University Hospital Marburg UKGM
Department of Pediatric Surgery (113999)
Specialized in: pediatric surgery
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Marburg UKGM under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Guido Seitz offers both diagnostics and treatment of the entire range of diseases in children. The main treatment focuses include pediatric surgery, neonatal surgery and surgery for eliminating malformations, pediatric urology, pediatric tumor surgery, thoracic surgery, pediatric trauma surgery, plastic surgery (including burn surgery), treatment of vascular malformations and minimally invasive surgery.
The treatment of solid tumors in childhood makes up a very important focus of the department. Nevertheless, the doctors of the department can treat all tumors located outside the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord). The patients are treated in accordance with the established treatment protocols of the Society for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology (GPOH), as well as in accordance with the international standards. The department maintains close interdisciplinary cooperation with the related disciplines, for example, with the Department of Radiation Oncology. The Marburg Ion-Beam Therapy Centre plays an important role as well. With the opportunity of providing proton therapy and close interaction of different disciplines, it is the integrated German center where one can find unique treatments for solid tumors in children.
In the field of cancer surgery, the department offers the treatment of the following diseases:
- Soft tissue sarcomas
- Peritoneal sarcomatosis, peritoneal carcinosis
- Nephroblastoma (Wilms tumor)
- Liver tumors
- Germ cell tumors
Another focus of the department is thoracic surgery. If indicated, the specialists perform surgical (cosmetic) treatment of deformities in the chest (pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum). The Department of Pediatric Surgery has an extensive relevant experience. Particular importance is also paid to a comprehensive treatment approach (doctors take into account the whole musculoskeletal system, including the cervical spine). The surgical treatment of pectus excavatum is usually minimally invasive and uses a metal plate as Donald Nuss procedure (MIRPE) suggests. In addition, the department performs all further thoracic surgical procedures.
Overall, the main focuses of the department are:
- Neonatal surgery
- Pediatric traumatology
- Pediatric plastic surgery
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Pediatric urology
- Pediatric thoracic surgery
- Cancer surgery
- General pediatric surgery
- Marburg, Germany