University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Liver cirrhosis diagnosis (program ID: 76187)

Stefan Zeuzem

Prof. Dr. med.

Stefan Zeuzem

Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology

Specialized in: gastroenterology, pulmonology, endocrinology

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1986 Promotion,  Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
1985 - 1986 Militärdienst als Stabsarzt im Bundeswehrkrankenhaus Gießen
1986 - 1990 Facharztweiterbildung an der Klinik für Endokrinologie (Prof. Schöffling) und an der Klinik für Gastroenterologie (Prof. Caspary), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
1990 - 1991 Forschungsstipendium der DFG am Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysiks, Frankfurt (Prof. Ullrich, Prof. Schulz)
1991 - 1992 Facharztweiterbildung an der Klinik für Gastroenterologie (Prof. Caspary), Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
1992 Habilitation in Medizin, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
1993 Forschungssemester am Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boyer Center of Molecular Medicine, Yale University Medical School, New Haven (Prof. Jahn)
1998 - 2002 Außerordentlicher Professor, Klinikum der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
2002 - 2006 Professor und Direktor der Klinik für Innere Medizin II, Klinikum der Universität des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar
Seit 2007 W3-Professor für Medizin, Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik I, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt
1978-1985 Studium der Medizin: Goethe-Universität Frankfurt; School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Medical School, University Newcastle upon Tyne

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

Department of Gastroenterology, Pneumology and Endocrinology is the Medical Department I at University Hospital Frankfurt. Its in health care priorities are gastroenterology, pulmonology and endocrinology.

In the field of gastroenterology, we treat:

  • Disease in the digestive tract
  • Bile stone disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Chronic inflammation of the liver
  • Tumors in the area of the gastrointestinal tract and the liver
  • Checkups of risk factors

Pneumological focus of the department are:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema of
  • Care of adult patients with cystic fibrosis
  • Pre- and after-care in patients with lung transplantation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of malignant neoplasms of the lung and non-small cell lung cancer
  • Rare lung diseases
  • Diagnostic and interventional endoscopy
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • allergy Diagnostics
  • Diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing
  • Long-term oxygen therapy
  • ventilation Therapy
  • desensitization therapy

The focus of Gastrointestinal Oncology coordinates multidisciplinary curative and palliative treatment of patients with esophageal, gastric, small bowel, colon, rectum and anal carcinomas, and tumors of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.



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
    • (ALT, AST, GGT, AP, Bilirubin)
    • enzymes and proteins
    • hepatitis serology
    • tumor markers (AFP)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • fibroscan (transient elastography)
  • doppler blood vessels of the liver
  • gastroscopy
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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About hospital

Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt ist the affiliated hospital of Goethe University Frankfurt.  Founded in 1914, it is a famous and traditional hospital in Germany.  Approximately 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients are treated in this clinic every year. The best possible medical care for  patients is very important in the 32 specialized clinics and clinical theoretical institutes.

The close relation to science - the hospital operate together with 20 research institutes in medical faculty - ensures the patients a timely transfer of new medical discoveries in the therapeutic practice.  More than 4,000 employees (doctors, nurses and many other professionals) take care of our patients around the clock.

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.