University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Pancreatic Pseudocyst Diagnostik with ERCP and Endoscopic Oral Pankreatoscopy (POPS) (program ID: 171667)

Georg F. Hoffmann

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
  • 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
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • endosonography/ cholangigraphy
  • gastroscopy with biopsy and ercp or pops
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board 
  • accommodation in 2-bed room
  • elaboration further recommendations
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About hospital

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this technique quickly for the patient. “In Scientia Salus” (healing through science) is the motto of the Heidelberg University Hospital. With 44 medical departments it has a good reputation for its treatment in Germany and throughout Europe.

The focus of the Heidelberg University are cancer treatment and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the fields of transplantation medicine, neuroscience with psychosocial medicine, cardiovascular medicine, genetics and infectious diseases it is also at the leading digit.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

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Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.