University Hospital Halle (Saale)

Halle, Germany


Setting of the gastric balloon for weight loss (program ID: 248119)


Kerstin Lorenz

Prof. Dr. med.

Kerstin Lorenz

Department of General, Abdominal Surgery and Vascular Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery, vascular surgery

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The chief physician of the Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle is apl. Prof. De. med. Kerstin Lorenz. The range of services of the Department within the maximum care covers both planned and emergency treatment of diseases including those of the intestine, liver, pancreas, adrenals, thyroid, soft tissues and blood vessels. 

The Department under the direction of apl. Prof. Dr. med. Kerstin Lorenz focuses on surgery and research in the field of endocrinology, colon cancer and vascular medicine. Modern and interdisciplinary treatment technology, such as "keyhole surgery" and interventional surgery, are an integral part of the work. There is maintained a close cooperation with the Departments of Oncology, Gastroenterology and Angiology at the University Hospital of Halle. 

The treatment focuses of the Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery at the University Hospital of Halle are:

  • Endocrine surgery
    • Surgerical treatment (hereafter treatment) of benign masses
    • Treatment of cold thyroid nodules
    • Treatment of malignancies
    • Treatment of adrenal gland
    • Treatment of parathyroid gland
    • Treatment of hypersecretion or “neuroendocrine tumors”
  • Surgical treatment of liver, gallbladder and pancreas
    • Treatment of liver
    • Treatment of gallbladder and bile ducts
    • Treatment of pancreas 
  • Surgery of esophagus and stomach
    • Treatment of esophagus
    • Treatment of stomach
  • Bowel surgery
    • Treatment of small bowel
    • Treatment of colon
  • Vascular surgery
    • Treatment of occlusion of upper, lower limb arteries and internal organs
    • Treatment for stroke prevention
    • Treatment of thoracic and abdominal aorta
    • Surgery for hemodialysis access 
  • General surgery
    • Inguinal hernia, abdominal hernia
    • Postoperative hernia
    • Acute appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
    • Port placement

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
  • gastroscopy
  • analysis on the hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • preoperative care
  • setting of the gastric balloon
  • 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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