University Hospital Bonn
Department of Pediatric Surgery (289936)
Specialized in: pediatric surgery
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Bonn offers the full range of surgical treatment of premature and newborn babies, infants, young children and adolescents with congenital malformations, oncological pathologies, abdominal and thoracic pathologies, as well as urological diseases and injuries. The preference is given to sparing, minimally invasive surgical techniques. All the department’s specialists aim to ensure each young patient with an optimal age-appropriate treatment and care. At the same time, they also take into account the parents’ wishes. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Andreas Heydweiller.
The decisive factor for the successful treatment is an interdisciplinary approach. If necessary, the therapeutic process involves pediatricians, general surgeons, pediatric anesthesiologists, radiologists, neurosurgeons, obstetricians, specialists in the field of perinatal medicine, plastic surgeons, specialists in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, etc.
The department provides both inpatient and outpatient surgical treatment. The operating rooms are equipped with all the advanced technologies, including special medical systems for minimally invasive surgery. The surgical interventions are performed by highly competent surgeons, who have a perfect command of the most advanced techniques and easily handle even the most complicated clinical cases.
A distinguishing feature of the department is the highest level of expertise in the treatment of rare pathologies. For example, the department successfully treats rare congenital lung malformations (diaphragmatic hernias, cystic adenomatous lung malformations, pulmonary sequestration), gastrointestinal diseases (intestinal atresia, gastroschisis), congenital malformations of the urogenital tract, spine, etc.
The department’s service range includes:
- Surgery for premature babies and newborns
- Enterothorax/diaphragmatic hernia (ECMO Center in the Department of Neonatology)
- Esophageal atresia
- Bowel atresia
- Abdominal wall anomalies (gastroschisis/laparoschisis, omphalocele)
- Inflammatory bowel diseases (necrotizing enterocolitis)
- Pulmonary malformations (for example, pulmonary sequestration and cystic lung malformations)
- Urogenital malformations
- Anorectal malformations
- Rare diseases, such as diseases of the biliary tracts and pancreas (for example, bile duct atresia or bile duct cyst)
- Pediatric urology
- Kidney malformations
- Reflux disease
- Obstructive urinary tract diseases (ureteropelvic obstruction, urethral valves)
- Kidney tumors
- Hypospadias and other penile anomalies
- Undescended testicles
- Abdominal surgery and general pediatric surgery
- Hirschsprung's disease
- Hiatal hernias
- Abdominal wall hernias
- Groin hernias
- Abdominal tumors
- Ear cysts/fistulas
- Hemangiomas (also usage of beta-blockers and cryotherapy)
- Thoracic surgery
- Correction of funnel chest and other chest wall deformities
- Cystic lung malformations, for example, pulmonary emphysema
- Pulmonary sequestration
- Intrathoracic tumors
- Septic lung changes
- Mediastinal tumors
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Minimally invasive funnel chest correction
- Laparoscopic appendectomy
- Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
- Laparoscopic varicocele surgery
- Pediatric traumatology
- Osteosynthesis procedures
- Conservative treatment of fractures
- Other medical services
- 1984 - 1992 Study of Medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn.
- 1991 Completion of a part of the practical year in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
- 1993 Doctoral thesis defense. Subject: "The effect of the concentration of antibodies to mouse protein (HAMA) and anti-idiotypic antibodies on the determination of marker tumor antigen CA125 ", Institute for Clinical and Experimental Nuclear Medicine, University of Bonn.
- 1993 - 2003 Intern, and then Assistant Physician in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the DRK Children's Hospital in Siegen.
- 2003 Additional qualification in Chirotherapy.
- 2003 - 2004 Practicing Pediatric Surgeon in Bielefeld.
- 2004 - 2008 Senior Physician in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Asklepios Children's Hospital in Sankt Augustin (Head: H. Birkhold).
- Since 01.09.2018, Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Bonn.
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