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Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery - Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin

Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin

Berlin, Germany
Department id # 302399
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Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c. Hans Behrbohm
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology, facial plastic surgery

About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery at Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery at the Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin offers diagnostics and treatment of the full range of ENT diseases. The department also performs various facial interventions, including rhinoplasty, reconstructive surgery after tumor removal, facelift and many others. The department specializes in microsurgery of the nose, larynx, salivary glands and neck soft tissues. Paranasal sinus and nasal septum surgery is successfully performed here. Of particular interest is the treatment of face and neck malignancies. It is worth noting that oncopathologies are treated t in cooperation with oncologists and radiation therapists at the University Hospital Charite Berlin. The department uses the latest endoscopic and microsurgical techniques, and various types of laser therapy, contributing to low-traumatic treatment and the shortest possible duration of hospitalization. The department has a total of 40 beds for hospitalization. Patients' health is in the safe hands of highly qualified doctors who always provide customized treatment and surround a patient with care.

The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Dr.h.c. Hans Behrbohm. The doctor is a unique specialist in the field of surgical otolaryngology who has more than 40 years of successful clinical practice. He has developed many modern microsurgical and endoscopic techniques, for example, biostatic surgery for chronic sinusitis. In addition, the professor specializes in facial plastic surgery, hearing improvement surgery, and surgical treatment of salivary gland diseases. The professor has performed more than 25,000 interventions in the areas of his specialization, which demonstrates his wealth of experience and professionalism. 

One of the important areas of the department's work is functional and aesthetic nasal surgery. Before the operation, a surgeon works with a patient to visualize the desired final result using computer-assisted modeling. At the same time, key attention is paid, along with an aesthetic aspect, to improving nasal breathing function. It should be noted that nose reshaping surgery is among the most complex aesthetic interventions and requires vast experience from surgeons. Surgical interventions of this kind are usually performed using endoscopic techniques with minimal trauma to the skin and soft tissues. Thus, the recovery period after treatment passes quite quickly, and the patient does not experience any severe pain.

The medical facility is also distinguished by particular success in the field of paranasal sinus microsurgery, including at the international level. Based on the latest data on the structural features of the ethmoid bone, a working group developed a new surgical technique called biostatic endoscopic surgery on the ethmoid bone. The essence of the technique lies in the fact that only the affected cells of the mucous membrane are removed using an ultra-thin endoscope, which reduces the risk of postoperative cicatricial stenosis. This surgical technique, the development of which is associated with the significant progress in otolaryngology, is now firmly implemented in medical practice.

The department's doctors have been treating malignant head and neck tumors for many years: oral cancer, pharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, salivary gland cancer, nasal and paranasal sinus cancer, and facial neoplasms. Oncological diseases of these groups are a complex task, since doctors need to achieve not only a good therapeutic result, but also maintain a patient's aesthetic appeal. The very first stage of treatment is comprehensive diagnostics, the results of which are considered at a weekly tumor board with the participation of oncologists and radiation therapists from the Charite University Hospital Berlin and the Cancer Center Prenzlauer Berg. The specialists discuss each clinical case in detail and cooperatively develop an optimal treatment regimen considering the patient's individual needs and wishes. In most cases, patients with head and neck cancer require a surgical intervention to remove the neoplasm. Endoscopic, microsurgical, or laser techniques are preferred whenever possible. As a rule, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy can also be used during treatment.

The department's field of competence also includes the diagnostics and treatment of otolaryngologic diseases in children. To do this, the department has a specialized unit created to treat young patients. Pediatric otolaryngologists most often perform operations to remove palatine and nasopharyngeal tonsils, tympanic cavity drainage, middle ear surgery to improve hearing, and operations to remove neck cysts. During the course of surgical treatment, endoscopic techniques are predominantly used. Pediatric otolaryngologists get along well with children and make every effort to make young patients feel comfortable and not fear the upcoming treatment.

The department's diagnostic options include:

  • Upper respiratory tract, nose, paranasal sinus, larynx, and middle ear endoscopy
  • Audiometry, speech audiometry and audiometry in children
  • Impedance audiometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions (OAE)
  • Brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA)
  • Balance organ testing (vestibulometry)
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Allergy tests
  • Computer-assisted rhinomanometry
  • Smell and taste testing (olfactometry)
  • Imaging diagnostics: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Other diagnostic tests

The department's range of therapeutic services includes:

  • Conservative treatment
    • Drug therapy
    • Flushing for sinusitis and rhinitis
    • Laser treatment methods
  • Surgical treatment
    • Surgery to remove malignant head and neck tumors
    • Surgery to remove nasopharyngeal and palatine tonsils in adults and children
    • Tympanic membrane incision and, if necessary, a tympanostomy tube placement
    • Surgery to remove lymph nodes and neck cysts
    • Endoscopic and microscopic surgery to treat chronic inflammation of the nose and paranasal sinuses, polyps in the nose and paranasal sinuses
    • Functional and aesthetic nasal surgery
    • Facial plastic surgery to eliminate the consequences of the removal of tumors and accidents
    • Surgery to treat age-related facial changes 
    • Debridement and hearing-improving middle ear surgery
    • Surgery to treat bone fractures of the facial skull, the base of the skull and the zygomatic bone using modern osteosynthesis systems
    • Surgery to treat nasolacrimal duct stenosis
    • Surgery to treat salivary gland diseases
    • Surgery to treat diseases of the larynx and soft tissues of the neck
    • Surgical treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Higher Education and Postgraduate Training

  • 1973 - 1979 Human Medicine studies, Humboldt University of Berlin; internships in the USA and the Netherlands.
  • 1980 Thesis defense.
  • 1982 – 1985 Preparation for board certification in Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Charite Berlin.
  • 1990 Habilitation and position as a Senior Physician in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Charite Berlin.
  • Additional qualifications in Plastic Surgery and Allergology; authorized to conduct advanced training courses in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Professional Career

  • Since 1994 Head Physician of the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery at the Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin.
  • Since 1997 Extraordinary Professorship for Otolaryngology, Humboldt University of Berlin. 
  • 2000 - 2002 President of the North German Society for Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
  • 2010 - 2016 Deputy Medical Director at the Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin.
  • 2019 Honorary Doctorate.
  • Since 2021 Medical Director at the Park-Clinic Weissensee Berlin.

Prizes, Awards and Honors

  • Humboldt Prize from Humboldt University of Berlin. 
  • First Award from the British Medical Association.
  • Gold Medal from the Indian Society of Rhinology.
  • Honorary Award from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Otorhinolaryngology.
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
  • Rhinoplasty Society of Europe.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Park-Klinik Weißensee GmbH