It was published earlier this week on Osijek Hospital Web Site. The success of Osijek Hospital becoming the fifth implant Centre in Croatia, that has carried out the surgery procedures of implanting an artificial Cochlear.
This will be the first patient to have implant of an artificial cochlear done in Osijek. The patient is from Vinkovci at the age of fifty-seven, who has unfortunately completely lost all of their hearing last year in December 2016.
The surgical operation was carried out and performed on May 5th 2017. Which was followed by the doctors/physicans of Osijek Hospital- Clinics for Otorinolaryngology (Defined: as the sub specialty with medicine that deals with the condition of the ear,nose and throat and related structures of the head and neck) This was an excellent opportunity for educational studies of the procedures involved and future operations for implant of artificial cochlear.
In the follow-up for the patient that had just undergone surgery the results were perfect. After surgery he woke up without any signs of headaches or dizziness. The patient is currently undergoing observation and is feeling well. It will be within a week for him to be fully recovered. After which he will be connected to an external speech processor. The Doctors will then know the real results of this operation.
This will be an exciting new beginning for Osijek Hospital in the treatment of deafness with positive end results for the hearing impaired. So far to date they have only been successful in only treating a slightly impaired person. From this point forward they will be able to fully restore the function of hearing in treating people who have completely lost their hearing.
It is also import to know that the first implant was performed by Professor Robert Trotić and his team at the KBC Hospital Sister of Mercy. This all happened twenty one years ago to carry out the first surgery of Cochlear implant. Since the first procedure done 21 years ago there has been over 700 implants procedures. Which has placed Croatia as 12th ranking in the world having performed the Cochlear implant.