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University Hospital Greifswald

location_on Greifswald, Germany
9.8/10 from 89 Votes

Department of Pediatric Surgery (568620)

Winfried Barthlen

Prof. Dr. med.

Winfried Barthlen

Specialized in: pediatric surgery

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald offers the full range of medical services in this field. A highly skilled, experienced team of surgeons takes care of young patients. The basis of their work is an individual approach to each clinical case. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Winfried Barthlen.

The surgical treatment is provided in the state-of-art operating room with HD image processing system, capabilities for minimally invasive interventions, endoscopic procedures, as well as procedures using the color and Nd-YAG lasers. With appropriate clinical indications, the surgeons always give preference to minimally invasive interventions, which are characterized by minimal pain, significantly shorter period of hospitalization and absence of scars.

In addition, the department has a friendly and pleasant atmosphere, which has a beneficial effect on the recovery of young patients. All the department's specialists get along well with children and know how to develop a trusting relationship with them.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Surgical treatment of newborns and premature babies
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Duodenal atresia
    • Intestinal atresia
    • Rectal/anal atresia
    • Gastroschisis
    • Omphalocele
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Pulmonary sequestration
    • Cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung
    • Pulmonary/bronchial cysts
    • Pulmonary emphysema
    • Pectus excavatum
    • Pectus carinatum
  • Abdominal surgery
    • Gastroesophageal reflux
    • Biliary atresia
    • Choledochal cysts
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Endometriosis
    • Hirschsprung's disease
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
    • Congenital hyperinsulinism
    • Liver cysts
    • Spleen cysts
    • Kidney cysts
    • Mesenteric cysts
  • Cancer surgery
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Nephroblastoma/Wilm’s tumor
    • Malignant liver tumors
    • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Surgical treatment of urological diseases
    • Ureteral stenosis
    • Megaureter
    • Vesicoureteral reflux
    • Neurogenic bladder
    • Urethral valves
    • Hypospadias
    • Cystitis, pyelonephritis, urination disorders
  • Traumatology
    • Burns
    • Clavicle fracture
    • Fractures of all types and localizations
  • Plastic reconstructive surgery
    • Hypospadias
    • Hemangiomas
    • Lymphangiomas
    • Syndactyly, polydactyly
    • Pectus excavatum
    • Pectus carinatum
    • Burns
  • Laser therapy for hemangiomas
  • Neurosurgery
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Spina bifida
    • Cranial deformities
  • Pain therapy
  • Outpatient surgery
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Umbilical hernia
    • Undescended testicles
    • Phimosis
    • Tissue sampling for the further examinations (biopsy)
    • Removal of skin growths, small tumors and foreign bodies
    • Hydrocele (dropsy of the testicle)
  • Conservative treatment
    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • Constipation
    • Burns
  • Other surgical services

Curriculum vitae

Professional Career

  • 1980 - 1985 Study of Human Medicine in Berlin, Munich, London.
  • 1986 Research Internship in Marburg/Lahn.
  • 1987 - 1995 Training for the title of a Medical Specialist in Surgery, Munich (Prof. Siewert).
  • 1996 - 2001 Training for the title of a Medical Specialist in Pediatric Surgery, Tuebingen (Prof. Schweizer) and Hannover (Prof. Ure).
  • 2002 - 2007 Senior Physician, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Charité Hospital, Berlin (Prof. Mau).
  • Since 01.07.2008, University Professor in Pediatric Surgery and Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Greifswald.

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • German Society of Surgery (DGCH).
  • German Society of Pediatric Surgery (DGKCH).
  • Berlin Surgical Society.
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG).
  • European Pediatric Surgeons' Association (EUPSA).
  • LiLa Licht und Lachen für kranke Kinder Foundation, Effectiveness in Medicine.
  • Professional Association of German Surgeons.
  • German Association of Universities.
  • Recognition as the Traumatologist of the German Insurance Association.
  • Surgical Working Group on the Treatment of Acute Pain.
  • Working Groups of the German Society of Pediatric Surgery:
    • Pediatric oncology.
    • Pediatric urology.
    • Minimally invasive surgery.

Special Interests

  • Pancreatic surgery.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • Research activities.

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