DR. mark aarts

ENT surgeon since 2011

BIG nummer: 99038724401

After completing his ENT training, he worked for 4 years at the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Central Military Hospital. During this period he focused on complex ear operations and scientific research with the aim of improving the quality of the ENT treatments. He has been working as an ENT surgeon at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital since 2015 and at KNO Medisch Centrum since 2021.

Areas of interest

  • Ear surgery
  • Sleep disorders
  • Laryngology
  • Vertigo


  • Member of the Corona Crisis Management Team JBZ
  • Member of the Dutch Society of otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery
  • Co-promotor Amsterdam UMC
  • Member of the academic medical network South-East Netherlands

Scientific publications

Aarts MCJ, Van der Heijden GJMG, Rovers MM, Grolman W. Awareness, opinion about and adherence to evidence-based guidelines in otorhinolaryngology. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Feb;138(2):148-52.

Aarts MCJ, Van der Heijden GJMG, Rovers MM, Grolman W. Remarkable differences between three evidence-based guidelines on management of obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome. Laryngoscope. 2013 Jan;123(1):283-91

Aarts MCJ, Rovers MM, van der Veen EL, Schilder AGM, van der Heijden GJMG, Grolman W. The diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in detecting a residual cholesteatoma. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Jul;143(1):12-6.

Aarts MCJ, Hogen Esch TT, Terhaard CH, Koole R, Hordijk GJ. Guidelines in head and neck oncology; compliance and consequences of deviations from the standard protocol for tongue and floor of mouth squamous carcinoma. Clin Otolaryngol. 2005 Oct;30(5):444-50.

Aarts MCJ, Rovers MM, Grau C, Grolman W, Van der Heijden GJMG. Salvage laryngectomy after primary radiotherapy: what are prognostic factors for the development of pharyngocutaneous fistulae? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Jan;144(1):5-9.

Aarts MCJ, Rovers MM, Van der Heijden GJMG, Grolman W. The value of a mandibular repositioning appliance for the treatment of non-apnoeic snoring. Head Neck Surg 2011 Feb;144(2) 170–173.

Aarts MCJ, Bins S, Koster TD, De Heij AH, De Vries AC, Van Pelt AB, Rovers MM, Van der Heijden GJMG. No evidence for diagnostic value of Mallampati score in patients suspected for OSAHS. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Aug;145(2):199-203.

Aarts MCJ, Verbist B, Pennings RJE, Kunst HPM, Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging to detect residual cholesteatoma; difficulties during interpretation in daily practice. In preparation.

Aarts MCJ, Drese GB, Bruintjes TjD. Praktijkperikelen: Een alternatief voor de behandeling van hardnekkige otomycose? Ned Tijdschr KNO, 2010 16(1) 44-45.

Aarts MCJ, Dunnebier EA. Radiologische interpretatie van brughoekprocessen. Ned Tijdschr. KNO, 2009 15(2) 58-64.

Aarts MCJ, Dunnebier EA. Een osteoom in de neusbijholten; slechts een benigne solitaire afwijking? Ned Tijdschr. KNO, 2006 12(3) 151-153.

Aarts MCJ, Struyvenberg PAA, Kupperman D. Een acuut gehoorverlies? Denk aan de stemvork! Ned Mil Gen Tijdschr. 2008.

Aarts MCJ, Struyvenberg PAA, Kupperman D. Een patiënt met een asymmetrisch gehoorverlies op basis van neurolues. Ned Mil Gen Tijdschr. 2005.

Stronks HC, Aarts MCJ, Klis SF. Effects of isoflurane on auditory evoked potentials in the cochlea and brainstem of guinea pigs. Hear Res. 2010 Feb;260(1-2):20-9. Epub 2009 Oct 28.

De Ru JA, Aarts MCJ, Van Benthem PPG. Malignant external otitis; changing faces. Int Adv. Otol. 2010; 6:(2) 274-276

Bakker R, Aarts MCJ, Rovers MM, Van der Heijden GJMG. No evidence for the diagnostic value of Borrelia serology in patients with sudden hearing loss. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Apr;146(4):539-43. Epub 2012 Mar 6.

Wegner I, van Benthem PP, Aarts MCJ, Bruintjes TD, Grolman W, van der Heijden GJMG.Insufficient evidence for the effect of corticosteroid treatment on recovery of vestibular neuritis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Nov;147(5):826-31

Van der Heijden GJMG, Bakker R, Aarts MCJ, Rovers MM. Response to “Routine testing of Borrelia serology in sudden sensorineural hearing loss” from James E. Saunders. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013 Jan;148(1):18.

Wuister AM, Goto NA, Oostveen EJ, de Jong WU, van der Valk ES, Kaper NM, Aarts MCJ, Grolman W, van der Heijden GJ. Nasal endoscopy is recommended for diagnosing adults with chronic rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Mar;150(3):359-64. 

Van den Broek MF, Gudden C, Kluijfhout WP, Stam-Slob MC, Aarts MCJ, Kaper NM, van der Heijden GJ. No evidence for distinguishing bacterial from viral acute rhinosinusitis using symptom duration and purulent rhinorrhea: a systematic review of the evidence base. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Apr;150(4):533-7. 

Hauer AJ, Luiten EL, van Erp NF, Blase PE, Aarts MCJ, Kaper NM, van der Heijden GJ. No evidence for distinguishing bacterial from viral acute rhinosinusitis using fever and facial/dental pain: a systematic review of the evidence base. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jan;150(1):28-33. 

Koenraads SP, Aarts MC, van der Veen EL, Grolman W, Stegeman I. Quality of life questionnaires in otorhinolaryngology: a systematic overview. Clin Otolaryngol. 2016 Dec;41(6):681-688. doi: 10.1111/coa.12586. Epub 2016 Feb 15. Review.

van Egmond SL, Stegeman I, Grolman W, Aarts MC. A systematic Review of Non-Echo Planar Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Detection of Primary and Postoperative Cholesteatoma.Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Feb;154(2):233-40. doi: 10.1177/0194599815613073. Epub 2015 Nov 2. Review.

Swartz JE, Aarts MC, Swart KM, Disa JJ, Gerressen M, Kuo YR, Wax MK, Grolman W, Braunius WW. The value of postoperative anticoagulants to improve flap survival in het free radial forearm flap: a systematic review and retrospective multicentre analysis. Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Dec;40(6):600-9. doi: 10.1111/coa.12425. Review.

van Stekelenburg BCA, Aarts MCJ. Author’s response to letter to the editor: “Fungal otitis externa and wet ear with mucopurulent should be a influencing factors on tympanic membrane closure”.Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Jul;277(7):2147. doi: 10.1007/s00405-020-05917-9. Epub 2020 Mar 24.PMID: 32206872 No abstract available.

Kaper NM, Aarts MCJ, Stokroos RJ, van der Heijden GJMG. Healthcare utilisation, follow-up of guidelines and practice variation on rhinosinusitis in adults: A healthcare reimbursement claims study in The Netherlands. Clin Otolaryngol. 2020 Mar;45(2):159-166. doi: 10.1111/coa.13453. Epub 2020 Jan 20.PMID: 31581355

Kaper NM, van der Heijden GJMG, Cuijpers SH, Stokroos RJ, Aarts MCJ. A comparison of international clinical practice guidelines on adult chronic rhinosinusitis shows considerable variability of recommendations for diagnosis and treatment. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Mar;277(3):659-668. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05752-7. Epub 2019 Dec 16.PMID: 31845037 Review.

van Stekelenburg BCA, Aarts MCJ. Determinants influencing success rates of myringoplasty in daily practice: a retrospective analysis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Nov;276(11):3081-3087. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05611-5. Epub 2019 Sep 3.PMID: 31482334

Kaper NM, Ramakers GGJ, Aarts MCJ, van der Heijden GJMG. Publications on Clinical Research in Otolaryngology-A Systematic Analysis of Leading Journals in 2010. Front Surg. 2019 Apr 9;6:18. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2019.00018. eCollection 2019.PMID: 31024926

Kaper NM, Aarts MCJ, van Benthem PPG, van der Heijden GJMG. Otolaryngologists adhere to evidence-based guidelines for chronic rhinosinusitis. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019 Apr;276(4):1101-1108. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05289-9. Epub 2019 Jan 25.PMID: 30683991

Aarts MCJ, Van der Heijden GJMG. Evidence-Based KNO richtlijnen: kwaliteit en toepasbaarheid onder de loep. Ned Tijdschr KNO, 2020 26(4) 134-135.