Diseases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) are more common in Europe than most other complaints.
According to a study, European adults, for example, suffer from sinusitis on average once a year, to name just one of the more common complaints.
One of the goals of the Wiener Privatklinik, is to educate and inform about common complaints and to provide competent insights into various topics.
Diseases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT) are treated at the Wiener Privatklinik, as one of the largest private hospitals in Austria, at the highest quality. This is made possible by the top physicians of the WPK, the modern equipment for treatment and the special methodology: thanks to applied minimally invasive endoscopic methods, there are no limits to the treatment of ENT - diseases.
Hearing improvement with the Vienna private clinic
Prof. Gstöttner specializes in hearing improvement surgery as well as hearing implants.
At Wiener Privatklinik, you will find your specialists for hearing-improving operations, such as the so-called tympanoplasty (the reconstruction of the eardrum) or the reconstruction and replacement with small prostheses of ossicles (hammer, anvil, stirrup).
These measures become necessary when chronic ear infections or ingrowths have destroyed structures. For example, for younger women after pregnancy, there is sometimes ossification at the junction to the inner ear, so that the stapes can no longer vibrate.
In this case, the stapes is first removed with a laser and then replaced with a prosthesis.
Another specialty at the Wiener Privatklinik is hearing implants.
There are many children who are born deaf. Countless adults who lose their hearing. Patients today are given a cochlear implant so they can hear normally. This should be done for children in their first year.
Nose & Sinuses Treatment at the Wiener Privatklinik
The main focus of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Knerer-Schally at Wiener Privatklinik is the nose and the paranasal sinuses. Especially functional and functional-aesthetic problems are in the foreground here.
The patients of Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Knerer-Schally suffer from symptoms such as nasal grooves, difficult (nasal) breathing, olfactory disorders, headaches, concentration disorders and sleep disorders, but also problems such as deviated septum, crooked noses or tension noses, which disturb the complex air flows of nasal breathing and thus cause problems. Surgery can provide relief.
Surgery without scars left behind
One of Prof. Knerer Schally's specialties is sinus surgery. The sinuses are actually a single mucosa-lined space connected to the nasal cavity.
Chronic inflammation and the formation of polyps, not least in connection with allergies, are often the result.
Prof. Knerer-Schally emphasizes that most procedures on the nose do not result in scars, since paranasal sinus procedures are performed endoscopically and thus small incisions are no longer visible during rhinoplasty.
Treatment of voice problems
The specialist for laryngology at the Wiener Privatklinik is Univ.-Prof. Dr. Berit Schneider Stickler. People with complaints such as hoarseness, pain in the larynx, persistent throat clearing or voice overload are the most common patients here.
Modern voice diagnostics and voice treatment are offered, which begins with a very comprehensive voice examination. This includes voice field measurements, voice sound analysis, audiometry, an allergy test and various laboratory tests. The equipment here is important: An endoscope with the highest resolution is used; the finest changes in the throat can thus be detected.
Voice problems are often caused by the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus (reflux).
Therapies offered include phonosurgery to surgically restore voice function, phonomicrosurgery on the vocal folds, and functional surgery on the laryngeal skeleton including external vocal fold medialization ("thyroplasty").
Preliminary examinations are also aimed at the early detection of viral diseases in the larynx (papillomatoses) in order to exclude malignant diseases such as laryngeal cancer.
The domain of Prof. Gstöttner, the head of the Vienna University Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Diseases, is "major neck surgery," i.e., the removal of parts of the pharynx or tongue in the case of tumor diseases.
The Wiener Privatklinik offers the possibility of multimodal interdisciplinary treatment of tumors in the ENT area, from the base of the skull to the neck.
Another innovation is the introduction of the tumor board: the regular meeting of specialists from different disciplines, who together determine the optimal treatment for each patient individually.