University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Diagnosis of epigastric hernia (program ID: 170839)

Patrick Günther

PD Dr. med.

Patrick Günther

Department of Pediatric Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery

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The Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of PD Dr. med. Patrick Günther has a long experience in pediatric surgery and leads a vigorous activity in science, research and teaching, which is recognized in Germany and far beyond its borders. The Department specializes, i.a., in surgery of newborns and premature babies, visceral surgery, oncosurgery, pediatric traumatology and urology.

The unborn children in the womb, premature and newborn babies as well as adolescents up to 15 are treated in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital. Nevertheless, the Department of Pediatric Surgery also deals with the treatment of older patients in case of chronic diseases in order to avoid gaps in the treatment of adolescents.

The range of clinical services of the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital under the direction of PD Dr. med. Patrick Günther includes, i.a.:

  • Bowel functions disorder
    • Short bowel syndrome
    • Hirschprung disease
    • Chronic constipation
    • Chronic inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hemangiomas and vascular pathology
  • Tumors, incl.:
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Nephroblastoma (Wilm’s tumor)
    • Tumors of germ cells
    • Teratoma of coccyx
    • Hepatoblastoma
  • Pediatric traumatology
  • Urologic pediatric surgery
    • Phimosis
    • Hernia
    • Hydrocele
    • Hypospadias
  • Surgery of premature und newborn babies
    • Omphalocele
    • Gastroschisis
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Anal atresia
    • Intestinal atresias and stenoses
    • Meconium ileus
    • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Funnel chest
    • Lung pathology
    • Pleural empyema
  • Cervical cysts and fistulae
    • Median cervical hydrocele
    • Lateral cervical hydrocele
  • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
  • Outpatient pediatric surgery 

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
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • abdominal ultrasound
  • gastroscopy with biopsy
  • analysis of hp (helicobacter pylori)
  • CT/MRI abdomen
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
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