Director of ENT Department, Bnei Zion Clinic.
Head of ENT Department, Faculty of Medicine, Technion.
Surgery and Rehabilitation Department, Assuta Medical Center.
Prof. Luntz is in the Forbes list of the best Israeli doctors.
Prof. Lunts graduated from the Saclair Department of Medicine at Tel Aviv University with honors. After internship at the Department of Otolaryngology, Sapir Medical Center, worked as a senior physician in the Shiba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, and in 1994 she got two years of specialization in ear surgery. Fellowship in the clinic for children and adults, neurosurgery department at the Jackson Memorial Clinic in Miami and EAR Institute in Los Angeles.
On her return to Israel, Dr. Luntz was appointed as a director of the ENT department at Bnei Zion Clinic in Haifa and is focused on creating the foundations of a program for surgery and hearing rehabilitation, which also included a cochlear implantation project, a technology that did not exist until then in the north of the country.
- Diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairment in infants, children and adults.
- Surgical restoration of the auditory system: recovery of auditory ossicles for chronic ear diseases and autosclerosis, including the implantation.
- Surgical treatment of acute and chronic ear diseases in infants, children and adults.
- Treatment and rehabilitation of tympanic perforation in children and adults (tympanoplasty and miringoplasty).
- Treatment of chronic ear infections.
- Repeated acute ear infections.
- Fluids in the middle ear.
- Endoscopic ear surgery.
- Diagnosis and treatment of imbalance.
- Diagnosis and treatment of facial and ear nerve damage.
- Treatment of ear and parotid region tumors.
Operations performed by Professor Luntz:
- Ventilation ducts installation – intended primarily for children suffering from recurrent acute ear infections or ear fluid, with hearing impairment.
- Timpanoplasty and myringoplasty – correction of the perforation of the tympanic membrane with or without restoration of the auditory ossicle.
- Ossiculoplasty – restoration of the auditory ossicle, damaged as a result of trauma or chronic ear disease.
- Mastoidectomy – treatment of chronic ear diseases.
- Staedotomy – rehabilitation of the audio system.
- Middle ear endoscopy – minimally invasive surgery, closed mode of operation or in combination with open access.
- Cochlear implantation – designed for people (infants, children and adults) with severe hearing damage, in cases where conventional hearing aids do not function.
- Transplantation of a hearing aid (BAHA, Ponto) – is intended for infants, children and adults with hearing loss associated with a violation of the middle ear, including the amount of bone tissue that can not be eliminated by repairing the auditory ossicles and when conventional hearing aids do not help (due to partial or complete blockage of the external ear or ear external sensitivity of conventional hearing aids).
- Labyrinthectomy – an operation for people suffering from dizziness due to Meniere’s disease.
- Temporal bone resection – an operation to remove benign and malignant tumors found in the ear or in the ear.
- Canalplasty ear – operation of the external auditory meatus, designed to remove tumors in the outer groove, its expansion or reconstruction.
When necessary, surgery is performed in collaboration with a neurosurgeon or plastic surgeon.
In 2009 Prof. Lunz, together with Dr. Roy Landsberg and Dr. Avi Hefetz founded the Center for ENT and Head and Neck Surgery at Assuta Hospital.
Research and articles of Prof. Michal Lunz
Prof. Michal Lunz is an active researcher who published more than 100 articles in the field of medical expertise, a lecturer of leading universities and international scientific conferences in Israel and abroad y and in the world. She is also a member of the Scientific Committee European Academy of Medicine and Ear and Hearing Surgery, and the American ENT Association, within which she is engaged in scientific and clinical activities. Over the years of research, she conducted lectures at many universities throughout the world, including the University of Miami, Cambridge University, Cornell University, the Royal Society, the University of Rome and the University of Hanover.
In 2002 Prof. Lunts was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for her special contribution to the breakthroughs in science and technology.
Professional organizations membership:
- American Society of Neurotology Otoneurology.
- European Academy of Otology and Otoneurology.
- American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
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