University Hospital Dusseldorf

Duesseldorf, Germany

Liver cancer treatment with extensive liver resection (program ID: 81473)

Wolfram T. Knoefel

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfram T. Knoefel

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, pediatric surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down
  • 1988 Promotion (magna cum laude) , Thema der Dissertation: Zur Prognose des Nierenzellkarzinoms und seiner Stabilität nach serieller Transplantation auf Nacktmäuse               
  • 1987 - 1989 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Chirurgischen Klinik Innenstadt und Chirurgischen Poliklinik der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München (Direktor Prof. Dr. L. Schweiberer) 
  • 1989 -1991 Fellow, Departments of Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston (W.G. Austen, M.D., A.L. Warshaw, M.D.)         
  • 1991 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Chirurgischen Klinik Innenstadt und Chirurgischen Poliklinik der Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München (Direktor Prof. Dr. L. Schweiberer) 
  • 1991-2003 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Chirurgischen Klinik, Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Universitäts-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Direktor Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c.mult C.E. Broelsch, seit April 1998 Direktor (komm.) Prof. Dr. J.R. Izbicki) 
  • 1992 Mai bis Oktober, Assistenzarzt, Chirurgische Klinik, Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Essen (Direktor Prof. Dr. V.M. Rötzscher)               
  • 1994 Habilitation mi tdem Thema: Die Veränderung der Mikroperfusion bei der akuten experimentellen Pankreatitis der Ratte - Validierung der diffusen Reflexspektrophotometrie, Universität Hamburg        
  • 1996 Ernennung zum Oberarzt der Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie, Universitäts-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg               
  • 1998-2003 Ständiger Vertreter des Direktors der Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie Universitäts-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg   
  • 2002 Ruf auf die C4 Professur der Universität Rostock für Allgemeine und Transplantationschirurgie             
  • 2003 Ruf auf die C4 Professur der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf für Allgemeine und Viszeralchirurgie
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

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 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • fine-needle paracentetic liver cytobiopsy
  • preparation according to preoperative standard
  • extensive liver resection
  • microbiological and histological examination
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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