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University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Gastroenterology Check-Up (examination) (program ID: 171699)


Georg F. Hoffmann

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Georg F. Hoffmann

Department of General Pediatrics, Pediatric Neurology, Metabolism and Gastroenterology at the Center for Child and Adolescent Medicine

Specialized in: neurology, gastroenterology, internal medicine
Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Curriculum vitae

  • 1957 Geboren in Goslar
  • 1976 – 1984 Studium der Humanmedizin in Göttingen und Birmingham, Großbritannien
  • 1984 Approbation als Arzt und Promotion
  • 1984 – 1991 Facharztausbildung an den Universitäts-Kinderkliniken Kalifornien, Göttingen, Heidelberg
  • 1991 Anerkennung als Kinderarzt
  • 1996 Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Neonatologie
  • 1992 Habilitation, Bestallung zum Oberarzt und Leiter der Sektion „Pädiatrische Stoffwechselerkrankungen“ Universitäts-Kinderklinik Heidelberg
  • 1994 Ernennung zum Universitätsprofessor und Leiter der Klinik Pädiatrie II an der Universitäts-Kinderklinik Marburg
  • 1999 Ernennung zum Ordinarius und Leiter der Abteilung Kinderheilkunde I und Geschäftsführenden Direktor der Universitäts-Kinderklinik Heidelberg
  • 1995 – 1998 Ehrensekretär der „European Society for Paediatric Research“
  • 2002 Ehrenprofessur an der Tongji, Universität Wuhan, China
  • 2007 Anerkennung des Schwerpunktes Neuropädiatrie

Wissenschaftliche Schwerpunkte

  • Klinische Aufdeckung, analytische und molekularbiologische Charakterisierung sowie Behandlungen monogener, insbesondere neurometabolischer Erkrankungen.
  • Pathophysiologische Charakterisierung primärer und sekundärer metabolischer Störungen. Einsatz stabiler Isotope in der Pädiatrie.
  • Neugeborenenscreening und selektives Screening auf angeborene Stoffwechselerkrankungen.
  • Liquordiagnostik zur Charakterisierung neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen. Neurotransmitterdefekte.
  • Ernährungsuntersuchungen bei Patienten mit genetisch bedingten Stoffwechselerkrankungen und neonatologischen und intensivpflichtigen Patienten
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of Pediatrics I: Department of General Pediatrics, Neuropediatrics, Metabolism, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology is a part of the Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The chief physician of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann. The main focuses of the Department are general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, metabolic disorders and endocrine diseases as well as gastroenterology and nephrology of children and adolescents. Due to the achievements in detection and treatment of the most severe diseases in numerous fields, there are new opportunities for sick children and their families.

As for the field of general pediatrics, the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides a comprehensive treatment to all children and adolescents with general pediatric clinical pictures on both outpatient and inpatient basis.

The range of medical services of the Department of Pediatrics includes:

  • Infectious diseases
  • Growth and development disorders
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches
  • Pains in the joints and muscles
  • Enlarged lymph nodes of an unknown origin or tumors
  • Strange febricities
  • Skin diseases
  • Suspected tropical diseases

The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine of the Department of Pediatrics I under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med., Prof. h.c. (RCH) Georg F. Hoffmann provides the comprehensive treatment to children and adolescents with various neurological diseases, developmental disorders, and behavior problems as well as children and adolescents with congenital metabolic disorders. The unit maintains close cooperation within the framework of the Heidelberg Center for Rare Diseases.

The unit of neuropediatrics and metabolic medicine focuses on the following areas:

  • Socio-pediatric Center
  • Epilepsy Unit
  • Metabolic Unit
  • Center for Rare Diseases 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • thyroid function test (TSH-basal)
    • liver and pancreas function tests (ALT, AST, GGT, AP,
    • bilirubin, CHE, LDH, Lipase)
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
    • mineral metabolism analysis (Na, K, Ca, Mg)
    • lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol, triglycerides Lip(a),
    • homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • iron content (ferritin, iron)
    • inflammatory parameters (CRP, ESR)
    • immunological status (protein electrophoresis)
    • fecal occult blood test, H. pilori antigen test, pancreatic elastase test
  • abdominal and pelvic ultrasound
  • doppler blood vessels of the abdominal cavity
  • gastroscopy (with the H. pylori test and biopsy)
  • colonoscopy (with biopsy and polypectomy if clinically indicated )
  • interview and recommendations after examination
  • written statement
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The program includes:

  • Translation of medical documents up to 4 pages
  • Interpreter up to 3 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 8 pages
  • Interpreter up to 5 hours
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 8 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 10 hours
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 15 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
  • Translation of medical documents up to 10 pages
  • Interpreter up to 25 hours
  • Transfer from the airport to the clinic and back to the airport
  • Insurance of unforeseen expenses in case of complications in course of treatment and within 48 months after treatment (сoverage amount is 200,000.00 €)
  • Free consultations with the attending physician for the period of 3 months after treatment completion
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