University Hospital Duesseldorf
Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology (26221)
Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology, infectiology
The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf covers a wide range of medical areas: diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gastrointestinal tract, pancreas as well as the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors (esophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver). The head of the Department is Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Häussinger.
Together with other departments there was created a certified Center for intestinal diseases. The main advantages of the Center include high-tech endoscopy, sonography (with contrast enhancement) and punctures under ultrasound guidance. Furthermore, all common methods of functional gastroenterological diagnosis (breasth tests, PH measurements, esophageal and rectal manometry).
The Department is also a supra-regional centre of diagnosis and treatment for chronic liver diseases and their complications.
Moreover, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology is a certified Infectiology Center. It deals with the treatment of all forms of hepatitis, HIV and tropical infectious diseases.
The Department at the University Hospital Dusseldorf under the direction of Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Dieter Häussinger has 10 specialized outpatient clinics and is equipped with all state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeuic technologies. Numerous examinations involve sonography and sparing endoscopic methods that relieve patients from the need of complex operations.
The treatment focuses of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf are:
- Acute and chronic liver diseases, including complications
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- A wide range of therapeutic services for the treatment of gastrointestinal tumors and liver cancer
- Treatment of hepatitis and HIV
- Congenital cholestatic liver diseases
- Congenital metabolic diseases
- Counseling on vaccinations during travelling, tropical medicine and intensive care
- High-tech endoscopy, US and functional diagnosis
- Duesseldorf, Germany