Ear, nose and throat (ENT) care is one of the oldest medical and surgical specialties. It focuses on head and neck disorders. Known clinically as otolaryngology, this medical field is divided into several subspecialties: otology and neurotology, audiology, laryngology, rhinology, and pediatric otolaryngology. Head and neck cancer is another subspecialty. Many otolaryngology procedures are performed by doctors who practice at international medical centers.
Medical tourism is a growing practice of international travel for medical treatment. Foreign patients typically choose ENT services abroad because they can receive quality medical treatment for lower-than-average prices. Nearly 150 accredited hospitals provide otolaryngology procedures to medical tourists. Laser microsurgery, robotic surgery, microvascular surgery, cancer therapy and reconstructive surgery are examples of their services. India, Korea, Switzerland and eastern Europe are the popular medical tourism destinations.