Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
7.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gastroenterological Oncology (113801)

Wolfgang Schepp

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Schepp

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology, internal medicine, oncology

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gastroenterological Oncology at the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen provides treatment for all diseases and disorders of the digestive system, including malignant tumors. Using modern equipment, the department can examine and treat diseases of  the esophagus, stomach and the bowel, as well as important digestion organs (pancreas, liver and gallbladder). Annually about 4000 patients undergo treatment in the department. The Head of the Department is Wolfgang Schepp.

The department is a certified center for the treatment of bowel and pancreatic cancer, and it is also the Cancer Center.

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gastroenterological Oncology at the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment! 

Cancer treatment in the department is based on two key principles. First, treatment plans are created in accordance with therapeutic protocols, developed and regularly updated by the German Society for the Fight against Cancer (Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft). The second principle is a complex, multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Not only specialists of different directions, but also specially trained care staff, psychologists and social workers make joint efforts for the benefit of the patients.

Along with conventional methods of treatment, such as chemo- and radiotherapy, modern treatment methods are also used, for example, in the treatment of metastases. This boosts recovery chances for patients with bowel cancer with a small number of metastases. Sometimes, surgical removal of metastases is advisable, in other cases the specialists of the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen use modern interventional radiology: radiofrequency ablation allows radiologists to affect metastases with high temperature caused by high-frequency current and thereby destroy them. This method is used primarily in the treatment of the liver and lungs metastases.

Priorities of the department include:

  • Bowel cancer
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Esophageal carcinoma
  • Cancer of the liver and bile ducts
  • Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Reflux, diverticula and disorders of gastric system
  • Achalasia. Functional disorders of the esophagus
  • Inflammation of the liver and cirrhosis 

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