Prof. Dr. med. Martin Westhofen

Contact: Administrative Office, Michael Kühlmorgen
Phone: +49 (0)241 80-89360 ı Fax: +49 (0)241 80-82465


Department of
Otorhinolaryngology and Plastic Head and Neck Surgery

Medical Services


Hearing and Balance

  • Cochlear and middle-ear implants
  • Laser stapes surgery
  • Labyrinth surgery
  • Neurotology



  • Larynx laser microsurgery
  • Head and neck tumours incl. microvascular surgery
  • Repair of dysphagia
  • Rhinosurgery
  • Microinvasive skull base surgery
  • Navigation surgery
  • Salivary glands
  • Microsurgical tumour resection
  • Sleeping disorders

Research Focus


  • Balance disorders
  • Ear and biomaterials
  • Vestibular hair cell channels
  • Artificial labyrinth
  • 3D-video- and microsurgery

Professor Westhofen has been Head of the Department and Chairman since 1996. Prior to that he served as Assistent Medical Director and Associate Director of the Department of Otorhinolaryngynology at the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf.

Hearing and Balance are key aspects of focus for the department. An own international course on this topic underscores our outstanding international reputation. Children with cochlear implants are (re)habilitated in a special hearing centre.