The Department Otorhinolaryngology at KMC Mangalore was established in 1954. It is the only place in Mangalore which regularly performs cochlear implantation to restore hearing in those with severe hearing loss. We are also the only medical college to provide laser surgeries in ORL-H&N surgery.

We also perform micro-ear surgeries, thyroplasty, micro laryngeal surgeries, endoscopic nasal and ear surgeries as well as head and neck surgery.


Key features

  • Cochlear Implant program, providing hearing solutions to many patients. This program is supported by a dedicated Audiology-Speech and Language Pathology Department
  • Laryngectomies, conservative laryngeal surgeries, neck dissection, gastric pull ups and skull base surgeries including temporal bone resections
  • Endoscopic nasal surgeries and removal of tumours, including Csf leak repairs and endoscopic DCR
  • Micro ear surgeries which include myringotomy, myringoplasties, mastoid-tympanoplasty, stapedectomy as well as laser stapedectomy and ossiculoplasty are done. Facial nerve decompression and grafting is also done. 
  • Surgeries on the thyroid gland, parotid gland and submandibular gland
  • Cold knife tonsillectomy, laser tonsillectomy and endoscopic adenoidectomy
  • Weekly voice clinic in order to provide the best possible personalised care to our patients with voice disorders
  • Free camps to provide specialised care to underprivileged population.
  • Weekly allergy, vertigo and headache clinics
  • Weekly cancer clinics for early diagnosis and treatment


Core competencies:

  • Otology
  • Rhinology
  • Laryngology
  • Head and neck Oncology
  • Paediatric ORL-H&N Surgery


The Department of ENT, KMC Mangalore offers the following programs:

MS - Oto-Rhino-Laryngology



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


The Department of Neurology has EEG/ENMG Labs.


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & Publications

The crucial research areas are anti-diabetic, hypoglycaemic activity, analgesic activity, Antiepileptic activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Diuretic activity, learning & behaviour studies, antianxiety effect, Antidepressant activity, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective activity, prescription pattern monitoring and pharmacoepidemiological studies.