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History of the ENT Department
     The ENT department in Coimbatore Medical College was started in 1966, with a professor and two assistant professor.
      Ever since it has been the only tertiary care referral centre for the neighboring districts of Erode,Tirupur, Nilgris and for the nearby state of Kerala particularly for patients from Palghat.
     The department gives a comprehensive care in Ear, Nose, Throat and Head & Neck surgery both for adults and children, which include both Emergency and Elective services. It’s the only department where coablation and laser has been used for the first time in all the government colleges of tamilnadu. We take pride in being a fully equipped department with advanced instruments.

Academic activities
     Instilling knowledge and love for the subject in the young minds has been one of our many assets. We help budding ENT surgeons blossom with our academic activities.

Type of courses offered : 

Name of the courses offered - M.B.,B.S, and M.S.[ENT]
For Eligibility, Course duration , Sanctioned number of seats, Affiliated University, Selection Procedure , University Examination details etc. see COURSES


The learning experience in our department has never been confined to a classroom. Mastering the basics and exploring beyond, our students get chiseled to become better each day in the subject, through our:
Daily op and ward discussion for UG AND PG
Weekly two PG classes and one  case presentation
Journal club for PGs every two weeks on Thursday

Regular clinical symposiums for undergraduates and postgraduates


Laurels always bloom along the path of good work.
Prize exams are conducted for the Undergraduates in association with the AOI, Coimbatore for the Past 13 Years for the Coimbatore District Medical Colleges


An award from AIDS SOCIETY for maximum number of Surgeries done in CMCH for HIV Patients in 2011.

CMEs’, Workshops / conferences conducted by the department  (past 5 years / year wise)

1. MESCON live surgery workshop with guest faculty as Professor Milind Kirtane, and Dr.Nupoor Kapoor from Mumbai in 2010.
2. Live temporal bone dissection workshop by Dr.H.Vijayendra on 12.9.2010.
3. Live surgery workshop by Professor.S.K.Kacker, retired ENT Director from AIIMS on 17/18-09-2011
4. Our Department was the regional centre for DNB practical examinations in 2010
5. Our Department is the regional training centre for NPPCD

Guest lectures by invited faculty from reputed institutions at our Department:
1. Prof.Dr.Alok Thakar MS,FRCS,AIIMS New Delhi on 7th August 2010.
2. Dr.Vineeth Paleri MS,FRCS.New Castle –Upon-Tyne University,U.K.
3. Dr.Balakrishnan MS,FRCS.
4. Prof.Dr.S.Gopalakrishnan from Jipmer on 19 dec 2010.
5. Dr.Anbarasu MD RD on CT PNS.
6. Dr Manoj MS FRCS
We have started a Joint clinical society and Journal club meeting along with PSG Institute of Medical Science on the last Friday of every month.

The essence of our work is to achieve perfection. Along the way in our stride towards perfection we have achieved excellence in the services we offer.

Services Offered include:

No of units in the department 
Units I – Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Units II- Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

O.P Days & Timings -

All days [Except Sunday]      : 7. 30AM to  12 noon
I.P Unit & Admission day (Unit wise) -
Unit I – Mon, Wed & Friday,
Unit II – Tues, Thurs  & Saturday

Bed Strength of Department - 42 Beds 
Average O.P      - 200 - 250/ day
Average I.P        - 40/day
Operating theatre : 4 days in a week three  GA tables concurrently running and one LA table

Services offered:

  • Endoscopies
  • Audiological evaluation
  • Neurotology clinics
  • Skull base clinic
Elective surgeries including micro ear surgeries
  • Phono surgeries
  • Head & neck surgeries
  • FESS and all ENT emergencies

Types of surgeries performed
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Head and neck surgeries
  • Micro ear surgeries
  • Phonosurgeries
  • FESS
  •  Skull Base Surgeries
  • Micro laryngeal surgery
  • Coblation sleep apnea and laryngeal surgeries
  • Laser laryngeal and pharyngeal surgeries
  • Mastoidectomy
  • Stapedectomy - Veingraft
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Labyrinthectomy
  • Facial Nerve Decompression
  • Temporal Bone Excision
  • Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • Phono Surgery for Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Laryngo Fissurectomy
  • Adenoidectomy - Gromet Insertion
  • Uvulo-Palato-Pharyngoplasty.
  • Exision of Tumors in Pharynx
  • Parapharyngeal Tumour Excision
  • Excision of Benign Tumour Nose
  • Angiofibroma Nose
  • Endoscopic DCR

24 hr emergency services
  • Tracheostomy,
  • Broncoscopy,
  • Oesophagoscopy,
  • Managenent of Epistaxis,
  • Foreign body removal
  • Cut throat injuries

Special Clinics conducted by the Department

  • Vertigo clinic
  • Headache clinic
  • Tinnitus clinic
  • Oncology clinic
Instruments Available in our department
  • Microscopes
  • Endoscopes(Storz)
  • Coblator Arthrocare model
  • CO2 Laser
  • Microdebrider  (Xomed)
  • Camera ( Stryker HD/3 chip
  • Stryker Single chip
  • Aesculop single chip
  • Medica single chip
  • Atmos Workstation
  • Serwell workstation
  • Fibreoptic Nasopharyngoscope
  • Ventilating Rigid bronchoscope paediatric & adult
  • Audiometer
  • Impedance Audiometer
  • OAE
  • All basic instruments

Chief Ministers Comprehensive Health Insurance scheme

Eligibility - Income certificate/Smart card & Ration Card
List of Surgical Procedures covered -
  • TN0565 : Hearing Aid
  • TN0571 : Mastoidectomy
  • TN0572 : Stapedectomy - Veingraft
  • TN0573 : Tympanoplasty
  • TN0574 : Labyrinthectomy
  • TN0575 : Facial Nerve Decompression
  • TN0576 : Temporal Bone Excision
  • TN0577 : Microlaryngeal Surgery
  • TN0578 : Phono Surgery for Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • TN0579 : Laryngo Fissurectomy
  • TN0580 : Adenoidectomy - Gromet Insertion
  • TN0581 : Uvulo-Palato-Pharyngoplasty.
  • TN0582 : Exision of Tumors in Pharynx
  • TN0583 : Parapharyngeal Tumour Excision
  • TN0584 : Excision of Benign Tumour Nose
  • TN0585 : Angiofibroma Nose
  • TN0586 : Endoscopic DCR
  • TN0587 : Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • TN0944 : Bronchoscopy Foreign Body Removal
  • TN0945 : FB Cricopharynx, Esophagus

Procedure to get the facility in Govt. Hospitals:
Patient should bring the ration card with their name and the CM insurance card

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