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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany


Department of Pediatric Surgery


Konrad Reinshagen

Prof. Dr. med.

Konrad Reinshagen

Specialized in: pediatric surgery

The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Konrad Reinshagen, who is a specialist in the field of general and pediatric surgery. 

The clinical focuses of the Department of Pediatric Surgery cover general, visceral and thoracic surgery as well as pediatric urology of newborns, children and adolescents. The main focuses of the Department of Pediatric Urology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Konrad Reinshagen also include plastic pediatric urology as well as hand surgery and burn treatment in the Altona Children’s Hospital (Altonaer Kinderkrankenhaus).

A special focus is on the treatment of rare diseases, especially Hirschsprung’s disease, biliary atresia, esophageal atresia, congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf pays special attention to minimally invasive surgery, such as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS), which practically leaves no scars. Minimally invasive surgery can be performed for such diseases: esophageal atresia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, congenital diaphragmatic hernia, abdominal wall hernia, cholecystolithiasis, appendicitis and inguinal hernia. 

The range of clinical services of the Department of Pediatric Urology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Konrad Reinshagen includes: 

  • Surgery of premature and newborn babies
    • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Duodenal atresia
    • Intestinal atresia
    • Intestinal duplication
    • Intestinal malrotation / volvulus
    • Meconium ileus 
    • Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
    • Gastroschisis / omphalocele (abdominal wall plastic repair)
    • Biliary atresia (Kasai procedure)
  • Prenatal counseling
  • General pediatric surgery
    • Infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis
    • Introssusception
    • Appendicitis
    • Meckel’s diverticulum
    • Inguinal hernias and hydrocele
    • Abdominal hernias, umbilical hernias
    • Umbilical fistula
    • Acute pain in the scrotum
    • Undescended testicle
    • Varicocele
    • Phimosis
    • Achalasia
    • Fundoplication
    • Cholecystectomy for cholecystolithiasis or gallstones
    • Partial or total splenectomy for megalosplenia
    • Liver cysts, abscess 
  • Colorectal surgery
    • Anal atresia or anorectal malformations (posterior (PSARP) and anterior (ASARP) sagittal anorectoplasty)
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Chest deformities (funnel chest and chicken breast)
    • Parapneumonic infiltrates / pleural effusion and pleural empyema
    • Bronchogenic cysts
    • Thoracic tumors
  • Plastic surgery
    • Hemangiomas
    • Thermal injuries (burns)
    • Scar correction
    • Skin and subcutaneous tissue tumors
    • Branchial cleft anomalies
    • Everted ears
    • Gynecomastia
    • Epithelia coccygeal course
    • Syndactyly / polydactyly 
  • Urology
    • Hypospadias
    • Bladder exstrophy
    • Urethral stenosis (Anderson-Hynes pyeloplasty)
    • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR)
    • Cloacal anomalies (urogenital sinus)
    • Prune-Belly syndrome 
  • Pediatric cancer surgery
    • Vascular and lymphatic malformations (e.g. hemangiomas)
    • Neuroblastomas / ganglioneuromas
    • Kidney tumors (nephroblastomas / Wilms tumor)
    • Liver tumors (hepatoblastomas)
    • Soft tissue cancer
    • Germ cell tumors (sacrococcygeal teratoma, ovarian and testicular tumors)

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