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Department of otolaryngology, head and neck onco surgery

PD. Dr. med. Veit Hofmann
otolaryngology, head and neck surgery

About the department

The department of otolaryngology, head and neck onco surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin specialises in the broad spectrum of neck and head surgery. The unit is equipped with two operating theatres, and the doctor team consists of 13 specialists. With the help of state-of-art equipment and experienced professionals, around 2,000 surgeries are performed, and 2,300 inpatient cases are treated annually. Moreover, the clinic has a tight connection to the Comprehensive Cancer Centre of the Charite Hospital, which ensures an interdisciplinary approach to neck and head tumour therapy. Furthermore, the department provides clinical research and implements new therapy methods in medical practice. In addition, the otolaryngology centre is a medical teaching centre for graduate and post-graduate studying. 

The department is focused on the surgical treatment of organ diseases in neck and head regions. The focal points include surgeries on the middle ear, skull base, orbital area, etc. The department's focus also lies in neck and head tumour therapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • Medical check-ups for scuba divers according to the guidelines of the GTÜM
  • ASA intolerance testing and adaptive deactivation
  • Interdisciplinary diagnostics of sleep-related breathing disorders
  • Interdisciplinary diagnostics of dizziness
  • Diagnosis of hearing disorders
  • Interdisciplinary diagnostics of neurofibromatosis type II

Surgical treatment:

  • Skull base surgery
  • Orbital surgery (endocrine orbitopathy, orbital tumours)
  • Therapy of tumours in the head and neck region
  • Laser-assisted operations 
  • Therapy for tumours and narrowing of the trachea
  • Surgery of salivary glands
  • Microscopic-endoscopic surgery of the nose and sinuses
  • Navigation-assisted surgery of the nose and sinuses
  • Plastic-aesthetic and reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical therapy in facial paralysis
  • Middle ear implants 
  • Implantable bone-anchored hearing aids
  • Tubal dilation
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1990-1996 Biochemistry Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg
  • 1991-1998 Human Medicine Humboldt University of Berlin Faculty Charite
  • The University of Connecticut, Hartford
  • Eberhardt Karls University of Tubingen
  • Free University of Berlin
  • Eberhardt Karls University of Tubingen

Experience

  • 1999-2001 Resident Surgery, Regional Hospital Rheinfelden, Switzerland
  • 1999 Management consultant, McKinsey & Co., Berlin
  • 2001-2006 Resident ENT, ENT Clinic Martin Luther University Halle/Saale
  • 2007-2009 Specialist, ENT Clinic Martin Luther University Halle/Saale
  • 2009-2010 Senior Physician, ENT Clinic Campus Benjamin Franklin, University Hospital Charite Berlin
  • 2010-2013 Senior Physician, ENT Clinic Campus Virchow Clinic, University Hospital Charite Berlin
  • 2013-2015 Senior Physician and Deputy Clinic Director, ENT Clinic Campus Benjamin Franklin, University Hospital Charite Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Member of the German Society for ENT Medicine
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