DR VIVEN RAJAH

EAR, NOSE & THROAT, HEAD & NECK SURGEON
ENT SPECIALIST

MBChB(Natal), MMED (Natal), FRACS, FRCSEd

Welcome to my practice.
I am committed to providing high quality health care, by following best ENT practice guidelines at all times.

I treat both adults and children. Among the ENT problems that I treat are-
sinusitis
allergic rhinitis
snoring and sleep apnoea
cancers of the mouth and throat
diseases of the tonsils and adenoids
ear infections
hearing loss

I have a special interest and training in –
Head & Neck tumour surgery
Advanced endoscopic sinus surgery
Endoscopic skull base surgery
Treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea


SINUSITISSNORING and OSA (obstructive sleep apnoea)


Why see me for your ENT problems?

I have

1) 30 years of experience as an ENT surgeon, for both adult and paediatric patients.

2) worked as an ENT surgeon in South Africa and in New Zealand, having obtained the necessary qualifications in both countries.

3) completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck surgery, i.e. specialised training for management of tumours of the head and neck region

4) done a sabbatical in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery.

5) a special interest in management of snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.


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Equipment

I practice at St. Augustine’s hospital in Durban, one of the largest private hospitals in South Africa. We are equipped with state-of-the-art operating theatres, with the latest modern surgical equipment.

This includes image guidance/ surgical navigation equipment for revision and difficult endoscopic sinus surgery, and for endoscopic skull base surgery. Nerve monitoring equipment for parotid tumour surgery and for advanced ear and mastoid surgery is also available.

My rooms are fully-equipped for complete ENT examinations with maximum efficiency.

The fees for use of image guidance software and hardware, and for nerve monitoring equipment, are usually fully covered by your medical aid funder.


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Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

If you snore regularly, and are tired during the day, you may have obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

I f you score more than 10 on the Epworth score shown below, you may benefit from a sleep study (polysomnogram) to diagnose OSA.

Please contact my rooms on 031- 201 3118 or 031- 201 3138 for further information.
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EPWORTH SCORE

0 = would never doze or sleep
1 = slight chance of dozing or sleeping
2 = moderate chance of dozing or sleeping
3 = high chance of dozing or sleeping

1) Sitting and reading____
2) Watching TV____
3) Sitting inactive in a public place___
4) Being a passenger in a motor vehicle for an hour or more____
5) Lying down in the afternoon __
6) Sitting and talking to someone ___
7) Sitting quietly after lunch (no alcohol)___
8) Stopped for a few minutes in traffic while driving ____

Total score (add the scores up)
(This is your Epworth score) ____



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Consultations

CONSULTATIONS
Please call 031- 201 3118 or 031- 201 3138 for an appointment.

Consultations usually last around 20 minutes, but can be longer depending on your particular problem. I follow best ENT practice guidelines at all times.

Procedures such as nasal endoscopy (in cases of sinusitis and allergic rhinitis), flexible laryngoscopy ( in patients with hoarseness, or throat symptoms) , and tympanometry (in those with ear problems) may be performed in the rooms at the time of the consultation.




A surgeon you can rely on

I have special interest and training in-

1] HEAD and NECK SURGERY- surgery for benign and malignant (cancerous) tumours of the oral cavity (mouth), oropharynx (throat), tongue, larynx (voice box), paranasal sinuses

2] ADVANCED ENDOSCOPIC SINUS SURGERY- revision surgery, frontal recess surgery, and sphenoid sinus surgery

3] ENDOSCOPIC SKULL BASE SURGERY- these operations are performed as joint procedures with neurosurgeons.
This includes the treatment of tumours, (e.g. pituitary tumours, skull base meningiomas), CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) leaks, and meningocoeles and encephaloceoles of the anterior skull base.

4] Treatment of SNORING and OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA (OSA)- I do ambulatory sleep studies (polysomnograms)- these studies can sometimes be conducted in the comfort of your home.






















Working hours

8 AM-4.30 PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY



Visit us in person

ROOM 26, CHELMSFORD MEDICAL CENTRE 2, ST. AUGUSTINE’S HOSPITAL
107 J.B. MARKS ROAD, BEREA, DURBAN 4001


Book your appointment

CALL 031- 201 3118 OR 031- 201 3138 for an appointment




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