Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Department of Surgery

Karim A. Gawad

PD Dr. med.

Karim A. Gawad

Specialized in: orthopedics, vascular surgery, surgery

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  • 2009 Chefarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik am Hospital zum heiligen Geist
  • 2003 Oberarzt der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszerial- und Thoraxchirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Hamburg
  • 2003 Gebietsbezeichnung Unfallchirurgie
  • 2002-2003 Oberarzt der Klinik für Unfall-, Hand und Wiederherstellungschirurgie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg
  • 2001-2002 Assistenzarzt der Klinik für Unfall-, Hand und Wiederherstellungschirurgie Universitätsklinikum Hamburg zur Erlangung der Teilbezeichnung Unfallchirurgie (Prof. J.M. Rueger)
  • 1998 Anerkennung als Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 1993-2001 Assistenzarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik, Universitätsklinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie (Prof. Broelsch, Prof. Izbicki), Hepatobiliäre- und Transplantationschirurgie (Prof. Rogiers) Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie
  • 1991-1992 Arzt im Praktikum, Herz-,Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie im Klinikum Kaiserslautern, Akademisches Lehrkrankenhaus der Universität Mainz
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Surgical clinic treats a wide range of diseases. This includes general surgery, visceral and thoracic surgery and orthopaedics and traumatology. It works closely with other clinics of the hospital. The main specializations of the clinic are:

General and Abdominal Surgery:

  • Diseases of organs of abdominal cavity
  • Minimally invasive surgery, including surgery unified access:
    • Gallbladder
    • Appendicitis
    • The colon (sigmoid diverticulitis)
    • Inguinal hernia - tech TEP (total extraperitineal plasty)
    • Abdominal wall hernia umbilical, incisional hernia) - on the modern the technique of «IPOM»
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Reflux disease (heartburn) - on techniques «Toupet»
  • Oncological surgery (cancer, such as colon cancer)
  • Coloproctology (diseases of the colon and rectum)
    • Abscesses
    • Fistulas
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Prolapse
    • Failure of the pelvic muscles
  • Surgical gastroenterology
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
    • Diverticula
    • Other inflammatory changes
    • Functional disorders
  • Thyroid and parathyroid (periоthyroid) gland
  • Abdominal surgery
    • The treatment of inguinal hernia on Showldice’s and Liechtenstein‘s technique (local anesthesia)
  • Endoscopy - a gastroscopy and colonoscopy
  • Implantation portal catheter
  • Implantation ECS (electric cardiostimulator)

Orthopedics and Traumatology:

  • Endoprosthesis (replacement of joints)
    • Minimum invasive endoprosthesis
    • Cementless endoprosthesis
    • Total endoprosthetics
  • Arthroscopy
    • Knee joints
    • The joints of the shoulder girdle
    • Ankle joints
  • Fractures of extremities
    • Hand surgery
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Injuries

Vascular and endovascular surgery:

  • Operations on the arteries supplying the brain, subclavian and shoulder arteries
  • Operations on the thoracic and abdominal segment of the aorta, on the vessels of internal organs
  • Treatment of CVI (chronic venous insufficiency)
  • Surgical treatment of varicose veins
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Surgical treatment of clogged veins, chronic non-healing wounds
  • Substitution (replacement) in vascular aneurysm
  • Surgery of the lymphatic system
  • Non-invasive diagnosis by ultrasound
  • Measurement of blood flow through color-coded duplex sonography
  • Radiological visualizational diagnosis of venous system by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (Computer Tomography), angiography, phlebography
  • Laser surgery
  • Biological reconstruction


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