ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Clinic in Suffolk

Consultation Prices

Mr Sachin Patil’s consultation prices:

New Patient: £180    |     Followup: £140

Any additional diagnosis or treatments would be discussed prior to the assessment.

Knapton House offers consultation for the following treatments

Nasal Cautery

This procedure is carried out by one of our ENT Consultants to stop or prevent nosebleeds. The cost of nose cauterisation includes the consultation and the nasal cauterisation. We take a deposit for this appointment. If it is decided during the appointment that Nasal Cautery is not appropriate you will pay no further fees.

Nasal cautery may be recommended to stop or prevent nosebleeds. If an anteriorly located blood vessel can be identified on the nasal septum this can be performed.

Nasal Cautery is a simple procedure that is performed with local anaesthesia.

Our ENT Specialist applies a silver nitrate stick to the bleed point for up to 10 seconds. This seals the blood vessel. This is nasal cauterisation.

Nasal cautery can cause itching and pain for a few days. Avoid touching or scratching the inside of your nose. Also, try your best not to have any accidents after nose cauterisation such as a bump.

An After-care advice leaflet /advice will be given following nose cauterisation.

Ear Wax Removal
Microsuction is the gold standard for ear wax removal.

Ear Microsuction is performed by our ENT surgeons, Mr. Sachin patil to remove earwax using a microscope and suction. Mr Sachin patil is specialist ear, nose, and throat consultant.

He also offers Endoscopic Microsuction.

Whilst removing wax, the ear canal and drum are viewed under the microscope. Ear wax removal using microsuction takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.

There is no extra cost for both ears to have ear wax microsuction

Ear wax is removed with a microscope and suction by our ENT Consultants. ar Microsuction is performed with you lying down on a bed with your head tilted to the side. You can have both ears treated in one appointment.

In contrast to ear irrigation or syringing, which flush out earwax “blindly,” microsuction with a microscope enables the removal of earwax to be immediately observed under the microscope. As a result, the patient is significantly safer and more at ease during the treatment.

Recent guidance from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) states that ear syringing should no longer be used. As a result, alternatives such as Microsuction with an ENT Consultant is the gold standard.Also endoscopic Microsuction which is equally safe and effective can be carried out.

Ear Wax can cause earache, hearing loss, dizziness, nausea, and tinnitus (ringing in your ears).

Nasal Endoscopy
Mr Sachin Patil performs nasal Endoscopy to visualise the sinus and nasal passages using state of the art flexible, thin endoscope which has a tiny camera and light.

The nasal endoscope is inserted through the nose, and guided through the nasal and sinus passage, the images are displayed on the screen.The ENT Consultant can clearly see the inside of the nasal and sinus space and show you what can be seen on the screen to diagnose the ENT problem you have. This procedure also enables the consultant to take a sample/biopsy etc.

If you have any of the below ENT conditions – a nasal endoscopy may be required:

• Infections in the nasal and sinus area
• Nasal polyps
• Rhinosinusitis
• Suspected nasal tumour
• Recurring nose bleeds
• Nasal congestion
• Nasal blockages
• Sense of smell disturbance
• Foreign body Removal

As with any minor medical procedure there are risks – although nasal endoscopy is safe. Risks are nosebleeds and fainting.

You will be able to go home/return to work after the procedure and resume normal activities.

Nasal Polyps
These tiny tissue growths, which develop inside the sinuses and nasal passages, can impair a person’s ability to breathe, taste or smell, and create a runny nose. Our ENT specialist Mr Sachin Patil treats these.
Facial Discomfort
Our ENT consultant can identify the cause of facial pain and headaches and offer treatments.
Dizziness and Vertigo
There are several distinct conditions that can lead to dizziness and vertigo, including dehydration and low blood pressure. Some ear issues, like infections, Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraines, Labyrinthitis, and BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), can also make people feel lightheaded or queasy.
Often to referred to as “ringing in the ears” – is Tinnitus. There are several reasons why tinnitus occurs, from earwax build-up to ear infections.

Our ear, nose, and throat specialists can identify the underlying source of the issue and suggest different treatments.

Audiology and Paediatric Hearing Testing

Complete balance testing including Video head impulse testing. 

Ear Discharge
Ear discharge that appears suddenly or lasts for a long time must be investigated and treated.
Recurrent Sore Throat
Recurrent sore throats may be brought on by allergies, acid reflux, or bacterial infections. The proper diagnosis and course of treatment can be determined with the assistance of an ENT Consultant.
Nasal Discharge and Blockages
Numerous conditions, including allergies, nasal polyps, and rhinitis can cause obstructions of the nasal passageways and can cause excessive or chronic nasal discharge.
Watering From The Eyes
Numerous conditions frequently lead to eye watering. Even if not all diseases necessitate medical attention, endoscopic surgery may be offered if a blocked tear duct is the cause of watering eyes
Change In Voice
If you think your voice has changed, you should have this investigated. By doing this, a diagnosis can be made, and the appropriate medical attention applied.
Lumps and Growths
Making an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat specialist is in your best interest if you’ve detected a new lump developing in your throat or neck.
Swallowing Difficulties
This is often referred to as dysphagia and can be caused by mouth, throat, or gullet problems. Our ENT consultants can investigate and diagnose and ensure your treatment pathway is right for you.

There is no need for a referral from your NHS GP to see a consultant at Knapton House.There are no waiting times.

We offer affordable, rapid access to private consultations and treatment at our clinic in the heart of Ipswich.

Tongue Tie
A tongue tie in a new-born baby is often picked up by doctors and midwives shortly after birth.   A tongue tie can make feeding difficult.

What is Tongue Tie?

A tongue Tie is a tongue Knot   existing from birth. It interferes with the tongue’s ability to move, and in certain situations, a baby’s tongue can make feeding or latching difficult.

If untreated, the child’s poor tongue movements may potentially have an impact on their speech as they get older.

Tongue Tie Symptoms

There are a few symptoms you may watch out for if you are concerned that your child may have a tongue tie – for example, latching, sucking, feeding difficulties.

Issues with Breastfeeding

You might observe that your baby has trouble latching on and starting a breastfeeding relationship. Short feeds itself could cause pain and suffering for the mother.

Difficulty in tongue movement

Moving the tongue might be impacted by the tongue tie.

A notch at the tip of the tongue

Your baby may have a tongue tie if you notice a heart-shaped or V-shaped notch on his or her tongue.

If your baby is having trouble feeding normally and you recognise any of these symptoms, our skilled ENT Consultants can provide a tongue tie consultation and tongue tie correction surgery at the same appointment.

Tongue Tie Assessment

Your baby’s potential tongue tie can be evaluated by one of our ENT surgeons. Our consultants will be able to perform a tongue tie division procedure that day. This is a surgical procedure that is performed by a highly skilled ENT specialist in a clean, safe setting.

The anterior (front) tongue tie can be corrected by our ENT surgeon.

The baby is encouraged to feed once the tongue tie has been released. After that, before sending you home, our ENT consultant will examine the tongue tie site.

Tongue Tie Surgery

Surgery for your new-born may seem frightening, but tongue tie surgery, also known as tongue tie division, is a quick and easy process. To allow the tongue to move freely, the frenulum, a portion of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, must be severed using sterile surgical scissors. You can start feeding your baby right away after performing it the correction which only takes a few seconds.

This technique is well tolerated by babies.

Mr Sachin patil  provides this service at Knapton House on a Wednesday for babies between 2 and 12 weeks.

There is a 3-4% chance the tongue tie can re-attach following corrective tongue tie surgery. If parents feel the tongue tie has re-attached – please ask us to organise a free of charge review with the surgeon who performed the procedure.

Why Are Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) check-ups important?

Check-ups are essential for the assessment and diagnosis of any ear, nose, or throat issues. Check-ups for the ears, nose, and throat also make sure that any underlying breathing or sleeping problems can be corrected.

Having an ear, nose or throat problem inevitably affects the quality of your life and daily work life balance.

Extended NHS waiting times mean that few people secure a timely consultation for conditions such as tinnitus, hearing loss, breathing problems, head, and neck issues. This can be frustrating and cause anxiety. For this reason – Knapton -house Multispeciality clinic prides itself on each access to specialist consultations to avoid the wait

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