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Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - St. Anna Hospital Herne

St. Anna Hospital Herne

Herne, Germany
Department id # 129
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Dr. med. Viktor Rempel
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology

About the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Anna Hospital Herne

The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the St. Anna Hospital Herne provides the full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and gallbladder. An important focus of work of the medical facility is on the treatment of stomach, colon and pancreatic cancers – the department has been certified by the German Cancer Society (DKG) in this field. The department's gastroenterologists cooperate closely with the specialists from the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Endocrine Surgery and Hernia Surgery, so that patients receive comprehensive and most effective treatment. Medical care is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department has excellent options in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, which makes it possible to cure many gastroenterological diseases without open surgery. It is extremely important for the department's doctors to provide each patient with high-quality treatment, taking into account his individual needs and wishes. The department is headed by Dr. med. Viktor Rempel.

The department's gastroenterologists admit many patients with stomach pathologies. The doctors most often deal with gastric ulcers, polyps and stomach cancer. In case of the gastric ulcer, the patient develops defects in the mucous membrane of the organ. Untimely treatment or its complete absence can lead to irreversible pathological changes or perforation of the stomach wall. As a rule, the department's specialists select an effective drug therapy regimen that helps the patient to completely get rid of the pathology. In particularly complex cases, surgical treatment may be required. Gastric polyps are also common in the clinical practice of the medical facility. Endoscopic techniques are successfully used for the treatment of benign neoplasms: endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection. These therapeutic procedures have been performed in the department for more than 20 years, so patients can expect the best results. If stomach cancer is diagnosed in the patient, the treatment is carried out by gastroenterologists and abdominal surgeons. Should oncology be diagnosed at the early stages, it is often possible to avoid open surgery and perform endoscopic treatment – endoscopic submucosal dissection. However, in the advanced stages of gastric cancer, the mainstay of therapy is a surgical intervention. In addition, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other conservative treatment methods play an important role in the therapeutic process.

The department also has rich and successful experience in the treatment of bowel diseases. The most common pathologies include Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, bowel obstruction, bleeding, intestinal infections, benign neoplasms, and bowel cancer. To combat the above mentioned pathologies, doctors of the medical facility use various drug therapy regimens and endoscopic procedures (colonoscopy). Whenever required, abdominal surgeons are involved in the therapeutic process. They perform either minimally invasive or open surgery.

Hepatology is also an integral part of the department's clinical activities. The specialists in this field provide diagnostics and treatment of liver diseases, including liver cysts, hepatitis A, B, C, D and E, metabolic liver diseases, cirrhosis, liver hemangiomas and adenomas, as well as liver cancer. Should liver disease be suspected, the department's doctors carry out comprehensive diagnostics: laboratory tests, ultrasound examination, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, biopsy. The required complex of diagnostic procedures is determined individually for each patient. The competence of the department's specialists includes drug therapy for liver pathologies, and surgical procedures are performed by highly specialized surgeons.

The department's key clinical areas include:

  • Gastroenterology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of stomach diseases
      • Gastric ulcer
      • Gastric polyps
      • Gastric cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of bowel diseases
      • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
      • Bowel obstruction
      • Gastrointestinal bleeding
      • Infectious bowel lesions
      • Diverticular disease
      • Bowel polyps
      • Bowel cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of esophageal diseases
      • Esophageal diverticula
      • Achalasia cardia
      • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
      • Benign esophageal tumors
      • Esophageal cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pancreatic diseases
      • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
      • Pancreas divisum
      • Pancreatic cancer
  • Hepatology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of liver diseases
      • Liver cysts
      • Inflammatory liver diseases
        • Viral hepatitis A, B, C, D and E
        • Autoimmune liver diseases (autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis)
        • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
      • Metabolic liver disorders
      • Cirrhosis 
      • Benign liver tumors: hemangiomas, adenomas, focal nodular hyperplasia
      • Liver cancer
    • Diagnostics and treatment of gallbladder diseases
      • Gallstone disease
      • Cholecystitis
      • Benign gallbladder tumors
      • Gallbladder cancer
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae

Dr. med. Viktor Rempel has been the Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the St. Anna Hospital Herne since 2018. Prior to that, the specialist worked in the same department as a Senior Physician. Dr. Rempel received his medical education at the University of Muenster and the training for board certification took place in Essen and Bottrop. In 2005, the doctor began working at the St. Anna Hospital Herne. In 2015, the specialist changed to the Asklepios Hospital Barmbek, Hamburg, where he worked for three years.

Photo of the doctor: (c) St. Anna Hospital Herne