Dr Vitoon Leekrirkgong is a reputed ENT specialist with over 20 years of experience in his field. He is currently working at the Bangpakok 9 International Hospital (BPK 9), Bangkok, Thailand. He is a part of the Thai Board of otolaryngology. He also has a Certificate in Head and Neck Surgery, Methodist Hospital, Indiana, USA. He even has a certificate in Swallowing investigation and management, Johns Hopkins, Hopkins Hospital, Maryland, USA. He specialises in Allergy and sinusitis, Ear surgery, deafness, Voice hoarseness and Swallowing problem.
Dr Vitoon has an MD degree along with all his other education qualifications written above. He is fluent in English and Thai. He also has papers in many international and national journals.
Dr Vitoon Leekirkgong has effectively treated a number of ENT conditions with high success rate and accuracy. Some of the conditions treated by the doctor are
Some of the common conditions treated by the ENT surgeon are hearing loss, tonsillitis, and nasal polyps. The cochlear implant help bypass the damaged ear and also stimulates the auditory nerve. Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of your tonsils and is performed if there is a frequent occurrence of tonsillitis."
If you have any of the below-listed symptoms, your primary care doctor may refer you to an ENT surgeon:
There are several different ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders and each of them produces a variety of characteristic symptoms. Not everyone would experience the same symptoms. In some cases, an ENT specialist will be required to make the right diagnosis and provide the appropriate treatment.
Dr Vitoon Leekrirkgong is available between 9 am and 4 pm (Monday-Friday) for consultation.
Dr. Vitoon Leekrirkgong is a renowned ENT surgeon who performs a variety of procedures given below:
Endoscopic sinus surgery is a popular surgical technique for removing blockages in the sinuses. These blockages could cause sinusitis. This procedure is done in case of sinus infections and for people with abnormal sinus.
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Pinnaplasty is a type of a surgical procedure used for the correction of prominent ears. This procedure is also known as otoplasty or ear pinning. This ear plastic surgery is conducted on people of both the sexes and of all ages, who wish to correct their ears that tend to stick out.
Some people may not bother about the “bat” shape of their ears, but, for others, continuous comments from others can lead to distress, particularly during school years. Pinnaplasty is the best and simple procedure that can solve the problem safely and quickly.
Ear pinning surgery involves making an incision just behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear joins the head. This lets the surgeon reshape the year by removing some part of the cartilage. The surgeon can then use permanent internal stitches to keep the ears in their new place.
The best candidates for pinnaplasty include both children and teenagers, although adults may choose to undergo the surgery as well. This surgery is not recommended for children younger than five as their ears will still be growing and developing.
You can go for pinnaplasty if your ears are protruding or sticking out at a prominent angle from your head. Pinnaplasty is typically carried out in people who have one ear that sticks out much more than the other. In such cases, pinnaplasty can restore the symmetry of ears.
Nasal polyps are fleshy swellings or polypoidal, benign/non-cancerous masses that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. They usually occur in both nostrils, though unilateral polyps rarely occur. Polyp formation in the nasal cavity is due to chronic allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, and, less commonly due to underlying disease such as cystic fibrosis.
Patients with large polyps present with nasal obstruction (breathing difficulty), persistent nasal discharge (rhinorrhea), sinus infection, and loss of the sense of smell (anosmia) for a prolonged duration.
People from all age groups can get affected by ear disorders and hearing impairment problems. In the United States, a survey revealed that under the age of 65, over 60 per cent of the population suffers from problems related to hearing loss. However, almost 25 per cent of people aged above 65 experience a significant loss of hearing. Thankfully, different types of ENT surgeries are available to treat problems related to the ear.
Most often, people are diagnosed with problems related to the eardrum, or tympanum, and the infection in the cells of the mastoid bone. The tympanum is the thin membranous structure present between the outer and the middle ear. It vibrates when sound waves hit on it and this enables us to hear.
A repair surgery called tympanoplasty is required to treat a perforation or hole in the eardrum. The middle ear is sterile but due to rupture of the eardrum, an infection can also occur. It may also be required for repairing of tiny bones present behind the eardrum or ossicles in the mastoid bone. This repair is known as mastoidectomy.
Tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy are therefore conducted together in many cases. This procedure is known as tympano-mastoidectomy.
There are several reasons that may cause loss of hearing, including the following:
An ear infection that has grown very severe and left untreated for long
The injury suffered by the ear
Ear subjected to excessive levels of noise
Hearing loss as a result of age
Some of the common symptoms of a puncture in eardrum include the following:
Sharp pain in the ear that disappears abruptly
Excessive pressure, which will suddenly disappear with the rupture and pus formation in the ear
Loss of hearing
Type 1 tympanoplasty or myringoplasty is the surgery that ensures restoration of the eardrum that got perforated with drafting
Type II tympanoplasty addresses membrane perforations with erosion in the bone malleus. Grafting is done on the incus bone or in the remains of the malleus.
Type III tympanoplasty is meant for destruction of two ossicles and intact and mobile stapes bone. A graft is placed on the stapes and it provides protection for the total assembly.
Type IV tympanoplasty is useful for cases of ossicular destruction, which has all or part of the arch of stapes included. A graft is placed around the mobile stapes footplate
Type V tympanoplasty is useful when the footplate of the stapes bone is fixed.
For treating Cholesteatoma, tympanoplasty can be combined with stapedectomy and mastoidectomy and in many cases, a second operation is required to ensure the infection is totally eradicated.
Dr Vitoon Leekirkgong has over 20 years of experience in his field.
Dr Vitoon specialises in Allergy and sinusitis, Ear surgery, deafness, Voice hoarseness and Swallowing problem.
Yes, Dr Leekirkgong provides online consultation through MediGence.
It costs 121 USD for online consultation with Dr Leekirkgong.
Dr Vitoon is a part of the Thai Board of otolaryngology along with many other international and national societies.
Whenever anyone has a problem relating to ear, nose and throat, an ENT specialist is needed. Some of the common problems treated are cold, cough, deafness, sinus, voice hoarseness.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
An ENT surgeon is a medical specialist who is trained in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head and neck. An ENT surgeon may suggest the below-listed tests for the diagnosis of ENT conditions:
Tympanometry is used to evaluate the condition of the middle ear eardrum and the bones by creating air pressure in the ear canal. It helps in determining the function of the middle ear.
Ear, nose, and throat disorders like mild infections could often be treated at your home or by your general physician, but there are a few occasions when it is best to consult an ENT surgeon. Some of the symptoms which require a consultation with an ENT surgeon are:
ENT surgeons can help you with a very wide range of problems affecting your ears, nose, throat, head and neck. As specialists, they are able to perform various tests that would not be available from the GP.