Clinical diagnostics / treatment and procedures for adults
Besides the routine ENT-diagnostics including ultrasound scan of the paranasal sinuses, allergy diagnostic, we check the voice of professional vocalists/speakers and students. We also examine hobby divers and pilots. We offer a broad diagnostic for snoring problems/sleep apnea as rhinomanometry, endoscopy, and sleep diagnostic.
Our holistic treatment philosophy includes acupuncture and naturopathic treatment.
Outpatient procedures/day surgery for adults: laser conchotomy/ turbinotomy (nasal obstruction), microsurgery/phonosurgery of the vocal cords (e.g.: cysts, polyps).
We do offer a wide range of diagnostic tests to evaluate the voice and speech ability in adults and children.
After diagnostic summary we develop future therapy and possible referral to professional speech therapists.
For an individual examination of your hearing ability we offer pure tone and speech audiometry tests, tympanometry, brainstem evoked response audiometry and Otoacoustic emission tests.
To evaluate the risk of sleep apnea we provide an at-home sleep study device (watchPAT), if further diagnostic is necessary we refer you to a hospital sleep center.
We would like to inform you about the (general) anaesthesia and what to do before and after surgery: on the day of the surgery you should be fasting (do not drink or eat 6 hours before surgery); we will meet at the OP-Zentrum Westend Medical Center, Grüneburgweg 16-18, in Frankfurt Tel.: 069-90558901,
After you have talked to the anaesthesiologist, the general anaesthesia starts as a rule with an intravenous anaesthesia and is followed by intubation anaesthesia with a laryngeal mask (or endotracheal tube). You will be in a state resembling deep sleep and you will be free from pain. All important body functions will be monitored.
During the recovery phase you may be drowsy or restless. This doesn’t have to worry you and will be for a short period only. If you have an outpatient procedure, have a relative or friend pick you up.
When you are back home after the surgery you may start drinking water or tea and may eat soft food (and ice cream!).
Post-surgical bleeding, coughing or difficulty in swallowing may occur. If it can’t be stopped by administering the prescribed medication, please call the ENT surgeon immediately (telephone number will be told before the procedure) or go the nearest hospital available.
A quick shower is possible the next day, physical exertion/sport should be avoided for the next 2-5 days.
- Infusion therapy of acute hearing loss and/or tinnitus
Acupuncture (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Our practice takes part in a research project of the public health insurances to evaluate the treatment of chronic head aches/migraine, chronic joint pain and chronic lumbar pain with acupuncture.
We also treat sinusitis, allergies and smokers with acupuncture:
– Specific immune therapy (short and long range) against allergies
– herbal medicine