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University Hospital RWTH Aachen

location_on Aachen, Germany
9.2/10 from 41 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery (26092)

Ulf Peter Neumann

Prof. Dr. med.

Ulf Peter Neumann

Specialized in: general, abdominal and transplant surgery

The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ulf Peter Neumann is one of the biggest visceral surgery centers in North Rhine-Westphalia. The priority area is oncologic visceral surgery with a special competence in the field of liver and pancreas. The Department with 30 health professionals performs about 3,000 operations on both inpatient and outpatient basis every year. 

Since 01.03.2010 Prof. Dr. Ulf Peter Neumann has taken over the management of the Department. He promoted the development of oncologic visceral surgery and appearance of such fields as hepatobiliary surgery, transplant and minimally invasive surgery in Aachen.  The Department of Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen pays a particular attention to the treatment of all benign and malignant diseases of the liver, biliary tracts, pancreas, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract and other endocrine organs. According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!

In addition to these treatments, the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen, headed by Prof. Dr. Ulf Peter Neumann, offers the entire spectrum of cancer surgery as well as the treatment of benign diseases. The other special focus of work is the liver transplant program, which has recently developed in the University Hospital Aachen. According to this program, the Department has already performed more than 150 successful liver transplants since the summer of 2010. 

The Department is the Comprehensive Center for Coloproctology of the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV). Furthermore, in cooperation with other departments, there was created the Surgery Center for the patients with serious obesity.

Due to the optimal operation planning and special surgical techniques, not only the tumors, which have recently been considered to be inoperable, can be removed. Particularly, a patient receives minimized operative risks, injuries and blood loss. The highly qualified doctors of the Department regularly perform certain operations, such as surgery of esophagus, stomach, liver, and pancreas. The studies prove that the centers with such an amount of operations, as the University Hospital Aachen, has, not only achieve better results but also provide a quite lower risk of complications for the patients. 

The range of surgical services of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the University Hospital Aachen under the direction of Prof. Dr. Ulf Peter Neumann includes the following focuses:

  • Obesity
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Inguinal and umbilical hernia
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Liver transplant
  • Esophagus and stomach
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Sarcoma surgery

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