ENT – Head & Neck Surgery

The department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at Welcare Hospital, Ernakulam has modern facilities and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment solutions. Our department is open on all working days, to provide continuous care to patients. The hospital has a full-fledged procedure room equipped with adult and pediatric nasal endoscopes, flexible nasopharyngo-laryngoscope and a video-laryngoscope to aid in comprehensive and accurate diagnosis. Inpatient care is provided in private rooms and we offer separate male and female wards manned by well trained nurses. The testing, diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose and throat disorders, as well as areas of head and neck are carried out by our ENT department in close association with the specialties of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Pulmonology, Radiology, Anesthesia, Pediatrics and Internal medicine. We have a well equipped Operating theatre complex offering the full range of ENT Head & Neck surgical procedures.


  • Advanced Otologic and Hearing Restoration surgical procedures
  • Microscopic Ear surgery
  • Totally Endoscopic Ear Surgery – TEES
  • Myringoplasty / Tympanoplasty / Ossiculoplasty
  • Mastoidectomy & surgery for cholesteatoma
  • Facial Nerve Decompression
  • Stapedotomy with teflon piston placement
  • Myringotomy & Grommets
  • Otoplasty and Keloid excision
  • Pre-Auricular Sinus excision
  • Glomus tumor excision
  • Bone Anchored Hearing Aid ( BAHA ) implant
  • Totally Endoscopic Ear Surgery – TEES ( Minimally invasive / Scarless)

    What is TEES

    Surgeries for ear diseases are all commonly performed using a microscope for visualization after making a big cut behind the ear and may sometimes need bone removal as well. However, more recently Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques via the External Ear Canal using Endoscopes have been developed and this is called Totally Endoscopic Ear surgery (TEES). Almost all Surgeries done for ear diseases and hearing corrections can be now performed endoscopically,


    The fact that there is no large cut behind the ear and lesser need to drill the bone behind the ear would mean (1) lesser pain for the patient (2) quicker recovery time and therefore (3) shorter hospital stay. In addition to these benefits, endoscopes also offer superior visualization of structures and spaces in the tiny middle ear which means there is lesser chance of leaving behind ear disease and better safety.

    At WELCARE Hospital, Kochi, we offer TEES:

  • Myringoplasty /Tympanoplasty / Ossiculoplasty
  • Conservative surgery for limited cholesteatoma
  • Stapedotomy with teflon piston placement
  • Myringotomy & Grommets

    Surgical interventions :

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery for Sinusitis & Sino-nasal polyps
  • Endoscopic Dacryocystorhinostomy ( DCR)
  • Septoplasty / Septorhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty – Functional & Aesthetic
  • Transnasal Endoscopic Rathke’s cyst excision
  • Trans Nasal Endoscopic Medial Maxillectomy ( TEMM)
  • Endoscopic optic nerve decompression
  • Endoscopic Orbital decompression for Thyroid Ophthalmopathy
  • Trans Nasal Endoscopic CSF Leak Repair & Anterior Skull Base Surgery
  • Trans Nasal Endoscopic Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma (JNA) excision
  • Trans Nasal Endoscopic Pituitary surgery

    Diagnosis, medical and surgical management of diseases / tumors affecting oral cavity ( mouth ) , oropharynx ( throat) and larynx ( Voice Box ) are performed.

    Welcare Hospital, Kochi has dedicated clinics on assigned days for evaluation of conditions affecting change in voice ( VOICE CLINIC ) , Snoring and Obstructive Sleep apnea ( SLEEP CLINIC ). We also perform Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing ( FEES) in patients with swallowing disorders and offer therapy for the same.

    Surgical Interventions :

  • Endoscopic Coblator / Microdebrider assisted adenoidectomy
  • Coblator assisted Tonsillectomy
  • Biopsy / excision for lesions of Oral cavity / oropharynx / larynx
  • Microlaryngeal surgery for Laryngeal Lesions
  • Phonosurgery / Thyroplasty for Voice restoration
  • Kashima’s procedure ( posterior Cordotomy ) for bilateral vocal cord palsy
  • Injection laryngoplasty
  • Vallecular cyst excision
  • Laryngo/esophagoscopy for swallowing disorders
  • Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy ( DISE )
  • Surgery for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Evaluation , management and follow-up of benign and malignant tumors, congenital cysts and fistulae of the head and neck.

  • Thyroid & Parathyroid surgery
  • Sistrunk’s procedure for Thyroglossal cyst
  • Salivary Glands
  • Submandibular Gland excision
  • Parotidectomy
  • Branchial cyst excision
  • Cervical Lymph node biopsy
  • Total Laryngectomy
  • Tracheo-Esophageal puncture
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheoplasty
  • Neck Dissection
  • Audiology, Speech -Language Pathology & Voice Clinic

    At WELCARE Hospital, Kochi , we offer full range of diagnostic and treatment services for wide variety of communication and swallowing disorders.

    Our services include :

    Hearing :

  • Hearing loss evaluation and testing for adults and children
  • Hearing loss prevention counseling.
  • Determination of hearing aid candidacy.
  • Recommendations for specialized audiologic testing and rehabilitation.
  • Test Battery Includes

  • Pure-tone audiometry(PTA)
  • Immitance Audiometry/Tympanometry
  • Stapedial reflexometry
  • Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry(ABR)
  • Oto-acoustics Emissions testing(OAE)
  • Hearing-aid trials/fitting
  • Pre-Implant Counselling
  • Neural Response Telemetry And Mapping
  • Post-Implant Rehabilitation
  • Auditory Verbal Therapy/Auditory Training
  • Voice & Speech :

    The WELCARE Hospital, Kochi team provides assessment and rehabilitative services for the following speech and language disorders-

  • Misarticulation
  • Phonological Disorder
  • Developmental Delay
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • ADHD
  • Learning Disability
  • Specific Language Impairment
  • Semantic-Pragmatic Disorder
  • Voice disorders – Assessment and intervention for various diseases including nodules, vocal cord paralysis, and vocal cord dysfunction
    (specialized instrumentation available)./Including therapy for Professional Voice Users/Puberphonia/Complete loss of voice(Aphonia)
  • Neurological Disorders-Aphasia, Dysarthria, Alzheimers Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Detailed assessment and scheduled and group therapy sessions given for fluency disorders-stuttering/cluttering.
  • Swallowing :

  • Swallowing assessment
  • Swallowing therapy

Our Consultants

Dr. Mithun Abraham


Consultant ENT Surgeon


Dr. Elizabeth Cherian


Consultant ENT


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