Charite University Hospital Berlin

Berlin, Germany

Pancreatic cancer treatment with whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) (program ID: 106487)

Martin E. Kreis

Prof. Dr. med.

Martin E. Kreis

Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Klinische Schwerpunkte

  • Chirurgische Onkologie
  • Chronisch-entzündliche Darmerkrankungen
  • Minimal-invasive Chirurgie

Mitgliedschaften - Fachgesellschaften

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV)
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Koloproktologie (DGK)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurogastroenterologie und Motilität (DGNM)
  • Europäische Gesellschaft für Neurogastroenterologie (ESN)

Akademischer Werdegang

  • 1986-1993: Studium der Humanmedizin
  • 1994: Promotion
  • 1994-2004: Chirurgische Universitätsklinik Tübingen
  • 2001: Facharzt für Chirurgie
  • 2003: Schwerpunktbezeichnung Viszeralchirurgie
  • 2003: Habilitation und Ernennung zum Oberarzt
  • 2004-2012: Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Großhadern
  • Seit 01.10.2012: W3-Professor und Direktor der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie der Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of General, Abdominal and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital Charite Berlin treats sicknesses in general, visceral surgery as well as other surgical areas. It consists of 3 clinics on 3 locations: the Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and thoracic Surgery at the Campus Charite Mitte. The Director of the Department at Campus Benjamin Franklin is Prof. Dr. med. Martin E. Kreis. The Director of all Departments at Campus Charité Mitte and Campus Vichow-Klinikum is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Johann Pratschke.

The main areas of focus at the Benjamin Franklin Campus are: cytoreductive surgery, chronic inflammatory bowel disease, minimally invasive surgery, metastasis surgery and vascular surgery.

Certified Oncology Centre, Certified Competence Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Certified Competence Center for Surgical diseases of the pancreas are based at Vichow-Klinikum Campus. The central focus here is on liver surgery, pancreatic surgery, esophageal and gastric surgery, minimally invasive surgery and endocrine surgery.

The following surgery services are also provided at Campus Mitte: General and visceral surgery, vascular surgery, thoracic surgery, melanoma surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, bariatric surgery, peritoneal / HIPEC and Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS).

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • radioimmunoassay
    • proinsulin secretion and C-peptide
    • blood glucose
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • endosongraphy
  • MRI of ches and abdominal cavity
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • pancreatoduodenal resection
  • histological examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

As being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin, University Hospital, Charite Berlin is a prominent hospital with a long history. University Hospital Charite Berlin exists on four locations: Campus Charite Mitte, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Campus Vichow-Klinikum and Campus Berlin Buch. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university hospital in Europe, from which more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine come from.

With more than 100 clinics and institutes, which make up a total of 17 "CharitéCenters", University Hospital Charite Berlin offers the highest level of patient care. 125,000 inpatients and 900,000 outpatients are treated here annually. University Hospital Charite Berlin has many years of experience in the treatment and care of international patients. The Virchow-Guest House of the Charite with 19 modern guest rooms offers patients and accompanying persons the comfort of a hotel. Therefore, here at University Hospital Charite Berlin, you will receive the best treatment possible in Germany.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.