Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Rural Medical College, Loni

Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Rural Medical College

Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Rural Medical College - Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery


Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery is integral part of the hospital which deals with IPD, OPD and causalities attending the hospital. Department is working round the clock to help & treat the emergencies that are sent with tertiary care reference to the hospital.

In addition to these activities department also deals with teaching, training, research activities in the field of otorhinolaryngology for graduate and postgraduate level of various felids such as MBBS/ MS (ENT) /DLO/ BPTH / GENERAL NURSING AND BSC NURSING.

Being established in 1984, the department of ENT has grown immensely with respect to the facilities and care provided to the rural population of LONI and the adjoining rural areas.

The department of ENT deals with a plethora of academic and medical/surgical activities. Besides catering to the medical needs of the rural population of Loni and the adjoining villages, the department also plays an important role in the teaching curriculum of the medical college. Weekly lectures clinics and tutorials are conducted for undergraduate (MBBS/BPTH/Nursing) by the faculty. A post end exam is conducted for assessing the students at the end of each clinical posting. The members of the faculty not only help and encourage the students but also take active participation in research activities carried out within the department.

Teaching Facilities Offered
The department has the following facilities for teaching the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  1. Lecture hall
  2. Departmental library
  3. Seminar hall equipped with a over head projector.
  4. Demonstration room
  5. Audiovisual aids (a collection of cd’s & dvd’s containing routine ent operative procedures).
  6. CCTV
  7. Well equipped research laboratory having temporal bone dissection unit.
  8. Departmental museum containing various pathological gross specimens.
  9. A collection of x-rays and ct scans of relevant ent diseases.

Services Offerd By Department
  1. Out patient department
  2. In patient department
  3. 24 hrs. emergency services
  4. U.G. and P.G. teaching programme
  5. Special Services
  6. Major & Minor Operations

Advanced Services Offered By The Department
  1. Audiological services -sound proof, air conditioned audiological examination unit which includes – pure tone audiometry, impedance audiometry, b.e.r.a.
  2. Speech rehabilitation.
  3. Multidiagnostic camps.
  4. Rural services.
  5. Tele-Medicine Services
  6. Special Clinics
    • Deafness Clinic
    • Head & Neck Malignancy Clinic
    • Vertigo Clinic

Equipment Of The Department
  1. Nasopharyngoscope
  2. Fibreoptic Laryngoscope
  3. Fibreoptic Bronchoscope
  4. Pure tone Audiometer
  5. Impedence Audiometer
  6. Brainstem Evoked Reponse Audiometer
  7. Temporal bone dissection unit
  8. Microdebrider (storz)
  9. Nasal Endoscopes ( 0 and 45 degree)
  10. Operating Microscopes
  11. Micromotors
  12. Nasal Endoscopy instrument set

Departmental Extensional Activities
Faculty and residents of the department take active part in multidiagnostic camps held in the adjoining rural areas arranged by Pravara medical trust as an ongoing effort to provide medical care to the underprivileged and suppressed.

The Department of ENT has conducted camps under the “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan “held by the Zilla Parishad under the central government scheme for aiding the children, suffering with a multitude of ENT problems in achieving better hearing.

Thus we serve mankind with the knowledge bestowed upon us by the Almighty and the trust laid in us by man.