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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

Aachen, Germany


Department of Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery of Head and Neck


Martin Westhofen

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Westhofen

Specialized in: otolaryngology, plastic surgery

The Department of Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery of Head and Neck at the University Hospital Aachen serves to consult and to diagnose and treat the diseases of head and neck. In view of this, the team of otolaryngologists under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Westhofen closely cooperates with all other specialists of the University Hospital. The otolaryngology team consists of doctors, engineers, assistants for functional researches (for example, hearing test), doctors’ assistants, secretaries and staff members assigned to different units.

The Department of Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery of Head and Neck provides outpatient patient care and supervises the polyclinic for outpatients. Moreover, patients can receive care in the outpatient surgery unit, if appropriate. The Department has its private Rehabilitation Center for Hearing and Speech to provide outpatient care to deaf children with an installed electronic prosthesis of the inner ear.

The range of services of the Department of Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery of Head and Neck under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Westhofen includes:

  • Conservative and surgical otolaryngology in the overall spectrum of the specialty 
  • Plastic surgery of head and neck along with reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery
  • Microsurgical operations of ears
  • Surgery to improve
  • hearing and cochlear implants (electronic prosthesis of the inner ear)
  • Microsurgical operations of skull base, ear, nose, paranasal sinuses, orbit as well as laryngeal microsurgery
  • Cochlear implants
  • Rehabilitation Center for children (CIR-Rheinland)
  • Dizziness: diagnosis and treatment 

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