Hannover Medical School (MHH)

location_on Hannover, Germany
9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery (229643)

Jürgen Klempnauer

Prof. Dr. med.

Jürgen Klempnauer

Specialized in: general, abdominal, transplant surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery at the Hannover Medical School offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Key areas of clinical activities include computerized and robotic surgery, laparoscopic interventions, endocrine surgery, operations on the esophagus, stomach, liver, biliary tract, gallbladder, pancreas, small and large intestine, surgical treatment of hernias, multivisceral resections, liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Klempnauer.

The department is fitted out with the state-of-the-art equipment, advanced computer systems, da Vinci robot, surgical technologies for a wide range of minimally invasive interventions, which have many advantages and are more sparing compared to open operations.

The department has achieved outstanding results in organ transplantation and is the largest transplant center in Germany. It performs 140 liver transplants, 200 kidney transplants and 20 pancreas transplants every year, which indicates the high professionalism of the medical team and excellent medical care.

The department’s range of medical service includes:

  • Computerized and robotic surgery (robot da Vinci)
  • Esophageal surgery
    • Treatment of esophageal cancer
    • Treatment of benign esophageal tumors
    • Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • Treatment of Zenker's diverticulum
    • Treatment of other esophageal diseases
  • Stomach surgery
    • Stomach resection (gastrectomy)
    • Lymphadenectomy
    • Splenectomy and multivisceral interventions (especially in progressive upper stomach tumors, when the tumor affects the entire stomach)
    • Reconstructive interventions after gastrectomy
    • Other operations
  • Liver surgery
    • Liver resection
    • Liver transplantation
    • Multimodal therapy methods (for example, preoperative chemoembolization with subsequent resection)
    • Atypical liver resection
    • Other surgical interventions
  • Biliary tract and gallbladder surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Small and large intestine surgery
    • Treatment of malignant tumors
    • Treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (for example, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease)
    • Treatment of other pathologies of the small and large intestine
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Esophageal surgery ( (malignant and benign tumors of the esophagus, esophageal diverticulum, achalasia)
    • Stomach surgery (malignant and benign gastric tumors, surgical treatment of reflux, diaphragmatic hernia, bariatric surgery (sleeve gastroplasty, gastric bypass))
    • Operations on the large intestine (proctocolectomy, hemicolectomy, sigmoid colon resection) and rectum (anterior rectal resection)
    • Adrenal surgery (adrenalectomy)
    • Liver surgery (liver resection, removal of cysts)
    • Abdominal wall surgery (treatment of inguinal, incisional hernias)
    • Laparoscopic appendectomy
    • Diagnostic laparoscopy for histological examination
    • Laparoscopic installation of feeding tubes
    • Laparoscopic implantation of diaphragm stimulators
    • Other minimally invasive interventions
  • Endocrine surgery
    • Thyroid surgery
    • Parathyroid surgery
    • Adrenal surgery
  • Surgical treatment of hernias
  • Multivisceral resections
  • Transplant surgery (liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation)
  • Other types of surgical interventions

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