University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

Munich, Germany

Surgical or endoscopic treatment of esophageal varices (program ID: 177665)

Helmut Friess

Prof. Dr. med.

Helmut Friess

Department of Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, visceral surgery and transplant surgery

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  • 1982 Abitur
  • 1982 - 1988 Medical School, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Scientific curriculum:

  • 1990 Dissertation: The role of gastrointestinal hormones in the adaptation of the pancreas following gastrectomy (PD Dr. M.W. Büchler), University of Ulm, Germany
  • 1998 Habilitation: Growth factors and growth factor receptors in pancreatic cancer (Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler), University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2003 Professor of pancreatic surgery and molecular pancreatic research, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2007  Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Professional curriculum:

  • 1988 - 1991 Internship, University of Ulm, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H. G. Beger)
  • 1991 - 1992 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Ulm, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. H. G. Beger)
  • 1992 - 1993 Postdoctoral researcher, University of California, Irvine, USA, Departments of Medicine and Biological Chemistry (Prof. Dr. M. Korc)
  • 1993 - 1996 Resident, University of Bern, Inselspital, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler)
  • 1996 - 2001 Attending Surgeon, University of Bern, Inselspital, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. M. W. Büchler)
  • 2001 - 2007 Vice Chairman, University of Heidelberg, Department of General Surgery (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. M. W. Büchler)
  • 2007.7 - now Chairman, Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany


  • 1994 Assistant Editor of the Journal Digestive Surgery
  • 1997 Editorial Board of the International Journal of Pancreatology
  • 1998 Doctor honoris causa, Medical Faculty, Northern Hospital, Shenyang, China
  • 1998 Scientific Committee, European Pancreatic Club
  • 1998 External examiner, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1999 Doctor honoris causa, Railway Medical College, Nanjing, China
  • 1999 External Reviewer: Oncology-Molecular Biology-Pathogenesis, Surgical Forum, German Surgical Society.
  • 1999 Editorial Bord of the Journal of the Pancreas
  • 1999 Visiting Professor, Nanjing Railway Medical College, Nanjing, China
  • 2000 Member of the Publication Committee of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2000 Fellow ad eundem, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2000 Visiting Professor, Southeast University Nanjing, China
  • 2000 Visiting Professor, Peking Union Medical College Hospital and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences
  • 2001 Editorial Board of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2002 Editorial Board; Molecular Cancer
  • 2003 Council at large of the International Hepato-Pancreatobiliary- Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • 2003 Honorary Professor, R.E. Kavetsky Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • 2003 Member of the General Assembly, United European Gastroenterology Federation (UEGF)
  • 2005 Secretary, European Digestive Surgery (EDS)
  • 2005 Councillor for Clinical Sciences, European Pancreatic Club (EPC)
  • 2005 Secretary Elect, European Pancreatic Club (EPC)
  • 2005 Honorary Member, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2007 Editor Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2009 Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
  • 2010 Co-Editor, Editorial Board, Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
  • 2011 President, Association of Bavarian Surgeons (VBC)
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The Department of Surgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Friess, in collaboration with other health services, provides a comprehensive range of services. The only exception is the cardiovascular surgery. The chief physician of this Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Friess.

All main diagnostic facilities of the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar are of course available to the customer around the clock. These have state-of-the-art equipment such as X-ray including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) and positron emission tomography (PET).

Visceral Surgery: The core competence of Visceral Surgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar lies in the treatment of cancer diseases of stomach and breast level organs. These include lung and the entire digestive system including esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and gall bladder. The diseases of the following organs are also treated in this department: kidney and spleen as well as endocrine organs such as thyroid and parathyroid or pancreas.

Interdisciplinary cooperation at the Center for Tumor Therapy: A central factor here is the close interdisciplinary cooperation with other medical specialties, in particular with internal medical oncologists and radiotherapists.

General Surgery and Transplant Surgery: The general surgery is mainly performed on an outpatient and hospital-replacing or short-term inpatient basis. A minimally invasive procedure with the aid of an endoscope (keyhole surgery) is preferred, which leads to least possible surgical strain for the patient and due to a tiny incision through the skin and tissues resulting in less pain and faster post - operation recovery.

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • preoperative care
  • surgical or endoscopic treatment
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About hospital

The rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

With a workforce of around 5,000 employees, the university hospital Clinic right of the Isar is a renowned center for patient care, medical research and teaching of medicine. Every year, around 60,000 patients benefit from in-patient care and 245,000 patients – from outpatient care of the highest medical standard.

Through a close cooperation between patient care and research facilities, patients benefit from new scientific findings as quickly as possible.

The University Hospital rechts der Isar is composed of 33 separate clinics and departments and has 1,100 beds. This enables patients, according to their diagnosis, to receive treatment from doctors of various medical fields.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.