Otorhinolaryngology Director:SONE, Michihiko (Professor)

We perform advanced treatment based on a high level of expertise even for common diseases

Of the five senses, our department deals with hearing, smell, taste, and touch and is involved in communication by vocalization and hearing.

Medical Care System

Our inpatient department consists of Group A (in charge of endoscopic paranasal sinus surgery, ear surgery, inflammatory disease, inner ear disease including sudden deafness and Meniere's disease, etc.) and Group B (in charge of head and neck tumor, dysphagia, etc.).

Target Diseases

We are deeply involved in diseases related to tumors, inflammation, malformation, and injury of ear, nose, and throat, dysphagia, and skull base tumors. Otologic vertigo is also within our field, and we are involved in the differentiation of vertigo. We also perform hearing aid fittings.

Strong Fields

We perform differential diagnosis of deafness (especially, measurement of endolymphatic and perilymphatic space sizes and identification of the blood-labyrinth barrier by diagnostic imaging using three-Tesla MRI) and treatment of inner ear disease with intratympanic medication.
We have confidence in performing treatment of head and neck cancer aiming at functional preservation.

Clinical Results

Our clinical results of inner ear disease such as sudden deafness and large vestibular aqueduct syndrome are published in many journals. For treatment of head and neck tumors aiming at functional preservation and treatment of sleep apnea as well, we make achievements examining data from various viewpoints.

Specialized Outpatient Clinic

We provide medical care in specialized outpatient clinics including: tumor outpatient clinic, ultrasonography outpatient clinic, sudden deafness outpatient clinic, nose outpatient clinic, dizziness outpatient clinic, hearing aid outpatient clinic, and dexamethasone infusion outpatient clinic (intratympanic dexamethasone infusion for inner ear disease).

Advanced Medicine and Research

We perform advanced treatment such as imaging study of the inner ear using three-Tesla MRI, measurement of blood flow during ear surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery with navigation, and voice restoration using a voice conversion system. We will make an application for approval of inner ear MRI after intratympanic gadolinium administration as advanced medicine.