Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Conservative treatment of ulcerative colitis with endoscopic method (program ID: 276080)

Arno Dormann

Prof. Dr. med.

Arno Dormann

Department of Gastroenterology

Specialized in: oncology, gastroenterology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

1982 - 1983 Studium der Diplom-Biologie, Marburg

1984 - 1990 Studium der Humanmedizin, Berlin

Studienaufenthalte London (UK), Rochester, New Orleans (USA); Basel (CH)

Internistische / Gastroenterologische Ausbildung Medizinische Klinik, Schwerpunkt Infektionskrankheiten (Leitung Prof. Dr. Pohle), Universitätsklinikum Rudolf-Virchow, Berlin. Abteilung für Allgemeine Innere Medizin / Gastroenterologie der Medizinischen Klinik, Klinikum Minden (Leitender Chefarzt Prof. Dr. Huchzermeyer) Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Münster

Promotion „Die farbkodierte Duplexsonographie zur Beurteilung des tiefen Beinvenensystems bei der Varicosis und in der Diagnostik der tiefen Beinvenenthrombose im Vergleich zur Phlebographie“ Abteilung für Chirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Benjamin Franklin, Leitung Prof. Dr. H. J. Buhr, Berlin Habilitation „Enterale Ernährungstherapie mittels perkutaner endoskopischer Gastrostomie und verwandter Techniken – Evaluation und Standardisierung von bekannten und Etablierung von neuen Therapieverfahren“ Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie (Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Peter Malfertheiner); Medizinische Fakultät, Ottovon-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

1998 – 2000 Oberarzt Abteilung für Allgemeine Innere Medizin / Gastroenterologie der Medizinischen Klinik, Klinikum Minden (Leitender Chefarzt Prof. Dr. Huchzermeyer) Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Münster

2000 – 2005 Leitender Oberarzt Abteilung für Allgemeine Innere Medizin / Gastroenterologie der Medizinischen Klinik, Klinikum Minden (Leitender Chefarzt Prof. Dr. Huchzermeyer) Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Münster

Seit 2005 Chefarzt Medizinische Klinik – Krankenhaus Holweide, Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH

Post graduate Studium FH Hannover 1998-99 Medical Hospital Manager (MHM ®)

Zusatzbezeichung Ernährungsmediziner (DAEM/DGEM) 2000; Infektiologe (DGI) 2003; Gastroenterologische Onkologie (DGVS) 2004

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Department of Gastroenterology in Cologne offers an optimal diagnosis and treatment of digestive system organs (esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines).

The Department offers the whole range of competent services for general and specialized gastroenterology, including liver and biliary excretion diseases, chronic and inflammatory bowel, pancreas, esophagus diseases as well as functional disorders of the digestive tract. A standardized, interdisciplinary, specialized care of patients with colorectal carcinoma is carried out in the Department of the Certified Enterology Center.

Patients can expect not only a highly skilled, motivated, friendly professional team with a big experience in the treatment, but also the patient care using modern endoscopes with innovative HDTV-technologies is guaranteed.

The main specialization in Gastroenterology Field at the departments of Cologne:

  • Diseases of esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and intestines
  • Functional disorders of the digestive tract
  • Complex examination concerning the diagnosis of tumors in gastroenterology and interventional therapy
  • Certified Enterology Center for colon cancer treatment
  • Reflux Center for patients with pain, exceeded, reflux (backflow) of gastric juice into the esophagus
  • Center for Treatment of abdominal and pelvic organs with special reception hours for patients with chronic problems in the area of ​​the abdomen and pelvis
  • Center for Treatment of patients with high-risk endoscopic diseases (Z-PEER) in close cooperation with the certified private Doctors and Practitioners
  • Digestive problems, incl. invasive therapy
  • Highly skilled specialists in capsule endoscopy (Training Center)

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy with biopsy
  • conservative treatment with:
    • anti-inflammatory agents such as 5-ASA
    • systemic corticosteroids
    • topical corticosteroids
    • immunomodulators
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
Type of program :
Duration of program:

{"only_for_children":"0","is_ambulant":"0","clinic_icon":"580a2b3c71427.jpg","city":"Cologne","clinic_site":"http:\/\/\/Krankenhaus_Merheim_Startseite.htm?ActiveID=1031","department_recommend":"0","program_full_story":"<ul>\n\t<li>Initial presentation in the clinic<\/li>\n\t<li>clinical history taking<\/li>\n\t<li>review of medical records<\/li>\n\t<li>physical examination<\/li>\n\t<li>laboratory tests:\n\t<ul>\n\t\t<li>complete blood count<\/li>\n\t\t<li>biochemical analysis of blood<\/li>\n\t\t<li>inflammation indicators<\/li>\n\t\t<li>indicators blood coagulation<\/li>\n\t<\/ul>\n\t<\/li>\n\t<li>abdominal ultrasound<\/li>\n\t<li>colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy with biopsy<\/li>\n\t<li>conservative treatment with:\n\t<ul>\n\t\t<li>anti-inflammatory agents such as 5-ASA<\/li>\n\t\t<li>systemic corticosteroids<\/li>\n\t\t<li>topical corticosteroids<\/li>\n\t\t<li>immunomodulators<\/li>\n\t<\/ul>\n\t<\/li>\n\t<li>symptomatic treatment<\/li>\n\t<li>control examinations<\/li>\n\t<li>cost of essential medicines and materials<\/li>\n\t<li>nursing services<\/li>\n\t<li>full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room<\/li>\n\t<li>explanation of future recommendations<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n","country":"Germany","clinic_name":"Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne","department_id":"1587","type":"treatment","duration":"6","direction":"Gastroenterology","min_duration":0,"clinic_id":"1236","title":"Conservative treatment of ulcerative colitis with endoscopic method","price":{"val":"7278.00","type":"val"},"extra_service_clinic":[{"id":"need_to_use_head_doctor","title":"Treatment by head Physician <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"The basic program cost includes treatment by department physicians without an option of choosing the expert. This service ensures the services of all leading experts, including the adjacent departments, namely radiology, laboratory, anesthesia and consulting physicians\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","type":"val","val":"3348.82","req":0},{"id":"1_person_room","title":" Single room (whole period) <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"The basic price includes accommodation in a 2-bed room with another patient and three meals daily. Booking this service, the patient will stay in the room alone.\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","parent":"duration","type":"count_val","val":"125.00"},{"id":"attendant_place","title":"Accommodation for the accompanying person <i class=\"material-icons info-icon-2\" title=\"Accompanying person will be accommodated in the same ward as the patient. The cost includes three meals daily. This service is subject to booking of a 1-bed room\" data-toggle=\"tooltip\">info_outline<\/i>","parent":"duration","type":"count_val","val":"75.00"}],"extra_service":[],"translation_hours":"0","translation_price":"40","translation_doc_price":"40","transfer_price":"3.00","transfer_price_vip":"5.00","roads":[]}

You may also book

Booking Health services:




About hospital

The Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim is part of the University of Cologne. Besides a wide range of treatment of diseases presented in the clinic, the hospital specializes in the following areas: ophthalmology, radiology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, orthopedics and traumatology and so on. The Academic Hospital Cologne-Merheim specializes in the application of minimally invasive technologies and meets the strict criteria of modern medicine.

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.