According to the Focus magazine, the Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal, Hepatobiliary, Bariatric Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Thoracic Surgery ranks among the top German medical facilities! The department's service range includes surgical interventions on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts, rectum and anus, endocrine glands, as well as hernia repair surgery. The team of the department's thoracic surgeons admits adult patients and children with lung, pleural, mediastinal, bronchial diseases, chest wall deformities and malformations. The department includes a specialized Bariatric Surgery Center, which performs the full range of modern surgical interventions for the treatment of morbid obesity in patients with a body mass index of 40 kg/m2 and above. The department's doctors successfully use advanced surgical techniques: da Vinci Xi robot-assisted surgery, endoscopic, laparoscopic and video-assisted thoracoscopic techniques, cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). The department enjoys the status of the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Surgery, the Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Surgery, as well as the Reference Center for Colorectal Surgery and the Reference Center for Bariatric Surgery (certified by the German Society for General and Abdominal Surgery, DGAV). In addition, the department is certified according to the standards of the German Cancer Society for colon and pancreatic cancer treatment.