Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele

Essen, Germany

Diagnosis of epigastric hernia (program ID: 50363)

Marko Niedergethmann

Prof. Dr. med.

Marko Niedergethmann

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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  • Studium der Medizin in Marburg, Heidelberg/Mannheim und San Francisco/USA
  • 1998 Approbation und Promotion
  • 1998 - 2012 Ausbildung zum Facharzt für Chirurgie, Gefäßchirurgie und Viszeralchirurgie an der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Mannheim
  • 2006 Habilitation
  • 2008 Professor (apl.) für Chirurgie der Universität Heidelberg
  • 2010 Geschäftsführender Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Universitätsklinik Mannheim
  • 2013 Chefarzt der Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie des Alfried Krupp Krankenhauses Essen

Klinische und wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • Tumorchirurgie
  • Chirurgie von Dickdarm und Mastdarm (Darmkrebs, Colitis, Crohn)
  • Chirurgie von Leber und Bauchspeicheldrüse
  • Magen- und Speiseröhrenchirurgie
  • Minimal-invasive Chirurgie
  • Hernien- und Schilddrüsenchirurgie
  • Zertifizierter Viszeralchirurg für „Chirurgische Erkrankungen des
  • Pankreas" (2010) und„Chirurgische Erkrankungen der Leber" (2011)Kompentenzzentrum Universitätsklinik Mannheim, der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV)
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The Department of General and Visceral Surgery, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, specializes in all modern areas of surgery, starting from general medical care and up to minimally invasive and complex surgical oncology. 

The team of experienced specialists of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele provides the full range of services in diagnosis and treatment of all surgical diseases of the abdominal cavity (the 
whole gastrointestinal tract, liver, gall bladder, pancreas, spleen, peritoneum), endocrine organs (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands), abdominal wall hernias (inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia) as well as soft body tissues. The patient care is carried out in the context of intensive cooperation with the multi-skilled referring doctors and specialists, other Departments of the Alfried Krupp Hospital as well as with the partners in other hospitals and medical institutions. 
Furthermore, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, specializes in malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, colon and rectum). The treatment is provided in accordance with the latest medical developments. 

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele is the Certified Intestinal Cancer Center (in accordance with DIN ISO EN 9001) and the Competence Center for Surgical Coloproctology (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery). The Department offers various variants of surgical treatment for obesity to the patients suffering from morbid obesity as well as detailed consultation services, support and postoperative 
treatment. The Department has been the Comprehensive center for the treatment of surgical pancreatic diseases since the beginning of 2016. Due to the cooperation with the Department of Urology, Gynecology, Neurology, Radiology and Internal Medicine I, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery makes up the Certified center for the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor disorders of Essen-Ruhr. This Center specializes in diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele, headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Niedergethmann, is included in the list of “TOP 
100 Hospitals” of the FOCUS magazine. 

The main objectives of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery and its priority areas: 

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

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
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

With 2 campuses, 900 beds and the staff of 2,050 employees, the Alfried Krupp Hospital is the largest medical institution in Essen. As one of the leading emergency institutions in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Alfried Krupp Hospital provides a wide range of services and medical care of the highest quality. As the Academic Medical Institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Hospital consists of 18 medical departments and 14 certified centers. 

The Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Steele is distinguished due to its highest professionalism, comprehensive approach to the treatment and interaction of various medical specialties. 


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.