Otolaryngology

Unit

Clinical activity

The Otolaryngology Unit treats all the pathologies of the nose, throat, ear, larynx, hypopharynx, salivary glands and other related structures of the head and neck. It is specialised, in particular, in the preservation and recovery of hearing in patients suffering from partial and total deafness.

Other fields of excellence are skull base surgery, otonurosurgery, vertigo surgery for ear diseases, microendoscopic surgery of the pituitary adenoma, minimally invasive oncological surgery of head, neck and salivary gland tumours

As a day hospital, it treats obstructive sleep apnea with laser and radiofrequency. It uses the laser also in laryngeal pathologies, in association with microsurgery and endoscopy, in order to make the surgery as little invasive as possible.

In the outpatient setting, it favours techniques of video-endoscopy, microscopy and the most modern audio-vestibular instrumentation for diagnosis and early therapies. After surgery, it assists the patient with speech therapy sessions, aimed at regaining the ability to modulate the voice or swallow. The phoniatric activity is also aimed at children with speech disorders.

The Unit consists of the following specialist outpatient clinics:

Research fields

  • Cochlear implants and hearing aids
  • Multigenic kits for the diagnosis of congenital deafness
  • Videorinohygrometer for measuring nasal airflow in children and adults
  • Otofree for the treatment of chronic secretory otitis media in children and adults
  • Neurohelper for pneumatic neuromuscular monitoring
  • Audiological and neurocognitive pathology in patients with sleep apnea
  • Biofilm role in chronic tonsillitis

Clinical and research collaboration

  • Ear Nose and Throat Department, New York University (Usa)
  • House Ear Institute, Los Angeles (Usa)
  • Istituto di Ortofonologia, Roma

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