ENT-Otolaryngology(Head and Neck Surgery)
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  • ENT - Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • History and general introduction
    The Department of Otolaryngology was founded in 1968. Previous chairpersons of this department were Doctor K. S. Chen, Y. J. Lin, J. C. Shian, J. H. Deng, B. H. Chen and S. J. Liu. Doctor Jeng-Wen Chen is the present department head. The faculty members include ten full-time otolaryngologists and one part-time otolaryngologist. And it is also a great honor that the "Residency Training" of the department was certified by the SNQ(Symbol of national Quality) in 2022, which also proves the excellent quality of our resident training. This department is divided into four subspecialties: otology, rhinology, laryngology, and head and neck oncology.

    The Department provides high-quality medical care for the patients in the field of ear, nose, and throat. Each year the clinical service of this department includes more than 10000 people/time per year, more than 1000 hearing tests, more than 600 ward admissions and more than 1000 different kinds of operations.

    Division of Head and Neck Oncology
    There are two attending surgeons in the division of Head and Neck Oncology who can complete major operations of head and neck malignancies. The treatment of head and neck cancers is a multi-modality team work that combines specialists from different Departments. In oral cancer, which is by far the most common head and neck cancer in Taiwan, surgery is the treatment of choice. In nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we have implemented chemotherapy and intensity-modulated radiotherapy to improve the patients treatment outcome and survival significantly. Operations that are routinely performed in our department include: surgery for oral cancers, laser surgery for early laryngeal cancers, radical surgery for advanced laryngeal and/or hypopharyngeal cancers, organ-preservation therapy for oropharyngeal cancers, surgery for sino-nasal cancers, surgery for benign and malignant salivary gland tumors, surgery for ear cancers, ad surgery for benign and malignant thyroid tumors.

    Division of Otology
    Otology encompasses a wide range of diseases such as external ear, middle ear, inner ear and inner ear related central neurological systems. In the functional aspects, otology covers two major areas: hearing and balance. The otology department provides medical and surgical treatment of the following disorders: congenital anomalies, inflammatory diseases, hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. Some advanced operations performed in this department include translabyrinthine resection of acoustic neuroma, glomus Jugulare tumor surgery, facial nerve decompression, etc. Other services offered by this department such as genetic screening of congenital deafness, vertigo and hearing aid fitting also result in very good outcome for the patients.

    Division of Rhinology
    The rhinologic division is responsible for treating all kinds of sinonasal illness including benign neoplasm and inflammatory disease in the sinonasal territory. Recent advances in endoscopic, imaging, diagnostic techniques such as fiberoptic or rigid endoscope; CT scan or MRI; antigen-specific IgE and biochemistry blood test, etc., render the improvement of diagnosis and cure rate in sinonasal diseases. Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) with microdebrider and nasal surgery with laser are the mainstays in surgical intervention for sinonasal diseases at present. Detailed CT image plus FESS have efficiently increased the accuracy of surgery and reduced the postoperative morbidity in comparison with conventional destructive sinonasal surgery.

    Division of Laryngology
    In this division, we manage disorders of the oral cavity, salivary glands, tonsils, swallowing functions, pharynx, larynx, voice and obstructive sleep apnea. Research regarding the simultaneous recording of ultrasound and polysomnography for patients with obstructive sleep apnea is one of the most innovated and distinguishing feature in this department. Patients-care and disease-management have always been maintained to a very high standard in this hospital. Therefore, all the patients here can firmly assure of the best care until they regain their health.