The Parana Institute for Otorhinolaryngology – IPO started their story of success and professionalism on October 1992. A group of professors from the Federal University of Parana with the same philosophy and work abilities joined together to create a Specialized Center. The objective was to make available all of the procedures linked to Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery through consultations, examinations and clinical and surgical procedures.
Due to the increase in the number of patients in search of specialized and quality treatment, and also scientific and technological advances, IPO grew in a short time. The number of doctors, professionals and collaborators increased until in June 2000 they reached an important step in their history. The IPO Hospital was inaugurated, consisting of a building with approximately 11,000m2 spread over 10 floors, 6 treatment centers and private parking.
Recognizing the patients need for immediate care in emergency cases and other complications related to the ear, nose and throat, the only 24 hour emergency clinic specializing in Otorhinolaryngology for Curitiba and district was created.
As well as the IPO Hospital located in Água Verde, the IPO group consists of more than 30 Health Centers situated in strategic locations in Curitiba, Araucária, Campo Largo, Colombo, Palmeira, Paranaguá, São José dos Pinhais, São Mateus do Sul, Pinhais, etc, and also in Santa Catarina, with centers in Balneário Camboriú and Blumenau.
Over the years various professionals from areas related to Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery have been added to the medical team. The IPO Hospital offers its patients Multidisciplinary Care, that is, the joining together of various professionals in the areas of: Cardiology, Head and Neck Surgery, Speech Therapy, Gastroenterology, Nutrology, Odontology and Pulmonology among others, with the intention of diagnosing and treating otorhinolaryngologic diseases in the best way possible.
IPO Hospital is part of a story, born from a common ideal and painstakingly searching for information and transforming it into learning. IPO has been investing in a "New Entrepreneurial Culture" aiming at personal and professional growth for both doctors and their collaborators, to continue offering a quality service.
IPO is writing its history with responsibility, commitment and belief that there is only one direction – success!