Academic Hospital Merheim Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Liver echinococcus removal with partial liver resection (program ID: 276675)

Markus M. Heiss

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus M. Heiss

Department of Abdominal, Vascular and Transplant Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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Experts of the Surgical Department believe that the main task of the maximum medical support is providing patients with the entire spectrum of general and minimally invasive surgery a the highest level ("keyhole surgery"). In February 2013 the Department received an award from the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery, and since that time it is the first and still the only center of the advanced experience in the field of minimally invasive surgery.

Medical Specialty of the Department:

  • Thoracic surgery: oesophagus surgery
  • Vascular surgery/ visceral Surgery: surgery of aortic aneurysm, open surgical procedures with aorta replacement (vascular prosthesis) and interventional surgery (aorta stenting)
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: open surgery and endovascular treatment of vascular diseases. The status of routine patients at the interdisciplinary conference of specialist doctors (consultation) on vascular surgery is discussed and their treatment plan is determined
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: conservative treatment of arterial vascular diseases
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases and complications
  • Vascular/ abdominal surgery: kidney surgery
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: endocrine surgery, thyroid, parathyroid, primary and secondary hyperparathyroidism, adrenal glands surgery, including the use of minimally invasive operating techniques
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: gastrointestinal surgery, surgery of large tumors of the esophagus and stomach, laparoscopic surgery of the colon and rectum
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: kidney, gall bladder, pancreas surgery, classical resection of tumors of the liver and pancreas, the local removal of liver tumors by means of radio-frequency radiation, conducting cholecystectomy according to the NOTES technology (transvaginal cholecystectomy in female patients)
  • Sutureless surgery
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: cancer surgery, clinical focus: multimodal treatment methods thanks to close cooperation with the Tumor Center in Rhein, e.g., pre-treatment with chemotherapy or radiation in conjunction with surgery. The Department is a center for the treatment of peritoneal carcinose in case of gastric cancer and colorectal cancer, incl. HIPEC therapy (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion). Clinical and scientific application of intraperitoneal immune therapy with trifunctional antibodies (katumaksomab)
  • Vascular/ visceral surgery: transplantation surgery.
  • Kidney transplantation is the main clinical direction of the transplantation surgery. The pancreas and kidney transplantations are successfully carried out here. Another major focus of the work is the program of in vivo kidney donation with laparoscopic removal of the donor kidney.
  • Vascular /visceral surgery: bariatric surgery, the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques of all common surgical procedures of bariatric and metabolic surgery
  • General surgery: minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques for almost all diseases
  • General surgery: minimally invasive endoscopic surgery as part of an interdisciplinary endoscopy in collaboration with the
  • Medical Departments I and II
  • General surgery: special out-patient reception hours, reception hours on visceral surgery, oncology, colorectal, coloproctological diseases, on bariatric and metabolic surgery, hernia, vessels, private reception hours
  • General surgery: Surgical Intensive Care Medicine
  • Intensive care and intermediate care
  • Visceral surgery: hernial center. As part of an integrated contract for maintenance the removal of the inguinal, umbilical and abdominal hernias with postoperative care on an outpatient basis is performed. All the classic and laparoscopic treatment methods are applied at the same time.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of abdomin
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • preoperative care
  • partial liver resection
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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