The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Clinic consists of the predominantly surgically-oriented Main ENT Unit, the Phoniatrics Unit and the Paediatric Audiology Unit.
The Main ENT Unit offers all minor and major ENT surgery procedures, including adenoid and tonsil removal in children, reconstructive middle ear surgery to improve hearing, cochlear implants, and functional endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic sinusitis. We have extensive experience in the primary and secondary repair of facial injuries, including eye sockets (orbital bone). Members of our specialist team offer aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty for congenital and acquired deformities of the nose as well as revision rhinoplasty. The clinic also specialises in the treatment of head and neck cancers.
In our role as members of the Ludwigshafen Oncology Centre we develop individualised, patient-specific treatment protocols, which are always guided by the latest scientific evidence. One of our main areas of focus is reconstruction of important functional structures of the face following surgery for extensive facial tumours, as well as voice and swallowing rehabilitation.
Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology
The Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology Unit, headed by Frau Dr. Feldhusen, forms an integral part of the ENT Clinic and its function and is one of the most significant units of its kind in the wider Ludwigshafen area.
"Phoniatrics and Paediatric Audiology" refers to the highly specialist area of medicine that is concerned with communication disorders. The term "phoniatrics" refers to the investigation and treatment of disorders of the voice, spoken language, speech, as well as swallowing in both adults and children, while the term "paediatric audiology" refers to the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired hearing loss in children. Another important part of the unit's work is the care and rehabilitation of hard of hearing people, who have been fitted with cochlear implants, i.e. surgically implanted electronic devices that imitate the function of the inner ear, in the ENT Clinic. The Unit is equipped to the highest quality standards and is located in Building H.