University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany


Treatment of oral cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with tumor resection and cervical lymph nodes dissection (program ID: 79067)


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
  • ultrasound of the neck and of lymph nodes
  • CT/MRI scan of the mouth
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • preoperative care
  • tumor resection
  • 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 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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