Department of ENT

Department of Otorhinolaryngology in Dhulikhel hospital started OPD services since 2005 with main aim to provide preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to those in need. The department now has 13 bedded in patient services. The department is providing outpatient services to nearly 150 patients per day. It currently provides inpatient, outpatient, operative and emergency services around the clock

Out Patient Services

The department runs the regular outpatient clinics in working days.

Procedures done in OPD:

  • Wax removal
  • IG packing
  • Chemical cauterization
  • Removal of foreign body in ear and nose
  • Anterior nasal packing
  • Flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopy
  • Pure Tone Audiometry
  • Vertigo test 
  • Incision and drainage
  • Ear lobe repair
  • Major and minor dressings
  • Audiological tests- Pure Tone Audiometry, Tympanometry, Otoacoustic emissions, BERA
  • Sleep test(Polysomnography)

Operative Services


  • Ear surgeries: Myringotomy with/ without ventilation tube, Myringoplasty, Tympanoplasty, ossiculoplasty, Modified radical mastoidectomy, OMET
  • Nose surgeries: Septoplasty, SMR, Rhinoplasty, Functional endoscopic sinus surgery, maxillectomies.
  • Neck surgeries: Tonsillectomy, Different Thyroidectomies, Sistrunk operation, excision of branchial cyst and fistula, surgery of salivary glands, neck dissections, neck biopsies and other minor neck surgeries.
  • Phonosurgery: MLS in vocal cord polyp, nodules.
  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (Sleep surgery)

Community Services

Our department has been providing services to  communities through Dhulikhel Hospital health centers which are based in different parts of Nepal. Our faculties, MBBS students, intern doctors, nursing students and paramedics participate and organize various camps every year to provide services.

Academic Activities

  • Postgraduate training in ENT
  • Fellowship in Otology
  • Higher education training of staffs in different sub specialty in EN

Future Plan

  • To increase Microlaryngoscopic surgeries
  • Laser assisted surgeries
  • Image guided sinus surgeries 
  • To expand Audiology and Speech and Language Pathology services
  • Hearing Aid Clinic
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Laryngectomy 
  • To separate subspecialities in ENT
  • Allergy clinic