RWTH University Hospital Aachen

Aachen, Germany

Liver cancer treatment with extensive liver resection (program ID: 104495)

Ulf Peter Neumann

Prof. Dr. med.

Ulf Peter Neumann

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Universitärer Werdegang

  • Okt. 1986 - Mai 1987 Studium der Humanmedizin an der Freien Universität Berlin
  • Mai 1987 Ärztliche Vorprüfung (Physikum) an der FU-Berlin
  • 14.03.1989 1. Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung an der FU-Berlin
  • 10.04.1990 2. Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung an der FU-Berlin
  • 20.03.1992 3. Abschnitt der ärztlichen Prüfung an der FU-Berlin

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • Mai 1993 – Nov. 1994 Arzt im Praktikum an Klinik für Allgemein-,Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie
  • 1998 Dissertation zum Thema: „Bedeutung von Stickstoffmonoxid in der humanen Lebertransplantation“ an der Freien Universität Berlin
  • Mai 1999 - Mai 2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter in der Klinik für Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Charité, Campus Virchow - Klinikum (Direktor: Prof. Dr. N. Haas)
  • September 2000 Gebietsanerkennung für Chirurgie
  • März 2003 Habilitation für das Fach Chirurgie an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • März 2003 Lehrbefugnis für das Fach Chirurgie an der Medizinischen Fakultät der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.Thema der Habilitationsschrift: „Untersuchungen zur Effizienz einer CTLA-4Ig Therapie in Kombination mit adoptivem Zelltransfer zur Vermeidung von Abstoßungsreaktionen im Modell der orthotopen Rattenlebertransplantation“
  • Seit Juni 2002 Oberarzt an der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-und Transplantationschirurgie (Prof. Dr. P. Neuhaus) Universitätsklinikum Rudolf Virchow, Berlin
  • Seit 2006 Stellvertreter des Klinikdirektors an o.g. Klinik
  • August 2006  Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Viszeralchirurgie, Direktor der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Transplantationschirurgie am Universitätsklinikum Aachen

Mitgliedschaften in Fachgesellschafter

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV) Berliner Gesellschaft für Chirurgie
  • Deutsche Transplantationsgesellschaft (DTG)
  • German Association for the Study of the Liver (GASL) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselerkrankungen (DGVS)
  • Nord-Ostdeutsche Gesellschaft für Gynäkologische Onkologie
  • International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
  • Aachener Förderkreis für Organtransplantation e.V.
  • Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie in Nordrhein Westfalen e.V. Deutsche Krebsgesellschaft (DKG)
  • Editorial Board
  • Digestive Surgery
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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.

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

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • fine-needle paracentetic liver cytobiopsy
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • extensive liver resection
  • microbiological and histological examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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The University Hospital Aachen is a so-called hospital of the university maximum care. With its 34 clinics, 25 institutes and five multidisciplinary units covers the University Hospital Aachen not only the entire spectrum of medicine, but also it offers a patient- oriented medical care and nursing, medical education and research of international level. In the current ranking of the magazine FOCUS took the University Hospital Aachen among 2000 hospitals in Germany with number 15 a peak position. That patient care, medical education and research are located in a central building provides the advantage for an intensive interdisciplinary exchange and a close networking between clinics and scientific research. In this way it promotes a better understanding of disease, enables the progress in diagnosis and treatment for decades, thereby its innovations are of national importance.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.