Special Clinical Focus

  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Corrective hearing surgery
  • Neck and tumour surgery
  • Sleep medicine
  • Vertigo centre
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Plastic-aesthetic and reconstructive surgery

About us

Prof. Jens E. Meyer is the Senior Consultant of the ENT, Head and Neck Surgery and Plastic Surgery Clinic of the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg. As a specialist otolaryngologist, Prof. Meyer treats not only chronic ENT conditions such as hearing loss, chronic inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, nasal polyps, chronic inflammation of the ears and otosclerosis, but he is also responsible for the Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre, the Hamburg Vertigo Centre, the Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre and the interdisciplinary Centre for Head, Neck and Salivary Gland Tumours. Advanced surgical procedures, orientated towards the patient's condition, facilitate safe, gentle and minimally invasive procedures of the highest medical standard.

Sleep disorders and nocturnal respiratory disorders can result, inter alia, in fatigue during the day, momentary nodding off, snoring, nocturnal apnoea and mouth breathing. The objective of the Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre consists in recognising and then treating this type of disorder, in order also to reduce the risk of secondary conditions such as high blood pressure, myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accident. The diagnosis of sleep disorders at the Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre begins with a sleep screening examination and history consultation and a medical ear, nose and throat examination. In some cases, a sleep laboratory test at the Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre over 1 – 2 nights is necessary. With the aid of advanced techniques, the patient's sleep is monitored and assessed in the sleep laboratory at the Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre. The Hamburg Sleep Medicine Centre employs methods including correction of sleep conditions, weight reduction, sleeping on the side, mandibular splints, sleep masks (nCPAP) and surgical techniques for the larynx, nose and the base of the tongue in the treatment.

Vertigo can have various causes. The interdisciplinary Hamburg Vertigo Centre Hamburg takes this fact into account. Specialists in various fields work closely together at the Hamburg Vertigo Centre in order to ascertain the cause of the vertigo. The Hamburg Vertigo Centre includes, inter alia, the fields of traumatology, ENT, internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, orthopaedics and stress medicine. Frequently, the causes of the vertigo are to be found in otorhinolaryngology and neurology. For this reason, having the vertigo diagnosed by Prof. Meyer in the ENT Department at the Hamburg Vertigo Centre is advisable for many patients.

The Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre provides diverswith a diving medicine ENT consultation with a specialist in diving medicine who, himself, has been a diver for many years. Where there are problems with diving, the Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre performs eardrum microscopy and endoscopy of the paranasal sinuses, auditory testing and pressure equalisation tests. The Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre issues diving fitness certificates for the ENT area and issues travel medicine recommendations for divers. In the case of decompression sickness, the Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre investigates hearing performance and discusses the therapeutic options. The Hamburg Diving Medicine Centre analyses the function of the Eustachian tubes with surgical dilatation of the diameter of the tubes (tubal dilatation), treats ear infections and barotrauma of the middle ear.

The interdisciplinary Centre for Head, Neck and Salivary Gland Tumours of the St. Georg Asklepios Hospital in Hamburg specialises in the comprehensive care of patients with malignant tumours of the oral cavity and pharynx, the larynx, the salivary glands, the thyroid gland, the nasal cavity and the paranasal sinuses, from the diagnosis to the treatment and follow-up. To this end, specialists in various disciplines collaborate at the Hamburg Centre for Head, Neck and Salivary Gland Tumours for the benefit of the patients in order to be able to provide a comprehensive tumour treatment at the highest standard. Hence, for example, the Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine provide diagnostic techniques such as sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and scintigraphy as proof of head and neck tumours. The treatment is performed by specialists in the fields of oncology, radiotherapy, general and thoracic surgery, internal medicine, dermatology and ENT and incorporates a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including minimally invasive and tissue-conserving surgery and external or internal radiotherapy.

Diagnostic Services

  • Pure tone audiometry, tympanometry, stapedius reflexes, speech audiometry
  • Otoacoustic emissions, BERA, electrocochleography, tinnitus diagnosis / masking
  • Rhinomanometry, smell test, taste test, lung function test
  • Head-impulse test, electronystagmography, vestibular evoked myogenic potential, Vertiguard, positional test
  • Headphone diagnostics
  • Endoscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Stroboscopy
  • Video endoscopy
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
  • Stroboscopy
  • Video endoscopy
  • Flexible laryngoscopy
  • Caloric test

Therapeutic Services

  • Diving medicine
  • Plastic surgery / plastic-reconstructive surgery
  • Sleep medicine / surgery
  • Cochlear implantation
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Minimally invasive paranasal sinus surgery
  • Vertigo therapy
  • Functional rhinoplasty
  • Neck and tumour surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Allergology
  • Insertion of grommets
  • Dilatation of the Eustachian tubes
  • Active middle ear implants
  • Stapedoplasty
  • Minimally invasive surgery to the base of the skull, frontal and lateral
  • Navigation
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Endoscopy and surgery to the salivary glands
  • Otoplasty / ear-pinning plastic surgery
  • Nasopharyngeal polypectomy
  • Middle ear conditions, surgery with implantable hearing aids and otoneurology
  • Oncology for the base of the skull and orbital cavity
  • Interstitial brachytherapy
  • Ultrasound

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Vertigo centre
  • Hanseatic Cochlear Implant Centre
  • Centre for the Care of the Hearing Impaired
  • St. Georg Interdisciplinary Thyroid Centre
  • Interdisciplinary Head, Neck and Thyroid Tumour Centre
  • Out-patients’ surgical centre
  • Lymphoma centre
  • Paediatric ENT surgery
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Otolaryngology

Other services

  • Sinusitis with or without polyps
  • Hearing loss - vertigo - tinnitus
  • Chronic inflammation of the ears
  • Otosclerosis
  • Head and neck tumours
  • Inflammation and tumours of the thyroid gland


Airports near

  • Hamburg airport6.2 miles (10 km)

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Hauptbahnhof Hamburgca. 30 km

Additional staff

E. Biermann

Leading Consultant