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University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
9.1/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (292205)

Jürgen Weitz

Prof. Dr. med.

Jürgen Weitz

Specialized in: abdominal, thoracic and vascular surgery

The Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden in Germany, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Weitz, offers the full range of services in its specialization. The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden in Germany offers surgical treatment to patients with diseases in the field of thyroid gland, endocrine organs, esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, colon, rectum, proctology, lungs / chest, vessels, oncology. There is provided “open” and minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgical treatment. The Department also specializes in pancreas transplantation.

The specialized Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery has been reformed and significantly extanded since May 2015 (with regard to surgical, technical equipment and staff). The main objective of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Weitz is to offer patients the most minimally invasive and customized treatment. Therefore, the Section of Vascular Surgery performs about 70% of all vascular interventions using the combination of open surgery and an endovascular method or just using the endovascular method (that is by means of a catheter). The range of medical services includes all open surgical and interventional opportunities to provide an optimal treatment of arterial and venous vascular diseases, ranging from varicose veins or “shop-window disease” up to endovascular and open surgery in the arteries of the internal organs, thoracic and abdominal arteries and aortic arch. 

The range of medical services of the Department includes:

  • Minimally invasive surgery, DaVinci
  • Esophageal and stomach surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Colon and rectal surgery
  • HIPEC (Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion)
  • Bariatric surgery (obesity surgery)
  • Spleen surgery
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

The range of medical services in the field of vascular surgery of the Department:

  • Treatment of obliterating atherosclerosis of peripheral arteries
  • Treatment of acute vascular occlusion
  • Treatment of varicose veins
  • Treatment of aneurysmal vascular diseases
    • Aortic aneurysm
    • Abdominal arteries
    • Popliteal aneurysm
  • Treatment of carotid stenosis
  • Treatment of thrombosis, phlegmasia, diseases of the internal iliac artery 

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!

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