Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Treatment of tonsil hypertrophy (adenoid) by tonsillectomy (program ID: 52417)

Winfried Hohenhorst

Dr. med.

Winfried Hohenhorst

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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The focus of the Department of EHNO Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Dr. med. Winfried Hohenhorst, are micro-surgery of the tympanum, endonasal micro-endoscopic surgery including surgery of the efferent lacrimal ducts, the diagnostic and operative therapy of sleep-related respiratory disorders, phono-surgery and plastic-aesthetic surgery.

The Department of HNO Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen has a long tradition in the above-mentioned innovative treatment options using state-of-the-art technology. It has three own operating rooms which are directly connected to the outpatient clinic.

The Department of HNO Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen, headed by Dr. med. Winfried Hohenhorst, offers the following range of services:

  • Treatment of all diseases in the field of Throat, nose and Ear medicine
  • Functional endoscopic and microscopic surgery of the nose, the paranasal sinuses and the lacrimal ducts, balloon sinuplasty
  • Microsurgery of the ear – (to obtain hearing rehabilitation or at least an improvement in hearing)
  • Implantation of hearing aids
  • Surgery at the base of the skull
  • Plastic and aesthetic surgery
  • Dysphonia’s and speech disorders, Phono surgery
  • Sleep-related respiratory disorders, snoring, interventional sleep medicine
  • Drug-induced sleep endoscopy
  • Implantation of tongue pacemakers with sleep apnea
  • Surgery of the salivary glands
  • Allergology
  • Neuro-otology: diagnosis and therapy of tinnitus, dizziness, facial paralysis, diseases of other cranial nerves, olfactory and gustatory disorders
  • Endonasal microsurgical nose correction
  • Radiofrequency tonsillectomy
  • Collation tonsillectomy
  • Biclamp- tonsillectomy
  • Digital volume tomography
  • Environmental medicine
  • Airworthiness

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • x-ray examination
  • preoperative care
  • tonsillectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

With 900 beds and approximately 2,050 employees in two branches, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is one of the larger hospital institutions in Essen. As one of the leading providers of acute care in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital with its wide range of services and high-quality medical care is an important institution beyond the borders of the region. As an academic educational institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, it consists of 18 medical clinics as well as 14 certified centers.

The Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus in Essen-Rüttenscheid is known by its highest professionalism and complex thinking and dealing across different disciplines.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.