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University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
10/10 from 40 Votes

Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology (113757)

Martin Canis

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Canis

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology

About the department

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich offers the full range of services in this field. Thanks to the outstanding specialists who have deep knowledge of their specialization and state-of-the-art medical equipment, the department is one of the leading medical institutions of this kind in Germany. The department has 102 beds and two large ambulatories. All the diagnostic and therapeutic measures comply with current national and international standards. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Canis.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of hearing loss in adults and children
    • Middle ear reconstructive surgery (for example, after inflammations, tumors, injuries)
    • Installation of classic hearing aids
    • Installation of active middle ear implants (in complex forms of hearing loss)
    • Installation of bone conduction implants (for example, in chronic purulent middle ear inflammations)
    • Cochlear implantation (in complex forms of sensorineural hearing loss)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of speech, voice and swallowing disorders in adults and children
    • Diagnostics
      • Stroboscopy
      • Laryngoscopy
      • Narrowed spectrum endoscopy for the assessment of vocal fold microstructure
      • Video recording of vocal cord function
      • Computerized voice analysis
      • Functional endoscopic assessment of the swallowing act 
    • Therapy
      • Laparoscopic interventions
      • Laser microsurgery to restore voice and speech
      • Laryngeal plastic surgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of dizziness, balance disorders
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses 
    • Conservative therapy
    • Endonasal endoscopic surgery
    • Microsurgery
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergies
    • Pollen allergy
    • House dust mite allergy
    • Pet allergy
  • Diagnostics and treatment of all benign and malignant head and neck neoplasms
    • Diagnostics
      • Ultrasound examinations
      • Computed and magnetic resonance imaging of the neck
      • Upper abdomen sonography and lung X-ray
      • Panendoscopy under the general anesthesia
      • Tissue sampling (biopsy) for the further microscopic diagnostics
    • Therapy
      • Computer-assisted surgery
      • Robotic surgery
      • High-precision laser procedures (at the early stages of the pathology)
      • Auxiliary operations to preserve the function of nerve endings
      • Photodynamic therapy
      • Plastic reconstructive interventions after tumor removal
      • Chemotherapy
      • Radiation therapy
      • Combination of radiation therapy and chemotherapy 
      • Participation in clinical trials (if desired)
  • Skull base surgery (for example, during the inflammatory processes, fractures, tumors)
    • Computer-assisted navigation surgery
  • Aesthetic plastic surgery
    • Operations on the eyelids and face (for example, in facial nerve paralysis)
    • Nose reshaping
    • Ear correction surgery (also in children from the age of 6 years)
    • Scar revision
    • Botox injections
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the salivary glands 
    • Diagnostics
      • Ultrasound examinations
      • Salivary gland endoscopy
    • Therapy
      • Microsurgical interventions
      • Reconstructive interventions after tumor removal
  • Diagnostics and treatment of snoring in adults and children (within the interdisciplinary Sleep Laboratory)
    • Minimally invasive interventions
    • Use of a special mask for spontaneous breathing under the continuous positive pressure
  • Diagnostics and treatment of Osler-Weber-Rendu disease 
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

After studying human medicine at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg and clinical practice at the University of Vienna, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the University of St. Gallen, Prof. Dr. med. Martin Canis became an Intern and Research Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2004. Since 2010, he was appointed the Acting Chief Physician in the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology.

In 2009, Prof. Canis received the title of a Medical Specialist, which as followed by additional qualifications in Allergology, Healthcare Quality Management, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery.

In 2011, Prof. Canis received an offer to hold the position of W2 Professor at the University of Munich, from which he refused. In the same year, he moved to the University of Göttingen, where he held the position of the Head of the Section of Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery and Allergology, and since 2014 he was appointed as the Acting Head of the Department of Otolaryngology.

Then he received three offers to hold positions in the departments of the Universities of Göttingen, Regensburg and Munich. In 2016, Dr. Canis accepted the offer to hold the position of the Head of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Prof. Canis is the author of more than 100 works, many of which are published in the respected and influential international professional journals, which testifies about his outstanding scientific knowledge.

In addition, Prof. Dr. med. Martin Canis holds many awards and prizes. In particular, he was awarded Johannes Zange Prize for the publications of the North-German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, as well as Meyer-zum-Gottesberg Prize for Audiology Research at the German Society for Audiology.

In 2013, Prof. Canis received a Scholarship from the German Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, thanks to which he gained an invaluable experience at the Center for Skull Base Surgery at the Loyola University in Chicago (USA). Here the doctor had a unique training in Highly Specialized Surgical and Microsurgical Interventions.

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