Special Clinical Focus

  • Hearing impairment and conditions of the ear
  • Microsurgery to the ear and cochlear implants
  • Surgery to the paranasal sinuses and base of the skull
  • Trauma to the midface and base of the skull
  • Tumor surgery
  • Functional-esthetic surgery

About us

Asst Lect. Dr. Thomas Stark has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic Surgery in the Tumor Center of the HELIOS Hospital, Munich West since 2016. His focus is on the application of cochlear implants, which bring new life to people with severe hearing impairment. Pforzheim-born Asst Lect. Dr. Thomas Stark completed his studies in human medicine at the Ruhr University in Bochum, completed his specialist studies in otorhinolaryngology in 2001 and his doctorate in the discipline in 2012. Prior to his position as Chief Physician, he was the Principal Consultant and Deputy Clinical Director at the Rechts der Isar Hospital of the Technical University of Munich.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at HELIOS in Munich is one of the largest departments in the southern Bavarian region and, in Dr. Stark, has gained a pioneer in the field of otorhinolaryngology because the ENT specialist has the additional qualification for “special head and neck surgery”, as well as for “plastic surgery” and has established his specialist field in the hospital: inner ear prostheses, so-called cochlear implants (CI), which are hearing prostheses for deaf persons or for persons with severe hearing loss whose auditory nerve has not been completely destroyed. Thanks to a cochlear implant, people with a high degree of hearing impairment are given the possibility of moving easily within their accustomed surroundings once again and of escaping their social isolation. Dr. Stark is listed as one of Munich's top medical practitioners and is a member of the German Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery Association and of the Mediterranean Society of Otology and Audiology. Dr. Stark values his close links with the other departments of the hospital highly and he encourages specialist exchange, above all with the associated specialist departments medically important to him, such as Speech Therapy or Audiometry.

Diagnostic Services

  • Pure-tone audiometry
  • Speech audiometry, otoacoustic emissions
  • Electrocochleography
  • Tinnitus diagnosis / masking
  • Rhinomanometry
  • Smell test
  • Taste test
  • Lung function test
  • Head-thrust test
  • Electronystagmography
  • Positional test
  • External ear diagnostics
  • Endoscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Stroboscopy
  • Videoendoscopy
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Stroboscopy
  • Videoendoscopy
  • Flexible laryngoscopy

Therapeutic Services

  • Surgical treatment
  • Conservative treatment
  • Microsurgery to the ear to repair the ear and improve hearing
  • Surgical treatment for midface trauma and trauma to the base of the skull
  • Plastic, reconstructive and esthetic surgery in the head and neck region
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Microscopic or endoscopic laser surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Radiotherapy
  • Speech therapy and physical therapy treatment
  • Follow-up care

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Optional benefits rooms Accommodation in high-quality furnished single and twin bed rooms and a wide range of service and additional benefits. Comfort components in detail:
  • Single bed room with comfortable furniture, foldout armchair for relatives
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels
  • Selection of care products
  • Minibar and safe
  • Telephone with no standing charge
  • Flat screen television
  • Daily newspaper
  • W-LAN at no charge
Culinary extras
  • Selection of non-alcoholic beverages
  • Selection of fresh fruit daily
  • Menu rich in variety with individual menu selection
  • Cafeteria
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field

Other services

  • Conditions of the neck and of the nose and ears
  • Hearing impairment
  • Conditions of the paranasal sinuses
  • Conditions at the base of the skull
  • Tumors of the nose and paranasal sinuses
  • Cancer of the oral cavity (floor of the mouth, tongue, cheek)
  • Cancer of the pharynx (oropharynx, e.g. cancer of the tonsils, hypopharyngeal and nasopharyngeal cancer)
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Thyroid cancer, CUP syndrome (cancer disorder with unknown primary tumor)
  • Tumors of the facial skin and skin of the neck
  • Tumors of the ear (pinna, auditory canal and middle ear)


Airports near

  • Munich airportapproximately 43.4 km

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Munich main rail stationapproximately 8.6 km