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Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology (594908)

Martin Strik

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin Strik

Specialized in: general, abdominal surgery, surgical oncology

About the department

The Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch offers the full range of services in these medical fields. Whenever possible, operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques, which are the gold standard of modern surgery. The outstanding quality of medical care is confirmed by numerous prestigious certificates, including certificates from the German Cancer Society, the German Hernia Society, etc. In addition, the department provides innovative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which is available only in the most progressive clinics in Europe. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Martin Strik.

One of the key focuses of the department is the treatment of peritoneal tumors, abdominal metastasis and sarcomas. The basis of clinical practice is the use of the most sparing and at the same time the most effective therapeutic methods. The doctors of the department work closely with specialists in the field of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Thus, each patient receives treatment according to the optimal, individually developed plan. Special treatment methods in this area include intraoperative electron radiation therapy (targeted destruction of cancer cells, which provides optimal protection for healthy tissue and neighboring organs), hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (chemotherapy, during which the abdominal cavity is washed with a warm chemotherapeutic solution that kills the remaining tumor cells after surgery) and pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (a special chemotherapeutic solution is injected into the abdominal cavity, after which it penetrates into all areas affected by the tumor). These treatment methods are used only in highly specialized leading clinics in the world.

Hepatobiliary surgery also occupies an important place in the work of the department. The doctors of this field treat liver, gallbladder and bile duct tumors. Before the appointment of a particular operation, the patient will undergo a CT scan, which allows to get a three-dimensional image of the organ and plan the intervention as accurately as possible. The therapeutic options in this area include tumor resection, radiofrequency ablation, transarterial chemoembolization, selective internal radionuclide therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy and many other treatment methods.

The department's range of medical services includes:

  • Surgical treatment of abdominal tumors, metastasis and sarcomas
    • Intraoperative electron radiation therapy
    • Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy
    • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Surgical treatment of diseases of the thyroid gland, adrenal gland and pancreas
    • Chronic pancreatitis
    • Pancreatic tumors
    • Adrenal tumors
    • Thyroid tumors, including medullary cancer
    • Nodular goiter
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Goiter, including relapsing forms
    • Malignant diseases of the parathyroid glands
    • Hyperfunction of the parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism)
    • Multiple endocrine neoplasia in men
      • Minimally invasive video-assisted surgery (MIVA)
      • Surgery using bilateral axillary-breast access
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Surgical resection
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Transarterial chemoembolization
    • Selective internal radionuclide therapy
    • Stereotactic radiation therapy
    • Intraoperative radiation therapy
    • Perioperative chemotherapy
  • Surgery for inguinal hernias and anterior abdominal wall hernias
    • Classic open surgery
    • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Surgical treatment of bowel disease, fecal incontinence
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
      • Crohn's disease
      • Ulcerative colitis
    • Rectal and anal diseases
      • Anal fissures
      • Anal fistula
      • Anal carcinoma, colon and rectal cancer (treatment within a certified center)
      • Perianal venous thrombosis
      • Diverticulitis
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Condylomas/genital warts (surgical removal or laser therapy)
      • Rectal prolapse (minimally invasive anal surgical procedure with direct access or access through the abdominal cavity)
      • Pilonidal sinus
      • Impaired bowel movements
      • Rectocele
    • Pelvic floor muscle disorders and fecal incontinence
      • Sling procedures
      • Neuromodulation (stimulation) of the nerve roots of the sacral spinal cord
      • Artificial urethral sphincter implantation
      • Surgery for rectal prolapse and fistula
      • Botox injections for irritated bladder and pelvic floor muscle tension
      • Bladder enlargement
      • Artificial urine diversion
    • Malignant tumors of the small, large intestines and rectum
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory processes of the cecum and gallbladder (mainly minimally invasive surgery)
    • Gallstones
    • Appendicitis
  • Endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery
  • Other treatments

Curriculum vitae

Education and Professional Career

  • 1981 - 1987 Medical School at the University of Würzburg (Germany) and Bern (Switzerland).
  • 11.1987 Final Exam and Admission to Medical Practice.
  • 1988 - 1989 Resident at the Institute for Pathology, University Hospital Würzburg.
  • 1989 Postdoctoral Fellow, Detection of HHV 6 in Malignant Lymphoma.
  • 1989 - 1994 Resident at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital Freiburg.
  • 1990 - 1991 Institute for Molecular Cell Biology, University of Freiburg: "Expression of VEGF in Colon Carcinoma".
  • 1994 - 2003 Department of Surgery, University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 1996 Board Certification in Surgery, Consultant at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital Lübeck.
  • 1998 PhD thesis: "Expression of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in Colon Carcinoma".
  • 1997 - 1998 Fellowship in Vascular Surgery, Consultant for Vascular Surgery.
  • 1998 Head of Transplant Unit (Kidney, Pancreas Transplants).
  • 1999 - 2000 Training "Total Quality Management in Medicine".
  • 1999 - 2003 Speaker of the German HNPCC Study Group.
  • 2001 - 2003 Secretary of the CAMO (Section of Molecular Oncology, German Surgical Society).
  • 1999 - 2001 Fellowship in Abdominal Surgery.
  • 2003 - 2005 Head of the Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the St. Elisabeth Hospital Straubing, Germany.
  • Since October 2005 Head of the Department for General, Visceral and Surgical Oncology at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch.
  • 2008 - 2014 President of the German Association for Minimal Invasive Surgery.

Special Fields of Interest

  • Surgical oncology.
  • Minimal invasive surgery.
  • Surgical oncology of upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.
  • Pancreatic and hepatic surgery.
  • Esophageal and stomach surgery.
  • Colorectal surgery (malignant and benign tumors).
  • Soft tissue tumors (sarcomas).
  • Coloproctology.
  • Endocrine surgery.
  • Scarless thyroid surgery.
  • Incisional hernia.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch

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