University Hospital Essen
Department of Otolaryngology (289977)
Specialized in: otolaryngology
As the interregional center of maximum medical care, the Department of Otolaryngology at the Essen University Hospital offers the entire spectrum of conservative and surgical otolaryngology. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Lang.
The Department is especially focused on the middle ear and skull base surgery (with the use of intraoperative navigation systems), treatment of head and neck malignancies, including organ and function preserving laser microsurgery, plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, eye socket surgery, as well as cochlear implantation.
Furthermore, the Essen University Hospital has the most advanced microsurgical techniques for paranasal sinuses, salivary gland surgery, surgical treatment of midface injuries, as well as diagnosis and treatment of coordination and balance disorders (e.g., Meniere’s disease). The Department is part of the West German Cancer Center of Essen.
The Department of Otolaryngology maintains close cooperation with the Ophthalmology Centre, the Department of Neurosergery and the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Essen University Hospital. The interdisciplinary surgery and treatment programs enable a successful treatment of very severe head and neck diseases. The international projects that are realized within the framework of the Essen University Hospital, for example, with the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute ensure top-class examinations, particularly, in the treatment of oncological diseases.
The state-of-the-art equipment and a highly qualified team of experts under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Lang ensure the treatment of persistently high quality.
The focuses of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Essen University Hospital include:
- Diagnosis and treatment of middle ear and skull base diseases
- Diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases of head and neck
- Cochlear implantation
- Phoniatrics / pedagogical audiology
- Plastic reconstructive surgery of head and neck
- Plastic aesthetic surgery of the external ear and nose form correction
- Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the paranasal sinuses, major salivary glands, larynx and trachea
- Essen, Germany