The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, at Aarhus University Hospital diagnoses and treats all types of acute and chronic conditions within the speciality. In close collaboration with other relevant medical specialities, the department treats benign and malignant tumours, congenital disorders and neurological diseases including cranial nerve damage, especially dizziness and hearing loss. The department is particularly known for its highly specialised rhinoplasty, tracheal resection and reconstructive surgery and is the Centre for Cochlear Implantation in the western part of Denmark.

Trauma center and emergency function
The department offers 24/7 medical assistance to the emergency department and has an operating room for acute obstructive airway diseases.

Outpatient clinic
The department’s outpatient facilities consist of 12 examination rooms, a sleep disorder clinic and two soundproof rooms for hearing tests. The examination rooms are equipped to perform state-of-the-art treatment and diagnostics.

Audiology clinic
The audiology clinic is a highly specialised unit performing diagnosis of hearing loss and hearing-aid treatment. The clinic is situated in Aarhus city centre with satellite clinics at MarselisCenter Aarhus and in Horsens and Randers.

The ward
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery holds 16 beds at a specialised ward for patients with otorhinolaryngological diseases. The ward holds 16 single patient rooms with private bathroom, cable TV and guest bed for relatives.

Operating rooms
The department has four operating rooms for major procedures requiring postsoperative admission, three operating rooms at the day surgery clinic, a specialised operating room for children and a weekly day of robotic surgery.

All operating rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art medicotechnical equipment for otorhinolaryngology surgery. The rooms are operated in close collaboration with highly specialised anaesthesiologists and operation nurses from the Department of Surgery. The department's surgeons also assist at operations at other departments, such as skull base neurosurgery and reconstructive surgery in the head and neck region.

Facts (2020)
Outpatients: 34,081
Operations: 4,079
Discharges: 2,613
Bed days: 4,460
Average length of stay: 1.7 days

Employees (2020)
Doctors: 42
Nurses: 35
Administrative staff: 26
Audiology clinic staff: 27