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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Lothar KöhlerCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Graduate medical education 

  • 1977-1983: the University of Cologne 


Professional activity 

  • 1984-1989: assistant doctor of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl) 
  • 1989-1990: internship abroad in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA (Prof. Dr. K.A. Kelly) 
  • 1990-1994: assistant doctor of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl, Prof. Dr. T. Tilling) 
  • 1995-1999: Senior Physician of the 2nd surgical department of the University of Cologne (prof. Dr. H. Troidl) 
  • since 1999: head physician of the Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology 
  • since 2006: deputy director of the medical unit 


Defense of a doctoral thesis 

  • 1984: Institute for Normal and Pathological Physiology, University of Cologne, Department of Applied Physiology (Prof. Dr. H.J. Hirche) 


Obtaining a post of assistant professorship / a post of professor 

  • 1996: obtaining a post of assistant professorship in the specialty "Surgery" at the Medical Faculty of the University of Cologne 
  • 2001: appointed as freelance professor at the University of Cologne 



  • 1992: Surgeon 
  • 1994: subfield: Traumatology 
  • 1997: basic specialty: Visceral Surgery 
  • 1999: Traumatologist (Trauma Surgeon), specializing in accidents on the way to work 
  • 2004: upgrading in minimally invasive surgery (Camic, DGVC) 
  • 2007: Special Traumatology 
  • 2012: Special Visceral Surgery 


Rights to raise qualification /further training 

  • Basic training in surgery (general trunk), 24 months 
  • Visceral surgery, 48 months 
  • Special visceral surgery, 30 months 


Membership in specialized societies 

  • German Society of Surgery 
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery 
  • The Lower Rhine-Westphalia Association of Surgeons 
  • Cologne Surgical Association 
  • German Hernia Treatment Society 
  • Professional Union of Surgeons 
  • Convent of Leading Hospital Surgeons 
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (E.A.E.S.) 
  • International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) 
  • Mayo Clinic Alumni Association 
  • Member of the Working Group on Quality Assurance in Surgery / Orthopedics in North Rhine-Westphalia 
  • Invited surgeon 


At various times worked as invited surgeon in:

  • Milan/Italy 
  • Birmingham/England 
  • Mayo Clinic/USA 
  • San Antonio/USA 
  • Maastricht/The Netherlands 
  • Basingstoke/England/France 
  • San Francisco/USA 
  • Verona/Italy 
  • Horgen /Switzerland 
  • Strasbourg/France 


Range of interests and main specialization 

  • Endoscopic, minimally invasive surgery techniques 
  • Colorectal surgery 
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases 
  • Quality of life of patients undergoing gastroenterological surgery 
  • Obesity surgery 
  • Traumatology


Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich

10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of General, Visceral, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular Surgery and Traumatology at the Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich specializes in abdominal and vascular surgery, as well as in the treatment of victims of accidents.

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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Helmut FriessCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down


  • 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)


University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar provides a wide range of treatment of diseases requiring surgical intervention.

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Head physician:

Prof. Dr. med. Christoph-Thomas GermerCurriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Ausbildung und Beruflicher Werdegang 

  • 1979-1985 Studium der Humanmedizin
  • 1985-1992 Chirurgische Facharztausbildung an der Freien Universität Berlin 
  • Seit 1992 Facharzt für Chirurgie Seit 1994 Gefäßchirurgie – Teilgebietsbezeichnung 
  • Seit 1997 Visceralchirurgie – Schwerpunktbezeichnung 
  • 1999 Habilitation und Verleihung der Venia legendi für das Fach Chirurgie 
  • 2002 Berufung auf eine C-3 Professur für Allgemein- und Visceralchirurgie Freie Universität Berlin 
  • 2000-2004 Leitender Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik I (Allgemein-, Gefäß-und Thoraxchirurgie) Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Benjamin Franklin 
  • 2004-2008 Leiter der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie Klinikum Nürnberg 
  • 2008 Berufung auf den Lehrstuhl für Chirurgie an der Julius-Maximilian Universität Würzburg 

Aktuelle Schwerpunkte der klinischen Tätigkeit 

  • Onkologische Chirurgie: Oesophagus, Magen, Leber, Pankreas, Colon, Rektum, Schilddrüse inkl. Rezidiv- und Metastasenchirurgie, Multivisceralresektion, Ersatzorganbildung bei onkologischer Magen und Rektumchirurgie, Interdisziplinäre Beckenexenterationen gemeinsam mit Urologie und Gynäkologie bei primären und rezidivierenden Malignomen,  
  • Thoraxchirurgie: Bronchialcarcinom , Metastasenchrirurgie minimal-invasive videoendoskopische Operationen im Bereich des Brust- und Lungenraumes 
  • Gastroenterologische Chirurgie: Chronisch entzündliche Darmerkrankungen, colorectale Chirurgie akut entzündlicher Erkrankungen, FAP, benigne Pankreaserkrankungen, primäre/sekundäre Peritonitis 
  • Endokrine Chirurgie: Benigne Schilddrüsenerkrankungen, onkologische Schilddrüsenchirurgie inkl.Neck-Dissection bei medullärem Schilddrüsencarcinom und Rezidiveingriffen, Nebenschilddrüsen inkl. minimal invasiven Techniken, Nebenniere inkl. minimal invasiven Techniken 
  • Minimal invasive Chirurgie: Gesamte Spektrum der laparoskopisch-endoskopische kolorektalen Chirurgie inklusive Coloproktomukosektomie und onkologisch radikaler Colonchirurgie, interdisziplinäre Operationen bei rectovaginaler Endometriose, Adrenalektomie, Parathyreoidektomie, Antirefluxchirurgie, hepatobiliäre Chirurgie, Hernienchirurgie (transabdominell- und totale extraperitoneal), minimal-invasive Thoraxchirurgie  
  • Laserchirurgie/ Radiofrequenzablation: Laserinduzierte Thermotherapie (LITT) und Radiofrequenzablation von Lebermetastasen, endoluminale Lasertherapie 
  • Multimodale Therapiekonzepte: Adjuvante und neoadjuvante Radiochemotherapie bei Rectum- und Oesophaguscarcinom, IORT bei Magencarcinom, lokoregionäre Chemotherapie bei Lebermetastasen (MIAH-Katheter), intraoperative Chemotherapie (Stop-flow) bei Peritonealcarcinose, multimodale Therapie des Analkarzinoms 
  • Coloproctologie Inkontinenzchirurgie, künstliche Sphinkterersatzverfahren mit GracilisPlastik und Schrittmacherimplantation, Fistelchirurgie, Hämorrhoidektomie 


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie 
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie  
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Onkologie 
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für minimal invasive Chirurgie 
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft perioperative Medizin  
  • Tumorzentrum Erlangen-Nürnberg 
  • Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen e. V. 
  • Berliner Chirurgische Gesellschaft 
  • Bayerische Chirurgenvereinigung


University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10 from 38 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery (Department of Surgery I) covers the entire spectrum of general and abdominal surgery. There are two specialized Sections of Vascular and Pediatric Surgery. The Department offers the whole range of top-class surgical services.

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Asklepios Academic City Hospital Bad Wildungen

7.3/10 from 5 Votes

Department of General and Visceral Surgery

The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the Asklepios Bad Wildungen Municipal Clinic deals with the surgical treatment of all diseases of the abdominal cavity. The Department specializes in cancer surgery, as well as in complex abdominal surgery.

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location_searchingCity: Bad Wildungen

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