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Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology (594918)

Marc Bloching

Prof. Dr. med.

Marc Bloching

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch offers all the modern options of medicine for the diagnostics and treatment of hearing impairment, voice, sleep disorders. The specialists of the department have a huge arsenal of effective treatment methods and pay great attention to providing the best individual medical service. A particularly important department's focus is the treatment of head and neck tumors. In addition, the otolaryngologists of the department specialize in newborn hearing screening. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Marc Bloching.

The department provides the treatment for all ear, throat and nose diseases in adults and children. Depending on the specific clinical indications, both conservative and surgical measures can be used. The department's structure includes the specialized Helios Hearing Center Berlin-Brandenburg. It employs highly qualified otolaryngologists, specialists in the installation of hearing aids and cochlear implants, experts in the field of audiology, rehabilitologists and pediatric otolaryngologists who use all their rich experience and professionalism to restore patients' hearing.

The priorities of the department's clinical practice include the treatment of head and neck neoplasms. In addition to tumor resection, the doctors set themselves the task of guaranteeing the patient the preservation of important functions, such as the ability to self-eat, swallowing, speech, etc. Whenever possible, the surgical treatment involves the use of the most sparing surgical techniques, which allow the patient to recover as quickly as possible and provide the best aesthetic result. For example, laser surgery techniques are used to avoid extensive external incisions. The therapeutic options of the department in this area include classical surgical resections, CO2 laser interventions, radiation therapy, plastic reconstructive procedures (for example, microsurgical procedures for the restoration of affected areas using various grafts), palliative therapy to relieve symptoms.

The department also specializes in the comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of dizziness. One of the most common forms of the pathology is paroxysmal positional vertigo. In addition, the department’s doctors deal with the treatment of patients with Meniere's disease, vestibular neuritis, bilateral vestibulopathy, vestibular migraine and other pathologies.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of ear, throat, nose diseases in adults and children
  • Ear and skull base surgery
    • Surgery to improve hearing (for example, in persistent middle ear infection, cholesteatoma)
    • Microsurgical treatment of otosclerosis (removal of bone growths and stapedoplasty)
    • Skull base interventions (focus on treatment of acoustic neuroma)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of head and neck tumors
    • Classical surgery
    • Surgical treatment using a CO2 laser
    • Radiation therapy
    • Plastic reconstructive procedures to correct defects after neoplasm resection
    • Palliative care to relieve symptoms
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dizziness
    • Paroxysmal positional vertigo
    • Meniere's disease
    • Vestibular neuritis
    • Bilateral vestibulopathy
    • Vestibular migraine
    • Phobic postural vertigo
  • Nose and paranasal sinus surgery
    • Endoscopic endonasal interventions
    • Surgery using a special Shaver system (especially often used for minimally invasive removal of nasal polyps)
    • Navigation-assisted surgery
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Installation of implantable hearing aids
    • Bone conduction hearing aids
    • Partially implantable hearing aids
  • Laser surgery
    • Treatment of benign and malignant neoplasms
    • Laryngeal surgery
    • Surgery to improve hearing
  • Plastic aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
    • Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty)
    • Face lift
    • Plastic eyelid correction (blepharoplasty)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea, snoring)
    • Respiratory therapy (continuous positive airway pressure through the nasal cannula, nasal CPAP therapy)
    • Mechanical techniques
      • Use of protrusion tires to hold the lower jaw in the forward position
      • Hypoglossal nerve stimulation
  • Diagnostics and treatment of salivary gland diseases (tumors, inflammatory processes, salivary stones)
  • Removal of tonsils in adults and children (sparing techniques)
  • Lacrimal duct and orbital surgery in adults and children (sparing interventions)
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Education and Clinical Training

  • 1985 - 1988 Basic Study of Chemistry, Rhenish-Westphalian Technical University Aachen.
  • 1986 - 1992 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Cologne, the Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf and the Free University of Berlin.
  • 1992 State Exam, Berlin.
  • 1993 Doctoral thesis defense on Internal Medicine, summa cum laude, Free University of Berlin. Subject:  "Removal of endotoxins from body fluids and blood plasma".
  • 1996 Internship in Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York (under the supervision of Prof. Mark Urken).
  • 1997 Board certification in Otolaryngology, Lecturer in head and neck ultrasound scanning of the German Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (DEGUM).
  • 1998 Senior Physician, advanced training at the Department of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology, Martin Luther University, additional qualification in the treatment of voice and speech disorders.
  • 2000 Internship at the University of California, San Francisco, surgery for skull base tumors and cerebellopontine angle tumors.
  • 2001 Additional qualification in Special ENT Surgery, as well as permission to conduct advanced training courses in the field of continuous-wave Doppler and duplex scanning, position of Leading Senior Physician.
  • 2002 Additional qualification in Plastic Surgery.

Professional Career

  • 1992 - 1993 Researcher of the "Tracheal Prosthetics" Project, Department of Otolaryngology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Free University of Berlin.
  • 1993 - 1994 Assistant Physician in the Department of Otolaryngology at the Charite University Hospital Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Free University of Berlin.
  • 1994 - 2002 Research Fellow in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
  • April 2002 Habilitation: "Assessment of the relative risk of head and neck cancers using biomarkers".
  • 2003 Deputy Head of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 2006 W3 Professor in Otolaryngology and Head of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Saarland Homburg.
  • 2008 Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch.
  • 2009 Head of the Working group on Rhinology and Rhinosurgery of the German Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.

Clinical Interests

  • Plastic reconstructive surgery for malformations and defects of the head, neck and trachea, also using free microvascular flaps for anastomosis.
  • Facial reconstructive interventions in men with gender changes, operations on the vocal cords, nose reshaping, improvement of nasal breathing by correcting the nasal valve.
  • Treatment of skull base and orbital diseases.
  • Surgery to improve hearing, installation of partially implantable hearing aids and cochlear implants.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

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