Otology involves mastery of sound physics, acoustic coupling, tympano-ossicular impedance and a lot of ‘vestibulology’ that is dizzying and still all fuzzy wuzzy to me. Rhinology requires understanding of the science of nasal aerodynamics, olfaction and immunology. The skills required to be a great sinonasal surgeon is different to that of the ear surgeon. Both … More What is an Otolaryngologist? What does an ENT surgeon do? Part 2: Rhinology
It is no secret that I have found gold in ENT. It is by far the best medical specialty in all of Medicine and Surgery. A few people who do not know us well enough are curious at what we do. It’s like a black box specialty, filled with magic and wonder. Public opinion suggests … More What is an Otolaryngologist? What does an ENT surgeon do? Part 1: Otology
Every medical and surgical specialty is exploding with knowledge. There are so many wonderful things going on in the amazing world of ENT. The future for our patients is bright, that is, if we can translate and materialise what we have learned into our day to day practice as surgeons. The best of the best … More On the getting of wisdom
Boys and their toys. We just can’t help it. We love to play. And we love to score. Put a group of surgeons together around a million-dollar robotic surgery console, and we start competing and comparing skills and trying to get the highest score. I don’t see that as a bad thing. As long as … More Robots
What a lovely word! It comes form the Greek word epistazo which means to bleed from the nose (duh!). Most of us will have nosebleeds at one point in our lifetime (if you haven’t had that experience, try vigorously digging your nose, or call someone ugly). It is said that up to 60% of us … More Epistaxis: Stop it like a kid.