Clinical Department & Center

Otolaryngology

Greetings

At the Department of Otolaryngology, the ears, nose, throat and neck, the organs and parts of the body involved in the senses of hearing, smell and taste, as well as speaking and eating, all closely related to human beings’ survival, are examined and treated.
Thus we diagnose and treat diverse diseases including tumors, inflammatory diseases and disorders of the auditory, balance, olfactory, taste, phonetic, swallowing and facial nerves.
 

Outline

Medical care system

We diagnose and treat approximately 25,000 outpatients and treat 420 in- and surgical patients each year.  

Treatment policy

To fulfill our role as a university hospital that performs difficult tests and treatments for other hospitals, we offer various specialty outpatient clinics, where specialist treatment in otolaryngology is provided.   

Areas of medical care

Medical care is provided for the following diseases/disorders in otolaryngology:
  • Head and neck tumor
  • Hearing/middle ear disorders (hearing loss)
  • Vestibular disorders (dizziness)
  • Facial paralysis
  • Acoustic tumor
  • Immunological/allergic disease
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux

Consultation hours

Notice
A complete referral system will be introduced in April.  
In principle, patients without a referral letter will not be seen.
First visit to the general outpatient clinic: 8:30 a.m. – noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Return visit to the general outpatient clinic (by appointment only): 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Return visit to a specialty outpatient clinic: please make an appointment after your first visit at the general outpatient clinic.
 

Major tests and equipment

Tests

  • Hearing test equipment
  • Hearing test equipment for infants
  • Dizziness test equipment
  • Olfactometry
  • Rhinomanometry equipment
  • Gustometry
  • Otolaryngology fiberscope
  • Vice test equipment
  • Ultrasonic diagnostic equipment

Equipment

  1. Microscope for examination
  2. Laser for treatment
  3. Audiometry laboratory
  4. Hearing test shield room
  5. Cochlear implant adjuster
  6. Vestibular function test room
  7. Speech therapy room
  8. Ultrasonic test room
 

Medical care results

In 2011, we saw nearly 3,000 new patients and performed surgery on 478 cases (average surgical cases per year: 500), including approximately 350 cases with head and neck tumors, 60 cases with ear disease and 70 cases with nasal/sinus disorders (the number of surgical operations is only the number of those our department applied for at the surgery room).