Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan
99 Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata 700026
Department of ENT
Started in 1963, this department developed into a self-sufficient unit providing all kinds of services in the area of Ear, Nose and Throat. Specialized rehabilitation services are also offered. The outdoor section remains open on all weekdays.
Highly specialized surgery like microsurgery of the ear for treatment of various forms of deafness and chronic discharges from the ear as mentioned below are done :
- Tympanoplasty, Stapedectomy, Stapedotomy, Atticoantrostomy, Modified Radical Mastoidectomy
- ESS (Endoscopic Sinus Surgery), CSF Rhinorrhea repair, removal of benign and malignant nasal mass.
- Operations on face and neck like surgery of thyroid, carotid, submandibular gland, laryngectomy (total and partial).
- Voice clinic for hoarseness
- Cochlear implant
This department has a fully air-conditioned chamber and a sound proof cubicle inside with an excellent sound system and audiometric arrangements. All forms of deafness and speech problems (deafmutism, stuttering, voice problems, autism, brain damage, mongolism etc.) are dealt with in the Hearing and Speech Clinic. This special clinic has been aiding hearing impaired children. The clinic is now attracting attention far and wide because of its training programme that trains the guardians rather than the children.
The group activity clinic, assessment clinic together with individual parent counselling is held regularly. There is a good collection of books on problems of speech, hearing and allied problems housed in the library of Vivekartarllsa Institute of Medical Sciences. Previously this clinic was mainly concerned with problems of deafmutism and stuttering. Presently, however, cases of autism, brain damage or cerebral palsy are receiving a lot of attention. Similarly, the age-range has also greatly widened with the very young (below 6 months of age) and the middle-aged (above fifty) attending the clinic in increasing numbers.