The department's consultant doctors are highly trained in these three subspecialties: otology (ear and hearing), rhinology (nose and sinuses) and laryngology (throat and pharynx and (para-)thyroidea).
The main focus areas of the department are:
The department is the regional centre for complicated surgery of head and neck cancer, with a multidisciplinary approach involving specialists from the Departments of Oncology, Neuroradiology, Pathology, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care and the Nuclear and PET centre. The department specialises in robotic surgery performed in the deeper part of the throat and pharynx.
The department is on call 24/7 for patients with acute respiratory difficulties or trauma or injury to the head and/or neck.
The department is the appointed Centre for Cochlear Implantation of Western Denmark. In close collaboration with our Audiology Clinic, we annually perform more than 100 Cochlear implant surgeries.
Diseases of the inner and outer ear
In our outpatient clinic, we treat all diseases of the outer and inner ear. When surgery is required, the patient is referred to our surgical specialists and often operated at our day surgery clinic. Patients undergoing less complicated ear surgery may be referred to general regional hospitals. Patients with hearing problems are often referred to the Audiology Clinic for diagnosis and non-surgical treatment.
Diseases of the nose and sinuses
Diseases of the nose and sinuses will be diagnosed and treated at the outpatient clinic. When surgery is required, the patient is referred to our surgical specialists and often operated at the day surgery clinic. Patients undergoing less complicated ear surgery may be referred to general regional hospitals.
Diseases of the throat
Diseases of the throat and pharyngeal regions, nose and sinuses will be diagnosed and treated at our outpatient clinic. If surgery is required, the patient is referred to our surgical specialists. Patients who have undergone throat surgery are often admitted to our ward for postoperative observation.
Initial diagnosis of hearing impairment is carried out at the Audiology Clinic. The clinic is responsible for treatment with hearing aids. Patients needing further examination such as brain stem audiometry or MR/CT scans are seen in our outpatient clinic undergoing further diagnostic examinations.