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Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery provides diagnoses and treatments for disorders of ears, nose, throat and neck in patients of all ages, including both medical and surgical patients. An emphasis is placed on an individual patient-oriented approach, providing detailed explanations and meeting patient needs.

Medical services

Approximately 30 physicians provide general outpatient services in the morning and specialized outpatient services in the afternoon three days per week. An appointment is required for consultation. Seven hundred cases of surgeries for ear, nose, voice and swallowing disorders, and head and neck tumors are performed annually.

Diagnosis and treatment policy

Both at general and specialized outpatient clinics, professors, associate professors, lecturers, assistant professors, young medical staff, and interns discuss individual cases to determine treatment plans. High quality and holistic care is provided.


Hearing impairment

In patients from infants to adults. Surgery for middle ear disorders, instructions regarding the use and care for a hearing aids for perceptive deafness, cochlear implant surgery.


Detailed examination, diagnosis, rehabilitation, medical therapy

Head and neck cancer

A combination of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgical therapy, and cancer immunotheraphy is used so as to conserve function.

Voice and swallowing disorders

Detailed examination, diagnosis and surgery

Facial paralysis

Diagnosis and surgery

Chronic sinusitis

Examination, diagnosis, surgery

Target diseases

Sudden hearing loss, low-tone sensorineural hearing loss, Meniere’s disease, acoustic tumors, age-related hearing loss, hereditary deafness, otosclerosis, chronic otitis media, aural atresia, microtia, central hearing loss, allergic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, postoperative paranasal sinus cysts, nasal and paranasal sinus tumors, ear and temporal bone tumors, tongue cancer, pharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, thyroid tumor, salivary gland tumors, Bell’s palsy, benign paroxysmal postural vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuronitis, vocal cold polyp, recurrent nerve paralysis, dysphonia, dysphagia

Advanced treatments/ Specialized treatments

  • Cochlear implant surgery (including EAS:Electric Acoustic Stimulation)
  • Vibrant Soundbridge®, Baha® Bone Conduction Implant
  • TEES:Transcanal Endoscopic Ear Surgery
  • Skull base surgery (including transnasal endoscopic surgery)
  • ELPS:Endoscopic Laryngo-Pharyngeal Surgery
  • Surgery for improving function of swallowing and Surgery to prevent aspiration
  • Functional surgery of the larynx (framework surgery)
  • Clinical Oncology in consideration of biomarkers for head and neck cancer (including cancer immunotheraphy)
  • Transoral Robotics surgery (TORS)
  • Phoroimmunotherapy (PIT)

Frequently performed tests

  • Standard pure-tone audiometry, standard speech audiometry, conditioned orientation response (COR) audiometry, auditory brainstem response (ABR), and otoacoustic emissions (OAE) are performed in combination for patients ranging in age from babies to the elderly.
  • ENG (electronystagmogran): Eye-movement tests in patients with dizziness
  • ENoG (Electroneuronography): neurophysiologic evaluation of facial nerve palsy
  • Ultrasound examination: Examination for tumors
  • T & T olfactometry and intravenous olfactometry (Alinamin® test): Tests for smell sensation
  • Laryngeal endoscopy: evaluation of vocal cord polyp and tumor
  • Swallowing examinations: videoendoscopic evaluation of swallowing, videofluorographic swallowing study, high- resolution manometry

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Major diseases and number of new patients treated in this department

Disease name Number of new patients
1 Chronic otitis media and otitis media involving cholesteatoma 70
2 Pediatric hearing loss 100
3 Facial nerve paralysis 112
4 Chronic sinusitis 70
5 Laryngeal cancer 39
6 Hypopharyngeal cancer 42
7 Oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer 40
8 Vocal cord polyps and nodules 14


Areas of expertise, treatment and examination methods

  1. Chronic otitis media and otitis media involving cholesteatoma
  2. Congenital hearing loss
  3. External auditory canal atresia
  4. Chronic sinusitis
  5. Olfactory disorders
  6. Oral cavity and pharyngeal cancer
  7. Vocal cord paralysis
  8. Dysphagia
Treatment methods
  1. Tympanoplasty
  2. Cochlear implant surgery
  3. External auditory canal plasty with the perforator flaps
  4. Endoscopic sinus surgery (navigation)
  5. Transoral partial laryngopharyngectomy
  6. Reconstruction with the free muscle flaps
  7. Combined chemoradiation therapy
  8. Surgical procedures for voice restoration
  9. Swallowing surgery
Examination methods
  1. ABR
  2. Pediatric hearing loss assessment
  3. Facial nerve examination
  4. Balance function test
  5. Narrow band imaging (NBI)
  6. Swallowing function assessment
  7. Swallowing reflex test

Numbers of major surgeries performed in this department

Name of surgery Number
1 Tympanoplasty 94
2 Cochlear implant surgery 44
3 Stapes surgery 10
4 Endoscopic sinus surgery 111
5 Surgery for oral cavity, oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and laryngeal cancer 71
6 Surgery for tumot of paranasal sinus 15
7 Parotid and submandibular gland surgery 36
8 Laryngomicrosurgery 70
9 Arytenoid adduction surgery and thyroplasty 14
10 Swallowing surgery 27


Numbers of major examinations conducted in this department

Name of examination Number
1 Standard pure-tone audiometry 4,833
2 Standard speech audiometry 830
3 Conditioned orientation reflex (COR) audiometry 756
4 Tympanometry and stapes reflex measurement 870
5 ABR, DPOAE, and SOAE 562
6 ENG 275
7 Videofluorography (esophagography) for swallowing 752


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