University Hospital Cologne

Cologne, Germany

Necrosectomy, intensive care treatment (program ID: 76715)

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
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • lipase, amylase 
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  •  ERCP
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • partial pancreas resection (necrosectomy)
  • treatment in intensive care unit
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • nutrition recommendations
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations


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About hospital

The University Hospital Cologne in Germany offers patients medical care at the always current state of knowledge and skills. The Department constantly looks for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients. As a hospital of excellence at the University Cologne („Exzellenz-Universität “), the Department continuously do research for new knowledge in all fields of human health. Due to the active, committed teaching, even recent graduates can provide excellent treatment quality.  The people, who work at the University Hospital Cologne, commit themselves day after day to the physical and mental well being of our patients.

In the University Hospital Cologne You will receive a good care. The team of doctors and the medical staff will support You during the recovery process from the first appointment and up to the outpatient treatment after the hospitalization. During your hospital stay many employees work day after day, hand in hand in order to make Your hospital stay as nice as possible.

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.

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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.