University Hospital of LMU Munich

Munich, Germany

Diagnosis of Hepatitis A (program ID: 203531)

Alexander L. Gerbes

Prof. Dr. med.

Alexander L. Gerbes

Department of Gastroenterology

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology

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Studium der Medizin an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, der University of California San Francisco und der University of Sheffield.
1981 Staatsexamen und US Examen
1982 Promotion Facharzt für Innere Medizin; Zusatzbezeichnung Gastroenterologie 1991/1992 invited Professor, IRCM, University of Montreal
1995 Berufung auf C 3 Professur für Innere Medizin an der LMU
2001 Stellvertretender Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik II
2008 Gründer und Leiter des Leberzentrums München®

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The department focuses on gastroenterology, hepatology and metabolic diseases and covers the entire range of services and treatment modalities in this spectrum of internal medicine. The director of the Department of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Munich is Prof. Dr. med. Alexander L. Gerbes.

Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. The Department of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Munich, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Alexander L. Gerbes, provides medical treatment of patients with gastroenterological diseases at the highest level, using all technical possibilities and in accordance with the latest scientific findings.

The range of services and available therapy options of the Department of Gastroenterology at the University Hospital of Munich, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Alexander L. Gerbes, encompasses inter alia:

  • Neuroendocrine tumors of the intestinal tract
  • Cancer of the colon, pancreas, liver and the bile ducts
  • Stones in the bile ducts and pancreas
  • Motility disturbances of the bowel, reflux esophagitis
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestinal tract
  • Unclear diseases of the small intestine, chronic diarrhoeal diseases
  • Cholestatic inflammatory and infectious liver diseases  
  • Alcoholic liver diseases
  • Liver cirrhosis, preparation of liver transplantation and postoperative aftercare

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • hepatitis serology:
    • HAV IgM
    • HAV IgG
    • HAV RNA
    • RT-PCR
    • ELISA
  • laboratory tests:
    • liver function tests: 
      (ALT, AST, GGT, AP, Bilirubin)
    • enzymes and proteins
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of liver
  • nursing services
  • services of all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

The hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care. The team of the hospital occupies an excellent position among Germany’s university hospitals, thanks to its leading role in patient care, research and education. The hospital has gained the great reputation by hiring high qualified staff: around 10,000 employees from the fields of medicine, patient care, administration, technology and supply services take care of your vast convalescence and rehabilitation.

With more than 2,200 beds, the University Hospital of Munich (LMU) is a highly advanced hospital with 45 clinics, institutes and departments covering all fields of medicine. With its two campuses in Grosshadern and in the city center, the University Hospital of Munich is since October 1, 1999 an organizationally, economically and administratively complete independent part of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich.  As a result of this merger, the University Hospital of Munich has developed into one of the largest hospitals in Germany and Europe. In accordance with the change of its legal form on June 1, 2006, the hospital received its present status as an incorporated public law institution.

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.