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. Rahul Chandrabhan Gupta
  • Dr. Afzal Vattai Purath
  • Dr. Abderezak Hadrouf
  • Dr. Mounika Reddy Y

Dr. Rahul Chandrabhan Gupta

MBBS, MS(ENT), DNB (ENT),Fellowship in Rhinology (USA)

ENT Specialist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Rahul Gupta is an experienced and renowned ENT Specialist. He has received Fellowship training in Rhinology from Boston, USA. Dr. Gupta has been awarded Gold medal his excellence in DNB – ENT by National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2009.
  • His expertise includes Sinusitis management, Headache evaluation, Snoring & Sleep apnea disorders with special interest in minimally invasive ENT surgeries. He is well-trained to utilize latest & minimally invasive treatment modalities like Coblation technology, Powered instrumentations for sinus surgeries, Balloon assisted minimally invasive sinus surgery to provide quality patient care and comfort.

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. Abderezak Hadrouf


Specialist ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Abderezak has over six years of experience working as ENT Specialist. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital Dubai he was associated with Doctors Clinic Diagnostic Center, Dubai. He has also worked as an ENT Surgeon and Head of ENT Department in Zerdani Hospital and as an ENT Specialist at Al Amir in Algeria.
  • Dr. Abderezak completed his residency training in the most renowned Hospital in neck surgery in Algeria - Ibn Badis University Hospital of Constantine.
  • He had the privilege to receive his fellowship in ear surgery with Professor Daroudzet at the University Hospital of Bordeaux in France.

Dr. Mounika Reddy Y

MBBS, DNB, FACS degree, DLO (ENT), MNAMS, Postdoctoral Fellowship Implantation Otology (CMC, Vellore)

Specialist ENT (otorhinolaryngology)

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Mounika has over nine years of experience in the field of ENT. Prior joining to Zulekha Hospital she worked at Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad India. She has served at various other hospitals including Govt ENT Hospital (Osmania Medical College), MAA ENT hospitals and SIMS Hyderabad.
  • Dr. Mounika accomplished her medical schooling from JSS Medical College, Mysore, India. Later she completed her post-graduation in the field Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore and DNB ENT from MAA ENT hospitals, Hyderabad. She also completed a two-year fellowship in implantation otology from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Dr. Mounika received International Cochlear Implant Surgeon Training from Institute for Cochlear Implant Training (ICIT), United States of America (USA).
  • She has been awarded with several meritorious awards in the field of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) through her career with various presentations and publications at Regional, National & International levels, that includes Corona Warrior Award by The State of Telangana, Gold Medal during Post Graduation from Bangalore Medical College & Degree Institute (BMCR), 1st place in CIGICON 2019 for Best Poster Award. She has also worked as the honorary secretary for association of Otorhinolaryngologists of India, Hyderabad Branch.
  • Dr. Mounika is associated with and a life member of Cochlear Implant Group of India (CIGI), American College of Surgeons, Otolaryngologists of India (AOI), AOI Telangana and AOI Hyderabad. She undertook the Advanced Anterior and Lateral Skullbase workshop at University of Malaya, Malaysia under the guidance of Dr. Prepagaran Narayanan.
  • Dr. Venus Rawat
  • Dr. Mugtaba Elnour Osman Mohamed
  • Dr. Chhagan Lal Dangi

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.

Dr. Mugtaba Elnour Osman Mohamed

MBBS, MD- Otolaryngology

Consultant E.N.T

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Mugtaba has over eight years of experience in the field of ENT. He has earned his post-graduation from Sudan Medical Specialization Board. After his post-graduation he joined as ENT Specialist and served four years at Port Sudan Teaching Hospital in Sudan. He also served as ENT Specialist at Hayat National Hospital, Saudi Arabia for two years. Prior to join Zulekha Hospital, Dr. Mugtaba was serving as a Consultant ENT at Sudan National Centre for Otolaryngology.

Dr. Chhagan Lal Dangi


Specialist ENT

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Chhagan Lal has over 12 years of experience in the field of ENT. Dr.Chhagan has served as an ENT Specialist in IMH and NMC hospital, Dubai before joining Zulekha Hospital Sharjah.
  • He has been associated with PD Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai and with the ENT department of RNT Medical College, Udaipur. He has also worked in GBH American Hospital, Udaipur as a Consultant & HOD. He served as a Consultant and Head of the Department Otorhinolaryngology at Fortis JK Hospital, Udaipur. He has earned his post-graduation from Ravindra Nath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, India.
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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.

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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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