University Hospital Heidelberg
Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
Markus W. Büchler
Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery
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:
- Billiary tracts/ bladder
- 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
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
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.
Standard rooms include:
Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.
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.
University Hospital Heidelberg
- Heidelberg, Germany
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