St. Joseph Hospital Haan
Department of Surgery, Foot Surgery and Orthopedics (303011)
Specialized in: surgery, foot surgery, orthopedics
The Department of Surgery at the St. Joseph Hospital Haan has two focuses: general and abdominal surgery, as well as orthopedics and traumatology. The medical teams specializing in these two focuses consist of experienced surgeons. The treatment is provided on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Due to sparing surgical techniques (minimally invasive surgery) and ongoing postoperative monitoring by a surgeon or an anesthesiologist, there can be performed even outpatient major surgery. The Head of the Department is Dr. med. Jürgen Neumann.
The Department pays particular attention to abdominal surgery. Moreover, the treatment of almost all non-malignant diseases of the abdominal cavity is laparoscopic (endoscopic). These include all major interventions on the abdominal cavity, such as stomach surgery, large and small intestine surgery, as well as liver surgery. The Department, which is part of the Cancer Center of Kplus Hospital Group, performs top-class cutting-edge cancer surgery.
Thyroid and parathyroid surgery makes up another focus of the Department. Nowadays these interventions are mostly minimally invasive and under neuromonitoring control. The Department maintains close cooperation with the Nephrology Center Mettmann and the integrated Dialysis Unit. The team of surgeons installs all the necessary dialysis catheters.
Oncological colorectal surgery is a special focus of the Department. It is mostly minimally invasive. All cancer operations require a thorough diagnosis prior to the intervention, as well as an appropriate follow-up care after surgery. Through a close cooperation with the gastroenterologists of the Department of General Internal Medicine, each patient receives fast and accurate diagnosis, as well as the following cancer surgery meeting all the current recommendations.
The range of general and abdominal surgery includes:
- Abdominal wall surgery for inguinal, ventral and umbilical hernia (conventional and minimally invasive operations)
- Interventions on the digestive organs (stomach, large and small intestine, caecum, gallbladder and biliary tracts), as well as surgery for bleeding or injuries of the abdominal organs due to accidents
- Surgery of the cecum and sphincter (operations to manage hemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures)
- Thyroid and parathyroid surgery (conventional and minimally invasive operations with neuromonitoring and binocular magnifier)
- Surgery on body's superficial tissues in chronic wounds, tumors of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, including skin grafts
- Pacemaker implantation and unit replacement
- Installation of ports for chemotherapy
- Placement of either Demers catheter or catheters for permanent outpatient peritoneal dialysis, a replacement for hemodialysis
Another focus of the Department is orthopedics and traumatology. Orthopedic surgery offers a comprehensive treatment in the field of hip, knee and shoulder replacement. However, the paramount task of the Department's specialists is to conduct timely arthroscopic and joint-preserving surgeries in order to avoid or at least to postpone the need for joint replacement surgery. In addition, the specialized Foot Surgery Center at the St. Joseph Hospital Haan treats all surgical diseases and pathologies of the foot. The specialist from different fields of medicine, such as diabetology, orthopedics, traumatology, vascular surgery, as well as anesthesia and pain therapy work in the Center together. They are assisted by physiotherapists, chiropodists and nursing staff. In the field of foot and ankle surgery, the Foot Surgery Center is among the advanced institutions, which together with the German Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society develop treatment quality criteria, on the basis of which certification is further made.
The range of medical services in the field of orthopedic surgery includes i.a.:
- Arthroscopic surgery
- If possible, surgeons perform minimally invasive arthroscopic interventions. Endoscope is used, when a person has injuries of the knee, shoulder, hip or ankle joints. It is inserted through small incisions. The affected structures are examined and operated through these incisions. The sparing, minimally invasive surgery aims to cure the patient as quick as possible. Furthermore, there is often used the transplantation of cartilaginous tissue (ACT). This helps to restore cartilage defects using person’s own cartilaginous cells.
- Knee joint:
- Meniscus tear, ligament rupture, cartilage injury, patellar instability
- Shoulder joint:
- Impingement syndrome (shoulder narrowing syndrome)
- CAM-impingement = strong curvature near the area, where femoral neck meets femoral head
- Pincer- impingement = growth of bone tissue in the acetabulum
- Acetabular labrum tear, damage to the cartilaginous tissues
- Upper ankle joint:
- Arthrosis, articular surface diseases (Osteochondrosis dissecans)
- Elbow joint:
- Arthrosis, ligament injuries
- Foot Surgery Center:
- All surgical diseases and foot conditions
- Haan, Germany