University Hospital Jena

Jena, Germany

Vocal cord polyp diagnosis (program ID: 273009)

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

Prof. Dr. med.

Orlando Guntinas-Lichius

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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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.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • rhinoscopy
    • otoscopy
    • pharyngoscopy 
  • x-ray/ ultrasound
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
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About hospital

The University Hospital Jena, looking back on a history of more than 200 years, is the only university hospital in the state of Thuringia. The tradition of medical education at the University Hospital Jena is even older – being one of the founding faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University, the Medical Faculty looks back on an experience of more than 450 years.

Today, the University hospital with a staff of more than 4,500 employees is the biggest employer in the region. Every year, its 26 clinical centers provide care for more than 300,000 in- and outpatients. 2,400 students of medicine and dentistry study medicine here, and scientists and physicians from more than 25 nations contribute to the further development of medicine. In the latest FOCUS clinic list, the University Hospital Jena occupies the 16th place.

The University Hospital Jena also enjoys an excellent reputation far beyond Germany and has a long-lasting experience in treatment and care for international patients. The hospital invites patients from all over the world, who want to receive treatment in Germany and to benefit from the latest scientific findings and high-standard medical treatment and patient care.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.