Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw specializes in skull base surgery, surgical treatment of deafness with cochlear implants and brianstem implants, treatment of extensive head and neck cancer and reconstructive surgery after extensive cancer surgery and endoscopic and microscopic nose surgery and reconstructive surgery in otolaryngology. It also runs a comprehensive treatment (conservative and operational) of Meniere's disease diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
Department, through highly specialized electrophysiological hearing diagnostic, also participates in the Universal Screening of Neonatal Hearing organized by the Foundation of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
The beginning of the 1970's – prof. Zbigniewe Bochenek organizes Poland's first Electronystagmografy Laboratory and Otoneurology Outpatient Clinic, leading to today's survey of patients directed because of dizziness and balance disorders,
1980 – Department of Otolaryngology as the first in Poland introduces daily diagnostic electrophysiological hearing diagnostic,
the beginning of the 1980s – Department of Otolaryngology, Medical University of Warsaw, the first and only in Poland provides reconstructive operations using bowel autograft after extensive cancer surgery of hypopharynx, larynx and upper esophagus, in cooperation with the Department of General, Vascular and Transplant Surgery,
1992 – The Department of Otolaryngology performed operation of the first cochlear implant implantation, which initiated the development of programs of this type in Poland,
1993 – Department of Otolaryngology adhibit a method of endoscopic nasal and sinus surgery,
1994 – Department of Otolaryngology, the first in Poland introduces a method for hearing testing using OAE recording,
1996 – the introduction of a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in collaboration with the Department of Internal Medicine, Pulmonology and Allergology,
1998 – Introduction of treatment of deafness in patient with neurofibromatosis type II using brainstem implants method, in cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery,
1999 – the introduction of modern methods of skull base surgery (including tumors of the auditory nerve , cervical glomus tumors), in cooperation with the Department of Neurosurgery,
2004 – the introduction of the surgical treatment of tumors of the cervical part of esophagus with reconstruction by pulling the stomach (using pull -up) in cooperation with the Department of General, Transplantation and Liver Surgery,
2004 – introduction of intraoperative monitoring of hearing loss in patients operated for posterior fossa pathology,
2004 – 2008, the scientific supervision of the Universal Screening Research Program of Neonatal Hearing in Poland, organized by the Foundation of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity
2005 – introduction of a ASSR method for diagnosis of damage of hearing organ,
2008 – introduction of the middle ear reconstruction, with method of the posterior tympanotomy
2009 – Poland's first implantation of middle ear implant, containing all the elements in the tissues under the skin (implant totally implantable)
2009 – introduction , as the first in the world , methods of measurement of the middle ear reconstruction efficiency by electrocochleografy and ABR 2010 - implantation, for the first time in the world, on both sides of the middle ear implants containing all the elements in the tissues under the skin (implant totally implantable)
2010 – introducing a method of intraoperative assessment of mobility of the ossicular chain, to assess the efficacy of tympanoplasty,
2010 – introduction of vascular flaps with micro-anastomosis for reconstruction of the head and neck,
2010 – performance of 500th implantation of cochlear implant,
2012 – the introduction of a single access in closed tympanoplasty
2012 – development of methods and techniques for endoscopic surgery of the middle ear.