University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Department of Otolaryngology

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

Prof. Dr. med.

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

Specialized in: otolaryngology

The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital in Jena has a history of 120 years and the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. It offers a full range of ENT treatments according to the most innovating standards. The chief physician of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital in Jena is Prof. Dr. Orlando Guntinas-Lichius.

Microscopes and endoscopes required for examination are available to the physicians at the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital in Jena. The minor surgical procedures can be performed in the outpatient operating room, but also emergency patients receive rapid help here. Usually, the diagnosis is established on the first day of your visit, so that the appropriate treatment could be started on the same day.

The Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital in Jena, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, has 3 ultra-modern operating theaters, equipped with surgical microscopes for microsurgery, laser systems for a variety of minimal blood loss operations, nerve stimulation devices for monitoring of facial nerves, flexible and rigid endoscopes, supported by digital video technologies, miniature endoscopes for salivary duct endoscopy, argon-plasma projectors and computerized navigation systems for surgeries in the paranasal sinuses.

The Institute of Phoniatrics and Pediatric Audiology is a part of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University Hospital Jena offers the following diagnostic and therapeutic options:

  • Hearing loss in children
  • Hearing screening in newborns
  • Hearing and speech problems in case of a cleft palate
  • Speech disorders in childhood, speech disorders in adults (e.g. after stroke)
  • Speech disorders after nervous system impairment
  • Problems with voice and speech
  • Impaired speech flow
  • Impaired perception and processing of information related to hearing
  • Deafness in adults in one ear or both ears
  • Cochlear implants, hoarseness and limitations of voice activity
  • Assessment of suitability for professions associated with intensive voice activity
  • Singing and voice problems of singers
  • Swallowing disorders

In cooperation with the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, the Department of Otolaryngology, headed by Prof. Dr. Orlando Guntinas-Lichius, runs a center of head and neck tumors, which treats all benign and malignant tumors of the lips, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands, nose and paranasal sinuses, skull base and head, as well as facial skin, using the latest methods. Thanks to its outstanding quality, the center is certified by the German Cancer Aid.

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