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Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

location_on Koblenz, Germany
10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery (588495)

Jan Maurer

Prof. Dr. med.

Jan Maurer

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology, facial, head, neck and skull base surgery

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial, Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery at the Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur offers the full range of accurate diagnostics, modern conservative and surgical treatment in these medical fields. The specialization covers the treatment of hearing loss, diseases of the nose, paranasal sinuses, skull base pathologies, obstructive sleep apnea, and oncological diseases of this localization. The spectrum is complemented by high-quality services in the field of phoniatrics, pedaudiology and speech therapy. The department also houses a progressive Cochlear Implant Center, which is distinguished by outstanding success in the treatment of hearing loss. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Jan Maurer.

One of the department's key activities is cochlear implantation, which is performed within the specialized center. The treatment process includes the comprehensive diagnostics in order to determine the causes of all clinical symptoms, the placement of cochlear implant and the subsequent rehabilitation of the patient (device setting, including speech adaptation). Cochlear implantation is performed both in children and adult patients.

In addition, the department specializes in the treatment of head and neck tumors. For this purpose, it operates a certified center (certification of the German Society of Hematology and Oncology). The patients receive medical care from the experienced doctors who saved thousands of lives. The department regularly holds interdisciplinary tumor boards aimed at the development of an optimal treatment regimen. The therapy is necessarily selected individually. The DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 certification confirms the high standards for head and neck tumor treatment. The treatment process involves otolaryngologists, oncologists, radiation therapists, radiologists and other experts. If necessary, psychological support may be provided.

In most cases, surgical treatment is performed using minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques. All operating rooms are equipped with modern endoscopes, surgical microscopes, laser technologies, systems for intraoperative monitoring of the nerve endings and intraoperative navigation (computer-assisted surgery).

The diagnostic and therapeutic options of the department include:

  • Diagnostic services
    • Diagnostics of hearing impairment
      • Tonal and speech audiometry
      • Pediatric audiometry
      • Hearing aid testing
      • Otoacoustic emission
      • Tympanometry
      • Electrocochleography
      • Brainstem audiometry
      • Audiometry with registration of the auditory evoked potentials
    • Diagnostics of balance disorders
      • Positional test
      • Video and electronystagmography
      • Functional examination of the otolith apparatus
      • Vestibular evoked myogenic potentials
      • Halmagyi test
      • Posturography
    • Diagnostics of cranial nerve function
      • Electromyography (facial nerve, recurrent nerve)
      • Evaluation of smell
      • Evaluation of the taste buds function
    • Diagnostics of diseases of the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx
      • Flexible and rigid endoscopy
      • A-mode and B-mode ultrasound sonography
      • Laryngeal videostroboscopy
      • Vocal cord assessment
      • Diagnostic examination of swallowing
    • Diagnostics of respiratory disorders
      • Nocturnal disorders of respiratory regulation (rhonchopathy/snoring, obstructive sleep apnea) screening in the Sleep Laboratory
      • Rhinomanometry (measurement of air resistance in nasal breathing)
      • Acoustic rhinometry
      • Diagnostics of allergic reactions
    • Digital volume tomography
    • Computed tomography (CT)
    • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Digital photo and video documentation of examination results
  • Therapeutic services
    • Microsurgical treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses
      • Interventions on the nasal septum
      • Nasal concha surgery
      • Endonasal surgery of the paranasal sinuses
      • Functional endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses
      • Microscopic endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses
      • Intraoperative navigation (computer-assisted surgery)
    • Surgical sanitation in chronic diseases of the middle and inner ear (for example, inflammation, cholesteatomas, otosclerosis), surgical treatment of hearing loss and dizziness
      • Surgeries to improve hearing (for example, stapes plastic surgery, tympanoplasty)
      • Cochlear implantation
      • Placement of implantable hearing systems (for example, BAHA, partially and totally implantable devices)
      • Saccotomy, vestibular neurectomy, sacculotomy (for example, in dizziness, Meniere's disease)
      • Injection of drugs into the tympanic cavity (cortisone, gentamicin)
    • Skull base surgery
      • Benign tumors (for example, glomus tumor, acoustic neuroma, juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma)
      • Malignant tumors (for example, carcinoma, chordoma)
      • Inflammatory diseases (for example, external malignant otitis, osteomyelitis)
      • Skull base injuries (for example, skull base reconstruction, duraplasty in liquorrhea)
    • Surgery for benign and malignant facial, head and neck tumors
      • Tumors of the facial and neck skin
      • Tumors of the mouth, tongue and throat
      • Laryngeal tumors
      • Tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses
      • Thyroid tumors
    • Plastic surgery
      • Plastic reconstructive surgical oncology, if necessary with microsurgical tissue grafting (muscle flaps, skin flaps, microvascular anastomoses, reconstruction of nerve endings)
      • Aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck area (including ear, nose reshaping, scar revision, blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift)
      • Reconstructive interventions after accidents with the reconstruction of soft tissues, skull bones, upper respiratory tract, upper gastrointestinal tract
    • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the upper respiratory tract and digestive tract (foreign body extraction, biopsy, etc.)
    • Mediastinoscopic surgeries
    • Surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring (for example, radiofrequency diathermy, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty)
    • Orbital decompression in endocrine ophthalmopathy
    • Conservative therapy
      • All acute inflammatory diseases of the head and neck
      • Acute hearing and balance disorders (for example, sudden deafness, Meniere's disease)
      • Cranial nerve disorders (paralysis of the facial nerve, recurrent nerve)
      • Drug therapy of tumors (for example, chemotherapy, antibody therapy)
      • Logopedic diagnostics and therapy
      • Diagnostics and treatment of allergies
      • Rehabilitation after cochlear implantation
  • Other diagnostic and treatment methods

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