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University Hospital Erlangen

Erlangen, Germany


Tympanic Effusion (Otitis Media) Diagnostics (program ID: 255151)


Heinrich Iro

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c.

Heinrich Iro

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Specialized in: otolaryngology, head and neck surgery
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The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen belongs to the largest ENT departments in Germany with its 80 approved beds, 6 operating rooms, an Intensive Care Unit with 5 beds and a university outpatient clinic with 9 wards. The Department offers patients the entire spectrum of diagnostic, conservative, therapeutic and surgical treatments in the field of otolaryngology as well as head and neck surgery. The Department also includes an independent Section of Phoniatrics and Pedaudiology with a professional speech therapy school. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Iro. 

The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen offers patients the entire diagnostic, conservative, therapeutic and surgical spectrum of otolaryngology as well as head and neck surgery. The Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Iro is one of the few medical institutions in Germany that has been certified in accordance with the quality management system DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 (since 2011). Furthermore, it was certified by the Head and Neck Cancer Center (a certificate of the German Cancer Society). 

Ear microsurgery makes up an important focus of the Department. The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Erlangen annually performs a total of 700 middle ear operations with a preceding comprehensive diagnosis. There are used microsurgical techniques that enable a very sparing surgery with the use of a microscope or a binocular microscope. These operations are mostly performed through the external auditory canal without inflicting any cosmetic sequelae. 

The main focuses of the Department of Otolaryngology include not only head and neck surgery, but also thyroid surgery. The patients with thyroid diseases are offered a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within the comprehensive treatment. There are also treated suspicious thyroid nodules that can cause complaints. Moreover, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Heinrich Iro specializes in the surgical removal of thyroid and parathyroid, as well as malignant lymph nodes in neck area.

In general, the main clinical and surgical focuses of the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Erlangen are

  • Skull base surgery 
  • Computer-assisted surgery 
  • Implantation of hearing aids
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Plastic / aesthetic surgery
  • Surgery of the paranasal sinuses
  • Tumor treatment
  • Salivary Gland Center
  • Thyroid surgery
  • ENT diseases in childhood
  • Somnology laboratory

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • diagnostic tympanometry and audiometry
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan

 

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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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