University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (292204)
Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology
The Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, which is part of the Internal Medicine I at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Hampe, deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. The Department is also actively engaged in cooperation with internal colleagues of the Internal Medicine I, the Department of General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as the University Cancer Center (UCC).
In addition to conventional endoscopic methods, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden also uses such modern methods as endoscopy of small intestine (double-ballooon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy), drying for tissue pathologies or hemorrhages by means of argon plasma coagulation, tissue staining during the examination (chromoendoscopy) and the latest diagnostic imaging techniques in endoscopy, especially a very considerable magnification with zoom-endoscopy, confocal laser microscopy and narrow band imaging. There is also performed an endoscopic removal of large mucosa surfaces (mucosa resection) in the esophagus, stomach and intestine. Furthermore, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Hampe specializes in the functional diagnosis of the stomach and esophagus with pressure and acidity measurement, diagnosis and treatment of Helicobakter pylori infection, as well as contrast-enhanced ultrasound and sonography-guided puncture.
The Section of Endoscopy at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden in Germany annually performs over 6,000 endoscopic operations of the entire range of gastrointestinal endoscopy. The team of experts under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Hampe meets university requirements in the use of the latest techniques. Moreover, it is involved in endoscopic research.
The range of endoscopic services of the Department of Gastroenbterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden includes:
- Colonoscopy (endoscopy of large intestine)
- Double-ballooon enteroscopy (endoscopy of small intestine)
- Small bowel capsule endoscopy
- Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
- Endoscopic submucosal dissection
- Stenting of the whole gastrointestinal tract
- Bougienage and balloon dilatation
- Peroral endoscopic myotomy (PEM) to treat achalasia
- Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
- Endosonography (radial and longtitudial)
- Endosonographic interventions (punctures, drainages, stenting, biliodigestive anastomosis)
- Endoscopic hemostasis
- Variceal ligation
- Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- ERCP with an enteroscope (e.g. for preoperated patients)
- Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTHC)
- Cholangioscopy (Spyglass® and direct endoscopic cholangioscopy)
- Laser lithotripsy
- Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
- Radiofrequency ablation (esophagus, bile ducts)
- Vacuum therapy (Endovac®)
- Endoscopic full-thickness resection of the wall
According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!
- Dresden, Germany