Academic Hospital Harlaching Munich

location_on Munich, Germany
9.2/10 from 32 Votes

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery (113829)

Ralf Schmid

Dr. med.

Ralf Schmid

Specialized in: general and abdominal surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Academic Hospital Harlaching treats patients with inflammatory diseases, benign or malignant tumors of abdominal cavity and abdominal wall. Usually, hernia and gallbladder surgeries are performed with the use of minimally invasive techniques. The German Hernia Society awarded the department with the seal "Quality Assured Hernia Surgery". The department performs more than 2,000 surgical procedures every year. The chief physician of the department is Dr. med. Ralf Schmid.

The department performs all kinds of cancer surgeries of the entire gastrointestinal tract, including liver and pancreas. Surgeries, especially for bowel cancer, can be performed minimally invasively. The department is part of the Munich Süd Cancer Center of the Hospital Harlaching. The chief physician of the department, Dr. Ralph Schmid, is a certified senior surgeon of the German Society of Surgery. There are regularly held interdisciplinary tumor boards, within the framework of which the most effective treatment strategies are approved.

The doctors of the department have special competence in the field of diagnosis and treatment of bowel cancer. The chief physician of the department, Dr. Schmid, and the leading senior doctor, Dr. Philip Steiner, alone have performed more than several hundred surgeries for bowel and rectum cancer.

Most often, the department performs the following surgeries and treatments:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Hernia surgery (inguinal, ventral hernia, etc.)
  • Gallbladder and biliary tract surgery
  • Surgery for inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Surgery for oncological diseases of the digestive tract
  • Surgery for oncological diseases of the liver or pancreas
  • Installation of shunts for dialysis 
  • Installation of port-systems (also on an outpatient basis)

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