The Integrated therapies in Otolaryngology Unit, part of the Otolaryngology Unit, is characterised by a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the nose and paranasal sinuses, ear, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands and the neck. Thanks to the collaboration of several specialists, the aim of the team is to identify the most suitable and least invasive integrated treatments for each patient.
For breathing-related sleep disorders (snoring and sleep apnoea), an integrated sleep surgery team composed of maxillofacial-oral surgeon, pulmonologist, neurologist, dentist, dietician, phoniatrist, internist, will identify a tailored diagnostic-therapeutical pathway. In particular, obstructive sleep apnoea is treated with conservative non surgical therapy such as CPAP, oral devices, positional therapy, strengthening therapies for the palatal and pharyngeal muscles). In selected cases, surgery can be proposed according the latest national and international guidelines and using the minimally invasive techniques such as , barbed reposition pharyngoplasty, nasal surgery, epiglottoplasty and tongue base volume reduction.
The Unit is also specialized for the acute and chronic odontogenic sinusitis treatment and in the assessment of candidate for sinus lift or dental implants, using the minimally invasive technique associated with less morbidity and stable long term results.
The Unit treats the most common chronic inflammatory diseases of the nose and paranasal cavities (rhinosinusitis, polyposis, mucocele, etc.) using latest medical therapies and endoscopic techniques, nasal and paranasal sinuses benign tumours, middle ear diseases (eardrum perforation, chronic otitis media, cholesteatoma, otosclerosis, etc.).
Moreover, a multidisciplinary team is devoted to diagnosis and treatment of head and neck oncologic diseases.