Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin
Department of General and Abdominal Surgery (569799)
Specialized in: general and abdominal surgery
About the department
The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Bundeswehr Academic Hospital Berlin offers the full range of modern surgical interventions for the treatment of abdominal diseases, including endocrine surgery and surgical treatment of obesity. The department’s priorities are the therapy of cancers of the abdominal organs and hernia repair. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Niels Huschitt. According to the Focus magazine, he ranks among the top German doctors specializing in hernia repair!
The department actively uses sparing minimally invasive techniques allowing the patient to undergo the surgical treatment through skin incisions no longer than 2-3 cm, which contributes to minimal pain, the absence of scars and the fastest recovery. With appropriate clinical indications, it is possible to perform outpatient surgery. The department also provides patients with the first-class intensive care. The specially trained doctors, nursing staff and technical staff work in the interdisciplinary Intensive Care Unit. The Intensive Care /unit has all the progressive means of medical care for the patients after operations, for the patients in critical condition. For example, there are available various types of artificial lung ventilation, renal replacement therapy and invasive monitoring.
Special attention should be given to cancer surgery. To provide comprehensive and effective medical care for patients with oncopathology, the department maintains close cooperation with related specialists in the field of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Every two weeks there is held an interdisciplinary tumor board (certification of the Berlin Medical Association). It serves to develop a treatment strategy and follow-up monitoring corresponding to the stage of the disease and the general health of the patient. The department's surgeons mostly have to deal with the treatment of tumors of the lungs and gastrointestinal organs. Even the complex surgical procedures, such as partial removal of the liver or lungs in secondary tumors, are common practice here and are performed with high success rates.
Another no less important focus of the department is the surgical removal of hernias. This pathology is quite common. The department's surgeons perform more than 500 hernia procedures annually, and therefore they have rich experience in this field. Since March 2015, the department has received the status of the Competence Hernia Center (certification of the German Society for General and Abdominal Surgery (DGAV)). Hernia repair involves both open and minimally invasive surgical techniques. After the excision of the hernial sac, the thigh tissue or the anterior abdominal wall is strengthened with artificial materials using only the most modern and high-quality implants.
In addition, the department specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands and pancreas. During such interventions, doctors almost always use intraoperative neuromonitoring and ultrasound guidance, which helps not to damage healthy anatomical structures, such as the vocal cords. Thyroid surgery is performed through small incisions on the front of the neck, so the patient is guaranteed an optimal cosmetic result and the best possible safety.
The department’s service range includes:
- Ultrasound examinations
- Laboratory tests
- Other diagnostic methods
- Surgical treatment of diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract (cholecystectomy)
- Cecal surgery (appendectomy)
- Stomach, liver and pancreas surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Endocrine surgery (treatment of endocrine diseases)
- All benign and malignant thyroid diseases, including Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, goiter in elderly patients (also repeated interventions on the thyroid gland)
- Parathyroid diseases, including benign or malignant neoplasms
- Primary hyperparathyroidism
- Secondary hyperparathyroidism in dialysis patients
- Parathyroid dysfunction with combined endocrine diseases (multiple endocrine neoplasia)
- Adrenal diseases
- Pancreatic diseases
- Hernia repair
- Inguinal hernia/femoral hernia
- Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty
- Shouldice operation
- Totally extraperitoneal hernioplasty
- Transabdominal preperitoneal plastic surgery
- Umbilical hernia
- Incisional hernia
- Inguinal hernia/femoral hernia
- All modern surgical techniques in bariatric surgery (obesity treatment)
- Acute and chronic anal fissures
- Anal fistulas
- Anorectal abscesses
- Perianal thrombosis
- Condylomata acuminata
- Acne inversa
- Coccygeal bone fistulas
- Anal fringes
- Defecation disorders
- Fecal incontinence
- Rectal prolapse
- Rectal adenoma
- Benign rectal tumors
- Rectal cancer
- Benign and malignant skin tumors in the perianal area
- Cancer surgery
- Removal of lung tumors
- Removal of gastrointestinal tumors
- Other diagnostic and therapeutic options
Photo of the doctor: (c) Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Berlin
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