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

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 of the Düseldorf University Hospital provides the diagnosis and treatment of all general, visceral and thoracic surgical diseases and also the general and thoracic surgical care of  emergency for polytrauma patients. The clinical area Pediatric Surgery covers comprehensive general surgical care of children diseases and surgical interventions. The emphasis here is the surgical treatment of malignant tumors. In addition to standard surgical techniques, innovative treatment concepts are also applied in this area.

An important focus of the department includes the surgery of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas.


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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Duration of program:

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About hospital

Düsseldorf University Hospital is a maximum-care hospital, and as such, at Düsseldorf University, or UKD, are a byword for international top-quality service in all areas of medical care. One particular strongpoint is the integration of clinical service and research – a necessity when it comes to patient care with the best possible standards that medical science has to offer. The close integration between patient care, research and medical training in one place presents decisive advantages for our patients – you will not only benefit from modern, high-performance equipment in the individual clinics and speciality departments, but also from the latest results from medical research, right from the source.

Apart from that, our many individual clinics work together in a close network, giving you the benefit of a united source of knowledge and experience from all medical disciplines. This is how we lay the groundwork for effective treatment in the future to benefit patients with diseases that cannot currently be cured, at best relieved. We work closely with partner universities based inside and outside Germany, helping us gain new knowledge and improve our understanding of diseases, leading to new, innovative methods in diagnostics and therapy.

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.

Further details

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.