Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Message from the Director of the Department

Our department provides diagnoses and treatments for disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and head and neck. For patients from newborns to elderly people, we provide medical and surgical treatment and rehabilitation.

Director, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck SurgeryMizuo Ando

Scope of Target Diseases

• Ear disorders: Infantile deafness, sudden deafness, acute low-tone sensorineural hearing loss, Meniere’s disease, benign paroxysmal vertigo, vestibular neuritis, facial nerve palsy, chronic otitis media (with or without cholesteatoma), otosclerosis, ossicular bone abnormalities.
• Nasal disorders: allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic sinusitis, chronic sinusitis, nasal septum deviation, olfactive disorder, nose / paranasal sinus tumor, and paranasal mucocele.
• Oral/ throat disorders: ranula, chronic tonsillitis, adenoid, speech diseases (vocal fold polyps, recurrent nerve palsy).
• Head and neck disorders: cancer of external and middle ears, nasal cancer, maxillary cancer, mouth (tongue, gingiva, etc.) cancer, (upper, middle and lower) pharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, salivary (parotid, submandibular) gland, thyroid cancer, and head and neck benign tumors.

Features and Description of medical treatment

We provide specialized medical treatments for various diseases of the ear, nose and throat, and head and neck surgery.
• Ear disorders: surgery for middle ear diseases (tympanoplasty, stapedectomy, insertion of ventilation tube, etc.). Adaptation of hearing aids for sensory hearing loss including congenital hearing loss, and cochlear implant. Diagnosis and medication for dizziness and facial paralysis. Additionally, we are actively conducting central auditory function tests for auditory processing disorder.
• Nasal disorders: endoscopic intranasal sinus surgery, immunotherapy (sublingual or subcutaneous), and surgery for allergic rhinitis.
• Oral / throat disorders: surgical intervention such as adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, speech improvement surgery.
• Head and neck surgery: we make great efforts to preserve functions by surgery combining chemotherapy and radiotherapy against cancer. We offer options of treatment, consult with yourself and your family, and set a policy on your treatment under full agreement.

For outpatient visits

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays other than holidays, the outpatient clinics of the ENT department are open. The superiority of medical treatments is guaranteed by specialist doctors for work in each field of the ear, nose, head and neck. Inpatient treatments are decided at conferences once a week. Outpatient diagnosis and treatment are discussed by the specialized group as necessary. Considering the patient's QOL and the needs of the patient and the family, we select the best treatment policy under sufficient informed consent. For cancer treatment, we are engaged in clinical practice jointly with related doctors at the head and neck cancer center.

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