University Hospital Frankfurt

Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Laparoscopic or open biliopancreatic bypass surgery for weight loss (program ID: 109269)


Wolf O. Bechstein

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolf O. Bechstein

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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Beruflicher Werdegang
1977 - 1983 Studium der Humanmedizin in Hannover und London
1983 Approbation als Arzt, Ärztekammer Niedersachsen
1985 Dissertation an der Hochschule Hannover mit dem Thema: Kniegelenkblutungen bei schwerer Hämophilie A - Ergebnisse der Nordwestdeutschen Hämophiliestudie 1979-1982.
1994 Habilitation mit dem Thema: Immunsuppression durch Mycophenolat Mofetil - Ergebnisse nach experimenteller Lebertransplantation
1990 - 1991 Forschungsaufenthalt im Labor von Prof. H. W. Sollinger, Dept. of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
2000 Ernennung zum Professor
2002 Ernennung zum Univ. Professor für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

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The Department of General and Visceral Surgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt deals with the treatment of all general and visceral surgical diseases and performs surgery to transplant liver, kidney and pancreas. The head of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery is Professor Dr. med. Wolf O. Bechstein. As the University Bowel Cancer Center and the Pancreas Cancer Center, the Department is included into the Interdisciplinary University Cancer Center (UCT) and offers the best multidisciplinary, individualized treatment with the use of all diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities.

One of the focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Frankfurt is liver surgery, liver metastasis as well as liver transplant. Moreover, the Department also specializes in surgery of the esophagus and stomach as well as surgery of the endocrine organs, coloproctology and hernia surgery. The special focuses are complex surgical problems of the patients with a long medical history. In such cases, a highly qualified team of doctors under the direction of Professor Dr. med. Wolf O. Bechstein makes every effort to develop an optimal strategy for Your treatment within an interdisciplinary approach.

The focuses of the Department at the University Hospital Frankfurt are:

  • Endocrine surgery: surgical treatment and operations on the endocrine organs (thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, adrenal gland, esophagus)
  • Visceral surgery: diagnosis and treatment of the diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Oncologic surgery: diagnosis and treatment of malignant diseases
  • Transplantation surgery: treatment of diseases by means of donor organ transplants

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • review of medical records
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • preoperative care
  • laparoscopic or open biliopancreatic bypass surgery
  • consultation on nutrition
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bed shared room
  • explanation of future recommendations
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