University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Surgical treatment of tonsil cancer (tonsillectomy) (program ID: 81025)

Jörg Schipper

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Schipper

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology

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The area of activity of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology encompasses the diagnosis, the conservative and surgical treatment, as well as the prevention and rehabilitation of all diseases of the ear and the vestibular organ, the nose, the paranasal sinuses, the throat and the larynx, the salivary glands, the lymphatic system of the head and neck, the upper aero-digestive tract, and the cranial nerves of the head and neck.

In the non-surgical area the department is specialized in hearing loss, the disturbance of equilibrium, and allergic diseases. To this end, extensive diagnostic procedures such as electronystagmography, cranio-corpography, posturography for the objective measurement of the vestibular function, as well as specific audiometric tests such as auditory brainstem response testing for the objective measurement of hearing loss are available. Voice and speech impairments as well as infantile hearing impairments are treated in a specialized Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology.


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
  • preoperative care
  • tonsillectomy 
  • 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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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

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.