Our specialties

We provide specialized care across the full spectrum of conservative and surgical otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose and throat medicine) to both adults and children.

When you visit us, we will take the time to fully address your questions and concerns. It matters to us. To determine the underlying causes of your symptoms, we have the most advanced instruments and equipment at our disposal.

Surgical procedures that do not require general anesthesia are performed in our certified in-house operating room. Procedures performed under general anesthesia (outpatient or inpatient) are performed in the Merian Iselin Clinic or – for more complex surgery – in the University Hospital Basel or the University Children’s Hospital Basel (UKBB).

Oral Cavity, Pharynx (Throat), Larynx (Voice Box)

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Cough, chronic
  • Foreign Body Sensation and Throat Clearing
  • Hoarseness
  • Mucosal Changes
  • Pain
  • Reflux, laryngopharyngeal
  • Sore throat
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea (Sleep Endoscopy DISE, Respiratory Polygraphy)
  • Swallowing Disorders (FEES)
  • Swelling
  • Taste Disorders (Ageusia, Hypogeusia, Dysgeusia) / Taste Testing
  • Tumors
  • Voice Disorders (Vocal Cord Paralysis, Dysphonia)

Procedures

  • Laryngeal Surgery
  • Mucosal Changes and Tumor Removal (including with Laser)
  • OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome), Treatment
  • Sleep Apnea Surgery (UPPP, LAUP, Radiofrequency Ablation)
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Removal (Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy)
  • Vocal Cord Mucosal Changes, Microlaryngoscopic Removal
  • Vocal Cord Nodules, Microlaryngoscopic Removal
  • Vocal Cord Polyps, Microlaryngoscopic Removal

Neck, Thyroid, Salivary Glands

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Facial Nerve Paralysis
  • Fine Needle Aspiration, Ultrasound
  • Head and Neck Trauma, Wound Treatment
  • Neck Cysts and Fistulas
  • Pain
  • Saliva Production, Changes
  • Salivary Gland Changes
  • Salivary Gland Stone (Sialolithiasis)
  • Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Swelling, Lumps
  • Thyroid Enlargement, Thyroid Nodules
  • Ultrasound, diagnostic and therapeutic

Procedures

  • Incision and Drainage of Abscess (Emergency)
  • Lymph Node Removal
  • Neck Cysts and Fistulas, Removal
  • Salivary Gland, Removal
  • Salivary Gland Stone, Removal
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Tracheotomy

Ears

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Auricle Trauma
  • Ear Discharge
  • Eardrum Trauma (Perforated Eardrum)
  • External Ear Canal Inflammation / Infection (Swimmer’s Ear)
  • External Ear Canal Trauma
  • Hearing Aid Evaluation (IV, AHV, SUVA, MV)
  • Hearing Disorders (including ABR/Auditory Brainstem Response)
  • Intratympanic Steroid Injection
  • Middle Ear Infections
  • Pain
  • Protruding Ears
  • Ringing Ears (Tinnitus)
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Traffic Medicine
  • Tumors

Procedures

  • Myringotomy and Ear Tube Placement
  • Preauricular Fistula, Removal
  • Protruding Ears, Corrective Surgery (Pinnaplasty)

Nose, Sinuses

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Allergy Testing
  • Facial Pain or Pressure
  • Loss of Smell (Anosmia)
  • Nasal Congestion (Stuffy Nose)
  • Nasal Trauma (i.e. Nasal Fracture)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinomanometry (Airflow Measurement)
  • Runny Nose (Nasal Discharge)
  • Sinusitis
  • Smell Disorders
  • Sniff Test (Sense of Smell Evaluation)
  • Tumors

Procedures

  • Deviated Septum Correction (Septoplasty)
  • Nasal Polyps, Removal
  • Nasal Turbinate Surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus Surgery, endoscopically controlled

Pediatric ENT

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Allergy Testing
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Middle Ear Infections
  • Protruding Ears
  • Snoring and Sleep Apnea (Respiratory Polygraphy)
  • Sore Throat
  • Stuffy Nose, Nasal Obstruction

Procedures

  • Myringotomy and Ear Tube Placement
  • Neck Cysts and Fistulas, Removal
  • Preauricular Fistula, Removal
  • Protruding Ears, Corrective Surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Tonsil and Adenoid Removal (Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy)

Vertigo

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Acute Peripheral Vestibular Disorders
  • Acute Unilateral Vestibular Loss
  • Dysequilibrium
  • Laboratory Examinations (Caloric Testing (VNG), video-Head-Impulse-Test (vHIT), vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMPs))
  • Ménière’s Disease (Ménière’s Syndrome)
  • Positional Vertigo
  • Vestibular Migraine

Skin

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Skin Changes
  • Skin Tumors

Procedures

  • Tumor Removal and Plastic Reconstruction of the Face, Ear, Nose and Neck Regions

Aesthetics

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Facial Wrinkles Treatment with Botulinum Toxin (Botox) und Fillers (Hyaluronic Acid)
  • Laser Treatments (Hair Removal, Spider Veins, Teleangiectasias)
  • Sweaty Underarms (Axillary Hyperhidrosis)