PAN Klinik

Cologne, Germany

Treatment of tracheal cancer with extensive resection and tracheostoma placement (program ID: 37303)

Emil Zenev

Dr. med.

Emil Zenev

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology, plastic surgery

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

The Department of Otolaryngology at the PAN Clinic offers the best medical care by an experienced team of doctors and excellent service. Using state-of-the-art methods and devices, such as ENT navigational system (first in North Rhine-Westphalia), the highly-qualified physicians under the direction of Dr. med. habil. Emil Zenev deal not only with general otolaryngology, but also perform ear microsurgery, navigation surgery of paranasal sinuses and salivary glands. Moreover, the Department of Otolaryngology at the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt has its private sleep laboratory, where it is possible to diagnose snoring as well as to treat it by surgery. 

The range of services of the Department of Otolaryngology under the direction of Dr. med. habil. Emil Zenev includes the following:

  • Navigation surgery
  • Ear microsurgery
  • Nose and paranasal sinus surgery
  • Laser and radiofrequency surgery
  • Plastic surgery
  • Laser surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of snoring
  • Salivary gland surgery
  • Mid-face reconstruction
  • Thyroid surgery 

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 and chest
  • tracheoscopy with biopsy
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • preoperative care
  • extensive resection of the trachea
    and tracheostoma placement
  • histologically and immunohistochemically
    examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

PAN Clinic, located at the very heart of Cologne, has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment. PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is a private hospital with a specialized medical offer. The team of experienced specialists, surgeons and anesthesiologists from 25 medical disciplines work hand in hand to provide optimal medical care. Every day 1,000 patients command the services offered by the Clinic. Over 75,000 patients have been operated in the Clinic.  PAN Clinic on Neumarkt is certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2008. 

Whether you visit the PAN Clinic on Neumarkt for a routine examination or for outpatient or inpatient (minimally invasive) treatment – at the PAN Clinic your health is in the best hands!

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.

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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.