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Head medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses of the brain, the nervous system, the blood vessels of the brain, the eyes and ears. Recognised specialists from the fields of neurology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology, as well as ear, nose and throat illnesses and plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, ophthalmology and oncology, work closely together on an interdisciplinary basis
Neurological medicine specialises in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of illnesses, injuries and deformities of the entire nervous system. Included in the range of neurological medical services offered by the Clinic for Neurosurgery at Klinik Im Park are surgical procedures such as the removal of brain or spinal cord tumours, the treatment of brain haemorrhages and herniated discs, constrictions in the spinal canal, and the treatment of instabilities, injuries, infections, tumours and anomalies of the spinal column. Facial nerves and nerves of the hands or legs are also treated at the Clinic for Neurosurgery.
Neurosurgery deals specifically with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the entire nervous system. The neurosurgeon works closely with the neurologist.
His area of expertise encompasses operations such as the removal of brain or spinal cord tumours, and the treatment of brain haemorrhages as well as slipped discs. He is also responsible for surgery on the nerves of the face, hands and legs.
He makes use of special surgical techniques for operating on the nervous system. It is important, especially during operations on brain tumours, not to damage the surrounding healthy tissue. That is why neurosurgery uses very modern, computer-aided navigation systems that allow a high degree of precision.
The CyberKnife system introduces new ways of treating benign and certain malignant brain tumours and deformities of the brain's blood vessels without having to open the skull.
Neurology is the study of the nervous system, encompassing brain, spinal cord and the peripheral nervous system, as well as the musculature of the human body.
The neurologist knows about all the deformities and disorders of the nervous system and musculature, and what can go wrong with them. This includes migraine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease as well as chronic sleep disorders and difficulties with movement.
The neurologist has received special training in the various methods of examination used to diagnose the above conditions. He can, for example, measure electrical activity in the brain or extract and examine fluids from the spine. A neurologist treats his patients with medication. If an operation is needed, the patient will be transferred to the neurosurgeon.
The otorhinolaryngologist is a specialist in all aspects of ear, nose and throat (ENT) care. His area of expertise encompasses all the structures and organs of the head and neck, excluding the brain and eyes.
He is an expert in all the disorders that can affect these organs, and the types of examination that are used for precise diagnosis. The otorhinolaryngologist can test a patient's hearing, balance, sense of smell and taste. He is well informed about the uses and side effects of the various drugs available to him in treating disorders.
Hearing difficulties, snoring or nasal polyps are amongst conditions that the otorhinolaryngologist can alleviate by means of surgery. Microsurgery and other modern technological aids enable the specialist to replace the ear's deformed ossicles with implants and reconstruct perforated eardrums.
Our oral and maxillofacial surgery specialism is concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases, malformations, and injuries in the facial area. These include:
To train as a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery a doctor must have successfully completed courses in both dental medicine and human medicine. The actual training of a consultant in this field corresponds to that of all surgical specialisms, i.e. 2 years' general surgery and 4 years' specialist training, including 3 months' anaesthiology.
Within the Hirslanden Group, the specialist area of oral and maxillofacial surgery is covered by doctors in independent practice with access to a certain number of clinic beds. In addition, some clinics have centres (cfc Hirslanden, dental and maxillary clinic) that concentrate particularly on treating complex problems that frequently require inter-disciplinary collaboration with other specialisms.
Dentistry is concerned with disorders of the teeth, mouth and jaw.
The dental surgeon, or dentist, knows about the various ways of repairing diseased teeth or replacing missing ones. He knows which materials need to be used to do this and what their effect is on the human body. He also corrects misaligned teeth and jaws. He counsels his patients on how to look after their teeth and gums so as to avoid caries and conditions such as inflammations of the gum.
Surgically, the dentist often works alongside oral and maxillofacial surgeons, especially when it comes to correcting a deformity or the consequences of an accident involving the mouth and teeth. The dentist can undertake further training to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
An ophthalmologist specialises in eyes. He knows about the various structures and functions in and around the eye. He treats all kinds of injuries and disorders of the eye, eyelid and eye muscles. Cataracts (a lens disorder), glaucoma (pressure in the eye) and strabismus (squint) are among the best-known disorders.
Specialist equipment is used to check the patient's vision or the pressure inside his eye, amongst other things. The results of these tests help the ophthalmologist to reach a diagnosis and choose a method of treatment. He will then show the patient how to apply it.
An ophthalmologist can carry out operations on the eye such as corneal transplantation or lens replacement if he has received further training in ophthalmic surgery. Present-day eye operations use the latest techniques, such as lasers or microsurgery, to ensure that the surgical intervention is precise and meticulous.
The ophthalmologist is also able to perform complex tear duct surgery when working alongside an otorhinolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).
The discipline of neuroradiology covers the diagnosis and therapy of ailments and changes in the central nervous system (CNS), meaning the brain and spinal cord together with their envelope and peripheral structures.
Neuroradiology supplements the neighbouring disciplines of neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, orthopaedics and internal medicine with radiological examination techniques, thus providing assistance and alternatives for them in terms of both diagnostics and therapies. Close diagnostic correlations also link neuroradiology with the fields of ear, nose and throat medicine, maxillofacial (jaw) surgery and ophthalmology (eyes).
Radiology uses non-invasive methods to obtain images of our bodies' organs. The best-known example of this would be photographs created by means of X-rays.
The radiologist is not only an expert in X-ray imaging, but in newer forms of examination techniques as well, including ultrasound, computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The appropriate forms of examination are frequently used to determine the exact location and size of an injury, tumour, or source of bleeding. Disorders of the brain, spinal cord or inner organs are often examined using these techniques. The radiologist is then responsible for interpreting the results of the tests.
Some of these methods can be combined with the use of certain 'radiopaque' drugs that display the organs more clearly. The radiologist is able to determine which cases would benefit most from these substances, how they will work and what problems might arise through their use.
Anaesthetics is the study of pain relief, use of anaesthesia and resuscitation. The anaesthetist is especially important when it comes to surgery.
Before a surgical intervention he goes over all the important points with the patient, e.g. what medicines he regularly takes, or how the patient reacted to any earlier anaesthesia. He then chooses the right medicines for the upcoming operation and administers them to the patient. During the operation he monitors the patient's heart / lung activity and circulation using a variety of equipment. After the intervention he continues to monitor the patient's health and intervenes if any problems arise.
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