University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Liver echinococcus removal with percutaneous paracentetic aspiration echinococcectomy (program ID: 100869)

Markus W. Büchler

Prof. Dr. med.

Markus W. Büchler

Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

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The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital is world famous for its first-class medical care of the university level. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Markus W. Büchler. The range of services of the Department with state-of-the-art high-tech equipment and a highly qualified staff varies from the treatment of diseases of the abdominal organs, esophagus and thyroid and up to liver, kidney and pancreas transplant. The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery is one of three largest transplant centers in Germany.

The Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Markus W. Büchler, consists of the central surgical unit, day-time unit for outpatients as well as interdisciplinary units. Moreover, the patients with rare diseases receive care within the framework of numerous specialized counsultations. The 24/7 emergency service completes the professional medical care.  

In addition to the treatment in the outpatient and general units, the highly qualified doctors under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. Markus W. Büchler provide care to the patients in the intimidate and intensive care units. Thus, the benefit from the team work of the staff members, surgeons and anaesthesiologists of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery is obvious. The anaesthesiologists and surgeons provide the optimal medical care, adapted to every single patient and his medical history, while the staff members are responsible for the high quality medical care in the course of the whole patient hospital stay.

The range of medical services of the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital covers diseases of the following organs:

  • Pancreas
  • Bowel
  • Billiary tracts/ bladder
  • Liver
  • Stomach
  • Spleen
  • Sarcomas
  • Thyroid
  • Esophagus
  • Inguinal hernia/ abdominal hernia

Furthermore, the Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital also offers special treatment options in the following fields:

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Kidney and liver transplant


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • ultrasound of abdomin
  • CT/MRI scanners
  • preoperative care
  • percutaneous paracentetic aspiration echinococcectomy
  • 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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