Otorhinolaryngology resident's guide

Head of the Teaching Unit:
Rosa Rosell Ferrer

Yolanda Carpenter Squad

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Accredited places: 1 per year

resident otolaryngologist

MEF Program Summary

The specialty

Otorhinolaryngology is the medical and surgical specialty that deals with disorders of the ear, the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, nose, pharynx, larynx), the related facial and cervical structures and the functions that perform, that is to say hearing, voice, speech, breathing, smelling and swallowing.

At the Otorhinolaryngology Service of the Sabadell Hospital, we treat patients from babies to the elderly, as the pathologies treated by the specialty are very diverse and affect all ages.

We study and treat medical and surgical:

  • Infections, trauma and malformations of the ear, nose and paranasal sinuses, pharynx, larynx, salivary glands and cervico-facial structures.
  • Benign and malignant tumors of these organs.
  • Voice disorders.
  • Swallowing disorders.
  • Hearing disorders.
  • Disorders of nasal ventilation.
  • Vertigo.
  • Pathology of the snoring.

Service Description

The ORL Service carries out external consultation activities in 3 centers: the hospital and two specialized primary care centers, all of them equipped with microscopy, endoscopy and the necessary instruments to function as a cabinet. The consultation is daily from Monday to Friday and general medical visit agendas, own specific or multidisciplinary agendas for more complex processes, and agendas for complementary examinations carried out by nursing are carried out.

All surgical activity is carried out at the Hospital, where we have 8 operating theaters per week between inpatient surgery and outpatient surgery. In the consultations, minor surgical interventions can also be performed with local anesthesia.

All the doctors in the service carry out general activity in the specialty both consultation and operating room and for the more complex activity we are subspecialized in the different areas of ENT.

Service Structure

The Service is structured in 3 functional units that broadly cover all aspects of the specialty:

  • Head and Neck (includes voice pathology and dysphagia)
  • Rhinology and Sleep Pathology
  • Otology and Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Each doctor is attached to one of these framework units, but they are not isolated units: every professional carries out general activity of the specialty, trains and progresses in the complexity of the unit to which he is attached and can collaborate with other doctors and units in fields of their interest.


The Service is made up of 13 medical professionals: a Service director, a clinical coordinator and 11 assistant doctors.

We also have 3 nursing diplomas in consultations and 6 in operating theatres, 5 TCAI and 1 secretary.