Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide

Cologne, Germany

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with lymphadenectomy (program ID: 45653)

Claus F. Eisenberger

Prof. Dr. med.

Claus F. Eisenberger

Department of General, Abdominal and Trauma Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, thoracic surgery

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  • 1995-1997     Arzt im Praktikum am Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. C. E. Broelsch;
  • 1996               Klinik für interdisziplinäre Endoskopie und endoskopische Chirurgie, Prof. Soehendra
  • 1997               Fachkunde Rettungsdienst
  • Seit 1997       Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/Assistenzarzt Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. C.E. Broelsch
  • Seit 1998       Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, Prof. Dr. med. J.R. Izbicki
  • 1998               Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, UKE; Prof. Dr. Rueger
  • 1999               Fachkunde Strahlenschutz auf dem Gesamtgebiet ohne CT
  • 1995-dato      Regelmäßige Weiterbildung auf dem Gebiet der Ultraschalldiagnostik
  • 05/2002          Facharzt für Chirurgie, Ärztekammer Hamburg
  • 2002                Interdisziplinären gefäßchirurgischen Hintergrunddienst / Etablierung der Gefäßchirurgie (einschließlich Shuntchirurgie) an der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie; Universitätsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
  • Seit 09/2003  Oberarzt an der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Kinderchirurgie Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
  • 08/2004          Anerkennung Facharzt für Viszeralchirurgie, Ärztekammer Nordrhein
  • Seit 2006        Leitender Oberarzt
  • Juni 2009       Anerkennung Facharzt für Thoraxchirurgie, Ärztekammer Nordrhein
  • Seit 2009       Stellvertretender Direktor der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Kinderchirurgie
  • Seit 07/2011  Chefarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik der Kliniken der Stadt Köln GmbH am Krankenhaus Holweide, Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität zu Köln
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Under the motto "We are making surgery with heart, mind and passion" the Department of General, Abdominal and Trauma Surgery provides its patients with the best medical and surgical care at the highest level. The range of services here includes both, small surgical procedures performed on an outpatient basis as well as the vast complex surgical operations to remove cancer tumors. During the time of treatment the patients are under the care of the best surgeons.

The Department of General, Abdominal and Trauma Surgery has 4 divisions with 120 inpatient beds. More than 4 200 surgeries are being performed here every year. With a team of over 15 doctors from different surgical specialties the Department can cover the entire range of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery with a high level of professional competence. Medical professionals of the Department provide services from complex surgeries of tumors and up to the general field of traumatology. Surgeries of the thyroid and parathyroid glands also belong to the professional area of the Department.


Endocrine Surgery

  • Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, including minimally invasive surgery.

Abdominal surgery (surgery of internal organs, including the gastrointestinal tract)

  • Laparoscopic removal of reflux in the esophagus (hiatal hernia, reflux esophagitis), laparoscopic gallbladder and hernia removal
  • Surgical removal of benign and malignant tumors of the stomach, colon, liver, pancreas, and spleen
  • Minimally invasive gallbladder removal with no visible scars on the body.

Trauma Surgery

  • Treatment of injuries of the upper and lower limbs.

Cancer Surgery

  • Treatment of all kinds of tumors of the stomach, pancreas and bowel.

Limb surgery

  • Treatment after injuries, treatment of deformations or aging of joints
  • Treatment of "diabetic foot".


  • Transanal microsurgery and transanal endoscopic surgery.

Vascular surgery

  • Surgery of varicose veins
  • Port-implantation
  • Catheterization for patients requiring dialysis;
    implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators.

Center for bowel diseases treatment
The center specializes in treatment of tumors of the colon and rectum, using advanced equipment and therapeutic techniques.

Treatment methods

  • Local resection
  • Polypectomy
  • Colostomy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Supportive therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy 
  • Psychotherapy

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers (thyroglobulin (Tg),
      Tg Antibody (TgAb))
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • thyroid ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scanners of the neck 
  • thyroid scintigraphy
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • thyroid resection with cervical lymph nodes excision
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board (up to 6 days)
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations


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About hospital

The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide is a part of the University of Cologne. Alongside with a wide range of treatment of diseases represented in the clinic, the hospital specializes in the following areas: gynecology and obstetrics, urology, ENT therapy, radiology. There is also a specialized clinic for the treatment of visceral (internal organs of the body). The Academic Hospital Cologne-Holweide applies minimally invasive technologies and sparing treatment methods.

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.