Academic Hospital Nuremberg

location_on Nuremberg, Germany
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Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology (302933)

Karl Bodenschatz

Dr. med.

Karl Bodenschatz

Specialized in: pediatric surgery and urology

About the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology at Academic Hospital Nuremberg

The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology at the Academic Hospital Nuremberg provides the high-quality surgical treatment in children of all age groups, ranging from newborns to adolescents under the age of 18 years. A team of the department's qualified surgeons makes every effort for the restoration of health of young patients in the most pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The surgical treatment is carried out both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. If possible, sparing laparoscopic techniques are applied. The department is headed by Dr. med. Karl Bodenschatz. 

Children need special attention and special approaches to treatment. The young patients can sometimes be very sensitive to the necessary therapeutic measures. The department’s medical personnel are well trained for providing psychological support for children during the entire therapeutic process.

The department successfully performs general surgical and urological interventions in children. If possible, the department's doctors use minimally invasive methods to reduce pain and period of hospitalization. Such pathologies as inguinal and umbilical hernias, undescended testicles, narrowing of the foreskin, skin and soft tissue tumors, hemangiomas can be treated on an outpatient basis. Prior to any operation, the child undergoes the comprehensive diagnostics, which results serve for the selection of the optimal surgical technique.

The key focuses of the department's work include:

  • Abdominal surgery
    • Surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
    • Surgical treatment of hypertrophy and pyloric stenosis
    • Surgical treatment of Hirschsprung's disease
    • Surgical treatment of rectal prolapse
    • Surgical treatment of rectal atresia
    • Surgical treatment of esophageal atresia
    • Surgical treatment of esophageal stenosis
    • Surgical treatment of urinary and fecal incontinence
    • Surgical treatment of bowel intussusception
    • Surgical treatment of intestinal malrotation
    • Surgical treatment of appendicitis
    • Surgical treatment of Crohn's disease
  • Thoracic surgery and interventions on the neck
    • Surgical treatment of lateral and median neck fistulas 
    • Surgical treatment of torticollis, brachial plexus palsy
    • Surgical treatment of cervical lymphadenopathy
    • Surgical treatment of tumors of the thyroid gland and soft tissues, tracheoesophageal fistulas
    • Surgical correction of chest wall malformations, including pectus excavatum and Poland syndrome
    • Surgical treatment of lung tumors, pneumothorax, diaphragm paralysis and diaphragmatic hernias
    • Surgical treatment of tracheomalacia
    • Tracheostomy
    • Surgical treatment of tracheal stenosis, tumors and tracheal injuries
  • Neonatal surgery
    • Surgical correction of intestinal and anal malformations
    • Surgical treatment of esophageal atresia
    • Surgical treatment of diaphragmatic hernia
    • Surgical treatment of lung malformations
    • Surgical treatment of teratomas
    • Surgical treatment of gastroschisis and omphalocele
    • Surgical treatment of lymphangiomas
    • Surgical correction of the patent ductus arteriosus
    • Surgical treatment of kidney and urinary tract diseases
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Removal of gallstones
    • Removal of pancreatic cysts
    • Surgical treatment of biliary atresia
    • Surgical treatment of liver lesions
    • Surgical removal of liver tumors
  • Plastic surgery, including laser and cryotherapy
    • Correction of congenital malformations of the thoracic wall, limbs
    • Reconstructive surgery after serious injuries and burns
    • Surgical treatment of skin or soft tissue tumors (hemangiomas)
    • Surgical treatment of lymphangiomas
    • Nevus removal
  • Urology
    • Surgical correction of cryptorchidism
    • Surgical сorrection of phimosis 
    • Surgical treatment of edematous scrotum syndrome
  • Traumatology (bone fractures, traumatic brain injuries, highly severe injuries)
  • Surgical treatment of burns
  • Emergency surgery
  • Other surgical options

Photo of the doctor: (c) Klinikum Nürnberg 

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