Ear, Nose and Throat Services (ENT) - Salford Royal

The ENT directorate has seven consultant surgeons and provides both specialised and general ENT services for the patients of Greater Manchester and beyond.  The majority of place through the day case unit with inpatients being cared for on ward A3, which is a joint ward between ENT and Neurosurgery.

Outpatient services take place in the ENT clinic area and are supported by specialist nurses.

Paediatric ENT clinics take place at Pendleton Gateway, 1 Broadwalk, Salford, Greater Manchester, M6 5FX with clinical input from Salford Royal surgeons. A paediatric theatre list also takes place at Salford Royal Hospital.

Airway Surgery

Nasal airway surgery is a group of procedures performed to improve nasal breathing. Nasal obstruction is usually caused by a deviated septum or enlarged turbinate within the nose. All surgical procedures have risks and potential complications.

Understanding what is involved before, during, and after nasal airway surgery can help patients recover from the surgery as easily as possible.

Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA)

The Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA) is a surgically implantable system for treatment of hearing loss that works through direct bone conduction. 

BAHA is used to help people with chronic ear infections, congenital external auditory canal atresia and single sided deafness who cannot benefit from conventional hearing aids.

Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants are electrical devices that stimulate the hearing organ or cochlea so that people with profound deafness are able to hear again.

The device consists of an electrode array that is inserted into the cochlea and is attached to an electronics package that is placed under the skin just behind the ear.

This communicates with a hearing aid-like device that is placed behind the ear in the same way as an ordinary hearing aid.

Head & Neck Oncology

This is a subspecialty of ENT that deals with cancers of the head and neck, which include cancers of the

  • mouth
  • nose
  • sinuses
  • salivary glands
  • throat and lymph nodes in the neck

Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination.

The system is surgically implanted and allows sound to be conducted through the bone rather than via the middle ear - a process known as direct bone conduction.


This is a subspecialty of ENT that deals with diseases of the nose and the sinuses including Rhinosinusitis (nose and sinus allergy), nasal obstruction, nasal polyps and nose bleeds. 

It also involves treating diseases close to the nose such as prominent eyes in thyroid disease, and watery eyes caused by blocked tear ducts in addition to excision of tumours (benign and malignant) in this area. 

Almost all of the surgery is performed via the endoscopic approach (key hole surgery).

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