Otorhinolaryngology is a medical and surgical specialty that tries to diagnose and solve a wide variety of health problems that affect regions located in the head and neck. The otorrino was considered the doctor who treated diseases of the ears, nose and throat. But the important development of the specialty has meant that we are currently considered as Head and Neck Surgeons.
The surgical nature of this specialty has not prevented the development of its medical aspect in the approach of diagnostic processes and specific complementary studies. From the surgical point of view, conventional techniques have been leaving room for new technologies, in this sense the most interesting advances have been achieved with the incorporation of the ENDOSCOPY, LASER CO2 and RADIO FREQUENCY techniques among others.
From the medical point of view, the ENT now plays a key role in the units of study of sleep disorders and balance disorders, without forgetting the fundamental aspect of the area of clinical audiology in the studies of hearing loss of the adult as in that of children, which includes neonatal screening or early detection of congenital deafness.
In the Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja otolaryngology is also a specialty that participates actively in the decisions of multidisciplinary teams that treat diseases of diverse nature, among which the oncological diseases occupy a relevant place. It is therefore a medical-surgical specialty with a vast historical tradition that has been able to incorporate modern technologies to the solution of old and new problems, which gives it a modern and dynamic character.
Within the Otorhinolaryngology Service, specific pathologies are treated in multidisciplinary care units. We talk about:
- Balance Disorders Unit.
- Unity of the Voice.
- Unit of the larynx.
- Vertigo Unit.