University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany

Surgical treatment of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome (program ID: 275333)

Wolfgang Stremmel

Prof. Dr. med.

Wolfgang Stremmel

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology

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Ausbildung und Berufserfahrung

  • 1970 - 1977 Studium der Medizin an der Universität Köln
  • 1977 - 1978 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent am Institut für Physiologische Chemie der Universität zu Köln
  • 1978 - 1980 Wissenschaftlicher Assistent der Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik der Universitätskliniken Düsseldorf
  • 1980 - 1982 Forschungsaufenthalt (DFG) im Department of Medicine an der Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
  • 1989 - 1996 Projektleiter der klinischen Forschungsgruppe (DFG) "Mechanismen der Leberschädigung" (Universitätskliniken Düsseldorf)
  • 1987 - 1994 Oberarzt der Abteilung für Gastroenterologie, Zentrum für Innere Medizin, Universitätskliniken Düsseldorf
  • 1994 - heute Direktor der Medizinischen Klinik und Poliklinik , Abteilung Innere Medizin IV der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (Gastroenterologie, Infektionskrankheiten, Vergiftungen)

Akademischer Werdegang

  • 1977 Promotion am Institut für Physiologische Chemie der Universität zu Köln
  • 1985 Habilitation, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1985 Hochschuldozent ( C2), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1989 Vorzeitige Ernennung zum außerplanmässigen Professor
  • 1991 Universitätsprofessor ( C3 ), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • 1994 Universitätsprofessor ( C4 ), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


  • 07.07.1976 Ärztliche Prüfung, Universität zu Köln
  • 01.09.1977 Approbation
  • 26.08.1984 Arzt für Innere Medizin
  • 28.01.1987 Teilgebietsbezeichnung Gastroenterologie

Auszeichungen und Preise

  • 1985 Thannhauser-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Verdauungs- und Stoffwechselkrankheiten
  • 1988 European Price of Gastroenterology
  • 1989 Verleihung des Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Preises der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft
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The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Poisoning is a part of the Center of Internal Medicine at the Heidelberg University Hospital. The chief physician of the Department is Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Stremmel. The range of medical services includes key fields of functional diagnosis – endoscopy and sonography, inpatient treatment (in both general and private intensive care units), outpatient treatment as well as oncology and transplantation medicine.

As for the field of oncology, the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Poisoning maintains a close cooperation with the National Cancer Center Heidelberg (NCT).

The outpatient unit of oncology provides treatment to the patients with the diseases of the following organs:

  • Esophagus
  • Stomach
  • Colon (colorectal carcinoma)
  • Liver
  • Gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Pancreas
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas

Moreover, the Department often provides care to the patients with rare oncological diseases, such as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).

The treatment of the patients after the liver transplant in the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Poisoning under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Stremmel is integrated into the Interdisciplinary Transplant Center Heidelberg. The multidisciplinary team of doctors supervises the patients in various units (outpatient units, stations). The treatment of the patients with the liver transplant consists of a preparation before the liver transplant, inpatient treatment after the surgery as well as medical care after the surgery on the outpatient basis. 

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory examination:
    • common blood count test
    • blood chemistry test
    • urine analysis
    • hormonal examination (gastrin level)
  • ultrasound/ MRI of the abdomen
  • gastroscopy with endosonography 
  • biopsy and cytological examination
  • preoperative care
  • resection of gastric tumor
  • histologically examination of the remote tissues
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • explanation of future recommendations
  • written statement
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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.

Further details

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.