Special Clinical Focus

  • “Hopeless cases”
  • The Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic starts with each patient from the very beginning again, even if all the doctors say that the vertigo is imaginary.
  • Vestibular neuropathy
  • Vestibular paroxysm
  • Positional vertigo
  • Vertigo conditions in all specialist fields
  • Menière’s disease
  • Positional vertigo

About us

Dr Bodo Schiffmann is an experienced otorhinolaryngologist and an acknowledged specialist in vertigo conditions and other neurological clinical pictures. In 2006, Dr Schiffmann established his own private ENT practice and vertigo clinic at the Sinsheim ENT Centre, which he has operated in collaboration with his wife, Dr Mechthild Schiffmann, as a joint otorhinolaryngology practice since 2007.

The focus of the Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic is on helping so-called hopeless cases. Dr Bodo Schiffmann and his team take on the patients to whom otherwise nobody listens. Most patients have endured a life-time of suffering and a large number of hospital stays. Many have been alleged to have imagined their condition even though the actual cause has plainly not been correctly identified.

The Sinsheim ENT Centre, which moved into new practice rooms with state-of-the-art facilities at the hospital in Sinsheim in January 2013, covers the entire ENT spectrum and treats people of all ages from infants to senior citizens. Here, the particular focus of Dr Schiffmann and his team is on the diagnosis and treatment of vertigo conditions such as rotational vertigo, postural vertigo, positional vertigo, Menière’s disease or neuropathia vestibularis (vestibular neuropathy). Further treatment emphases of Dr Schiffmann’s private ENT practice are tinnitus, sleep apnoea and snoring.

Vertigo conditions can often be traced back to disorders of the vestibular system. In order to find out the precise cause, as a first step, Dr Schiffmann and his team always perform a comprehensive vertigo diagnosis. Three fully equipped treatment rooms, each with an ultrasound apparatus, a high-frequency diathermy apparatus, an aural microscope, a surgical microscope, together with all the required endoscopes and instruments, are available for this purpose at the private ENT practice and the Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic.

As a result, a thorough investigation of the vertigo condition can be performed at the Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic in a few hours, without the necessity of an in-patient stay at a hospital. The vertigo diagnosis includes testing the patient’s sense of smell and taste, endoscopic examination of the larynx and otoneurological investigations such as balance examination (VNG) or brainstem evoked response audiometry (BERA). Following the diagnosis, Dr Schiffmann makes a recommendation for the treatment of the vertigo, which may also involve a combination of several treatments.

The private ENT practice and the Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic are among the few specialist clinics which focus on the diagnosis and treatment of complicated vertigo problems and vertigo conditions. Thanks to his wide experience and expertise in this field, Dr Schiffmann has earned a reputation as an acknowledged expert in vertigo over recent decades, which has been shown, inter alia, by his having been honoured by the journal “Guter Rat” in 2016 as one of the best ENT doctors in Germany.

Diagnostic Services

The Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic and the Sinsheim ENT Centre provide complete ENT and otoneurology diagnostics of the highest scientific standard. The facilities of the practice are kept constantly at the most advanced level of Technology.

Therapeutic Services

The Sinsheim Vertigo Clinic offers comprehensive diagnostics and provides its patients with practical medication-based or physiotherapeutic recommendations on the day of treatment. The Vertigo Clinic collaborates with acknowledged specialists in all fields and is able to arrange contact at short notice with in-patient and out-patient establishments in all fields.
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Otolaryngology

Other services

  • Vestibular paroxysm
  • Postural vertigo
  • Menière’s disease
  • Vestibular neuropathy
  • Phobic postural vertigo
  • Positional vertigo


Airports near

  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Stuttgart

Railway stations in the vicinity

  • Sinsheim-Elsenz Central Railway Station

Additional staff

Mechthild Schiffmann - Otolaryngology - Sinsheim (Elsenz)

Mechthild Schiffmann

ENT Consultant

Dr - Frieder Petri - Otolaryngology - Sinsheim (Elsenz)

Frieder Petri

ENT Specialist