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University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

location_on Hamburg, Germany
9.2/10 from 92 Votes

Treatment of lung abscess with partial or wedge resection (program ID: 239505)

Jakob R. Izbicki

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Jakob R. Izbicki

Specialized in: general, abdominal and thoracic surgery
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CLINICAL AND SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND 

  • 1998- present  Chairman Dept. of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University of Hamburg 
  • 1994- present  Professor of Surgery, Dept. of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University of Hamburg  
  • 1992-1998  Senior Attending Physician and Deputy Director, Dept. of General Surgery, University of Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Ch.E. Broelsch) 
  • 1991-1992  Deputy Director of the project group Gastrointestinal Tumors of the Cancer Center Munich 
  • 1991   Associate Professor of Surgery, Dept.of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1991 - 1992  Attending Surgeon Gastrointestinal and Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology. Dept.of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1990   Habilitation (Ph.D. Degree) Dr.med.habil.  
  • 1990   Venia Legendi in Surgery and appointment as Privat-Dozent (Assistant Professor of Surgery). 
  • 1989 - 1990  Instructor in Surgery (Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Surgery) Dept. of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Klinikum Innenstadt 
  • 1987   Board certification as surgeon by the Bavarian Chamber of Physicians 
  • 1986 - 1989  Senior Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow Dept. of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Klinikum Innenstadt  (Prof.Dr.L.Schweiberer). 
  • 1982 - 1986  Resident and Postdoctoral Fellow in Surgical Gastroenterology II. Dept. of Surgery, University of Cologne (Prof.Dr.H.Troidl).  
  • 13.05.1982  Doctorial thesis, Bonn University with honours. 
  • 1981 - 1982  Resident, Dept. of Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery (Prof.Dr.R.Pichlmayr) and  Dept. of Pediatric Surgery (Prof. Dr.H.Mildenberger) University Hospital Hannover, Germany 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 

  • 20.10.1980  Graduation from medical school with honours
  • 1979-1980 Special student, subintern and predoctoral fellow with grant of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Dept. of Pathology (Prof.Dr.J.H.Yardley) and Dept. of Surgery (Prof.Dr.R.R.Baker) of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA  
  • 1976-1979 Medical School at Bonn University
  • 1975-1976 Medical School at Cologne University
  • 1975 Medical School at Bonn University  
  • 1976 Studies of chemistry and geophysics at Cologne University, Germany
  • 6.6.1974 High-school-diploma 

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

The chief physician of the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jakob R. Izbicki, specialist in the field of abdominal, thoracic and general surgery. 

The Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf offers the best surgical treatment of thoracic and abdominal diseases as well as diseases of the hormone-producing organs, vessels and obesity. The doctors of the Department under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jakob R. Izbicki have the greatest experience in surgery of pancreas (surgical treatment of pancreatic cancer), esophagus as well as rare periampullary tumors in Northern Germany. 

The possibilities for the treatment of malignancies range from a partial removal of the organ and up to a complete removal of the organ systems. In addition, while using minimally invasive techniques, doctors try to preserve (or restore) organ functions and to use the least painful surgical techniques. 

According to the Focus magazine rating of 2017, the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top German departments specializing in colon cancer treatment!

The spectrum of medical services of the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Jakob R. Izbicki includes the following diseases and treatment options among others: 

  • Obesity
  • Diseases of the colon and rectum
  • Diseases of the liver, gallbladder and pancreas
  • Diseases of the lungs and chest cavity
  • Thyroid and parathyroid diseases
  • Esophageal and stomach diseases
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) and diseases of the peritoneum
  • Bypass surgery and dialysis access
  • Soft tissue tumors (sarcoma)
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • review of medical records
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
    • TSH-basal
    • blood gas analysis
  • chest x-ray examination
  • bronchography
  • pulmonary function test
  • bronchoscopy with biopsy
  • histological and microbiological examination
  • measurement of arterial blood pressure
  • electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • echocardiography (ECHO)
  • high-resolution computed tomography (HR-CT)
  • preoperative care
  • partial or wedge resection of the lung abscess
  • examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation
  • explanation of future recommendations
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