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Diagnosis and conservative treatment for liver cirrhosis (program ID: 295036)

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

location_on Dresden, Germany
9.1/10 from 23 Votes
Specialized hospital
Jochen Hampe

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jochen Hampe

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • (ALT, AST, GGT, AP, Bilirubin)
    • enzymes and proteins
    • hepatitis serology
    • tumor markers (AFP)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • fibroscan (transient elastography)
  • doppler blood vessels of the liver
  • gastroscopy with endoscopic variceal banding
    or sclerotherapy (if indicated)
  • removing fluid with a needle in aszitis (paracentesis)
  • detox therapy
  • consultation of related specialists
  • symptomatic specific treatment
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • control examinations
  • full hospital accommodation
  • developing of further guidance

 

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About the department

According to the Focus magazine, 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!

It offers the full range of highly accurate diagnostics and effective treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas. The doctors of the department provide medical care in close cooperation with the Departments of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, as well as with the Comprehensive Cancer Center Dresden. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Hampe.

The department has a modern Endoscopic Unit, which performs more than 6,000 endoscopic procedures annually. Along with the conventional endoscopic methods, it uses such modern methods as endoscopic examination of the small intestine (double balloon enteroscopy, capsule endoscopy), argon plasma coagulation in case of tissue damage or bleeding, tissue staining directly during the examination (chromoendoscopy), and the very latest endoscopic imaging techniques, in particular, magnifying endoscopy (zoom endoscopy), confocal laser microscopy and narrow band imaging. The specialists of the department conduct an endoscopic removal of large surfaces of the mucous membrane (resection of the mucous membrane) in the esophagus, stomach and intestines. In addition, the department is fitted out with the state-of-the-art equipment for comprehensive ultrasound and functional diagnostics of the gastrointestinal organs.

The diagnostic and therapeutic spectrum of the department includes:

  • Endoscopic procedures
    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Double balloon enteroscopy
    • Capsular endoscopy of the small intestine
    • Capsular endoscopy of the large intestine
    • Polypectomy
    • Endoscopic resection of the mucous membrane
    • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
    • Stenting of any segment of the gastrointestinal tract
    • Bougienage and balloon dilatation
    • Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) for achalasia treatment
    • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Endosonography (radial and longitudinal)
    • Miniprobe endoscopic ultrasound
    • Endosonographic interventions (punctures, drainage, stenting, formation of biliodigestive anastomosis)
    • Endoscopic hemostasis (for example, injections, use of special clips, etc.)
    • Ligature of varicose veins
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
    • ERCP using enteroscope (for example, for patients who have previously undergone surgical treatment)
    • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiodrainage
    • Cholangioscopy (Spyglass® and direct endoscopic cholangioscopy)
    • Laser lithotripsy
    • Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
    • Radiofrequency ablation (esophagus, biliary tract)
    • Endovac® vacuum therapy
    • Endoscopic resection of the entire intestinal wall
  • Ultrasound diagnostics
    • Liver ultrasound
    • Liver fibroscan (for the detection of liver fibrosis)
    • Contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    • Ultrasound examination of the biliary tract and pancreas
    • Intestinal ultrasound (for example, in suspected Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
    • Ultrasound examination of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
    • Ultrasound examination of the lymph nodes (for example, in lymphoma)
    • Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures (for example, ascitic fluid puncture, ascitic fluid drainage, abscess drainage)
  • Functional diagnostics of the gastrointestinal organs
    • Esophageal manometry
    • Anorectal manometry
    • Intragastric pH-metry
    • Respiratory tests
  • Other diagnostic and treatment options

Curriculum vitae

Education

  • 1986 - 1989 Military service.
  • 1989 - 1995 Study of Medicine, Charité Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin) and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School London, United Kingdom (all clinical subjects of the 7th and 8th semesters).
  • 1994 American Medical Exam (USMLE), part I and II.
  • 1995 Doctor of Medicine, Charite Berlin (Humboldt University of Berlin).

Professional Career

  • 1996 - 1997 Internship, Department of Internal Medicine I (ocuses: Cardiology and Pulmonology), Charité Berlin.
  • 1997 - 1998 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine IV (focuses: Gastroenterology and Hepatology), Charité Berlin.
  • 1998 - 1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology, University of California (Professor John Isenberg) and Sequana Therapeutics Inc. (Dr. Mark Curran), San Diego, California.
  • 1999 - 2004 Assistant Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital Kiel, based on the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 2005 Research Fellow, Section of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology.
  • 2006 - 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Internal Medicine.
  • 2007 - 2013 Leading Senior Physician, Department of Internal Medicine I.
  • 2012–2013 Head of the Interdisciplinary Endoscopy Unit at the Kiel Campus of the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein.
  • Since 2013, Head of the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden.

Clinical Training

  • 1996 Admission to medical practice.
  • 2004 Medical Specialist in Internal Medicine.
  • 2005 Board certification in Gastroenterology.
  • 2006 Theoretical basis of the specialty (radiation protection of the abdominal and thoracic organs).
  • 2012 Additional qualification in Diabetology (German Diabetic Society).
  • 2013 Additional qualification in Internal Intensive Care.

Scientific Degrees

  • 1996 Doctoral thesis defense. Subject: "Identification and characterization of the long-term stability of human hybridomas using DNA fingerprinting"
  • 2005 Habilitation in Internal Medicine, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 2010 Extraordinary Professor, Christian Albrecht University of Kiel.
  • 2013 Invitation to the position of W2 Professor of Gastroenterology, Technical University of Dresden.

Awards and Honors

  • 1989 - 1995 Student Prize, Fellow of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the annual DAAD scholarship at the St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (London, United Kingdom), and the Prize "For Medical Achievements" of the Ministry of Science of Saxony granted at the 8th German Medical Congress in Dresden.
  • 2002 Ludwig Heilmeyer Silver Medal of the Society of Advances in Internal Medicine for his work on the NOD2 risk gene in Crohn's disease.
  • 2004 Frerichs Prize of the German Society of Internal Medicine for the discovery of the first pathological gene in sarcoidosis.
  • Thannhauser Prize of the German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases for the identification of the gallstones.

Memberships

  • German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM).
  • German Society for Digestive and Metabolic Diseases (DGVS).
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL).
  • Since 2008, Member of the Commission for the Research and Support for Young Researchers of the German Society of Internal Medicine (DGIM).

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