causes of dizziness are as varied as their clinical descriptions and can include different structures, from the inner ear to the brain. Feelings of dizziness or vertigo may be caused by an infection or disease in the inner ear. For example, one possible cause is labyrinthitis, which is inflammation of the inner ear. Meniere's disease and benign positional vertigo are other inner ear problems that can trigger dizziness.
Neurological causes of dizziness include multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine and, rarely, tumors. Dizziness can be caused by fatigue, stress, fever, low blood sugar, anemia, head injury and heart or circulation problems. It can also be caused by some medications. Some psychological problems can cause dizziness. Examples of such problems are depression, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), and hyperventilation (rapid, shallow breathing that may happen when you are feel anxious).
Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness Clinic evaluates patients with complaints of any type of dizziness. Dizziness generally refers to a feeling of spatial disorientation. Common types of dizziness include vertigo, lightheadedness, and imbalance. Disorders of the nervous system, including the vestibular system, are emphasized in this clinic. Common conditions diagnosed in this clinic include: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis (i.e., labyrinthitis), Ménière's disease, cerebellar ataxia syndromes, cerebrovascular disorders, chronic dizziness and migraine-associated dizziness.
Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness Clinic offers a comprehensive range of treatment options to address the underlying causes of dizziness. Treatment for dizziness can vary from a simple adjustment of your medications to different medical, surgical and rehabilitation approaches. The Dizziness Clinic offers detailed clinical evaluation, ENG/VNG and MRI testing, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Assessment and Training Programs. Conservative management using Vestibular Rehabilitation works by re-training the brain to adapt to and re-organize conflicting signals it receives related to the body’s balance and motion. The treatment of balance dysfunction is based on the appropriate determination of the origin of the dysfunction. Some patients need both vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining, while others need just one form of therapy.
Whatever the case, our international patients are assured of the latest diagnostic and treatment options, in conditions of comfort and within the multidisciplinary system that is the trademark of Yeditepe University Hospital.
VOICE, SPEECH AND SWALLOWING DISORDERS CLINIC
Most people take their voice — a vital part of everyday life — for granted. Having a voice or swallowing disorder can greatly limit the ability to eat, drink or communicate comfortably. Sometimes a mild voice or vocal cord disorder can be a sign of a more significant health problem. The Yeditepe University Hospital Voice, Speech and Swallowing Disorders Clinic is dedicated to evaluating, diagnosing and treating a wide range of voice and swallowing disorders affecting anyone from the professional vocalist to the general public.
Yeditepe University Hospital otolaryngologists treat problems and conditions of the mouth, oral cavity, salivary glands, voice box (larynx), esophagus, or thyroid gland, as well as the treatment of swallowing disorders.
Yeditepe University Hospital provides a comprehensive program dedicated to the treatment of a wide range of voice and swallowing disorders suffered by people from all walks of life, including professional singers, actors, school teachers and speakers.
Operating within Yeditepe University Hospital’s multidisciplinary framework and philosophy, the Voice, Speech and Swallowing disorders team includes otolaryngologists, speech language therapists, singing and voice coaches, neurologists and gastroenterologists.
The Clinic's team of recognized specialists provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options including state-of-the-art medical, surgical and behavioral care for the voice and swallowing systems.
Center specialists employ a multidisciplinary approach to provide an individualized treatment plan for all our international patients. Patients benefit from the convenience of visiting the team of otolaryngologists, speech language pathologists, and specially trained nurses all within the same day. The Center's goal is to provide the patient with the best treatment options available to preserve the highest level of voice or swallowing function.
Expert otolaryngologists at Yeditepe University Hospital diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions affecting the larynx, including:
- Bowed vocal cords
- Chronic hoarseness and throat pain
- Laryngopharyngeal reflux
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Singer's voice problems
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Swallowing disorders
- Vocal fold cysts
- Vocal fold paralysis
- Vocal misuse and overuse syndromes
- Vocal nodules
- Vocal polyps
- Voice and swallowing disorders related to Parkinson's disease and other neurologic disorders