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Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied

location_on Neuwied, Germany
9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery (289989)

Claus Schneider

Dr. med.

Claus Schneider

Specialized in: general, abdominal and vascular surgery

About the department

The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied offers the full range of progressive surgical treatment of various diseases, ranging from routine interventions for inguinal hernias to extensive cancer operations. The key role in clinical practice is played by collaboration with specialists from the related fields, for example, in the case of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine glands, gastroenterologists, endocrinologists and other experts are necessarily involved in the therapeutic process. The department widely practices sparing minimally invasive surgery, which guarantees the rapid recovery of the patient and the absence of large scars. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Claus Schneider.

Of particular interest to the team of the department's surgeons is cancer surgery. Thanks to the availability of the innovative technologies and rich experience of the specialists, they often use minimally invasive techniques to remove tumors. Cancers require comprehensive treatment, so the therapeutic process is not limited to a surgical intervention. Depending on the specific clinical case, the patient can be additionally prescribed chemotherapy or radiation therapy. If necessary, both patients and their families can get psychological support. The patients with incurable stages of cancer are offered high-quality palliative care aimed at the improvement of the quality of human life.

The department’s vascular surgeons provide open and endovascular treatment of a wide range of vascular diseases. The department performs all interventions on the vessels, which do not require the connection of patient to a heart-lung machine. Vascular surgeons cooperate closely with experts in the field of angiology and interventional radiology. The department is proud of its successful experience in the treatment of diabetic foot.

Another priority focus of vascular surgery is the treatment of abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. The department applies such modern treatment method as endovascular obliteration. This technique allows the patients to avoid extensive and invasive surgery. As a rule, hospital stay lasts from five to six days.

As part of stroke prevention, the department regularly performs interventions on the arteries supplying the brain with blood (for example, on the carotid artery). It also applies all modern methods for the restoration of arterial patency (stent implantation, open surgery).

The department's surgical service range includes:

  • General and abdominal surgery
    • Surgical treatment of chronic pancreatitis
    • Surgical treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
    • Surgical treatment of lung metastases
    • Sphincter-preserving surgery for rectal tumors, including hard-to-reach tumors
    • Surgical treatment of stomach and pancreatic cancer
    • Reconstructive surgery for esophageal cancer
    • Surgical treatment for severe traumatic injuries (in collaboration with the Department of Traumatology)
    • Surgical treatment of intestinal diseases (within the highly specialized center)
    • Surgical treatment of fecal incontinence (within the highly specialized center)
  • Vascular surgery
    • Carotid artery surgery for stroke prevention
    • Operations on the arteries of the lower limbs (gangrena nicotiana, obliterating atherosclerosis of the peripheral arteries)
    • Dialysis access formation
    • Surgery for thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms
    • Surgery for venous diseases (for example, varicose veins)
  • Outpatient surgery
    • Inguinal hernia repair surgery
    • Proctologic interventions
    • Placement of port systems and catheters
    • Dialysis access formation
    • Biopsy
  • Other therapeutic options

Curriculum vitae

  • 1984 - 1990 Study of Human Medicine at the University of Marburg and Essen.
  • 1991 - 1992 Practice in the Department of Surgery, Minden Hospital.
  • 1993 Jung Research Scholarship, Institute of Theoretical Surgery at the University of Marburg.
  • 1994 - 2000 Research Assistant, Department of General Surgery, University of Hamburg.
  • 2000 - 2002 Assistant Physician in the Department of Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, General Hospital Hamburg-Altona.
  • 2004 Ship's Doctor, Polarstern RV, south of the Arctic Ocean.
  • 2004 - 2008 Head of the Department of General, Thoracic and Abdominal Surgery at the University Hospital Hamburg.
  • Since 2009 Head of the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the Marienhaus Hospital St. Elisabeth Neuwied.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Marienhaus Kliniken GmbH 

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