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University Hospital Duesseldorf

location_on Duesseldorf, Germany
9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery (26217)

Wolfram T. Knoefel

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfram T. Knoefel

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, pediatric surgery

The Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  is a modern department of maximal care. It offers diagnosis and surgical treatment of all general, visceral and thoracic surgical diseases and also both general and thoracic surgical care of emergency for the patients with polytraumas. The head of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram T. Knoefel. The Center for Pediatric Surgery covers the entire spectrum of treatment for pediatric diseases as well as surgery. 

One of the most important focuses of the Department of Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  is surgery of liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The Department specializes in surgerical treatment of malignancies. Apart from standard surgical techniques this field involves innovative concepts allowing to perfrorm a complete surgical removal of these tumors even if firstly these cases seem to be hopeless. 

The Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery under the direction of  Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Wolfram T. Knoefel is a part of the certified Center for intestinal diseases and performs bowel surgery according to all standards at the highest possible level. Due to an interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments, there are developed individual treatment programs for cancer patients. These programs allow to achieve the maximal treatment effect.

The focuses of the Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Dusseldorf are:  

  • Cancer surgery / surgery of metastases
  • Hepatobiliary surgery (liver and gallbladder)
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Colorectal surgery (colon and rectum)
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Endocrine surgery (surgery of glands)
  • Treatment of obesity
  • Surgery of the esophagus and stomach
  • Soft tissue surgery 

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