Special Clinical Focus

  • Unblocking the nose: Improved nasal respiration with the Breathe Implant
  • Aesthetic rhinoplasty: Nose shape corrections
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery: gentle, minimally invasive technique
  • Implantable hearing devices: Swiss competence center semi-implantable systems Soundbridge, Maxum. Full implant Esteem
  • Stapes surgeries: Stapes replacement surgery for otosclerosis
  • Corrective tympanic surgeries: Titanium implants

About us

We are specialized in high-end sugery of all nasal and paranasal diseases and ear problems. Our speciality competence is in nasal deblocking for the permanent improvement of nasal breathing. The "Breathe Implant aWengen" places a new standard in nasal problems worldwide. In the ear region, we improve hearing by middle ear and eardrum surgery: with titanic prostheses, some of which we have developed in cooperation with the company Kurz (Germany). Our "Stapes clip prosthesis aWengen" is being implanted worldwide.
We are leading in Switzerland in the area of implantable hearing aids: We are the only certified place for the full implant "Esteem" in Switzerland. Prof. aWengen was significantly involved in the development of the hearing implant "Vibrant Soundbridge" in Stanford.

Diagnostic Services

1. Nose: all exams are performed before and after surgery

  • Video endoscopy with live screening for the patient
  • Rhinomanometry: measurement of fluid flow for the assessment of the nasal renitency
  • Smell test: with Sniffin' Sticks
  • Photo documentation of face and nose

2. Ear:

  • Video endoscopy of the ear with live screening for the patient
  • Video microscopy of the ear with live screening for the patient
  • Sound audiometry
  • Voice audiometry
  • Impedance audiometry: indirect pressure meassuring of the middle ear with and without stapedius reflex triggering

3. Eyelids:

  • Photo documentation
  • Snap test

4. Lacrimal duct surgery: in cooperation with an ophthalmologist, minimally invasive and endoscopic

5. Facelift:

  • Photo documentation

Therapeutic Services

At the practice, we offer diagnostic services. We concentrate on perfect preoperative diagnostics, assessment and surgery planning. Treatment is performed in the ORs of the Hirslanden Hospital Birshof in Muenchenstein near Basel, Switzerland.
After surgery, careful postoperative after-care is performed at our practice.

Our goals:

  • The highest perfection during the complete treatment period
  • The finest, most effecient and most gentle surgery
  • Patient friendly care



  • Nose bump: closed or open rhinoplasty
  • Crooked nose
  • Large nose: Reduction rhinoplasty
  • Nose augmentation: in cases of saddle nose or small nose
  • Correction of the nose after trauma
  • Septal perforation: hole in the nasal septum
  • Constricted breathing
  • Deviated septum: septal deviation
  • Hypertrophy of the nasal concha
  • Nasal obstruction in allergies
  • Chronic infections of the nose and the paranasal
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Adenoids in the nose / paranasal sinuses
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnoe syndrome
  • CPAP mask problems: deblocking of the nose and stabilization with Breathe Implant


  • Narrow ear canal, recurring infections: canalplasty
  • Ear canal hyperostosis and exostosis
  • Ear drum perforation
  • Conductive deafness of all kinds
  • Ossiculoplasty: titanic PORP and titanic TORP protheses
  • Stapes surgery in otosclerosis: Piston titanic clip, soft Piston, MVP
  • Chronic mastoiditis: masteoidectomy
  • Cholesteatoma: canal wall up and canal wall down surgeries
  • Modified radical surgeries of the ear
  • Implantation of full implant Esteem
  • Implantation of partial implant Vibrant Soundbridge
  • Implantation of bone anchored hearing aid Bonebridge
  • Implantation of percutaneous bone anchored hearing aid BAHA and Ponto

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The Hirslanden Hospital Birshof in Muenchenstein/Basel is part of the best network of private hospitals in Switzerland. The highest quality in the care of international patients is a given. Personal care by a well-educated nursing staff is helpful in the postoperative phase. The Department of Surgery and the Department of Anesthesia have been commended multiple times for their excellent work. Rooming-in is possible if desired. The private ward offers patients a generous service around the clock.

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Other services

  • Snoring, sleep apnea
  • Hooked nose, crooked nose
  • Nasal polyps, chronic infections of nose and upper respiratory system, cold
  • Deafness, hearing devices
  • Otosclerosis
  • Conductive hearing loss, diseases of tympanic membrane, hole in eardrum


Airports near

  • Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg9 km
  • Airport Zurich90 km