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Hirslanden Andreasclinic Cham Zug Cham

location_on Cham, Switzerland
8.9/10 from 46 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology (603738)

Andrea Hilgenfeld

Dr. med.

Andrea Hilgenfeld

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Hirslanden Andreasclinic Cham Zug Cham offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics, as well as effective conservative and surgical treatment methods for patients with ENT diseases. The medical team specializes in the treatment of ENT pathologies in both adults and children. The department is headed by Dr. med. Andrea Hilgenfeld.

The competence of the department also includes the provision of medical care for snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, pathological changes in the scalp and neck. The department's doctors have the very latest medical and technical base, which makes it possible to guarantee an accurate diagnosis and, consequently, successful treatment using the very latest techniques, including surgical ones.

The main clinical focuses of the department include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of ear diseases, hearing loss
    • Diagnostics of hearing in adults and children, including tinnitus testing
    • Monitoring of hearing aids functioning
    • Diagnostics and treatment of inflammatory processes in the auditory canal and middle ear
    • Surgery to correct protruding ears in adults and children
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nose, paranasal sinuses
    • Diagnostics and treatment of nasal breathing disorders
    • Diagnostics and treatment of rhinorrhea
    • Diagnostics and treatment of paranasal sinus inflammation
    • Diagnostics and treatment of smell and taste disorders
    • Surgical straightening of the nasal septum
    • Nasal plastic surgery (rhinoplasty)
    • Endoscopic paranasal sinus surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity, throat and larynx
    • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the oral mucosa and tongue
    • Diagnostics and elimination of the causes of halitosis
    • Diagnostics and treatment of chronic throat pain
    • Diagnostics and treatment of voice disorders
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pharyngeal and laryngeal tumors
    • Surgery to remove benign neoplasms in the oral cavity, pharynx and larynx
    • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
    • Surgical interventions on the vocal cords
    • Interventions on the tongue and lips
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dizziness, balance disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of inhalation allergies (hyposensitization)
  • Diagnostics (outpatient night polygraphy) and treatment of snoring, obstructive sleep apnea
  • Ultrasound examinations of the thyroid gland, salivary glands, cervical lymph nodes, including ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic services

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

  • Since October 2018 Work in the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the Hirslanden Andreasclinic Cham Zug Cham.
  • July 2014 Foundation of the Private ENT Practice (ENT Center in Affoltern am Albis).
  • Since 2013 Lecturer in Otolaryngology at the University of Zurich.
  • September 2011 Senior Physician, Emergency Center at the St. Anna's Clinic.
  • August 2011 Deputy Head of Private ENT Practice (Alexandra Dietrich-Gezer), Zurich.
  • July 2011 Senior Physician (also teaching activities), Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Basel.
  • October 2008 - June 2011 Assistant Physician/Medical Specialist (temporary at the position of Senior Physician), Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital Basel.
  • June 2006 - October 2008 Assistant Physician, Department of Otolaryngology, Cantonal Hospital Aarau.
  • March 2006 - June 2006 Assistant Physician, Interdisciplinary Emergency Service, Hirslanden Clinic Zurich.
  • January 2005 - January 2006 Assistant Physician, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Emergency Service, University Hospital Zurich.
  • July 2003 - December 2004 Assistant Physician, Department of Surgery and Emergency Service, Spital Limmattal Schlieren.

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • December 2012 Board certification in Internal Medicine, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • March 2011 Board certification in Otolaryngology, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • 2010 Successful examination for the title of Medical Specialist in Otolaryngology, Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • January 2003 - 2006 Thesis on the subject "Guidelines for the treatment of allergic rhinitis – assessment based on 47,953 clinical cases".
  • October 1996 - June 2003 Study of Human Medicine.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Swiss Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, ENT and Facial Surgery (SGORL).
  • Swiss Medical Association (FMH).
  • Swiss Association of Medical Assistants and Senior Physicians (VSAO).

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