University Hospital Halle (Saale)
Department of Pediatric Surgery (289940)
Specialized in: pediatric surgery
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) deals with the treatment of surgical diseases in children and adolescents up to the age of full 16. The Department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kaiser. The range of medical services of the Department at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) mostly covers surgical treatment of premature and newborn babies, especially a correction of congenital pathologies, pediatric traumatology as well as acute and emergency surgery of all age groups.
The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) places a special emphasis on the treatment of children with severe injuries due to burns. The surgical treatment of patients with cancers is provided in cooperation with the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. To provide an optimal medical care of small patients, the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Martin Kaiser maintains a close cooperation with other clinics, which are specialized in the field of surgical and conservative pediatric and adolescent medicine, as well as with the Departments of Traumatology, Orthopedics, General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale).
In the field of pediatric surgery, the range of medical services at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) includes both diagnosis and treatment of the following diseases:
- Acute abdomen in children (appendicitis, intussusception, blunt abdominal trauma)
- Other congenital pathologies (head, neck)
- Surgical treatment of tumors of the skin and blood vessels (hemangiomas, lymphangiomas)
- Malformations of the thorax and extremities
- Malformations of the urogenital tract
- Malformations of the digestive system and abdominal wall
- Fractures in childhood
- Brain injury
- Solid tumors in childhood
- Thermal injuries (patients with the most severe burns)
Prof. Kaiser studied human medicine in Freiburg / Breisgau, which he successfully completed in 1992 with the doctoral thesis "The meniscal suturing. Postoperative results of a clinical and sonographic follow-up". After his practical year in the fields of Surgery, orthopedics and Internal Medicine, the third state examination and after his internship in Lübeck, he received his license in 1993. In 2002 he passed the medical exam and obtained his habilitation in 2010 with the topic "Stability of various elastic stable intramedullary osteosynthesis in diaphyseal femoral spiral fractures - biomechanical examinations on the artificial bone model" and got the teaching authorization. Since 2015, he has been Visiting professor of pediatric surgery in Lübeck.
Before moving to Halle, Prof. Kaiser was Senior Physician and Deputy Head of the Department of Pediatric Surgery of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein in Lübeck.
In January 2018, Prof. Kaiser was appointed Director of the Department of Pediatric Traumatology and Pediatric Surgery of the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
The clinic of Prof. Kaiser forms part of the BG Klinikum Bergmannstrost Halle. He is thus clinic director at the University Medical Center and chief physician for child traumatology at Bergmannstrost.
Department of Pediatric Surgery.
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