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Department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Johannes Schultz
otolaryngology

About the department

The department of otolaryngology, head and neck surgery at Helios Hospital Krefeld specializes in diagnosing and treating the ear, nose, and throat, including all ENT surgeries in children. One of the essential tasks of the department is the timely diagnosis to avoid irreparable hearing loss. To do this, the department has the latest modern equipment. Doctors have many years of experience and show excellent healing results. More than 3,500 operations are performed in the department annually for adults and children. In close cooperation with other clinic departments, the medical team treats airway stenosis, angioedema and facial paralysis.

The department's focus key is modern tumour surgery, middle ear microsurgery, salivary gland surgery, and plastic and reconstructive interventions. In addition to conservative drug treatment, the department has the latest technologies for diagnostics and surgical treatment. Endoscopic surgery of the nose, paranasal sinuses and lacrimal ducts are one of the critical surgical areas of the department. Surgeons perform most of these minimally invasive procedures on an outpatient basis, which is advantageous for the patient because the recovery takes place at home.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Ear infections 
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo 
  • Hearing loss 
  • Tumour of the head and neck 
  • Allergies 
  • Chronic rhinosinusitis 
  • Sialadenitis (inflamed salivary glands) 
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea 
  • Snoring 
  • Tonsilitis 
  • The scar on the head and neck 

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests 
  • Otoscopy (used to examine structures of the ear)
  • Tympanometry (checks for signs of problems with the middle ear)
  • Measure hearing sensitivity
  • Laryngoscopy (uses a small device to look into your throat and larynx)
  • Stroboscopy (used to visualize vocal fold vibration)
  • Laryngeal electromyography 
  • Nasal endoscopy 
  • CT scan 
  • Allergy testing 

Treatment: 

  • Surgery of the nasal septum (septoplasty)
  • Rhinoplasty (functional rhinoplasty, functional septorhinoplasty)
  • Turbinate surgery (turbinate reduction, turbinate radiofrequency)
  • Reconstruction of the nasal septum in case of defects
  • Endoscopic functional sinus surgery
  • Operations on the anterior base of the skull
  • Transnasal orbital surgery
  • Transnasal operations on the lacrimal ducts
  • Minimally invasive transnasal therapy for tumours in the nose and paranasal sinuses
  • Surgery for congenital malformations (e.g., choanal atresia)
  • Middle ear microsurgery
  • Surgical treatment with modern hearing implants
  • Surgical creation of auricles
  • Restoration of facial expressions and facial function in case of paralysis of the facial nerve (facial paralysis)
  • Correction of scars on the face and neck
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Doctor profile

Education

  • Acupuncture Certification, Department of Otolaryngology, Dresden University Hospital
  • Certification Course for botulinum toxin (A and B)
  • Radiation Protection Training (upper gastrointestinal tract (GI) together with  pharynx and oesophagus)
  • Specialisation: „Digital volume tomography in ENT medicine"

Experience

  • 2008 Medical specialist training in thoracic, vascular and visceral surgery, University Medical Center Mannheim, Prof. Dr. med. S. Post
  • 2009 Specialist Training in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Prof. Dr. med. K. Hörmann, Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospital Mannheim
  • 2014 Head of the Department of the Clinical and Experimental Oncology, Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospital Mannheim
  • 2014 Senior physician ENT Department at University Hospital Mannheim
  • 2014 Hygiene officer at the University Hospital Mannheim, Department of Otolaryngology 
  • 2014 Head of the Head & Neck Tumor Center, University Hospital Mannheim
  • 2016 Managing Senior Physician of the ENT Department at the Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe GmbH, Prof. Dr W. Heppt 
  • 2018 Senior Physician ENT Department, Philipps University of Marburg
  • From 2019 Chief physician ENT Department, Helios Klinikum Krefeld

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Good Clinical Practice (GCP)
  • German society for aesthetic Botulinum toxin therapy (DGBT)
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