As the name suggests, our ear, nose and throat doctors (ENT’s) are concerned with treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat but also the deviation of other head-neck areas, such as the neck, snoring, sleep problems or swelling of the face. They also perform surgeries and outpatient treatments.
After discussing your complaints with the ENT doctor, further research to your complaints will be done. After the diagnosis has been made, treatment options will be explained and discussed comprehensively. Together we will set up your treatment plan, which may include medication, non-invasive procedure, surgery or a further referral. Functional cosmetic treatment? For ENT an own contribution applies to insufficiently insured patients, see attachment.
To visit our Otorhinolaryngology department, you need a referral letter from your general practitioner or medical specialist. You can make an appointment by calling +31 (0)20 238 8800.
You can also request an appointment on our website through the appointment form or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com, and we will contact you within 24 hours. Since we don’t have a waiting list, you can visit us within 2 days for a consultation.
Information brochures (patients)
1. What is the difference between rhinoplasty and septum correction?
Rhinoplasty is an operation to change the shape of the nose. Because both the breathing and the shape of the nose are connected, sometimes a nose correction is performed to not only change the way the nose looks, but it is also performed to improve nasal breathing. A septum correction is an operation to improve breathing by straightening the partition in the nose. If the septum is crooked, it can become more difficult to breathe through the nose. A septum correction is often combined with a rhinoplasty.
2. Is nose correction a simple operation?
No. Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging operations out there. This is due to various factors. First, the nose is a complicated three-dimensional shape that is located in the middle of the face. Changes that are made during rhinoplasty are often very small, but can add up to make an important difference in the way the nose looks and functions. Because these changes are small, errors can also easily occur. Swelling and the placement of local anesthetic in the skin deform the nose during the operation, so many of the subtle changes are camouflaged. Every nose is different and there is no standard plan for the nose operation. Each operation is tailored to the needs of the patient.
3. Do I have to stay in the hospital?
Almost everyone who has a rhinoplasty is able to leave the hospital the same day safely after an operation. In very rare cases, you can stay in hospital for one night if you are nauseous or have other health problems that need to be checked.
4. How long is the recovery period?
One must plan to take 10 days off work, school or other obligations. You will feel better every day during the first week. At the clinic appointment, a week after the operation, most people usually feel good again. After the operation, the nose will be swollen. The swelling can take many months to resolve, although most people do not notice it after a few months. People are usually back at work after a week.
5. Are there risks?
All operations have risks. Fortunately, the risks of rinoplasty (rhinoplasty) are small and complications are rare. Your doctor will discuss with you in detail about the risks and benefits of surgery before surgery.
6. Is the nose correction painful?
In general – not for most people. After surgery, patients assess their pain between 0-4 on a scale of 10.