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The departments consultant doctors are sub-specialised into three sectors: Otology (ear and hearing), Rhinology (nose and sinuses) and Laryngology (throat and pharynx and (para-) thyroidea).

The main focus areas at the department are:

Cancer surgery
The department is regional center for complicated cancer surgery in the head and neck area. Our focus is a multidisciplinary approach involving specialists from Dept. of Oncology, Dept. of Nuclear & PET-center, Dept. of Neuroradiology as well as Dept. of Pathology and Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care. The department specialises in robotic surgery performed in the deeper part of the throat and pharynx.

Acute care
The department is on call 24/7 for patients with acute respiratory difficulties or trauma inflicted diseases in the head or neck region.

Cochlear implantation
The department is 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 out-patient clinic we treat all diseases related to 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 our Audiology Clinic for diagnosis and non-surgical treatment.

Diseases of the nose and sinuses
Diseases in the nose and sinuses will be diagnosed and treated at our out-patient clinic. 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.

Diseases of the throat
Diseases of the throat and pharyngeal regions, nose and sinuses will be diagnosed and treated at our out-patient clinic. When surgery is required the patient is referred to our surgical specialists. Patients operated in the throat are often admitted to our ward for post-surgery observation.

Hearing impairment
Initial diagnosis of hearing impairment are performed at the department’s 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 out-patient clinic undergoing further diagnostic examinations.