Thanks to the development, surgical procedures requiring anaesthesia can now be performed in this operating ward.
Now, the third operating ward of the Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic was equipped with a new operating table, defibrillator, artificial light and emergency trolley. An operating door was installed to separate the air spaces, and the modern infrastructure for anaesthesia was set up.
Previously, simple operations, such as tonsillectomies, were performed under local anaesthesia in this operating ward. However, ear, nose and throat care is increasingly moving towards more complex operations under anaesthesia.
“We want to develop head and neck surgical oncology at the clinic, requiring similar upgrades. We would like to thank the management of the Clinical Centre for supporting the development,” Balázs Sztanó, Associate Professor and Director of the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, said.
Thanks to the investment, it is now possible to perform anaesthesia operations in three operating wards, with the help of specialists from the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
One of the main objectives of the clinic’s director is to develop oncological surgery. One of the results of his work is the fact that five radical laryngectomies have been carried out in the last month and a half alone. In addition, Balázs Sztanó also wants to make significant progress in the field of hearing rehabilitation, in the implantation of implantable hearing aids.
“My goal is to increase the number of surgical procedures for hearing aid implantation in Debrecen in the future with the help of the clinic’s specialists. I want to develop the clinic into a national centre in this field,” the director said.
Since the integration of the Ear, Nose and Throat and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic in March, more than two thousand operations have been performed at the institution. Balázs Sztanó also pointed out that they work closely with the Facial, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Clinic, with specialists from both institutions often performing more complex oncological operations together.
The clinic’s outpatient turnover has already exceeded 60,000 this year. Reducing the waiting lists in specialist clinics is a priority, and capacity has been increased to achieve this. The new operating ward block will also help to reduce waiting times.
Source and photo credit: debrecen.hu & unideb.hu