University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Diagnostics of umbilical hernia (program ID: 76791)

Christiane Bruns

Prof. Dr. med.

Christiane Bruns

Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, vascular surgery

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The Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany deals with the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases. The focus is on surgery for cancers of esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, liver, gall bladder, pancreas and thyroid. Our range of services also covers such benign diseases as inguinal or incisional hernias, inflammatory diseases of intestine thyroid and morbid obesity. The organ transplants, for example, of liver, pancreas and kidney arethe other priority area here.

The Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne in Germany, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Bruns, is a national high quality center in the field of esophageal, pancreas and stomach surgery. With over 2000 oncology operations of pancreas and 1000 – of stomach, the Department has a long experience in this field. Within the framework of the Center for Integrative Oncology (CIO), the Department is a certified center for the treatment of pancreas and intestine as well as it has the nationally recognized experience and expertise for treating the diseases of all digestive tract.

The team made up of nine senior physicians and 20 assistant doctors take care of the patients. Moreover, the Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne has 80 beds for inpatient care. The department includes 3 operating rooms and is involved in the activity of the outpatient surgery center.

The range of services of the Department of General, Visceral and Tumor Surgery of the University Hospital Cologne, headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christiane Bruns, covers i.a. the following diseases and treatments:

  • Surgical treatment of pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Surgical treatment of typhlitis
  • Surgical treatment of colon cancer (colon/ rectum)
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Surgical treatment of gallbladder tumors
  • Surgical treatment of cholelithiasis
  • Surgical treatment of liver cancer
  • Liver transplant
  • Surgical treatment of liver tumors
  • Inguinal hernia laparoscopy 
  • Surgical treatment of inguinal hernia
  • Surgical treatment of lung diseases
  • Surgical treatment of stomach ulcer
  • Surgical treatment of stomach cancer
  • Gastroscopy
  • Kidney transplant
  • Surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease/ ulcerative colitis)
  • Thyroid diseases
  • Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer
  • Surgical treatment of thyroid diseases
  • Esophagus, reflux
  • Surgical treatment of esophageal cancer
  • Hernia of an esophageal aperture card 

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
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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