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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

Dresden, Germany


Department of Otolaryngology


Thomas Zahnert

Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h.c.

Thomas Zahnert

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden offers patients advanced technology and unrivaled expertise. There is offered the full range of otolaryngology, though a special focus is on otology, rhinology, laryngology, oncology and hemangiomas. The director of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Zahnert.

The Department of Otolaryngology has 4 operating rooms to provide surgical treatment. They are equipped with both microscopes and the corresponding video equipment. Therefore, it is possible to use microscopic surgical techniques in every operating room and video equipment allows surgeons, as well as anesthesiologists to monitor the surgery. All operating rooms of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden have state-of-the-art devices for laser surgery, as well as navigation support systems and brain function monitoring. 

Ear surgery makes one of the most important focuses of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden. The ear surgery includes surgery of the outer ear (auricle and ear canal), middle ear (eardrum, ear bones and ear mucosa) and inner ear (cochlear implantation). There are performed the following types of surgical treatment for the outer ear: otoplasty, formation or extension of the ear canal upon stenosis or absence of the ear canal, surgery to stabilize defects of the bone ear canal, removal of tumors and skin growths, as well as correction of the auricle form and surgery to form auricle. The middle ear surgery offered at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden includes closure of eardrum defects, sanitation of the inflammatory ear changes (cholesteatoma, chronic inflammation), cleaning of the mastoid cavity, revision and sanitation of cavities, reconstruction of the sound-conducting apparatus (by means of prosthetics or patient’s own tissues), surgery to repair stapes ossification (stapedoplasty), treatment of the fusion of ear bones or eardrum and introduction of drugs into the middle ear to prevent dizziness. 

Over 20 years ago, the experts of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden started using cochlear implants that now allow the people with severe hearing loss to live without any specific limitations. 

The focuses of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Thomas Zahnert include

  • Ear surgery
  • Surgery of the paranasal sinuses / septic surgery
  • Surgery for laryngeal cancer
  • Partial laryngeal resection
  • Phonosurgery
  • Cochlear implants
  • Malignancies of the tongue / tonsils / neck dissection
  • Plastic reconstructive surgery



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