PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Tonsil cancer diagnosis (program ID: 37509)

Emil Zenev

Dr. med.

Emil Zenev

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • Geboren am 28.7.1963 in Popovo/Bulgarien
  • 1981 Abitur
  • 1981- 1983 Militärdienst
  • 1983 - 1990 Medizinstudium an der Medizinischen Hochschule Sofia mit Staatsexamen und Approbation
  • 1986 Trimester an der Ersten Medizinischen Fakultät Moskau - Fortbildung in der Kardiochirurgischen Abteilung
  • 1990 - 1991 Assistenzarzt HNO in Küstendil / Bulgarien
  • 1991 - 1993 Assistenzarzt HNO an der Universitätsklinik in Sofia
  • 1993 - 1995 Assistenzarzt an der FU Berlin im Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin
  • 1995 - 2000 Funktionsoberarzt im Klinikum Potsdam, FU Berlin
  • 1995 Facharztprüfung für HNO Ärztekammer Brandenburg
  • 1999 Promotion mit "magna cum laude" Thema: Die bipolare Thermotherapie der Nasenmuschel-Hyperlasie
  • 2000 - 2002 HNO Oberarzt in der Klinik Bad Lippspringe
  • 2002 Facharztprüfung (falkultiv) HNO spezielle Chirurgie an der Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe in Münster
  • 2005 Facharztprüfung für plastische Operationen und rekonstruktive Chirurgie in der HNO Heilkunde, Kopf- und Halschirurgie an der Ärztekammer München
  • 2002 - 2006 Ltd. Oberarzt in der HNO Klinik Augsburg, Akademisches Krankenhaus der LMTU München
  • 2007 Abschluss der Habilitation an der Uni Sofia Titel: Chirurgische Versorgung der Mittelgesichts- und Schädelbasisfrakturen - Aktuelle Probleme bei der Versorgung der laterobasalen – und mediofacialen Frakturen, sowie die Anwendung der Navigationschirurgie in der Traumatologie des Schädels.
  • Ab 2007 Partner in der HNO-Praxis der PAN-Klinik Köln
  • Seit 01.04.2009 Inhaber der privatärztlichen HNO-Praxis der PAN-Klinik Köln
About the department keyboard_arrow_down
Best medical care, an experienced team and courteous treatment – this is what we offer our patients at our ENT practice at the PAN Clinic. Using state-of-the-art ENT devices and procedures like the ENT navigational system (first in North Rhine-Westphalia), our range of services goes far beyond general ENT treatment. As affiliated PAN Clinic physicians we also specialise in microsurgery of the ear and in navigated paranasal sinus and salivary gland surgeries. Snoring can be diagnosed in our own sleep laboratory and treated surgically, if required.
Range of services includes:
  • Navigation surgery
  • Ear microsurgery
  • Nose and paranasal sinus surgery
  • Laser und radiofrequency surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Snoring diagnosis / Sleep laboratory & snoring surgery
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Mid-face reconstruction
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Phonosurgery


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • CT/MRI of the head, neck
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • laryngoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and cytological examination
  • nursing services
  • tumor board: consultation of related specialists of
    oncology, radiology, surgery
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

PAN clinic offers excellent consultations, treatment and diagnostic in one medical facility. The specialists are ready to provide each patient with top-level medical services and make everything to help patient’s recovery. PAN clinic is practicing integrated healthcare: a treatment concept, according to which physicians work in close cooperation during the whole patient’s stay at the clinic. It helps to provide more optimized and effective treatment at reduced costs.

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.