University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Treatment of Abscess Douglas space with its drainage (program ID: 170835)

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
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • gynecological examination
  • ultrasound examination: pelvis, abdomen
  • preoperative care
  • surgical abscess opening and subsequent drainage
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future 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.