The Department of ENT provides a broad spectrum of surgical as well as medical services for the disorders related to the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. The highly skilled team of ENT surgeons in Kolkata use the latest equipment and technologies to perform skull base surgeries, endoscopic nasal surgeries, ear and cochlear implants. The team at Fortis has the expertise to treat patients of different age groups and with problems related to the ear, nose and throat, some of which include the following:

  • Hearing and deafness, deviated septum, rhinitis, ringing in the ears, sinusitis, nasal obstruction, sinus headaches and migraines, and various cancerous conditions.
  • Sleep-related disorders such as nasal and airway obstruction, sleep-disordered breathing, sleep apnea and snoring along with expert counselling and consultations to the patient.
  • Problems related to the throat including sore throat, throat tumours, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hoarseness, infections, and vocal cord and airway disorders.
  • Defects at the time of birth, related to the head and neck, ear infection, developmental delays, airway problems, tonsil and adenoid infection, asthma and allergy.
  • Facial plastic surgeries such as cleft palates, hair loss, drooping eyelids, ear deformities, trauma reconstruction, head and neck cancer, reconstructions, facial paralysis, and facial cosmetic surgery.
  • (ENT)/head and neck surgeons also perform more common procedures, such as removal of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy).

The doctors in our ENT department in Fortis Hospital in Kolkata, are very efficient and work in collaboration with other specialities like speech pathologists to deal with the congenital disorders and facial deformities which may occur during childbirth such as cleft palate. The collaboration with other specialities ensures that the patient is offered complete and quality care.

The department is perfectly designed for demonstrating the fusion of human expertise and technology. The department delivers latest diagnostic tools and screening with advanced imaging techniques. The patients are provided with special and personalized care by a team of some of the most highly trained ENT doctors.

A common olfactory-related question that is often overlooked:

  • Why can't I smell that?

The most common causes of olfactory disorders are nasal and/or sinus disease, viral upper respiratory infections, and head trauma. The most common causes of taste disorders are upper respiratory tract infections and head injuries. Other infrequent causes of both include masses in the nasal or oral passageways, endocrine problems, side effects from medications, and degenerative processes of the brain.

Proper airflow through the nasal airway is extremely important. The air that passes through the nose and reaches the lungs must be suitably warmed and clean. The physiological filtration of the nose is an important function so the lungs or pulmonary system may work at their best and also promote one's overall good health. Without good nasal breathing, a host of medical problems may occur. The importance of consistent nasal breathing has been noticed with individuals who have had successful corrective nasal septoplasty.


Chronic sinusitis: Chronic sinusitis is a condition that occurs as a result of recurring infections or inflammation in the sinuses. It is almost always treated with oral medications, however there are situations when surgery is necessary.