Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Background History

Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery.

The Department of ENT in KEM Hospital is one of the oldest amongst all the ENT departments in the Municipal Corporation Hospitals. It was started by Dr. T.O. Shah who was in fact a general surgeon. This department has set a trend for microsurgical operations of the ear and related fields. It has trained more than 1000 ENT specialists from who now practice in India and abroad in teaching different otological surgeries. Ours is the only department which is conducting a microsurgical ear and endoscopic sinus surgery workshops for more than 2 decades consecutively which is a great achievement for the institution in channelizing the modern concepts of ear surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery to the remotest parts of India. This department is at present being headed by Dr. Hetal Marfatia. We offer services in multiple sub specialties of ENT and train our students to become adept in diagnosis and treatment of these diseases.

Sections Units Branches


  • Dr  Hetal Marfatia –                                         Professor and  Head of Department
  • Dr  Nilam U Sathe –                                         Associate Professor and unit head
  • Dr  Arpit Sharma –                                           Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Dhanashree Chiplunkar –                       Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Swapna Patil –                                            Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Asmita Madhavi-                                       Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Milind V Kirtane –                                     Professor Emeritus
  • Dr. Jyoti P. Dabholkar –                                   Professor Emeritus

Facilities, Equipments & Special services

Courses Offered

M.S. (ENT)


  • O.P.D.
  • Endoscopic examination of ear nose and larynx
  • Audiology including pure tone Audiometry.
  • Impedance Audiometry.
  • BERA.
  • Speech Therapy.
  • Investigations for vertigo.
  • CCT for demonstration different types of operations.
  • Video library.
  • Cadaveric dissection laboratory.


  • 3 Zeiss Vario 700 Microscope with dedicated video recording and computer systems and attached HD Endovue Monitors.
  • Stryker HD camera and xenon light source
  • Stryker Micro debrider instrument
  • Medtronic Optical Navigation System
  • Coblator system
  • Lumenis Acublade Laser system
  • Atmos Stroboscope with Telescope.
  • Olympus flexible bronchoscope (Adult and Paediatric) with light source.
  • 3 Standard definition cameras for endoscopic evaluation.
  • Storz surgical instruments
  • Ventilating Bronchoscopes and oesophagoscopes
  • Storz telescope for visualization of primary and secondary bronchi


Micro-ear surgery

  • Myringotomy
  • Myringotomy and grommet insertion
  • Myringoplasty
  • Tympanoplasty
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Stapedotomy
  • Tympanic neurectomy
  • Cortical Mastoidectomy
  • Modified Radical Mastoidectomy
  • Posterior Tympanotomy
  • Radical mastoidectomy with blind sac closure
  • Surgery for glomus tympanicum and jugulare
  • CSF otorrhoea repair
  • Facial nerve decompression
  • Treatment of complications of unsafe CSOM including intra and extra cranial abscess, labyrinthine fistula repair and others.

Endoscopic sinus surgery

  • Limited disease
  • Extensive disease/ Pansinusits
  • AFRS
  • Nasal polyposis
  • Benign tumors of the nose
  • Nasal and Paranasal malignancy
  • CSF leak repairs
  • Anterior and Middle skull base approach
  • Optic Nerve Decompression
  • Orbital Decompression
  • Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma
  • Endoscopic Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)


  • Micro Laryngoscopy for benign laryngeal conditions such as vocal cord cysts, polyps
  • Laser excision for laryngeal tumors
  • Recurrent respiratory paplliomatosis
  • Total laryngectomy
  • Surgeries for tracheal stenosis

Head and Neck

  • Tumors of the lip, buccal mucosa, alveolus, floor of mouth, tongue, Larynx, paranasal sinuses, temporal bone
  • Benign neck swellings including schwannomas, brachial cysts, submandibular gland, parotid gland
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Special Services:

  • Cochlear implant programme: We have the cochlear implant programme functioning in KEM Hospital since 2007-2008 and since then we have done over 300 implants and have 100 patients in the waiting list.
  • BAHA Programme: Children coming with external, middle and deformities with deficits in conductive hearing are counseled and hearing rehabilitation is done with BAHA.
  • “hEAR for All” club is an initiative by our department for children born wih congenital anomaly of external ear viz. Microtia and Anotia
  • Airway cases: Under the guidance of Prof. Monnier from Laussane, Switzerland, we have world class standards for assessment and surgery for airway patients.
  • Head and Neck surgeries: We share the heavy load of head and neck oncology cases with other cancer hospitals to help patients receive early treatment and clearance of disease.
  • Cadaver dissection workshop for temporal bone dissection and lateral skull base
  • Cadaver dissection workshops for Endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base.
  • Cosmetic Surgeries: We provide services for rhinoplasty for cosmetic and functional correction of nasal diseases.

For Patient

OPD Timings

OPD Timings: 08.30 am- 12.30 am:

  • Dr Nilam Sathe unit- Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Dr Hetal Marfatia unit- Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday



  • 5 residents per year for three years residency in the department of ENT with a rotation in Tata Memorial Hospital for 3 months.
  • Weekly clinics are arranged for students.
  • PG activity is organized from Monday to Friday for discussion of difficult cases
  • Faculty takes a keen interest in every student
  • Bed side clinics by senior faculty
  • Grand rounds by faculty weekly.


  • 3-4 Observers throughout the year for various otologic, endoscopic nasal, laryngeal and head and neck surgeries.


E.N.T. Department, 1st floor, K.E.M. Hospital bldg.

Contact Detail

Dr. Hetal Marfatia

Professor and Head of Department


News & Updates

Future Plans

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