Laryngology (Disorders of the voice and throat)
The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department offers a range of services for patients suffering voice disorders (e.g. hoarseness, lost voice or discomfort on speaking) which may be related to hormonal problems, asthma, allergy, excessive stomach acid and neurological conditions. We work in a multidisciplinary capacity with the department of Speech and Language Therapy to provide rehabilitation for patients with conditions affecting the voice. We also offer diagnosis and treatment for patients with swallowing disorders in conjunction with the department of gastroenterology. Patients with benign disease are managed locally whilst patients with cancers affecting the larynx (voice box) or oesophagus (gullet) are assured rapid onward management through our networked links to multidisciplinary teams at the regional cancer treatment centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich. Services and procedures offered at the QEH include:
- Microlaryngoscopy and phonosurgery
- Speech and language therapy
Information leaflets for patients with conditions of, or undergoing surgery to the larynx and oesophagus
Your consultant will provide a detailed explanation of your condition or details of any planned surgery in order to obtain your consent to undergo a procedure. You should feel free to ask any questions you may have about the condition or procedure. Below are some links to information leaflets produced by the British Association on Otolaryngologists for patients suffering conditions of; or undergoing procedures on the larynx and oesophagus.
Post operative emergencies
In the event of a problem in the post operative period, you should contact the ENT office on 01553 613724 or 01553 613686. Out of hours emergencies may require attendance at the A&E department which will refer you to the on-call ENT team if necessary.
Contact numbers for patients undergoing surgery
Admissions tel: 01553 612456 or 01553 612887
Day surgery tel: 01553 613500