The results of the 2011:
Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech
has performed 4489 surgical operations,
including 575 cochlear implantations
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In the beginning of 2011 Ministry of health and social development of the Russian Federation has allocated Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech 499 quotas for rendering hi-tech medical aid to patients with ENT-pathology. This number of operations was made in the spring. While appreciating the high results of work of the ENT surgeons, the Federation has adopted a decision to increase the quota up to 810. By the end of the year the Ministry of additionally allocated Institute still 311 quotas.
In its structure, high-tech surgeries were distributed as follows: two-thirds of the operations of cochlear implantation in patients with severe degree of hearing loss and deafness, and a third part of operations in severe lesions of the larynx, operations on the base of the skull and other heavy diseases of ENT organs. This year the staff of Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech performed 575 cochlear implantations. On the volume of performed high-tech interventions on the ear in 2011, the Institute took the first place in the world.
In 2011, at the expense of means of the federal budget in Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech have operated 492 children, among them 461-mu held expensive operation of the cochlear implant. The cost of the operation, approximately 1.5 million rubles, but for the family of the patient it is free. Cochlear implantation - operation of the highest category of complexity, which otosurgeons of Institute perform qualitatively and with minimum time finding a child under general anesthesia.
Employees of the Saint-Petersburg Research Institute of Ear, Throat, Nose and Speech take an active part in scientific life of the professional community. The Director of the Institute is the President of the Russian society of otolaryngologists. He and his staff participate in all-Russian and regional scientific conferences, go to the foreign symposia.
The institute has concluded contracts on scientific cooperation with many countries of the CIS and leading scientific centers of Europe and the USA, primarily in the field of cochlear implantation.