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Gangnam Severance Hospital Otolaryngology firstly operated Voice Clinic in 1983, performed the first nasal endoscopic operation in 1987 and the first BOTOX injection in 1995. Moreover, it operates Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinic, Amblyacousia (hearing loss) Clinic, Dizziness Clinic, Allergy Clinic, Snore Clinic, Voice Clinic, BOTOX Clinic, and Head and Neck Tumors Clinic. Otolaryngology does its best for its development through various conferences and seminars.
Clinical Experience – Otolaryngology Voice Clinic was firstly opened in 1983, when the Gangnam Severance Hospital had been opened. It performed the first arytenoid adduction and thyroid angioplasty for patients with paralysis of glottis. Furthermore, it tried several advanced therapies of voice medicine and developed a domestic artificial larynx. It researches many diseases which had no treatment. Recently it performed the radio frequency surgery for spastic dysphonia disease firstly in the world. Otology cares patients with hearing loss and operates Amblyacousia-Artificial Cochlea Clinic, Dizziness Clinic, and Ear Noise Clinic. Also it offers ear noise re-training therapies. Rhinology performed the first laser snoring surgery in Korea, 1993, and operates Allergy Clinic, Snore Clinic, and Rhinoplasty Clinic. Also it has many achievements of rhinosinusitis, sleep apnea, and rhinoplasty.
The Voice Clinic opened in the ENT department after the establishment of Gangnam Severance Hospital in 1983 performed arytenoid adduction and thyroplasty for the first time in Korea for the treatment of patients with vocal cords paralysis. The attempts are made to develop the best treatment methods such as the development of artificial larynx. In recent years, ultrasonic surgery was performed for the first time in the world for spasmodic dysphonia, conducting active research into those voice disease where no treatment protocol has been established. Special clinics such as the Hearing Clinic , Dizziness Clinic, and Tinnitus clinic operated. The treatment and rehabilitation for hearing impairment patients and rehabilitation treatment is done for tinnitus patients. Laser surgery was performed in snoring patients for the first time in Korea in 1993. The Allergy Clinic , Snoring Clinic , and Rhinoplasty Clinic are operated. Many accomplishments have been achieved and are being made in the fields of nasal sinus disease, obstructive sleep apnea, and Rhinoplasty.