Hannover Medical School, MHH

Hannover, Germany

Diagnosis for orbital rhabdomyosarcoma (program ID: 247553)

Nils-Claudius Gellrich

Prof. Dr. med.

Nils-Claudius Gellrich

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Specialized in: oral and maxillofacial surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Curriculum vitae

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Nils-Claudius Gellrich


Direktor der Klinik und Poliklink für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover


27. September 1963


verheiratet mit Dr. Britta Gellrich (Fachärztin für Allgemeinmedizin); 3 Töchter





ab 1982

Studium der Zahnmedizin und Medizin an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel mit Studienabschnitten im Ausland


Stipendiat der Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes



Approbation als Zahnarzt




vorläufige Approbation als Arzt






Approbation als Arzt



Wissenschaftlicher und beruflicher Werdegang

1990 - 1993

Weiterbildung zum Facharzt für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

1991, 1992

Promotionen zum Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.


Facharzt für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie


Oberarzt in der Klinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie Ruhr-Universität Bochum


Habilitation, Verleihung der Venia legendi für das Fachgebiet Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum mit der Habilitationsschrift: „Histomorphologische und elektrophysiologische Untersuchung zur traumatischen Sehnervschädigung“


Zusatzbezeichnung "Plastische Operationen"


Leitender Oberarzt und Stellvertreter des Ärztlichen Direktors der Klinik und Poliklinik für MKG-Chirurgie der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


Hans-Pichler Preis 2000 der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für MKG-Chirurgie


Anerkennung der Gebietsbezeichnung "Zahnarzt, Oralchirurg"


Ernennung zum "Außerplanmäßigen Professor" an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg


Ruf auf die C4-Professur für Kiefer- und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie der Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M.

seit 10/2004

Direktor der Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover





Oberfeldarzt der Reserve der Deutschen Bundeswehr






Ruf auf die Ordentliche Professur für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Universität Zürich.





  • Komplexe rekonstruktive Chirurgie des Gesichtsschädels
  • Gewebeersatz und -regeneration
  • Tissue engineering
  • Computer-assistierte Planung und Chirurgie
  • Patienten-spezifische Implantate
  • Neuroprotektion und -regenera







  • Repräsentant der deutschen MKG-Chirurgie im Wehrmedizinischen Beirat der Bundeswehr (beratendes Gremium des Verteidigungsministeriums)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie (Kranio-Maxillo-Faziale Chirurgie), Gesamtverband der Deutschen Fachärzte für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie e.V.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Plastische und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
  • Gesellschaft für Schädelbasischirurgie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kieferchirurgie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
  • DÖSAK (Deutsch-Österreichisch-Schweizerischer Arbeitskreis für Tumoren im Kiefer- und Gesichtsbereich)
  • Vereinigung der Hochschullehrer für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde e.V.
  • European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • International Association for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboter-assistierte Chirurgie
  • AO Alumni Association CMF
  • AO CMF International und European Board Member AO-CMF
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The spectrum of the clinic activity includes modern methods of dental surgery, in particular all techniques and methods to restore the lost bone material of the jaw, as well as preparatory measures for dental implant. The main focus of the clinic is the treatment of patients in all areas of dentistry and maxillofacial trauma, the complex treatment of cleft lip and palate and other congenital or acquired malformations of the face, benign and malignant tumors of the mouth, jaw and face, as well as inflammatory diseases.

The particular strength of the department is a combination of interactive analysis of images with the ability to perform accurate virtual surgeries using a computer before comprehensive reconstruction via actual surgery. To do this, the clinic has all the modern facilities for collection and analysis of the image data up to the intraoperative navigation. The department established new international standards, in particular in reconstructive facial surgery, taking into account characteristics of the reconstructive orbital surgery.

Basic medical areas:

  • Dental implants 
  • Dentition surgery
  • Craniofacial injuries
  • Orthopedic surgery (dysgnathia)
  • Treatment of cleft lip and palate
  • Tumor surgery
  • Tissue transplantation and microsurgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Computer-aided surgery (CAS, navigation)
  • Dental radiology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • orbital ultrasound 
  • CT/MRI/x-ray scan of the head and orbit
  • aspiration biopsy of the affected tissue
  • histologically and immunohistochemically examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment via head doctor and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan


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About hospital

Whether it is research, patient care or teaching, the concept of targeted promotion of basic aspects of activities has secured the first place of the Medical University of Hanover among the leading university hospitals in Germany in recent years.
Medical University of Hanover is a brilliant of healthcare. More than 57,000 stationary and more than 385,000 outpatients are treated in MUH. Meanwhile, it should be noted that medical research is closely related to the modern methods of diagnostics and treatment at the highest level. MUG is a clinic offering the maximum care and treatment, one of the German hospitals serving, in particular, a large number of seriously ill people. It is on the 24th position in the top list of hospitals in 2015 according to FOCUS.


Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.