E.N.T. stands for Ears, Nose, and Throat. The doctors that treat diseases of, or related to, these regions are called Otorhinolaryngologists. E.N.T. is a sub-specialisation that falls under both medicine and surgery. In addition to the ears, nose, and throat, these doctors also diagnose and treat diseases of the head and neck. The head and the neck is chock full of delicate and essential structures that are affected by a number of diseases, which necessitates a specialisation dedicated to this area exclusively. E.N.T. doctors treat diseases ranging from the simplest infection/cold, up to cancers of the area. An otorhinolaryngologist may be specialised in more specific fields, some of which are: Sleep Medicine – the most common condition encountered in this category is sleep apnoea, which can be due to a defect in the septum of the nose (deviated septum), or a block of some sort in the throat, Facial Surgery – this can either be to treat victims of trauma who have fractured bones in the face and other defects, or it can be cosmetic surgery to enhance or alter physical characteristics, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology – these are doctors that take care of children aged 0 – 12. Most often encountered conditions are congenital defects or, any sort of infection or disease affecting a child, Allergy – allergies affect a large proportion of the population and are often seasonal. An E.N.T. specialist can help identify the allergy causing substance and thereby prevent exposure. If you suffer from any of the above mentioned symptoms or diseases, immediately consult an E.N.T. specialist. Narayana Health Group has some of the best doctors in ENT in Shimoga. The doctors are commited to providing relief from the many conditions that are frequently seen, that can truly curtail day-to-day activities. They will help you nip the problem in the bud with personal care and attention. The specialists at Narayana Health Group, Shimoga are committed to dealing with the woes of patients, and finding solutions to their problems, so the patients can live lives without discomfort. You can book an appointment with a doctor of your choice either through a quick phonecall, or by booking through the hospital's website.