ENT Operations

ENT operations are performed at:

  • Main theatres, Level 3, Calderdale Royal Hospital
  • Daycase Unit, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

An anaesthetic assessment is performed prior to surgery (pre-assessment).

Pre-assessment clinics are carried out at:

  • Daycase Unit, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  • Outpatient Department, Calderdale Royal Hospital

 Below is a list of some of the common ENT operations we perform.


  • BAHA insertion: Insertion of a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid, a type of hearing implant.
  • Grommet insertions :Insertion of ear ventilation tubes. Most often to treat glue ear and/or ear infections in children
  • Mastoid surgery: Removing disease from within the ear and mastoid bone behind the ear
  • Myringoplasty: Repairing a hole in the eardrum


  • Endoscopic sinus surgery: Using endoscopes and fine instruments through the nose to treat nasal and sinus conditions
  • Nasal polypectomy: Removing polyps from inside the nose
  • Septoplasty: Reconstructing the midline septum within the nose
  • Septorhinoplasty: Reconstructing the external and internal structure of the nose


  • Adenoidectomy: Removal of the adenoid, most frequently in young children
  • Neck node biopsy: Removing tissue from lymph gland(s) in the neck
  • Microlaryngoscopy: Using a microscope and an instrument in the mouth to examine and treat disorders of the larynx (voice box)               
  • Parathyroidectomy: Removal of one or more parathyroid glands, often to treat an overactive gland(s)
  • Parotidectomy: Removal of the parotid (salivary) gland. Partial removal to treat a non-cancerous lump is most common.
  • Tonsillectomy: Removal of tonsils. Tonsillitis and breathing difficulties in children are the most frequent reasons for surgery
  • Thyroidectomy: Removal of one half (hemithyroidectomy) or all  (total thyroidectomy) of the thyroid gland to diagnose and/or treat concerning lumps within the gland.