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District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

Grevenbroich, Germany


Charcot foot diagnosis (program ID: 301956)


Lothar Köhler

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Lothar Köhler

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

Specialized in: general surgery, visceral surgery, vascular surgery, traumatology
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Beruflicher Werdegang
Medizinstudium:

  • 1977 - 1983 Universität zu Köln

Tätigkeiten:

  • 1984- 1989 Assistenzarzt am II. Chirurgischen Lehrstuhl der Universität zu Köln 
  • (Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Troidl)
  • 1989- 1990 Auslandsaufenthalt Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA 
  • (Prof. Dr. KA.  Kelly)
  • 1990- 1994 Assistenzarzt am II. Chirurgischen Lehrstuhl der Universität zu Köln 
  • (Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Troid, Prof. Dr. T. Tiling)
  • 1995- 1999 Oberarzt  am II. Chirurgischen Lehrstuhl der Universität zu Köln 
  • (Prof. Dr. Dr. H. Troidl)
  • Seit 1999 Chefarzt der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Unfall- und Gefäßchirurgie
  • Seit 2006 Stellvertretender Ärztlicher Direktor

Promotion:

  • 1984 Institut für normale und pathologische Physiologie der Universität zu Köln, Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Physiologie
  • (Prof. Dr. HJ Hirche)
  • Habilitation/Professur:
  • 1996 Habilitation im Fach Chirurgie, Medizinische Fakultät der Universität zu Köln
  • 2001 Ernennung zum außerplanmäßigen Professor der Universität zu Köln

Qualifikationen:

  • 1992 Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1994 Teilgebiet Unfallchirurgie
  • 1997 Schwerpunkt Viszeralchirurgie
  • 1999 Durchgangsarzt
  • 2004 Weiterbildung Minimal Invasive Chirurgie (Camic, DGVC)
  • 2007 Spezielle Unfallchirurgie
  • 2012 Spezielle Viszeralchirurgie

Mitgliedschaften in Fachgesellschaften:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
  • Niederrheinisch- Westfälische Chirurgenvereinigung
  • Kölner Chirurgenvereinigung
  • Deutsche Herniengesellschaft
  • Berufsverband der Chirurgen
  • Konvent der Leitenden Krankenhauschirurgen
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.)
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and metabolic disorders (IFSO)
  • Mayo Alumni Association
  • Mitglied der Arbeitsgruppe Qualitätssicherung Chirurgie/Orthopädie NRW
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=K%C3%B6hler+Lothar

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The Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology at the District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Lothar Köhler specializes in abdominal and vascular surgery, as well as in the treatment of accident victims. The team of the Department uses both established methods of conventional surgery and modern minimally invasive techniques. The Department includes 120 beds. 

The physicians of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Lothar Köhler have a wide range of surgical techniques in the field of general and abdominal surgery. These interventions are often laparoscopic, i.e. they are performed by means of the so-called keyhole technique. This sparing technique is also available for many patients with complex visceral surgery, e.g. operations on the stomach, colon or thorax. The Department is especially focused on the treatment of benign and malignant intestinal tumors. The doctors of the District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich use the latest scientific and technical achievements to perform surgery for patients with bowel cancer. 

In addition to the treatment of malignant intestinal tumors, the specialists of the Department under the direction of  Prof. Dr. med. Lothar Köhler deal with the treatment of esophageal, stomach, pancreatic and liver cancer. To provide medical treatment of malignancies, there are also installed port systems. The patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) receive the treatment that corresponds to all current recommendations (in cooperation with gastroenterologists). In this case there are also preferred minimally invasive surgical techniques.

The District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich performs outpatient and inpatient surgery to treat abdominal wall and inguinal hernias. The standard methods include implantations of an artificial mesh designed to support an abdominal wall or a groin area. The field of endocrine surgery includes interventions on the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. The physicians of the Department perform thyroid surgery with the use of the most advanced intraoperative neurophysiological methods for testing nerves of the vocal cords. Moreover, the treatment of morbid obesity involves the use of special surgical techniques, including sleeve gastrectomy and the so-called gastric bypass surgery. 

The range of surgical services of the Department of Vascular Surgery at the District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich comprises all interventions on the abdominal aorta and its branches below the renal arteries. To prevent stokes, the medical team of the Department under the direction of  Prof. Dr. med. Lothar Köhler also performs operations to treat carotid artery stenosis. The conservative and surgical treatment of circulatory disorders in leg arteries, especially in smokers and diabetics is one more option in the service range of the Department. 

The key focuses of General and Visceral Surgery at the District Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich are

  • Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Surgery of the gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Liver and pancreatic surgery
  • Rectal diseases
  • Minimally invasive surgery (gallbladder, inguinal hernias, appendix, large intestine, stomach and esophagus, partial resection of the lung, adrenal gland, spleen)
  • Hernia surgery (with or without mesh placement)
  • Obesity surgery (sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass surgery)
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Lung surgery in benign and malignant diseases
  • Surgery for metastases
  • Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators
  • Installation of port systems for chemotherapy

The key focuses of Vascular Surgery are

  • Surgery on the carotid artery, arteries of the abdominal cavity, pelvis and legs
  • Bypass surgery
  • Shunt surgery (dialysis shunts)
  • Balloon dilatation and stent implantation
  • Local dissolution of blood clots (lysis)
  • Modern methods of venous surgery (e.g., in varicose veins)

The key focuses of Traumatology are

  • Treatment of polytrauma
  • Injuries of the thoracic and abdominal cavity
  • Injuries of bones, ligaments, tendons and joints of the limbs
  • Hip and pelvic injuries (e.g. femoral neck fracture)
  • Injuries and diseases of the hand
  • Arthroscopy
  • Introduction of bone cement into the vertebrae (the so-called vertebroplasty)

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • ipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol,
      triglycerides Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
    • TSH, fT3, fT4
    • microbiological smear
  • doppler/ duplex receptacles of lower extremities
  • CT with contrast from aorta and of lower extremities
  • duplex peripheral arteries
  • diagnosis diabetic neuropathy
  • x-ray of the foot 
  • MRI of the foot
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement

 

Type of program :
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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