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Ear Nose and Throat Surgery

Background History

The Department of ENT in KEM Hospital is one of the oldest amongst all the ENT departments in the Municipal Corporation Hospitals. It was started by Dr. T.O. Shah who was in fact a general surgeon. This department has set a trend for microsurgical operations of the ear and related fields. It has trained more than 1000 ENT specialists from who now practice in India and abroad in teaching different otological surgeries. Ours is the only department which is conducting a microsurgical ear and endoscopic sinus surgery workshops for more than 2 decades consecutively which is a great achievement for the institution in channelizing the modern concepts of ear surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery to the remotest parts of India. This department is at present being headed by Dr. Hetal Marfatia. We offer services in multiple sub specialties of ENT and train our students to become adept in diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

Sections Units Branches


Sr no Name of faculty Designation Email id
1 Dr Hetal Marfatia Prof & HOD
2 Dr Nilam Sathe Asso Prof & HOU
3 Dr Shashikant Mhashal Asst Prof
4 Dr Swapna Patil Asst Prof
5 Dr Dhanashree Chiplunkar Asst Prof
6 Dr Asmita Madhavi Asst Prof

Facilities, Equipments & Special services

Courses Offered

M.S. (ENT)

  • O.P.D.
  • Endoscopic examination of ear nose and larynx
  • Audiology including pure tone Audiometry.
  • Impedance Audiometry.
  • BERA.
  • Speech Therapy.
  • Investigations for vertigo.
  • CCT for demonstration different types of operations.
  • Video library.
  • Cadaveric dissection laboratory.


  • 3 Zeiss Vario 700 Microscope with dedicated video recording and computer systems and attached HD Endovue Monitors.
  • Stryker HD camera and xenon light source
  • Stryker Micro debrider instrument
  • Medtronic Optical Navigation System
  • Coblator system
  • Lumenis Acublade Laser system
  • Atmos Stroboscope with Telescope.
  • Olympus flexible bronchoscope (Adult and Paediatric) with light source.
  • 3 Standard definition cameras for endoscopic evaluation.
  • Storz surgical instruments
  • Ventilating Bronchoscopes and oesophagoscopes
  • Storz telescope for visualization of primary and secondary bronchi


Micro-ear surgery

  • Myringotomy
  • Myringotomy and grommet insertion
  • Myringoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedotomy
  • Tympanic neurectomy
  • Cortical Mastoidectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastoidectomy
  • Posterior Tympanotomy
  • Radical mastoidectomy with blind sac closure
  • Surgery for glomus tympanicum and jugulare
  • CSF otorrhoea repair
  • Facial nerve decompression
  • Treatment of complications of unsafe CSOM including intra and extra cranial abscess, labyrinthine fistula repair and others.

Endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Limited disease
  • Extensive disease/ Pansinusits
  • AFRS
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Benign tumors of the nose
  • Nasal and Paranasal malignancy
  • CSF leak repairs
  • Anterior and Middle skull base approach
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Orbital Decompression
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)


  • Micro Laryngoscopy for benign laryngeal conditions such as vocal cord cysts, polyps
  • Laser excision for laryngeal tumors
  • Recurrent respiratory paplliomatosis
  • Total laryngectomy
  • Surgeries for tracheal stenosis

Head and Neck

  • Tumors of the lip, buccal mucosa, alveolus, floor of mouth, tongue, Larynx, paranasal sinuses, temporal bone
  • Benign neck swellings including schwannomas, brachial cysts, submandibular gland, parotid gland
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Special Services:

  • Cochlear implant programme: We have the cochlear implant programme functioning in KEM Hospital since 2007-2008 and since then we have done over 300 implants and have 100 patients in the waiting list.
  • BAHA Programme: Children coming with external, middle and deformities with deficits in conductive hearing are counseled and hearing rehabilitation is done with BAHA.
  • “hEAR for All” club is an initiative by our department for children born wih congenital anomaly of external ear viz. Microtia and Anotia
  • Airway cases: Under the guidance of Prof. Monnier from Laussane, Switzerland, we have world class standards for assessment and surgery for airway patients.
  • Head and Neck surgeries: We share the heavy load of head and neck oncology cases with other cancer hospitals to help patients receive early treatment and clearance of disease.
  • Cadaver dissection workshop for temporal bone dissection and lateral skull base
  • Cadaver dissection workshops for Endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base.
  • Cosmetic Surgeries: We provide services for rhinoplasty for cosmetic and functional correction of nasal diseases.


Sr. No Name Awards
1 Dr Manjiri Karlekar Aasam Endo Society 19 Best Oral Paper – First Prize
Endo Update 19, Bangalore Best Oral Paper – First Prize
2 Dr. Saba Menon Aasam Endo Society 19 Best Poster – First Prize
3 Dr. Pradeep Indulkar CID Conference Distigtion Diabetology
4 Dr. Ankita Tiwari ESIAV Gandhi March 19 Best Thesis
5 Dr. Chakra Diwakar Endo update 19, Bangalore Best Poster – First Prize
6 Dr. Vikrant Gosavi Endo update 19, Bangalore Best Poster – Second Prize

Award 2020-21

Sr. No Name of The Resident Award
1 Dr Saba Samad Memon Best thesis award in clinical category in ESI – A. V. Gandhi Award for Excellence in Endocrinology held on March2021
Second prize in ESI TYSA Endocrinology competitive quiz at Delhi on feb 2020
First prize in Endocrinology Hawk Eye – Competitive Quiz Competition at Endocrine Enrichment Program at Kolkata on Feb 2020
Dr Sanjay Oak Best Resident Award for excelling in academics, patient care and extramural services in Jan 2020
2 Dr. Vikrant Gosavi 3rd Prize in oral paper, Endocrine Enrichment 2020.
3 Dr. Robin Garg 3rd prize in oral paper in T-Endocon at Thiruvananthapuram
4 Dr Chakra Diwakar Endocrine enrichment programme: 1st prize in endocrine wise owl competition held online between 12-13 December 2020
First prize in poster in T- endocon 2020 in trivandrum
Itscon 8-9 th feb 2020 First prize in quiz .
1st Prize in Poster Presentation in ENDO Update October 2021
5 Dr. Brijesh K Itscon 8-9 th feb 2020 First prize in quiz .
6 Dr Srushti Thakare 2nd prize, TYSA Diabetology,Feb 2021
7 Dr. Virendra Patil 1st prize in Oral Presentation in ENDO Update October 2021
8 Dr. Aditya Phadte 2nd prize in Oral Presentation in ENDO Update October 2021

For Student

DM (Endocrinology) Course:

There are three registrations (seats) available per year for DM Endocrinology course. This course has been recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI). The process of application/ appointment is common as mentioned under specialty registrations.

Total Passed DM Students till 2021:- 65 Students

Diploma in Diabetes:

At present one seat per year is available for Diploma in Diabetes. The process of application/ appointment is common as mentioned under specialty registrations.

Till date 47 DM Endocrinology students have passed out in these years. In October 2015 recognized DM Endocrinology seats increased from 1 to 3.

Total Passed DD Students till 2021:- 31 Students

PhD and MSc in Applied Biology:

Department is recognized by the university for PhD in Applied Biology. We enroll one student per year on availability. We also enroll MSc in Applied Biology students in our department.

Endocrine Oncology Fellowship:

Endocrine Oncology fellowship of 1 year duration Introduced in the year 2020 with an intake of

  • Current Fellows:- 1. Dr. Saba Memon
    2. DrManjiriKarlekar
    3. Dr. Vikrant Gosavi

Other Information

  • Molecular Endocrine Laboratory for research purpose to assess genotype phenotype correlation
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry ( DXA Scan)
  • Library: Number of Books pertaining to Endocrinology 476 in Central Library & 489 in Departmental Library.