Yours truely, Prof. Arne Ernst
Disease and disorders of the head neck region are more troublesome than the doctor sometime thinks about... Many questions are frequently unanswered, even after seeing a specialist, e.g.: Why do I feel dizzy and what can I do about it? Does it make sense to undergo surgery when I am hard of hearing? Why do I swallow so poorly? Are there visible scars after surgery of my nose to improve breathing?
Those who fall ill are seeking a proper diagnosis first before they think about therapeutic options. The following pages are to inform those and, thus, to make you familiar with modern medical approaches. You should understand how an exmination by an ENT specialist is done, how surgery is planned, which conservative therapies are appropriate and how scientific literature can guide you through this process.