ENT Clinic Dusseldorf
- Navigation-controlled sinus surgery and cranial vascular surgery
- Microsurgery of the ear/hearing-improving surgeries
- Functional and plastic surgery of the nose
- Plastic reconstructive and aesthetic surgery
- Operative treatment of head and neck tumours
- Thyroid surgery
- Laryngeal surgery
- Snoring surgery
Range of Diagnostic services
- All modern imaging procedures (CT, MRI)
- Ultrasound scans
- Nuclear medical examinations (scintigraphy)
Range of Therapeutic services
- Navigation-controlled sinus surgery: Endoscopic/microscopic treatment of sinus diseases
- Ear surgery and hearing improvement: Treatment of inflammatory, accident-related and tumorous diseases of the outer and middle ear
- Operations of the nose: In the case of disabled nasal breathing, external changes in shape, plastic-aesthetic surgery, tumours
- Plastic-reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the face, neck and ear area
- Operative treatment of head and neck tumours: tumours of the pharynx, nose, sinuses, larynx, the head and facial skin and neck
- Surgery of the thyroid glands and the salivary glands with nerve monitoring: for benign and malignant tumours
- Microscopic laryngeal surgery/laser surgery: Tumour treatment, vocal improvement
- Snoring surgery: Elimination of obstructions in the upper respiratory tract (nose, soft palate, base of the tongue)
The ENT clinic (ear, nose and throat medicine, head and neck surgery, plastic-aesthetic surgery, voice and speech disorders, allergology) is part of the Medical Centre Düsseldorf of the Luisenkrankenhaus in Düsseldorf. The senior doctors, Prof. Dr med. Adam Kurzeja MD and Mr E. Ulrich Karmeyer, are ENT specialists and have 30 years of experience in the area of head and neck surgery. In the modern medical centre, they both apply new and proven operational procedures. The two doctors perform all surgeries themselves. Because of the high number of surgical procedures they have performed, they have acquired an expertise that justifies the trust of their patients. In addition to surgical practice, the two doctors are available as second opinion specialists. The range of treatment includes all operations of the ear, nose and throat area.
Procedures on the sinuses (maxillary sinus, ethmoid sinus, sphenoid sinus and frontal sinus) are performed endoscopically via the nasal openings without external incision. The sinus surgery performed by Prof Dr med. Adam Kurzeja und Mr E. Ulrich Karmeyer is navigational-controlled, which minimises the complication rate because of increased precision. Using this technique, a millimetre-accurate plan of the patient is developed using the previous imaging (computer tomography and magnetic resonance tomography), which allows the surgeon to work very precisely. This technique lowers the possible complications of these operations (e.g. injury to the cranial base, optic nerve, eye muscles and olfactory nerve) and decreases the length of the procedure by specificity. Twenty years ago, Prof Kurzeja was a pioneer in the development of this system.
Ear Surgery and Hearing Improvement
The team of doctors also specialises in operations and therapies for hearing and ears. The range of treatments includes traumatic, inflammatory and tumorous changes of the outer and middle ear. A sub-area consists of operations that improve hearing in the case of the severely hearing impaired.
Operations of Outer and Inner Nose
Impaired nasal breathing can affect the health and quality of life through loud snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Snoring mainly bothers one's life partner. Sleep apnoea, which leads to unintended night-time breathing disorders can also lead to drowsiness and reduced performance (nodding off) or even heart disease, high blood pressure and depression. Through the surgical removal of obstructions and/or the extension of the upper airway, these patients can be helped.
At the Medical Centre in Düsseldorf, aesthetic, shape-altering surgery on the nose as well as plastic-reconstructive surgeries are carried out after trauma and burns or in the case of large scars or tumour lesions. The services offered also include plastic-aesthetic procedures such as face and neck skin tightening (facelift), cosmetic surgery of the eyelid and correction and/or reconstruction of the auricle.
Surgical Treatment of Benign and Malignant Tumours
When removing benign and malignant tumours of the oral cavity, the nasopharynx, the sinuses, the larynx, the nose, the skin and soft neck tissues, Prof Dr med. Kurzeja and his colleague always proceed with utmost precision in order to be rid of the tumour(s) and to ensure the least possible impairment of the affected organs while maintaining their functionality. Among other things, the patients benefit from the close interaction between the different departments at the Medical Centre in Düsseldorf i.e. the patients are cared for interdisciplinarily. This includes the follow-up of patients who have been treated for tumour diseases.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Gland Surgery
Because of the anatomical features, these procedures have to be carried out in a very nerve-conserving manner. In the immediate vicinity of the gland is the nerve, which innervates the vocal cords (recurrent laryngeal nerve) and is thus responsible for phonation and the opening of the trachea (windpipe). To ensure the best functioning of these nerves, the surgeons use "neuromonitoring" during the procedure.
Salivar Gland Surgery
In procedures on the large salivary glands (parotid glands and submandibular glands), the function of the mimic facial nerves is ensured through the use of neuromonitoring.
Procedures in the area of the larynx are mainly performed using a laser and surgical microscope. This technique allows the highest precision, which is crucial for organ preservation, maintenance of function and functional improvement in this small operating field.
The inpatient procedures are carried out in the hospital. Here, the patients are individually and personally cared for by the surgeons and staff.
The website of Prof Dr med. Adam Kurzeja and E. Ulrich Karmeyer can be found here.
Prof Dr med. Adam Kurzeja
|1968||A-levels at the Lessing Gymnasium in Düsseldorf|
|1968-1974||Medical Studies in Cologne, Sydney and Düsseldorf|
|1974||State examination and doctoral studies|
|1974–1980||Specialist physician training (University of Düsseldorf under Prof Dr med. Alf Meyer zu Gottesberge and Prof Dr med. K. H. Vosteen)|
|1980–1990||Chief Senior Physician of the ENT Department at the University of Aachen
- Qualification for the specialisation of plastic and aesthetic surgery, allergology, special ENT surgery, speech and language therapy
- Training in neck-head tumours at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York
|1986||Habilitation and appointment as a professor|
|1990–2013||Chief Physician of the Clinic for ENT Medicine and Plastic Head and Neck Surgery at the Luisenkrankenhaus in Düsseldorf|
|2013||Chief Physician of the Department for ENT Medicine and Head and Neck Surgery at the Luisenkrankenhaus in Düsseldorf|
E. Ulrich Karmeyer
|1970–1976||Human Medical Studies|
|1978-1983||Specialist training at the University Hospital of Bonn|
|February 1983||Recognition as an ear, nose and throat specialist|
|1980-1982||Further training in audiology/hearing disorders/supra-threshold tests/electro-cochleology/brain stem audiometry (Dr A. Opitz MD, ENT University Clinic in Bonn)|
|since 1979||Independent and assisting operations in head and neck surgery|
|since 1982||Assisted middle ear surgery|
|since 1986||Independent middle ear surgery with Prof Dr med. F. Berger, Evangelical Hospital of Düsseldorf
- Audiological reports, hearing aid regulations
|1989||Certification in “evoked potentials”/BERA (Bavarian LÄK, Munich)|
|1990–2013||Specialist/Chief Physician with Prof Dr med. Adam Kurzeja, Evangelical Hospital of Düsseldorf
- Independent and apprenticing ear surgery/BAHA hearing aid technique and surgery/supervisor of audiology/evoked potentials/hearing aid indication
- Independent and apprenticing navigated nasal cavity surgery
- Operations of benign and malignant tumours in the head and neck region (independent and advanced)
|since 2014||ENT professional association with Prof Dr med. A. Kurzeja at the Medical Centre (MCD) Düsseldorf
- All operations of ENT medicine as well as head and neck surgery in the Luisenkrankenhaus
- Prof. Dr med. Adam Kurzeja
- E. Ulrich Karmeyer
- Close to the city
- Quiet location in the countryside
- Good transport connection
- Reduced parking fees for patients in the in-house car park
|Düsseldorf Central Station||1 km|
|Düsseldorf Airport||11 km|
|Cologne Airport||51 km|
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Medical Centre Düsseldorf | Luisenkrankenhaus Düsseldorf
Prof. Dr med. Adam Kurzeja MD/ E. Ulrich Karmeyer
Department for Ear, Nose and Throat Medicine, Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic-aesthetic Surgery, Voice and Speech Disorders, Allergology
Luise-Rainer-Str. 6-10, D-40235 Düsseldorf
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays:
8:00 am–12:00 pm and 3:00–5:00 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays:
8:00 am–12:00 pm