Dr Arjuna Ananda is the current head of the Ear, Nose and Throat Department at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. His area of sub-specialisation is rhinology. This includes sinus problems, nasal obstruction, skull base tumours, snoring and rhinoplasty.
Adenoids help protect the body from viruses and bacteria. Adenoids can often appear quite large in children and grow smaller with age. Adenoids can sometimes get infected with problems such as ear infections, glue ear or sinusitis. Adenoidectomy is performed to remove the adenoids.
The Lothrop Procedure is an advanced FESS procedure used to treat stubborn sinus infections and in certain cases where there is a severe frontal sinusitis. Paranasal sinuses are a group of four paired air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity (maxillary sinuses), above the eyes (frontal sinuses), between the eyes (ethmoid sinuses), and behind the ethmoids (sphenoid sinuses).
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Sinus surgery involves the removal of the soft tissue and bone covering the maxillary sinus. Removing the soft tissue and bone will widen the maxillary sinus allowing drainage of the infected sinus. Disease in the ethmoid sinus cells and maxillary sinuses are then cleared.
A grommet is a small ventilation tube inserted into the eardrum to allow air into the middle ear and prevent a build-up of fluid. A grommet is usually inserted to treat fluid in the middle ear or prevent recurrent otitis media.
Nose & Sinus
Conditions involving the nose and sinus include nasal obstruction, nasal fractures, sinusitis, polyps and correction of the external nasal deformity (rhinoplasty).
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition in which the soft tissues of the throat, including the tongue, collapse during sleep. This blocks the upper part of the airway. It obstructs and can stop air flow.
Rhinoplasty (commonly known as a “nose job”) is a cosmetic surgery procedure to improve the shape of the nose in order to correct life-long issues, or deformities that resulted from an injury. Rhinoplasty can also undertaken to relieve nasal obstruction or breathing problems because of the irregularities in the internal structure of the nose.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct the shape of the septum of the nose. The goal of this procedure is to correct defects or deformities of the septum. The nasal septum is the separation between the two nostrils.
Skull Base Surgery
Skull Base Surgery Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition in which the soft tissues of the throat, including the tongue, collapse during sleep. This blocks the upper part of the airway. It obstructs and can stop air flow.
Throat & Voice
The throat is a vital part of the human body. It provides us with the ability to eat, speak and breathe. When there is an issue within the throat it can often cause a domino effect on the rest of the body, which is why it is important to have your throat issues seen by a qualified medical health practitioner as soon as possible.
Tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils). To make the decision to remove the tonsils a number of factors are taken into consideration. Most significantly in children is whether the tonsils and adenoids are resulting in sleep disordered breathing. Secondly the frequency and severity of infection are also taken into consideration.
The turbinates role is to warm and humidify air that is breathed through the nose. They become enlarged in conditions such as hay fever causing blockage. Soft tissue of enlarged turbinates causing nasal obstruction are reduced using a debrider or coblation. Bone is also removed.
This surgery consists of tissue rearrangement at the uvula, palate and throat. This is designed to increase the airway size and decrease tissue collapse to help with breathing. This procedure usually is to help with sleep apnoea. Using an advanced technique called coblation.
Dr Ananda has devoted his life to the ENT field in medicine. He leads in his profession and is highly regarded among his peers. Being the son and grandson of ENT specialists sharing the same passion and dedication to patient care. He is highly sought after offering the highest quality of state of the art care in the public and private sector.