Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
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Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology (569808)

Herbert Eichwald

Dr. med.

Herbert Eichwald

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin offers the full range of diagnostics, surgical and conservative treatment of ENT diseases. The priority focuses of the department's clinical activity are on the surgical treatment of ENT diseases and plastic interventions in the head and neck. The department has state-of-the-art operating rooms, in which more than 2,500 surgical interventions of varying complexity are performed annually. The department's doctors have excellent qualifications in the field of endoscopic functional surgery of the paranasal sinuses, salivary glands and laser tumor removal. In addition, the department is distinguished by its successful clinical activities in the field of microsurgical procedures for the treatment of middle ear and laryngeal pathologies. The patient with his individual needs and wishes always comes first for the medical team. The treatment is provided in strict accordance with the recommendations of the German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNO). The department is headed by Dr. med. Herbert Eichwald.

When performing the surgical treatment, the department's specialists widely use innovative surgical techniques, for example, navigation surgery and endoscopic procedures on the salivary glands, which significantly reduce the risk of postoperative complications, minimize pain and help the patients to reduce the recovery period after the intervention.

Thanks to the introduction of the very latest surgical techniques, many operations are performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient has the opportunity to return home on the day of the surgical procedure. The department's specialists perform such outpatient operations as microlaryngoscopy, tympanic drainage, intratympanic injections of cortisone and gentamicin, removal of small neoplasms in the face and head, laser removal of nasal polyps, and others.

The therapy is based on an interdisciplinary approach. In particular, this applies to cancer treatment, which involves related departments and partner clinics. Each clinical case is considered at regular interdisciplinary tumor boards, during which the optimal treatment regimen is planned. These opportunities create excellent conditions for the provision of effective and high-quality medical care.

The department's doctors also admit young patients with ENT diseases. The most popular therapeutic procedures in children include adenectomy (nasopharyngeal tonsil removal), radiofrequency tonsillotomy (palatine tonsil removal) and tympanic drainage for exudative otitis media. The interventions are performed with anesthesia to maximize the comfort of the child.

The department's diagnostic options include:

  • Head and neck ultrasound scans
  • Otoneurology for the examination of voice and speech, hearing, middle ear and vestibular system functions
  • Hearing screening for the selection of hearing aids
  • Registration of acoustic brainstem evoked potentials
  • Allergy tests: prick tests, radioallergosorbent tests, nasal provocation testing
  • Videolaryngoscopy (in HD quality), narrow-band endoscopy
  • Rhinomanometry
  • Gustometry and olfactometry
  • Other diagnostic methods

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Surgical treatment on an inpatient basis
    • Operations on the nasal septum and paranasal sinuses
      • Endoscopic interventions
      • Functional surgery
      • Minimally invasive surgery
      • Laser surgery
      • Navigation surgery
    • Microsurgical interventions on the inner and middle ear
      • Tympanic membrane reconstruction
      • Ossicular chain reconstruction
      • Laser stapedotomy
      • Eustachian tube dilation
      • Ablation for exostoses
      • Surgical treatment of cholesteatoma
    • Minimally invasive laser surgery on the larynx for the treatment of vocal cord polyps, Reinke's edema, and tumors
    • Functional and aesthetic surgery
      • Nasal plastic surgery: septorhinoplasty, rhinophyma
      • Ear plastic surgery (correction of protruding ears)
      • Plastic reconstructive interventions after accidents and injuries
    • Surgical interventions on the salivary glands with intraoperative neuromonitoring of the facial nerves, as well as sialendoscopy
    • Conventional and laser surgery for ENT cancers
    • Surgical treatment of midface injuries (for example, orbital floor fractures, zygomatic arch fractures)
    • Minimally invasive surgery for rhonchopathy (snoring treatment) using radiofrequency techniques
    • Tonsillectomy (palatine tonsil removal)
    • Surgical interventions in children
      • Adenotomy (nasopharyngeal tonsil removal)
      • Tonsillectomy (palatine tonsil removal) using radiofrequency techniques
      • Tympanic drainage for exudative otitis media
  • Surgical treatment on an outpatient basis
    • Surgical interventions in children
    • Microlaryngoscopy
    • Tympanic drainage in adults
    • Intratympanic injections (cortisone, gentamicin)
    • Removal of small neoplasms (for example, atheromas, basaliomas) in the face and head
    • Laser therapy for turbinate pathologies and endonasal polyps
  • Conservative treatment
    • Drug therapy with pills
    • Intravenous therapy (for example, antibiotics, cortisone)
  • Other methods of conservative and surgical treatment

Curriculum vitae of Dr. med. Herbert Eichwald

Higher Education and Professional Career

  • 1985 - 1991 Study of Medicine, Westphalian Wilhelm University of Muenster.
  • 1991 - 1993 Internship, Department of General Surgery, Bundeswehr Hospital Hamm.
  • 1993 - 1996 Navy Physician.
  • 1996 - 1998 Advanced training in Otolaryngology, Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin.
  • 1998 - 2003 Advanced training in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Charite University Hospital Berlin.
  • 2001 Board certification in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Acting Head of the Department.
  • 2003 Additional specialization in Plastic Surgery.
  • 2003 - 2004 Senior Physician, Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin.
  • Since 2004 Head Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Bundeswehr Hospital Berlin.
  • Since 2006 Clinical Director.
  • Since 2016 Honorary Member of the IV Committee for Advanced Training of the Berlin Medical Association.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Berlin Society of Otolaryngology.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin

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