Otorhinolaryngology

Otorhinolaryngology

Procedures

  • Tonsils and adenoids surgery

    • Adenoidectomy

      €137–€1562
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      Adenoidectomy is an operation to remove adenoids, performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, lymphatic tissue called adenoid, located behind the soft palate at the back of the nose, is removed via the mouth. Usually this operation is performed in the day surgery unit. This procedure is indicated for children whose enlarged adenoid causes mouth breathing and snoring, leading to sleeping problems or frequent upper airways infections or inflammations of the middle ear (otitis).

    • Tonsillectomy

      €223–€2290
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      Tonsillectomy is an operation to remove tonsils, performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, both tonsils (oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat) are removed via the mouth. In people with a strong gag reflex, tonsillectomy should be performed under general, not local anesthesia. Usually it is necessary to stay in the hospital for 24 hours after the operation. The healing of the operated area takes 12–14 days. To lower the risk of bleeding, strenuous physical activity should be avoided during this period. Indications for the operation include peritonsillar abscess (accumulation of pus around the tonsils) and permanent enlargement of tonsils which causes chronic or recurrent acute tonsillitis.

    • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

      €290–€2912
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      Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy is an operation to remove tonsils and adenoid, performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the two tonsils and the adenoid are removed via the mouth. The healing of the operated area takes 12–14 days. To lower the risk of bleeding, strenuous physical activity should be avoided during this period. This operation is indicated when the child has breathing or swallowing difficulties and frequent upper airways infections.

    • Tonsillectomy under general anesthesia

      €171–€2510
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      Tonsillectomy under general anesthesia is an operation to remove tonsils, performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, both tonsils (oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat) are removed via the mouth. Usually it is necessary to stay in the hospital for 24 hours after the operation. The healing of the operated area takes 12–14 days. To lower the risk of bleeding, strenuous physical activity should be avoided during this period. Indications for the operation include peritonsillar abscess (accumulation of pus around the tonsils) and permanent enlargement of tonsils which causes chronic or recurrent acute tonsillitis.

  • Polypectomy

    • Polypectomy

      €20–€156
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      Rhinoscopy is an examination of the nasal cavity, performed by means of a special thin tube-like instrument called rhinoscope. A rhinoscope is equipped with a lamp, so that the doctor can observe the nasal cavity. Usually rhinoscopy is performed in two stages – anterior rhinoscopy and posterior rhinoscopy. For anterior rhinoscopy, the rhinoscope is inserted through the left and right nostrils; posterior rhinoscopy is performed by inserting the rhinoscope via the mouth in order to examine the back of the nasal cavity from behind the soft palate.

  • Endoscopic sinus surgery

    • Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS; over 45 minutes)

      €650–€3660
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      The aim of this surgical procedure, the exact name of which is functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), is to remove the soft tissue or bony structures that constrict the sinuses (air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity) in order to enlarge the sinuses. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and usually the patient can go home after 6–24 hours. The indications for this operation include chronic drug-resistant sinusitis resistant to medical therapy, polyps in the nose and sinuses, sinus tumors etc.

    • Endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)

      €450–€2253
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      The aim of this surgical procedure, the exact name of which is functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), is to remove the soft tissue or bony structures that constrict the sinuses (air-filled spaces that surround the nasal cavity) in order to enlarge the sinuses. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and usually the patient can go home after 6–24 hours. The indications for this operation include chronic drug-resistant sinusitis resistant to medical therapy, polyps in the nose and sinuses, sinus tumors etc.

  • Ear surgery

    • Middle ear drainage

      €15–€1295
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      Middle ear drainage is a procedure to drain mucus and pus buildup from the ear. The fluid is suctioned out of the middle ear through a tiny opening made in the eardrum. If necessary, a tiny plastic tube is inserted in the opening so that the fluid can come out of the middle ear. The procedure is indicated in case of recurrent or persistent inflammations of the middle ear (otitis) or hearing loss due to mucus buildup.

  • Septoplasty

    • Septoplasty

      €314–€4845
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      Septoplasty is an operation to correct a deformity of the nasal septum. During the procedure, the nasal septum is straightened by correcting the bones or the cartilage by means of special instruments. To support the operated area and to speed up healing, plastic plates are inserted in the nasal cavity. The plates are removed about a week later during the follow-up. This operation is usually performed under general anesthesia.

  • Throat surgery

    • Pharyngoplasty (RFTT)

      €621
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      Pharyngoplasty or palatoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to treat snoring. Treatment with low-frequency radio waves promotes the appearance of thin canals in the tissue of the soft palate. As a response to these structural changes, connective tissue starts to proliferate. As a result, the soft palate becomes harder, its ability to resonate decreases which, it its turn, will put an end to, or at least alleviate, snoring. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and hospitalization of the patient is not necessary.

  • Reception

    • Otolaryngologist’s consultation

      €25–€132
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      An otolaryngologist or ENT doctor is a specialist trained in the treatment and diagnostics of the diseases of the ear, nose and throat (ENT). This doctor can help you in case of an acute nose-ear-throat disease (e.g. ear infections, angina) or exacerbation of a chronic problem (e.g. chronic tonsillitis, hoarse voice). During the first appointment, the otolaryngologist usually examines the patient and prescribes necessary tests and analyses. The otolaryngologist also gives advice about nose-ear-throat disease prevention and plans subsequent treatment.