A consultation with one of our experienced otolaryngologists can be an important first step in diagnosing or treating health issues relating to the ear, nose, or throat (ENT).
What does an otolaryngology consultation involve?
A consultation with one of our otolaryngologists is a chance for patients to ask questions and raise concerns about their health needs. It’s also an opportunity for the otolaryngologist to talk to you in detail about your medical history and other relevant factors.
What does an otolaryngologist specialize in?
Otolaryngologists, or ENT doctors, are highly trained specialists who focus on diagnosing, treating, and managing health issues relating to the ears, nose, and throat, as well as the neck, face and thyroid.
What does the otolaryngologist want to discuss?
During the consultation, the otolaryngologist may want to discuss the following:
- Any symptoms or health issues you are experiencing or have experienced.
- Any medications you take or have taken.
- Your lifestyle, such as whether or not you smoke and how active you are, as well as information relevant to your problem, including sports and fitness activities and what your work involves.
Why consult with an otolaryngologist?
Consulting with an otolaryngologist lets you better understand your health issues, as well as what treatment might be required. From the otolaryngologist’s perspective, they can better understand your needs to make a diagnosis and make sure you both have the same understanding of what’s involved in treatment or surgery and the potential outcomes, risks, and other factors.
Specific reasons to consult with an otolaryngologist include problems relating to:
- Allergies and associated health issues
- Disorders of the throat
- Reconstructive surgery of the face, ear, and neck
- Lumps and tumours in the neck
- Ear infections and diseases
- Nose and sinus disorders
- Thyroid conditions
Otolaryngology consultation outcomes
The otolaryngologist can make a diagnosis and recommend next steps, which may include a surgery or a particular course of treatment.
Preparing for an otolaryngologist consultation
Before the consultation, we recommend that you gather together the information the otolaryngologist might need, think about what you want to get out of the consultation, and prepare any questions and a list of your prescription and over-the-counter medications.
The otolaryngologist will want to collect basic personal information, including name, age, and health care number, as well as the name of your family doctor if you have one, or any other health professionals you are working with.
Questions to ask the otolaryngologist
These could include:
- Specific questions relating to the nature of your condition or needs
- Whether or not surgery is needed
- Any risks and whether they are worth it or not
- Expectations around short-term and long-term outcomes
Get an otolaryngologist consultation with Centric Health
Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for otolaryngologist consultations. Our otolaryngologists have years of experience and excellence in surgery and specialist consultation. They are committed to helping you to understand your options and advising you on the best course of treatment. Combined with our patient-centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.
Next steps: Book your otolaryngologist consultation today
If you are ready to discuss your ENT needs with our otolaryngologists, contact us to learn more and request an otolaryngologist consultation today.