Dr. Tammam Abou Ali

Dr. Tammam Abou Ali

Consultant ENT, Head-Neck and Facial plastic Surgeon.
  • MBBcH Faculty of Medicine, Tripoli University .LIBYA.
  • FRCSI Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland.
  • DO-HNS Diploma of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in England.
  • MMedSc. Master degree of Medical Science from The National University of Ireland Galway.(NUIG).
  • Ten years of experience in teaching and university hospitals in UK and Ireland.
  • Ten years of experience in Zain hospital in Al-Sabah Medical Specialities Area. Ministry of Health, Kuwait.
  • Ex- Head of ENT, Head-Neck and facial plastics Surgery Department in Farwanyia Hospital, Ministry of Health Kuwait.

Service provided covers the following:

  • 1-ear conditions
  • 2-nose conditions
  • 3-throat conditions
  • 4-head and neck conditions
  • 5- Facial Plastic, cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Ear conditions include:
Otosclerosis (a condition of the middle ear that causes hearing loss) and other problems with hearing and deafness.
Otitis media with effusion – a common condition of childhood (also known as glue ear) in which the middle ear becomes blocked with fluid.
Age related hearing loss.
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and Eustachian tube dysfunction
Dizziness and vertigo
Ear infections
Perforated ear drum and cholesteatoma.
Protruding ears.

Nose conditions include:

Sinus infection and rhino-sinusitis, including in children
Nasal injuries.
Nasal polyps.
Tumours of the nose.
Nasal obstruction.
Disorders of the sense of smell.

Throat conditions include:

Adenoid problems – surgical removal of these small glands in the throat at the back of the nose is sometimes needed, and is usually performed in childhood
Tonsillitis, sometimes requiring surgical removal of the tonsils, usually in childhood
Hoarseness and laryngitis
Swallowing problems
Upper airway breathing problems
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (when breathing stops during sleep).

Head and neck conditions include:
cancer affecting the mouth, oral cavity, throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), salivary glands, skull base, or the nose and sinuses
Thyroid and parathyroid problems
Facial skin lesions including skin cancer.

Facial Plastic, cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.:

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
Otoplasty (ear surgery)
Blepharoplasty (removal of excess skin and fat pads around the upper and lower eyelids)
Facial reconstruction following trauma or cancer.

ENT different surgical procedures including:

Insertion of grommets for glue ear – this involves a very small incision in the ear drum and is typically carried out on children. The grommets help to ventilate the middle ear and resolve middle ear effusions.

Tonsillectomy (removal of tonsils) or adenoidectomy (removal of adenoids), most often in children

Septoplasty – correction of nasal septum to prevent obstruction and enable clear breathing

Microlaryngoscopy – a short metal tube (laryngoscope) is inserted into the larynx (voice box). This is used for examination and can also be used to perform a biopsy or surgery

Oesophagoscopy – a long metal or flexible tube (oesophagoscope) is inserted through the mouth into the oesophagus

Endoscopic sinus surgery – a tiny telescope is inserted into the nasal passages to diagnose and treat difficult sinus conditions. Technically refined instruments are then used to restore proper function

Tympanomastoid surgery to reconstruct and remove epithelial inclusions (cholesteatoma) within the middle ear

Surgeries to remove neck lumps, and salivary gland tumours.

Tracheostomy

ENT surgery has been at the forefront of the latest medical technologies and minimally invasive procedures are common. This has many benefits including less scarring and shorter recovery periods

otology – diagnosis and treatment of infection, disease and damage to the ear to improve hearing and balance. This includes cochlear implant surgery, which is the implantation of a small complex electronic device in to the inner ear (cochlea) which stimulates the auditory nerve. This can provide a sense of sound for deaf people

rhinology – treatment of all aspects of nose and sinus disorders including allergy, infection, inflammatory conditions and tumours. Specialists will also operate on rare tumours of the skull base including pituitary tumours.

laryngology – treatment of diseases and disorders of the larynx and throat, such as vocal fold nodules, voice problems (including overuse/misuse) and cancer

head and neck surgery – the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, including lymph, salivary, thyroid and parathyroid glands

skull base surgery/neurotology – treatment of disorders of the skull base and acoustic neuromas (benign, non-cancerous growths on the vestibulocochlear nerve which controls hearing and balance)

facial plastics – aesthetic procedures including rhinoplasty (correcting and reconstructing the form, function and aesthetic appearance of the nose) and pinnaplasty (correction of protruding ears). The work also includes reconstruction of facial defects. Plastic and oral and maxillofacial surgeons may also perform this type of surgery

thyroid and parathyroid surgery – diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid and parathyroid tumours

paediatrics – some  ENT conditions are congenital and treatment is needed at a very young age. Treatments are wide ranging and include cochlear implants and other implantable hearing devices, head and neck surgery and treatment for rare conditions including choanal atresia (where the back of the nasal passage is blocked by bone or tissue)

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