The Otorhinolaryngology Division - including the inpatient section, its operation rooms, the head physician’s specialist consultation and also the clinic providing consultations – is located on 5th floor of the so called “Hotel Wing”.
At the inpatient section we have 25 active and 2 chronic beds. Our medical staff consists of 7 full-time and 5 part-time specialists, 2 residents and 38 medical assistants. The number of patients is 2,500 on average, outpatient care is provided for 50,000 people a year.
There are 3 specialist consultations at the polyclinic providing care for a large patient population: general otorhinolaryngology, infant and child otorhinolaryngology, and audiological specialist care at the Kenézy Hospital and Polyclinic, where screening tests are also provided for newborns.
No referral is required for specialist examinations but an appointment has to be made in advance. Due to the diversity of the patient population, besides adult care (male and female) the division also provides care for children.
We provide the opportunity for one of the parents or a close relative of our underage patients to be present for the whole course of the treatment, without a financial contribution required from the relatives. We have wards with 5 beds at the department, but there are also 3 wards with 2 beds. We provide these smaller wards for patients whose disease or treatment requires special care. Patients with infectious diseases possibly requiring separation are also placed in these smaller wards. These 2-bed wards have separate sanitary facilities. Admission to these wards is based on medical considerations and are not provided for a payment.
Male and female wards are separated, children are usually placed in female wards. The perioperative room is also found at the women’s section. As almost 100% of our operations are performed under anesthesia, a subintensive room is necessary where the care provider is a licensed intensive therapy nurse. This is the room from where patients are taken to the operating room, and it is also the place where they return after the procedure for a period of about 2 hours. This room is equipped in a way that enables the staff to observe general biological parameters, perform life-saving treatments and use the central oxygen supply or suctioning system. We also have 2 operating rooms on the 5th floor. In addition to the usual devices, the operating rooms are also equipped with an operating microscope, endoscopy tower, and a laser device for otorhinolaryngological surgeries. Anesthetic interventions can be performed simultaneously in the two operating rooms, thus we complete about 8-10 operations a day and an annual average of 2,500 interventions. In addition to the large number of tonsillectomies, frequently performed procedures also include operations for chronic middle ear infection (otitis media), correction surgery for hearing loss, nose and ear correction surgery, endoscopic nasal and sinus surgeries, and salivary gland surgery. Tumors of the upper alimentary and respiratory tracts and surgeries for their developmental anomalies represent a top priority. The large number of cancer patients are treated by an onco-team. It is to be noted that besides ablative surgery, function-saving surgeries and rehabilitation surgeries are also performed.
The most frequently performed interventions include the following: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, uvulo-palato-pharyngoplasty, septoplasty, conchoplasty, FESS, external sinus surgeries, endoscopic sinus surgery, DCR, nose correction and plastic surgeries, ventillation tube insertion, plastic surgeries of the external ear and ear canal, antrostomy, mastoidectomy, tympanoplasty, radical ear operation, radical reconstruction, operations needed because of complications of chronic otitis, stapedectomy, stapedotomy, submandibular salivary gland surgeries, parotidectomy, surgeries for medial and lateral cysts and fistulas of the neck, tracheotomies, microlaryngoscopy, LASER assisted endolaryngeal microsurgery, oesophagoscopies, functional, partial laryngeal resections, total laryngectomies, partial hypopharyngectomies, cervical esophagectomies, voice prosthesis implantation, pectoralis musculocutaneous flap plastic surgeries, functional, selective and radical block dissection.