St. Remigius Hospital Opladen Leverkusen
Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology (303020)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology
About the department
The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the St. Remigius Hospital Opladen Leverkusen offers the full range of diagnostics, conservative and surgical treatment of ENT diseases. The department's tasks also include the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the paranasal sinuses, larynx, oral cavity and throat. Particular attention is paid to an individual approach for each patient. The department is headed by Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Küppers.
The department functions as an inpatient section at the hospital with private practitioners who are authorized to use the technical and personnel resources of the hospital for the treatment of their patients. The department performs surgical interventions and provide the necessary postoperative services. To this end, the specialists have specially designated beds for patient accommodation.
The priority focus of the department is made on the operations on the nasal septum and nasal concha, nose reshaping, endoscopic-guided operations on the paranasal sinuses, operations on the throat and palatine tonsils, etc. In addition, the area of specialization covers plastic surgery of the face – removal of tumors in the neck and face, as well as scar revision.
The main clinical focuses of the department include:
- Operations on the nasal septum, nasal concha, nose reshaping
- Endoscopic-guided operations on the paranasal sinuses
- Surgeries on the throat and palatine tonsils in adults and children
- Interventions on the larynx and vocal cords
- Operations in the middle and outer ear in adults and children
- Facial plastic surgery
- Infusion therapy in hearing loss and Meniere's disease
- Surgery on the neck and salivary glands
- Removal of lymph nodes
- Removal of cysts
- Removal of tumors
- Other medical services
After studying Human Medicine, Dr. Karl-Heinz Küppers completed a specialized training course in two clinics in the region and worked in Duesseldorf (special focus on Plastic Surgery). This was followed by the first year of internship in New Zealand, which was mainly devoted to Pediatric Otolaryngology (scholarship of the Starship Hospital Auckland). During the internship, he also focused on the treatment of the youngest patients.
The second year of the internship was held in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Auckland. He gained invaluable experience in the diagnostics and treatment of otolaryngological diseases, including skull base surgery and cochlear implantation in children and adults.
After returning to Germany, Dr. Karl-Heinz Küppers held the position of Senior Physician at the Hospital of Cologne, where he trained young colleagues in the field of conservative and surgical therapy. In addition, his activity was focused on the surgery of large tumors, including with plastic reconstruction.
Since 2016, the doctor combines his work in the Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology at the St. Remigius Hospital Opladen Leverkusen and private practice (in cooperation with the Dr. med. Martinez).
Photo of the doctor: (c) Katholische Kranken- und Pflegeeinrichtungen Leverkusen GmbH
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