Dr. Pentz obtained his specialist degree at the end of 2002 from the Colleges of Medicine of SA after 4 years of training in ENT at the Tygerberg Hospital. “I’ve been in private practice in Panorama for the last 16 years. In Panorama Medi-Clinic we work with, refer patients to and see referrals from for example paediatricians, different specialist physicians, neurosurgeons, and plastic surgeons. For an ENT physician, the ear, nose, throat, larynx, and the sinuses are in the scope of treatment areas.”
Unlike physicians who can only medically treat conditions involving these areas and structures, ENT doctors can treat and also perform surgery on the structures involved, if necessary.
Surgery will be necessary when non-invasive treatments and medications cannot improve the condition in question.