University Hospital Heidelberg

Heidelberg, Germany


Department of Pediatric Surgery


Patrick Günther

PD Dr. med.

Patrick Günther

Specialized in: general surgery

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 



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