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Martha-Maria Hospital Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
8.9/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Otolaryngology (286900)

Markus Suckfüll

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus Suckfüll

Specialized in: otolaryngology

About the Department of Otolaryngology at Martha-Maria Hospital Munich

The Department of Otolaryngology at the Martha-Maria Hospital Munich offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of ENT diseases. The department provides both conservative therapy and surgical treatment using advanced endoscopic, microscopic and plastic reconstructive surgeries. Should surgical treatment be required, the preference is always given to the most sparing techniques that guarantee minimal pain and rapid postoperative recovery. The range of such surgical interventions includes tonsil removal, image-guided endoscopic sinus surgery, CO2 laser resections of head and neck tumors, middle ear microsurgery to improve hearing, etc. In addition, the department offers the services of the Cochlear Implant Center, whose specialists have rich experience in this field and restore hearing in patients with severe forms of hearing loss.

The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfüll. Previously, the professor held the position of Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. In addition, Dr. Suckfüll is an active scientist and author of numerous publications, and regularly speaks at the national and international medical congresses.

The department is famous for excellent treatment of patients with impaired hearing and deafness using cochlear implantation. Prior to this therapeutic procedure, the patient undergoes comprehensive diagnostics, ranging from subjective and objective auditory tests and balance testing to imaging diagnostics (CT, MRI, etc.). The next step is the prescription of cochlear implantation and development of an individual postoperative recovery plan. The surgery itself takes about 90 minutes and is performed under general anesthesia. The intervention is performed by highly qualified surgeons, so the risk of complications is almost zero. An important stage of the operation is the accurate placement of the electrode holder in the cochlea, since this is the key to successful outcome of the procedure. The diagnostics of the state of the auditory nerve and functional testing of the implant are also performed directly during the operation. As a rule, the patient is discharged from the hospital 2-3 days after the operation. After about five weeks, the implant is adapted to the characteristics of the patient's auditory analyzer and its functional state is checked.

The department's team of doctors also admits patients with various diseases of the nasal cavity. The specialists often perform surgical interventions to remove nasal polyps, septoplasty to repair a nasal septum deviation, septorhinoplasty, which combines straightening of the nasal septum and nose reshaping, radiofrequency turbinoplasty, sinusitis surgery and other interventions.

The competence of the department's otolaryngologists also includes operations on the larynx and salivary glands. As a rule, the surgeons of the medical facility use endoscopic and microsurgical techniques, so postoperative recovery occurs as soon as possible.

The department's range of therapeutic services includes:

  • Ear surgery
    • Outer ear surgery
      • Correction of everted ears (protruding ears)
    • Opening of the tympanic cavity (paracentesis, laser paracentesis, tympanostomy tube placement)
    • Ear canal and middle ear microsurgery
      • Removal of ear canal exostoses
      • Surgery for chronic middle ear inflammation (type I-V tympanoplasty)
      • Surgical removal of cholesteatoma
      • Stapes prosthetic repair (stapedoplasty for otosclerosis)
    • Hearing restoration surgery
      • Implantation of hearing aids
      • Cochlear implantation
    • Surgical treatment of tinnitus
  • Nasal surgery
    • Turbinate reduction surgery (turbinoplasty)
    • Surgery for nose and nasal septum reshaping (septorhinoplasty)
    • Surgery for nasal septum reshaping (septoplasty)
    • Functional endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses
  • Neck surgery
    • Removal of nasopharyngeal tonsils (adenotomy)
    • Removal of palatine tonsils (radiofrequency tonsillotomy)
    • Removal of tonsils (tonsillectomy)
    • Soft palate plication
    • Salivary gland surgery (duct sanitation, parotidectomy)
    • Neck cyst removal
    • ENT endoscopy (panendoscopy, tracheoscopy, esophagoscopy)
    • Laser resection of head and neck tumors
    • Removal of cervical lymph nodes
    • Laryngeal surgery for voice improvement 
    • Removal of the larynx (including partial one)
    • Removal of facial skin tumors
    • Plastic reconstruction of skin and soft tissue defects
    • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfüll

University Education and Professional Career

  • Study of Medicine, Lübeck Medical School.
  • Internship, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Scholarship of the German Research Foundation, Institute of Surgical Research, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • Trainee, Department of Surgery at the Technical University of Munich.
  • Assistant Physician, Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
  • Since October 1997 Board certification in Otolaryngology.
  • Since January 1997 Senior Physician.
  • Since August 2007 Managing Senior Physician.
  • Professorship.
  • Extraordinary Professorship.

Additional Qualifications

  • Allergology.
  • Plastic surgery.
  • Special otolaryngological surgery.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Diakoniewerk Martha-Maria e.V.

 

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