ENT Department

The very best in ear, nose and throat treatment...

ENT department at Zulekha Hospitals specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat & Head and Neck in children and adults. Some of the common problems we see and deal with are sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Otiin Media, Glue Ear, Otosclerosis, Adenoid enlargement and allergic rhinitis. The ENT department is well equipped with state-of-the-art machines and Audiology services.

Our specialists are trained in both medical and surgical treatments, some of the problems we deal with regularly include:

  • The Ears - hearing loss, infections, tinnitus
  • The Nose - allergies, smell disorders, nasal obstructions
  • The Throat - voice disorders, swallowing difficulties

Treatable Conditions

  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Adenoid Enlargement
  • Sleep Apnoea

Treatable Conditions

  • Hearing Problems
  • Glue Ear
  • Vertigo
  • Tonsillitis
  • Thyroid Disorders

ENT Surgeries

Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

This is a common procedure that is most often performed because of chronic sore throat or infection. The procedure may also be performed if tonsils and adenoids are too swollen and cause a breathing obstruction, including sleep apnea.

The procedure to remove tonsils and adenoids is performed under general anesthesia. It is usually done on an out-patient basis. Tonsils and adenoids are removed through the mouth. No skin incision is required.

Septoplasty & Turbinectomy

Septoplasty is a surgery to correct a deformity in the nasal septum. Turbinectomy is the surgical reduction or removal of an enlarged turbinate (nasal tissue) inside the nose. Both surgeries are done mainly to improve airflow or improve sinus drainage.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)

Functional endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive technique used to restore sinus ventilation and normal function. The most suitable candidates for this procedure have recurrent acute or chronic infective sinusitis, and an improvement in symptoms of up to 90 percent may be expected following the procedure. Fiberoptic telescopes are used for diagnosis and during the procedure, and computed tomography is used to assess the anatomy and identify diseased areas. The procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and patients usually experience minimal discomfort. The complication rate for this procedure is lower than that for conventional sinus surgery.


Stapedectomy is a surgical procedure in which the innermost bone (stapes) of the three bones (the stapes, the incus, and the malleus) of the middle ear is removed, and replaced with a small plastic tube surrounding a short length of stainless steel wire (a prosthesis).

A stapedectomy is performed to improve the movement of sound to the inner ear. It is done to treat progressive hearing loss caused by otosclerosis, a condition in which spongy bone hardens around the base of the stapes. This condition fixes the stapes to the opening of the inner ear, so that the stapes no longer vibrates properly. Otosclerosis can also affect the malleus, the incus, and the bone that surrounds the inner ear. As a result, the transmission of sound to the inner ear is disrupted. Untreated otosclerosis eventually results in total deafness, usually in both ears.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP)

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider. This sometimes can allow air to move through the throat more easily when you breathe, reducing the severity of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Microlaryngeal Surgery

Micro-Laryngeal Surgery is done to address problem in the vocal chords or a voice disorder. This is a Minimally Invasive Technique that helps in the correction of the voice disorder or problem in the larynx. It involves the removal of the unwanted and unnatural growth in the larynx such as cysts or polyps that may not respond to more conservative treatment and needs surgery.

Thyroid Gland Surgery

Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. An incision is made in the skin. The muscle and other tissues are pulled aside to expose the thyroid gland.

Our ENT Specialists

  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Dr. Vivek Sharma
  • Dr. Afzal Vattai Purath

Dr. Vivek Sharma

MBBS, MS (Otorhinolaryngology)

Specialist Otolaryngology (ENT)

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Work Experience

  • Completed medical graduation from NSCB medical college Jabalpur in 2000 and masters from MGM Medical College in 2004
  • Worked as junior consultant in prestigious Christian Medical College Vellore from 2005 to 2007 which is one of the biggest tertiary care centers in south India with 2400 beds and has patients from all over Asia.
  • Since 2007 April was working in Central India (Jabalpur) as ENT & Head Neck Surgeon, worked as Consultant in Jabalpur at Metro Hospital & Cancer Research Centre, Aditya Super Specialty Hospital and NAV ENT & Cancer Hospital.

Dr. Afzal Vattai Purath

MBBS, MS (Otorhinolaryngology)

Specialist ENT (Otorhinolaryngology)

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Work Experience

  • Dr Afzal has more than 12 years of experience in the field of ENT. He has earned his Master’s degree from Sri Devaraj URS Medical College, Kolar, India. Dr.Afzal has served as consultant at Jain ENT Hospital Jaipur, India for two years which is one of the largest ENT hospitals in India. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital, Dr.Afzal has worked at various hospitals in Kannur, Kerala, including KIMST Hospital and AKG memorial Co-operative Hospital, India.
  • Dr. Venus Rawat

Dr. Venus Rawat


ENT Specialist Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Venus worked as a Consultant ENT & Head & Neck surgery at Irene hospital, Delhi, India
  • She also worked as an ENT Specialist in Indraprastha Apollo hospital, Delhi, India.
  • Further, Dr. Venus completed her Fellowship in sleep apnoea Surgery from Singapore.
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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

presenting the Dubai Quality Award to

Dr. Zulekha Daud,

Founder and Chairperson

Ms. Zanubia Shams,

Co-chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Zulekha Hospitals is proud to receive

the Patient Satisfaction Award

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an excellent satisfaction rating.

Zulekha Hospital honored with Dubai Chamber CSR Label 2016

The prestigious Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson, Zulekha Healthcare Group for the fourth consecutive year recognizing our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The European Accreditation Council for
Bariatric Surgery, has awarded:

Zulekha Hospital

With the Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery accreditation.

Our Hospitals

Zulekha Hospital Dubai

Zulekha Hospital Dubai, covering an area of 350,000 square feet, is a 79 bed hospital established in 2004 which offers both inpatient and outpatient care covering a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. Following the completion of the Zulekha Hospital Dubai expansion, the hospital will have an additional 60 inpatient beds, operation theatre arrangements, emergency services and labor rooms, taking its total capacity to 179 beds in 2018.

204 Rd, Al Qusais Industrial Area, Dubai, U.A.E.

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Zulekha Hospital Sharjah

Zulekha Hospital Sharjah is a full-fledged, multi-disciplinary hospital with Out-patient and In-patient facilities. What started off as a 30 bed set up with basic facilities for gynecology, obstetrics, surgery, medicine and pediatrics in 1992, today boasts of 185 beds, sprawled over an area of 290,000 square ft.

Al Zahra Street, Sharjah, U.A.E.

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