Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

Essen, Germany

Surgical treatment of hemorrhoids sclerotherapy (program ID: 51851)

Marco Niedergethmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Marco Niedergethmann

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, vascular surgery

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The Department of General and Visceral Surgery, under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Marco Niedergethmann, is dedicated to all aspects of modern surgery in Rüttenscheid and Steele – from standard basic care through to minimally invasive and complex oncological surgery.

The team of experienced general and visceral surgeons of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery covers the entire range of diagnosis and first-rate modern general and visceral surgery of diseases of the abdominal cavity (the entire gastrointestinal tract, liver, the gall bladder, pancreas gland, spleen, peritoneum), endocrine organs (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands), abdominal wall hernias (inguinal and abdominal wall hernias) plus soft tissues of the body. Treatment is always performed in close collaboration with the referring general practitioners and specialists, the other departments of the Alfried Krupp Hospital and cooperation partners in other clinics and medical facilities.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen focuses on, among others, the malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum). The treatment is performed in accordance with state-of-the-art medical knowledge.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen is certified as the Center for Intestinal Cancer (in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001) and the Competence Center for Coloproctology (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery). In addition, the department is renowned as the Competence Center for Obesity and metabolic Surgery (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery). The department offers morbidly obese patients various options of surgical treatment of obesity as well as detailed consultation, support and aftercare. Since beginning of 2016, the department is certified as the competence center for surgical diseases of the pancreas.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery, together with the Departments of Urology, Gynaecology, Neurology, Radiology and Internal Medicine, forms the certified center for Pelvic Health and Urinary Incontinence in Essen (Ruhr), which is devoted to diagnosis and treatment of diseases for the base of the pelvis.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery is on the FOCUS-list of “Top 100 hospitals”. The chief physician, Prof. Dr. med. Marco Niedergethmann, will also be recommended in the famous FOCUS-list of doctors this year.

Tasks and focal areas:

  • Esophagus and stomach
  • Gall bladder and bile ducts
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Small and large intestine and rectum
  • Proctology (rectum)
  • Hernia operations
  • Endocrine surgeries
  • Obesity

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • rectal ultrasound
  • proctoscope or sigmoidoscope
  • examination of your anal canal and rectum
  • preoperative care
  • sclerotherapy or ligation
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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