University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Ear cholesteatoma diagnosis (program ID: 148487)

Alexander Berghaus

Prof. Dr. med.

Alexander Berghaus

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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  • 1970 bis 1976 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Universität des Saarlandes in Homburg, der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn und an der Freien Universität Berlin.
  • 1976 Staatsexamen.
  • 1976 bis 1978 Medizinalassistent.
  • 1978 Approbation als Arzt; Wissenschaftlicher Assistent an der Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Klinik des Klinikum Steglitz (jetzt Klinikum Benjamin Franklin) der Freien Universität Berlin.
  • 1981 Promotion zum „Dr. med.“.
  • 1981 bis 1983 Mehrere Studienaufenthalte zur Fortbildung in der rekonstruktiven Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie, u.a. bei Prof.Dr. R. Meyer (Lausanne), Prof. Dr. M.E. Tardy (Chicago) und Prof. Dr. J.J. Conley (New York).
  • 1983 Oberarztfunktion. Halbjährige Weiterbildung in Audiologie und Phoniatrie.
  • 1984 Anerkennung als "Arzt für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde" mit Genehmigung zur Führung der Zusatzbezeichnung "Stimm- und Sprachstörungen".
  • 1986 Habilitation zum „Privatdozent“. Auszeichnung mit dem Hans-von-Seemen-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie.
  • Leitender Oberarzt, HNO-Klinik des Klinikum Steglitz, Berlin.
  • 1988 Genehmigung zur Führung der Zusatzbezeichnung "Plastische Operationen".
  • 1989 Stipendium der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde für eine Informationsreise über die rekonstruktive Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie an US-amerikanischen Universitätskliniken (u. a. in New York, St. Louis, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego).
  • 1990 Ernennung zum Universitätsprofessor (C3) an der Freien Universität Berlin. 
  • Weiterbildungsermächtigung "Plastische Operationen" durch die Ärztekammer Berlin. 
  • 1993 Direktor der Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenkrankheiten, Gesichts- und Halschirurgie an der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 1994 Studiendekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.
  • 1995 Präsident der 33. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie in Halle / Saale.
  • 1996 Prodekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der  Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (bis 1998)
  • 1999 Wahl zum Fachgutachter der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2000 Wahl in das internationale Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (CORLAS)
  • 2001 Präsidiumsmitglied der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie
  • Aufnahme in die Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher LEOPOLDINA
  • 2003 Direktor der Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde der LMU München.
  • 2006 / 2007 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenheilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie. Leitung der 78. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft in München.
  • 2011 Vorstandsvorsitzender des Vereins der Freunde und Förderer des Klinikums der LMU München
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The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital of Munich, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Berghaus, offers outpatient and inpatient care. For this purpose, it has 102 beds and two large departments. Within the framework of a wide spectrum of surgical services, the main treatment areas of the Department of Otolaryngology are surgery of the middle and inner ear, including cochlear implants in deaf patients, surgery of diseases of the nose and paranasal sinuses, navigation surgery on the skull basis, laser surgery of head and neck region, operative treatment of tumors of head and neck region, plastic and reconstructive surgery of head and neck region.

The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital of Munich, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Berghaus, offers the following range of services:

  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the external ear
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the middle ear and mastoid
  • Diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the inner ear
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Operative correction of ear deformities
  • Vertigo diagnosis/ -treatment
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infections of the upper airways
  • Other diseases of the upper airways
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the paranasal sinuses
  • Transnasal closure of CSF fistula
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the tear ducts
  • Plastic/reconstructive surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the oral cavity
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of salivary glands
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the larynx
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the trachea
  • Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the head and neck region
  • Diagnosis and treatment of ear tumors
  • Interdisciplinary tumor aftercare
  • Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck region
  • Reconstructive surgery of ear deformities
  • Diagnosis and treatment of difficulty swallowing
  • Snoring surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • rhinoscopy
    • otoscopy
    • audiometry
  • x-ray/ ultrasound/ CT of ear
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About hospital

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.