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Department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Markus Suckfull
otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, plastic facial surgery, and allergology

About the department

The department of otolaryngology, and head and neck surgery at Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich is a highly qualified facility for treating ear, nose, and throat (ENT) diseases. Following the latest guidelines, modern treatment is available with the use of the most effective and safe technologies. In a specialized Cochlear Implant Center, a team of doctors, audiometrists, acousticians, speech therapists, and linguists support the patients from preoperative diagnostics through the operation to the subsequent medical and rehabilitative aftercare. The outpatient clinic has a soundproof examination room to achieve optimal room acoustics for impaired hearing. To facilitate communication, patients can be provided with an FM system if required. Additionally, the centre cooperates with various partners to further improve the patients' health: Hearing Aid Acoustician, Counseling centres for the hard of hearing, the deaf and CI users, and Self-help groups for the hard of hearing, the deaf and CI users. 

Conservative (non-surgical) options are available alongside surgery to treat ENT conditions. The range of treatments also includes surgical removal of malignant tumours in the head and neck area, from minimally invasive techniques and laser-assisted operations to highly complex surgical interventions in the neck area. In addition, endoscopic surgery of the paranasal sinuses is performed alongside plastic and aesthetic surgeries.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Ear diagnostic procedures:

  • Microscopy of the ear
  • Hearing threshold measurement (audiogram)
  • Speech understanding (Freiburg language test)
  • Auditory nerve test (suprathreshold hearing tests)
  • Oscillation ability of the eardrum (tympanogram)
  • Reflex measurement of muscles in the middle ear (stapedius reflexes)
  • Function testing of the outer hair cells of the inner ear (otoacoustic emissions)
  • Electrical measurement of the auditory pathway (acoustic evoked potentials)

Nose diagnostic procedures:

  • Endoscopy of the nose, nasopharynx
  • Function testing of the nasal mucosa (saccharin test)
  • Sonography of the paranasal sinuses

Throat diagnostic procedures:

  • Endoscopy of the pharynx and larynx
  • Sonography of the neck organs

Treatment options:

  • Conservative treatment (medications, etc) 
  • Surgery of the nose and paranasal sinuses
  • Puncturing of the tympanic membrane
  • Hearing-improving operations on the auditory canal and middle ear 
  • Plastic and aesthetic operations ( ear correction (otopexy), septorhinoplasty
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1984-1992 Human Medicine, Medical University of Lubeck
  • University of Cape Town (practical year)
  • Doctor in the internship: Surgical Clinic and Polyclinic Technical University of Munich
  • German Research Foundation scholarship holder: Institute for Surgical Research at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
  • 1997 Specialist in otolaryngology
  • Authorization to teach (habilitation)

Experience

  • Assistant doctor, Clinic for Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich
  • 1999 Senior Physician
  • 2007 Senior Consultant
  • 2010 Prof Dr med., Martha-Maria Hospital Martha-Maria Hospital
  • Appointment as extraordinary professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich
  • Department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at the Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Honorary Vice President and member of the director board, Georgien Association of Teleradiology and Telemedicine
  • Author of 90 publications
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