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Splenectomy in spherocytosis (program ID: 281260)

Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
9.7/10 from 23 Votes
Specialized hospital
Thomas Rost

Head Physician
Dr. med.

Thomas Rost

Specialized in: surgery

Department of Surgery

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • preoperative care
  • Splenectomy
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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About the department

The Department of Surgery at the Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin offers the full range of surgical treatment and specializes in the surgical treatment of abdominal diseases, bariatric surgery and minimally invasive interventions. The special competence is in the field of bowel cancer treatment, which is carried out within the specialized center. The department's specialists also have excellent qualifications in the treatment of diverticulitis and hernias. All surgical interventions are performed within the high-tech operating rooms with the cutting-edge equipment and monitoring systems. If possible, the preference is given to sparing, minimally invasive techniques. The department is headed by Dr. med. Thomas Rost.

In the field of abdominal surgery, the key focus is on medical care for patients with malignant diseases. To provide the comprehensive treatment, the department's surgeons cooperate closely with experts in Internal Medicine. In addition, in particularly severe cases, it is possible to carry out telemedical tumor boards with specialists from the university hospitals and other partner clinics.

One of the most common pathologies in clinical practice is bowel cancer. As a rule, the patients with this diagnosis require surgical treatment. During the intervention, the affected part of the intestine with blood vessels and lymph nodes is totally removed. In the case of colorectal cancer, the integrity of the intestine after neoplasm removal can be restored by means of anastomosis. In some cases, in rectal lesion, a stoma (a surgical hole, which is formed to remove the contents of the intestine) is placed to the anterior abdominal wall. The department's surgeons successfully perform operations to resect intestinal neoplasms using minimally invasive techniques. Such operations are as effective as open surgery, but they allow the doctor to avoid traumatic incisions of the anterior abdominal wall and damage to the internal organs. Minimally invasive treatment is also characterized by a less severe pain syndrome and avoids extensive blood loss, which in turn significantly reduces the period of postoperative hospitalization.

The department's surgical service range includes:

  • Minimally invasive surgery
    • Gallbladder removal in case of gallstone disease
    • Surgery to repair inguinal hernias and anterior abdominal wall hernias
    • Appendectomy (appendix removal)
    • Treatment of sigmoid colon diverticulitis
    • Treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (removal of the colon and small intestine)
    • Treatment of bowel cancer (removal of the affected areas of the intestine)
    • Treatment of colorectal cancer (rectal removal)
    • Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (fundoplication)
    • Removal of benign stomach tumors
    • Treatment of morbid obesity
      • Gastric banding
      • Intragastric balloon installation
      • Revision interventions
    • Removal and fenestration of abdominal cysts
    • Removal of spleen in case of splenomegaly
    • Removal of adenomas and other adrenal neoplasms, including adrenalectomy
    • Adhesiolysis
    • Diagnostic procedures (for example, biopsy)
  • Classical surgery
    • Surgical treatment of varicose veins
      • Stripping according to the stage of the disease
    • Surgical treatment of thyroid diseases
      • Thyroid resection
      • Thyroidectomy
    • Surgical treatment of gastric cancer
      • Gastrectomy
      • Stomach resection
    • Surgical treatment of pancreatic diseases
      • Cyst drainage
    • Surgical treatment of liver diseases
      • Resection of secondary tumors
    • Surgical treatment of proctologic diseases
      • Classic operations
      • Longo operation (hemorrhoidopexy)
      • STARR operation
      • Port placement through transanal access
  • Other surgical options

Curriculum vitae

Education and Scientific Achievements

  • 1995 State Examination in Medicine, Free University of Berlin.
  • 1997 Theoretical basis of the specialty in Emergency Medicine.
  • 1999 Doctoral thesis defense on the subject: "The role of endoscopic ultrasound scanning in the diagnostics of achalasia cardia and scleroderma".
  • 1999 Theoretical basis of the specialty in Radiation Protection.
  • 2001 Board certification in Surgery.
  • 2007 Certificate on Advanced Training in Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC).
  • 2008 Board certification in Abdominal Surgery.

Professional Career

  • 12.1996 - 08.2000 Assistant Physician, HELIOS Clinic Emil von Behring Berlin, Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery.
  • 09.2000 - 08.2001 Assistant Physician, Charite University Hospital Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery.
  • 09.2001 - 12.2001 Assistant Physician, Oskar-Ziethen Clinic Berlin, Department of Trauma Surgery.
  • 01.2002 - 01.2004 Senior Physician of the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery.
  • 02.2004 - 01.2007 Leading Senior Physician of the Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery.
  • 02.2007 - 08.2010 Head of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, HELIOS Clinic Emil von Behring Berlin.
  • 09.2010 - 12.2010 Acting Head of the Department of General, Abdominal and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the HELIOS Clinic Emil von Behring Berlin.
  • Since 01.01.2011 Head of the Department of Surgery at the Academic Hospital Schlosspark Berlin.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Working Group on Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC).
  • German Society of Surgery (DGCH).
  • Berlin Surgical Society.
  • German Society of Abdominal Surgery (DGVC).

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