Ear, Nose & Throat
ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) is one of the main specialities we cover at HCA at The Shard.
Our skilled team offers diagnosis for a range of ENT-related health diseases and conditions, from blocked airways to ear infections to head and neck cancer, with treatment being referred to our facilities at London Bridge Hospital.
Explaining ENT at HCA at The Shard
At HCA Healthcare UK at The Shard, our ENT facility diagnoses and treats many health conditions related to the ear, nose and throat. This includes:
- Blocked airways and problems breathing
- Lumps and bumps in the head and neck
- Sinus conditions
- Ear aches and infections
- ENT cancer diagnoses
- Hearing problems
- Issues with balance
- Thyroid problems
Key ENT treatments we offer
There are many treatment options for sleep-related breathing disorders. Our ENT specialists are experts in a range of procedures, such as laser-assisted palatal, tonsillar and tongue base surgery.
Using a general anaesthetic, the skilled team will first conduct an endoscopy to identify the cause of your airway obstruction. Laser surgery is usually then performed to remove the problematic area.
A large gland in the neck, the job of the thyroid is to regulate the body’s metabolism. If you have an overactive, underactive or enlarged thyroid you may experience symptoms like weight gain or loss, sweating, palpitations, hair loss and excessive fatigue.
To analyse your thyroid gland hormone levels, your ENT consultant will begin by performing a thyroid function test. You may also need to have a biopsy, known as fine needle aspiration cytology, and an ultrasound scan.
While Thyroid problems are usually treated using medication, some nodules and goitres (swelling in the neck) means surgery is required. If you need thyroid surgery, it will be carried out at London Bridge Hospital. This form of surgery is a complicated procedure, but our surgeons are experienced and lead in their field.
Why select HCA Healthcare UK at The Shard's ENT facilities?
Exceptional ENT consultants – ENT consultants at HCA at The Shard are HPC registered (Health and Care Professions Council) and qualified from London’s top teaching hospitals. Highly experienced and leaders in their field, they are skilled to diagnose and treat many ENT-related conditions.
Rapid ENT access and treatment – Providing same and next day appointments, we constantly strive to give patients speedy access to our ENT consultants and services, so we can treat you rapidly.
Cutting-edge ENT technology – At HCA at The Shard we use state-of-the-art technology across our ENT diagnosis. Built with cutting-edge equipment and software, it aims to bring our consultants accurate, rapid and effective results to diagnose and suggest effective treatment.
Best quality of care – From when you first contact us to after your treatment, we always aim to give the best quality of care when you use HCA at The Shard’s facilities.
Striving for an ideal outcome – Whether it’s giving you peace of mind or getting you back to living a healthy life, from diagnosis to recovery, HCA’s facilities aim to give you the outcome you’d like.