University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis for orbital rhabdomyosarcoma (program ID: 79071)

Joachim Zöller

Prof. Dr. med.

Joachim Zöller

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery

Specialized in: oral and maxillofacial surgery

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1983 begann er die Weiterbildung zum Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgen an der Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. Er erhielt 1987 die Anerkennung zum „Arzt für Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie“ und 1990 die Zusatzbezeichnung „Ästhetische und Plastische Operationen“.

Er habilitierte 1992 für das Fach „Mund-Kiefer-Gesichtschirurgie“. Der Titel lautete: „Zur malignen Transformation des Epithels der Mundschleimhaut unter Chemotherapie und Chemoprävention“. Seit 1988 war er in Oberarztfunktion und seit 1994 war er leitender Oberarzt der Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie der Universität Heidelberg.

Im September 1997 folgte er auf den Ruf als C4-Professor an die Poliklinik für Orale Chirurgie und Implantologie und die Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund-, Kiefer- und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie der Uniklinik Köln.

Seine Arbeitsgebiete sind:

  • Dentale Implantologie
  • Kieferaufbautechniken (Distraktionstechniken
  • Beckenknochentransplantation)
  • Chemoprävention
  • Ästhetische und funktionelle operative Rekonstruktionsmöglichkeiten
  • Behandlung von Kindern mit Gesichts- und Kopffehlbildungen (kranio-faziale Operationstechniken)
  • Rechnergestützte Operationstechniken einschl. der digitalen Volumentomografie

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The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Joachim Zöller, provides the whole range of services in the field of dentistry, maxillofacial surgery, oral surgery and implantology. The Department is a Comprehensive Center for the treatment of maxillofacial and oral pathologies. Moreover, the specialization field of the Department covers the reconstructive plastic surgery of head and neck as well. 

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery and Interdisciplinary Polyclinic of Operative Dentistry at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Joachim Zöller, is divided into a ward, the maxillofacial surgery outpatient unit, private unit and dental surgery outpatient unit. Operations are performed in our operating rooms or in dental treatment chairs.

The leading maxillofacial surgeons, specialists in the field of operative dentistry work with You in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. med. dent. Joachim Zöller.  A highly motivated team of dental assistants, medical staff, speech therapists, specialists in the field of therapeutic exercises and dental technicians give their support to doctors in case of comprehensive treatment programs.

The range of the provided services in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne covers the following specialization fields:

  • Congenital growth disorders such as cleft lip and palate deformities
  • Premature cranial suture closures (premature craniosynostosis)
  • Surgery of benign and malignant tumors
  • Orthodontic surgery injuries to the teeth, the bony facial skeleton and the surrounding soft tissues (traumatology)
  • Reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, septic surgery

The Polyclinic of Operative Dentistry specializes in medical care and surgical treatment of dentoalveolar – i.e. related to teeth or jaw – clinical pictures. Here also belong the following operations:

  • Removal of root apex
  • Teeth extraction
  • Removal of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Surgical treatment of cysts 

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

The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality.  The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.

In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.

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.