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Treatment of chronic sinus and maxillary sinus inflammation with fenestration (program ID: 233323)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Thomas Hoffmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Hoffmann

Specialized in: adult and pediatric otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

The Department of Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of diagnostic services, as well as comprehensive conservative and surgical treatment. The department has won a reputation as one of the best medical institutions of this kind at the national and international level. The clinical priorities include cancer treatment, plastic reconstructive surgery, paranasal sinus and skull base surgery, as well as the microscopic ear surgery, including the installation of the ear implants in congenital or acquired hearing loss. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Hoffmann.

It should be noted that the department began its activities in 1972, therefore it has enormous experience in the treatment of otolaryngological diseases. All the possibilities of modern university medicine are available here, while the clinical activities are based on an interdisciplinary approach. Nowadays, the department has more than 50 beds, including an intensive care unit with 4 beds, as well as two state-of-the-art sleep laboratories for the diagnostics and treatment of sleep-related respiratory diseases.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of hearing impairment
    • Middle ear surgery
      • Tympanoplasty
      • Microscopic and endoscopic surgical interventions
      • Installation of various prostheses for closing defects of the auditory ossicles (mainly SMART prostheses)
      • Stapedectomy to treat otosclerosis (CO2 laser is often used)
    • Installation of partial and fully implantable hearing aids
      • Active Vibrant Soundbridge middle ear implant
      • Bone conduction implants (Bonebridge MED-EL, BAHA)
      • Cochlear implants (inner ear implants)
  • Plastic and reconstructive interventions in the head and neck, functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty
  • Diagnostics and treatment of Osler-Rendu syndrome
    • Hemostatic ointments
    • Laser therapy
    • Application of a synthetic coat in the nasal septum area
  • Diagnostics, treatment and counseling in sleep disorders due to respiratory diseases (within the framework of a specialized laboratory accredited by the German Society of Sleep Medicine)
    • Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
    • Pathological snoring
    • Upper airway resistance syndrome
  • Diagnostics and treatment of the midface and skull base injuries
    • Soft tissues injuries of the head, mouth and neck
    • Midface fractures (for example, nasal pyramid, orbital bones, cheekbones)
    • Posttraumatic syndromes
  • Diagnostics and treatment of allergic reactions, angioedema
  • Pediatric otolaryngology
    • Diagnostics of hearing impairment in children of all age groups, including infants
    • Diagnostics of impaired language and speech
    • Diagnostics and treatment of snoring in children (obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in children) with the help of appropriate surgical interventions
    • Correction of everted ears in children (reconstructive interventions)
    • Middle and inner ear surgery
    • Care of children with hearing implants (middle and inner ear implants, bone conduction implants)
    • Soft tissue surgery
    • Surgical interventions on the paranasal sinuses in children with cystic fibrosis
    • Allergy diagnostics
    • Head and neck surgery (for example, adenoid removal)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of voice disorders (phoniatrics)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Paranasal sinus surgery
    • Functional endoscopic surgery in chronic inflammatory diseases of paranasal sinuses
    • Nasal polyp removal
    • Removal of malignant tumors (including tissue sampling for histological examination)
  • Skull base surgery using modern intraoperative techniques, navigation systems
  • Diagnostics and treatment of malignant diseases of the head and neck (within the specialized center certified by the German Cancer Society)
    • Minimally invasive surgery (robotic, laser surgery)
    • Radiation therapy
    • Chemotherapy
    • Chemoradiation therapy
    • Reconstructive interventions after surgical treatment
    • Drug therapy (for example, antibody therapy)
    • Socio-medical and psycho-oncological support, self-help groups
    • Participation in clinical trials (only if desired)
  • Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
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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
    • TSH, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • otorhinolaryngological examination:
    • rhinoscopy
    • otoscopy
    • audiometry
  • x-ray/ ultrasound/ CT of paranasal sinuses
  • microbiological examination of nasal fluid
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • sinus fenestration
  • 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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