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University Hospital Münster

Muenster, Germany


Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery


Volker Müller

Dr. med.

Volker Müller

Specialized in: pediatric surgery

The Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery is an independent section of the University Hospital Münster. The Department is an integral part of the Center for Parent, Child and Adolescent Medicine, which was distinguished as Level I Perinatal Center. There is offered a wide range of surgery for children and neonates. There is also a unique experience in the surgery of small premature babies born on the 22nd week and/or weighing less than 500 grams. The Department is headed by Dr. med. Volker Müller. 

The Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery at the University Hospital Münster treats children and adolescents of all ages up to 18 years. The Department is staffed with experienced pediatric surgeons, who have at their command modern diagnostic and treatment methods. In cooperation with the Center for Pediatric Medicine they take care of the health of small patients. Working as a team with the colleagues from the Department of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine of the University Hospital Münster, the specialists of the Department provide a comprehensive consultation on treatment options in case of some pathology even before delivery. 

Overall, the spectrum of medical services of the Department of Pediatric and Neonatal Surgery at the University Hospital Münster offers a variety of treatment programs that cover the most different clinical pictures: 

  • General pediatric surgery 
    • Cecal inflammation 
    • Inguinal hernia 
    • Umbilical hernia 
    • Intussusception 
    • Chronic constipation 
    • Pylorospasm 
  • Surgery of premature and newborn babies 
    • Esophageal atresia 
    • Small bowel atresia 
    • Anal atresia 
    • Gastroschisis 
    • Omphalocele 
    • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia 
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
    • Meconium ileus 
    • Necrotizing enetrocolitis (NEC) 
  • Vascular malformations and hemangiomas 
    • Hemangiomas 
    • Vascular malformations 
    • Lymphatic malformations 
    • Venous malformations 
    • Arteriovenous malformations 
    • Capillary malformations 
  • Pediatric urology 
    • Ureteral stricture 
    • Ureteral orifice stricture 
    • Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) 
    • Urethral valves 
    • Bladder exstrophy 
    • Hypospadias 
    • Phimosis 
    • Undescended testicle 
    • Acute testicular diseases 
  • Tumor surgery
    • Nephroblastoma 
    • Neuroblastoma
    • Hepatoblastoma 
    • Malignant rhabdomyoma 
  • Chest deformities 

The treatment focuses of the Department under the direction of Dr. med. Volker Müller are:

  • Congenital malformations, e.g. esophageal atresia, anal atresia
  • Surgery of all solid tumors in childhood
  • Diseases and malformations of the urinary tract and genital area
  • Pediatric Traumatology (school sports and leisure accidents)
  • Chest deformities (funnel chest / pigeon chest)
  • Hemangiomas and vascular / lymphatic malformations
  • Defecation disorders (constipation / incontinence)

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