Otolaryngology and Allergology
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Heinrich Iro
Medical Director of the University Hospital Erlangen, Head of the ENT and Head and Neck Surgery Clinic
A top specialist in a wide range of ENT conditions
Professor Heinrich Iro is a recognized authority among ENT experts: in a nationwide survey held among medical professionals in March 2016, he was included in the list of Germany's best doctors.
The Erlangen-Nuremberg University Hospital ENT Department headed by Prof. Iro is one of the largest in Germany, featuring 80 beds, six operating rooms, an intensive care unit and a university outpatient clinic. Every year it takes care of over 5000 inpatient and about 33 000 outpatient cases. It is the only clinic in Bavaria which has a stand-alone department for phoniatrics and pedaudiology with a speech therapy training school, as well as a professorship in audiology. Inner ear prostheses (cochlear implants) have been used in the Erlangen ENT Department since 1992 and about one hundred patients receive this advanced treatment early. The Cicero Cochlear Implant Center, founded in 2009, is now one of the five major specialized facilities in the country. Among other conditions, the hospital has major expertise in tinnitus and vertigo management.
Prof.Iro is a certified specialist in ENT, ENT surgery, plastic surgery, environmental medicine and allergology. In his surgical practice, Prof. Iro favors organ preservation, differentiated approach and function-preserving surgical techniques.
Head and neck tumor surgery
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Salivary gland and sinus procedures
Hearing restoration (including cochlear implants)