St. Lukas Clinic Solingen
Department of Surgery and Pediatric Surgery (303043)
Specialized in: surgery, pediatric surgery
The Department of Surgery in St. Lukas Clinic focuses on general surgery, special abdominal surgery, as well as orthopedics and trauma surgery. The specialists of the Department also pay great attention to pediatric surgery. The Head of the Department is Dr. med. Markus Meibert.
The surgical interventions are mostly minimally invasive. In addition to inpatient medical care, there can also be performed different outpatient operations.
Abdominal surgery is a special field of surgery and covers the surgical treatment of the entire digestive tract and endocrine organs, which include the adrenal gland, pancreas and thyroid gland. The expert team has a unique experience in the field of hernia treatment (inguinal hernia, abdominal hernia). The spectrum of services of the Department varies from the removal of the gallbladder, cecum up to various operations on the internal organs. The Department is especially focused on the surgery for removing tumors of the intestine, rectum, pancreas and liver.
The surgical treatment of reflux disease, in which gastric acid pours into the esophagus, is another important focus of the Department. Heartburn and belching are the most common symptoms of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Diaphragmatic hernia is the most common cause of this. The possibilities of keyhole surgery have significantly increased the chances for surgical treatment of this disease.
Minimally invasive surgery differs from traditional or open one by the absence of large incision in the abdominal wall. Small incisions are used to insert special tools and a miniature camera in the operating area. The advantages of this cutting-edge technique include the reduction of postoperative pain, small sutures and a shorter hospital stay. Dr. Markus Meibert and his team annually treat over 800 patients using this special technique. It is very common in the field of abdominal surgery.
The Department is the recognized Cancer Surgery Center. The use of minimally invasive technique is also increasing in the surgery of malignant tumors. A special focus is on the surgery for tumors in the intestine, cecum, pancreas, liver and esophagus. Oncological diseases require a thorough diagnosis before surgery and treatment. Due to close cooperation of all specialists involved in the treatment starting from radiologists, pathologists, internists, oncologists and radiation therapists up to surgeons and gynecologists, there are ensured the best treatment results, especially in the field of oncology. The treatment strategies are developed jointly at the weekly interdisciplinary oncological consultations of the Kplus Group, to which the St. Lukas Clinic also belongs.
Along with the treatment of adults, the Clinic focuses on pediatric surgery. It goes without saying that children are not "young adults". This also applies to medicine. Apart from knowledge of organ systems, pediatric surgeons should primarily understand children’s growth and maturation. In addition, young patients also set special requirements for attention and care – the important factors providing good treatment outcomes. The range of services in pediatric surgery also includes outpatient interventions in the field of general pediatric surgery, pediatric urology and pediatric trauma surgery.
Treatment focuses of the Department of Surgery:
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Gastrointestinal surgery
- Esophageal surgery
- Surgery of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas
- Cancer surgery
- Laparoscopic fundoplication, a method for heartburn treatment
- Pediatric surgery
- Orthopedics and trauma surgery
- Treatment of anorectal incontinence
- Consulting room of the Continence Society
- Treatment of injuries due to accidents at school / at work / on the way to school or work
- Hip replacement
- Solingen, Germany