general internal medicine (in Commonwealth nations) is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of internal diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists, or physicians (without a modifier) in Commonwealth nations. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major role in teaching and research.
In this procedure, the surgeon repairs a hole in the eardrum by placing a graft of a piece of tissue from somewhere else in the body or by using a gel like material. The procedure reverses hearing loss, reduces chances of re-infection and reduces persistent discharge from the ear.
This surgical procedure is a minimally invasive procedure to enlarge the nasal drainage pathways of the paranasal sinuses using nasal endoscopes. It improve sinus ventilation and allows access of topical medications. It is used commonly to treat chronic rhinosinusitis which is caused by infection, polyps or a deviated septum.
Tonsillectomy refers to the surgical procedure to remove both the small glands on each side of the throat or the tonsils. It is done when there is recurring infections. Tonsillectomy facilitates easier swallowing. In Adenoidectomy, the glands at the top of the throat behind the nose or adenoids is surgically removed to overcome breathing problems in children. Both these surgical procedures can be done to overcome swallowing and breathing problems in children.
A closed or narrow airway causes breathing to be stopped repeatedly while sleeping leading to drowsiness, higher blood pressure, cardiac issues and irritability as a result of lower oxygen supply to the brain. In this therapy, an implantable device is placed in the patient which stabilises the patient’s throat during sleep and prevents any obstruction.