Ear, nose and throat (ENT) disorders are the commonest reason that patients present to their GPs.
Being the ‘entrance’ to the body, the ear, nose and throat ‘region’ is exposed more than others to micro-organisms and environmental pollutants. For this reason, it is particularly prone to susceptibility to infections and inflammation, particularly in children.
Many lumps and bumps arise within this region also, and some of these turn out to be cancers. Cancers of the larynx (voicebox) and pharynx (throat) are becoming more and more common, thought to be fuelled by smoking and an increase in the rise of HPV (wart virus) infections.
Some ENT surgeons also manage patients with facial lumps, bumps, and ulcers. Many of these occur in older patients due to a long history of sun exposure and occasionally can become a cancer.
Mr Sunkaraneni manages all ENT problems.
Last updated 23/11/13