Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery (159)
Specialized in: general and abdominal surgery
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.
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!
Tasks and focal areas:
- Esophagus and stomach
- Gall bladder and bile ducts
- Small and large intestine and rectum
- Proctology (rectum)
- Hernia operations
- Endocrine surgeries
- and other diseases
- Essen, Germany