Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)

Workplace characteristics

The task of ENT is to provide specialized otorhinolaryngological care to patients from Prague and other regions of the Czech Republic, complete consulting services for clinics and VFN institutes and super-consular services for non-bed, especially private catchment facilities. The main programs of the department are pediatric, mostly one-day surgery (adenotomy, tonsilectomy, tympanostomy, auricle sculptures, endoscopy). Furthermore, ear microsurgery and nasal surgery of children and adults including functional and aesthetic external nose surgery - rinoseptoplasty, endoscopic operations of sinuses. A common part of surgery is endoscopy of the respiratory tract and swallowing and soft neck surgery. The ENT Department of the General Teaching Hospital closely cooperates with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Motol and the First Faculty of Medicine in pedagogical, scientific and therapeutic preventive activities. The continuity in the care of oncological patients is ensured by cooperation with the oncology center of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of the University Hospital Motol and the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University and the General Teaching Hospital clinics dealing with oncology. The ENT department performs both classical and radiofrequency operations in patients with sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). He has long been involved with the Sleep Laboratory of the Neurological Clinic of the General Teaching Hospital and the Department of Dental Surgery and research (grant projects) of sleep apnea syndrome. The endoscopic lacrimal surgery program is also successful, along with doctors from the VFN Eye Clinic. The ENT department also performs radio frequency operations in the nasal and oral cavity.

At the ENT department of the General Teaching Hospital in Prague, we have recently introduced a modern method of endoscopic removal of nasal tonsils in children by the Cobra Plasma Probe. It is a gentle and safe removal of the enlarged nasal tonsil tissue in the nasopharynx by the plasma field that is formed at the end of the probe. The plasma field disrupts and aspirates the tissue gently and efficiently. Plasma probe immediately stops possible bleeding. The advantage of the method is less traumatization of the nasopharynx and usually shorter healing time and less pain. More precise removal of nasal tonsil tissue minimizes the risk of regrowth.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and the procedure takes about 20 - 40 min. We will be happy to provide you with more detailed information and answers to your questions at our children's and general ENT clinic.

The non-surgical care department is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of acute and protracted hearing, balance and tinnitus disorders, complete audiological examinations, including superconciliation assessment activities. The Otonerology Center of the General Teaching Hospital and the Ambulance are working within the ENT department for hearing impairment.

Contact information

  • adresa U Nemocnice 499/2, 128 08 Prague 2 (Hall A7)
  • telefon +420 224 962 361 (secretariat)
  • telefon +420 224 962 315 (ambulance - filing cabinet)
  • telefon +420 224 962 322 (ambulance)
  • telefon +420 224 962 316 (in-bed)
  • telefon +420 224 962 358 (in-bed)
  • fax +420 224 920 608
  • email
MUDr. Radim Kaňa, Ph.D.
Head of Department
telefon+420 224 962 312
Bc. Kateřina Řezáčová
Head Nurse
telefon+420 224 962 302
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