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Max Grundig Clinic Buehl

location_on Buehl, Germany
9.5/10 from 46 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology (25844)

Alisan Kahraman

PD Dr. med.

Alisan Kahraman

Specialized in: gastroenterology

About the department

The Department of Gastroenterology at the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl offers the full range of high quality medical services in this medical field. The department's doctors specialize in the diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, including stomach, bowel, esophageal, liver, gallbladder and pancreatic diseases. The department has an excellent medical and technical base to provide the patients with top-class medical services. The department cooperates closely with the doctors from other medical disciplines, including specialists in the field of psychosomatics, thanks to which the patients benefit from comprehensive medical care. In addition, the department effectively cooperates with the renowned Colon Cancer Center Mittelbaden. The Chief Physician of the department is PD Dr. med. Alisan Kahraman.

The medical facility has an in-house Endoscopy Unit, which performs a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. For example, it performs more than 1,000 colonoscopies every year. Recently, the department has successfully used the method of video capsule endoscopy for the diagnostics of the large and small intestines. This diagnostic method is especially important and effective when a patient needs non-invasive and safe screening for colorectal cancer, which is currently ranked among the most common types of cancer worldwide. The essence of the method is as follows: the patient swallows a special capsule equipped with one or two miniature cameras. When moving along the gastrointestinal tract, the device reproduces images and transmits information to the recording receiver. The doctor analyzes the data obtained and makes a conclusion. After some time, the capsule will be naturally excreted from the human body.

The department offers its patients a unique opportunity to undergo post-hospital rehabilitation after the basic treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. Such rehabilitation treatment plays a particularly important role for the patients who have undergone surgery. Post-hospital rehabilitation is most often indicated for the patients who suffer from pain after gastrectomy or removal of a part of the intestine, functional disorders and impaired wound healing after interventions on the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, poor health after chemotherapy, chronic visceral hyperalgesia, etc.

The department's main clinical focuses include:

  • Diagnostics and treatment of general abdominal pain 
    • Acute abdomen
    • Abdominal pain caused by allergic diseases
    • Peritonitis
    • Abdominal pain caused by vascular diseases, circulatory disorders and neurological disorders
    • Bowel obstruction (obturation or paralytic intestinal obstruction)
    • Infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and parasitosis
    • Intoxication and metabolic disorders
    • Collagenoses
  • Diagnostics and treatment of stomach and esophageal diseases
    • Achalasia cardia and associated swallowing disorders
    • Acute and chronic gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
    • Dysentery
    • Gastric and duodenal ulcers 
    • Lymphomas, precancerous conditions and gastrointestinal cancers
    • Esophageal varices
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the small and large intestines
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
    • Diverticular disease
    • Intestinal polyps and tumors (screening, polypectomy and endoscopic mucosal resection)
    • Microscopic colitis
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Hemorrhoids, anal fissures and anal thrombosis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas
    • Alcoholic liver disease and fatty liver disease
    • Amyloidosis
    • Autoimmune hepatitis
    • Ascites
    • Pancreatitis (pancreatic inflammation)
    • Pancreatic edema
    • Biliary cirrhosis
    • Cholangitis (bacterial or primary sclerosing)
    • Gallstone disease (cholelithiasis)
    • Cholecystitis 
    • Jaundice
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Focal pathologies (abscesses, adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia, metastases, tumors, cysts)
    • Drug-induced liver injury and cholestasis
    • Postcholecystectomy syndrome
    • Viral and non-viral hepatitis
  • Diagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic diarrhea
    • Endocrine diarrhea
    • Diarrhea caused by enzyme deficiency (intolerance to histamine, lactose, fructose, etc.)
    • Diarrhea caused by enterogenic infections (salmonellosis, clostridia, norovirus, etc.)
    • Anxiety diarrhea
    • Parasitic diarrhea 
    • Toxic diarrhea (without any signs of pathogens, such as drugs)
  • Diagnostics and treatment of constipation
  • Medical rehabilitation after surgical gastrointestinal surgery, chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancers, etc.
  • Diagnostics and treatment of other gastrointestinal diseases

Curriculum vitae

PD Dr. med. Alisan Kahraman is the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl. The doctor studied Human Medicine at the Universities of Bochum and Essen. After receiving his medical education, the specialist worked as Assistant Physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Essen. From September 2006 to November 2007, Dr. Alisan Kahraman was involved in liver disease research projects at the world famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, USA. In 2011, the doctor completed his board certification in Internal Medicine. In 2015, he had his board certification in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology. Since the summer of 2020, Dr. Alisan Kahraman has been the Chief Physician of the Department of Gastroenterology at the Max Grundig Clinic Buehl.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Max Grundig Klinik Bühlerhöhe

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