University Hospital Tubingen

Tuebingen, Germany

Treatment of mastoiditis with radical mastoidectomy (program ID: 136491)

Hans Peter Zenner

Prof. Dr. med.

Hans Peter Zenner

Department of Otolaryngology

Specialized in: otolaryngology, plastic surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • Studium der Medizin in Würzburg und Mainz mit Studienaufenthalt in Paris
  • Promotion zum Dr. med. in der Krebsforschung bei Walter Kley in Mainz
  • Studium der Unternehmensführung in Zürich und Koblenz, Abschluß als MBA

Beruflicher Werdegang:

  • 1974 bis 1976 Post-doc bei Ernst Helmreich, Institut für Physiologische Chemie der Universität Würzburg, Arbeitsthema: Signaltransfer durch Biologische Membranen
  • Ab 1976 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, ·1981 Habilitation auf dem Gebiet der Onkologie und Privatdozent an der Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohrenkranke der Universität Würzburg bei Walter Kley. ·Forschungsaufenthalte an der University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1985) und an der Washington University, St. Louis (1986), USA
  • 1986 Berufung zum Universitätsprofessor an die Universität Würzburg, 1988 an die Universität Tübingen
  • 2000 bis 2003 Präsident der Deutschen Akademie für HNO-Heilkunde, Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie
  • 2001/2002 Präsident der Deutschen Gesellschaft für HNO-Heilkunde, Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie
  • 2009 und 2010 Präsident der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte (GDNÄ). Seit 2010 ·Präsidiumsmitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina 


Mehrere Auszeichnungen und Preise, darunter den Leibniz-Preis; zuletzt Shambaugh-Award (2010) und Alexander von Humboldt-Medaille (2014). Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina; mehrere wissenschaftliche Ehrenmitgliedschaften und mehrere Ehrendoktorwürden.

Klinische Schwerpunkte:

Kopf-Hals-Tumoren, minimal-invasive Chirurgie von Nase und Nebenhöhlen, hörverbessernde Chirurgie des Mittel- und Innenohres. Mitentwicklung der Tübinger Titanprothesen und von implantierbaren Hörgeräten, Begründung des Cochlear-Implant-Centrums und des Kopf-Hals-Tumorzentrums Tübingen. Stärkung von Schädelbasischirurgie und Chirurgie des Kleinhirnbrückenwinkels.  


Onkologie (HPV, mAK zur Tumortherapie); Neurobiologie (cochleärer Amplifier, Transduktion, sensorische Neurokognition, Embryologie) und Medizintechnik (aktive und passive Implantologie) des auditorischen Systems.  


Kopf-Hals-Chirurgie, Wissenschaftsethik 


About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Today, the department has 64 beds in three stations and an intensive monitoring room. Five operating rooms equipped with the latest technology are available for the various surgical interventions of the ENT. Over 5000 operations are performed every year and nearly 4000 patients are treated stationary. Another focus of the Department of Otolaryngology is the ambulances and special ambulances.

The main focus of the Department of Otolaryngology includes laser surgery, treatment of head and neck cancer, ear and skull base surgery, cochlear implants, navigation surgery, hearing implant, treatment of hearing and speech disorders of children, plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, minimal-invasive surgery (MIS), and treatment of communication disorders.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • general otolaryngological examination
  • diagnostic tympanometry and audiometry
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • X-ray of the skull
  • CT/MRI scan of ear and head
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • radical mastoidectomy
  • microbiological examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen - abbreviation UKT - is a modern center of high-quality university medicine, research and teaching and is in the FOCUS-clinic list 2016 on the 6th place. As a house of maximum care, it is also known far beyond the region. For the city and the district of Tuebingen has the Uniklinikum Tuebingen also the function of a district hospital. 17 hospitals, institutes and centers are located at different orts in the city: There are Valley Hospitals near the town center of Tuebingen and Hill Hospitals on the Schnarrenberg, which lies north of the downtown of Tuebingen. The latest diagnostic and therapeutic options are in the Uniklinikum Tuebingen available.

It provides a complete spectrum of medical treatment in Germany:

Hill Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Sports Medicine
  • Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Urology

Valley Hospitals have following medical specialties:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Dermatology
  • Neonatology
  • Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine
  • Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Uniklinikum Tuebingen has also far beyond Germany an excellent reputation and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Hospital welcomes patients from all over the world who would like to be treated in Germany and benefit from the high standards of research, patient care and nursing in Germany.

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.