University Hospital of Würzburg

Würzburg, Germany

Foot phlegmon treatment with necrectomy and skin transplantation; vacuum dressing treatment (program ID: 223657)

Christoph-Thomas Germer

Prof. Dr. med.

Christoph-Thomas Germer

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

Specialized in: abdominal surgery, general surgery, pediatric surgery, vascular surgery

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Ausbildung und Beruflicher Werdegang 

  • 1979-1985 Studium der Humanmedizin
  • 1985-1992 Chirurgische Facharztausbildung an der Freien Universität Berlin 
  • Seit 1992 Facharzt für Chirurgie Seit 1994 Gefäßchirurgie – Teilgebietsbezeichnung 
  • Seit 1997 Visceralchirurgie – Schwerpunktbezeichnung 
  • 1999 Habilitation und Verleihung der Venia legendi für das Fach Chirurgie 
  • 2002 Berufung auf eine C-3 Professur für Allgemein- und Visceralchirurgie Freie Universität Berlin 
  • 2000-2004 Leitender Oberarzt der Chirurgischen Klinik I (Allgemein-, Gefäß-und Thoraxchirurgie) Charité- Universitätsmedizin Berlin Campus Benjamin Franklin 
  • 2004-2008 Leiter der Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie Klinikum Nürnberg 
  • 2008 Berufung auf den Lehrstuhl für Chirurgie an der Julius-Maximilian Universität Würzburg 

Aktuelle Schwerpunkte der klinischen Tätigkeit 

  • Onkologische Chirurgie: Oesophagus, Magen, Leber, Pankreas, Colon, Rektum, Schilddrüse inkl. Rezidiv- und Metastasenchirurgie, Multivisceralresektion, Ersatzorganbildung bei onkologischer Magen und Rektumchirurgie, Interdisziplinäre Beckenexenterationen gemeinsam mit Urologie und Gynäkologie bei primären und rezidivierenden Malignomen,  
  • Thoraxchirurgie: Bronchialcarcinom , Metastasenchrirurgie minimal-invasive videoendoskopische Operationen im Bereich des Brust- und Lungenraumes 
  • Gastroenterologische Chirurgie: Chronisch entzündliche Darmerkrankungen, colorectale Chirurgie akut entzündlicher Erkrankungen, FAP, benigne Pankreaserkrankungen, primäre/sekundäre Peritonitis 
  • Endokrine Chirurgie: Benigne Schilddrüsenerkrankungen, onkologische Schilddrüsenchirurgie inkl.Neck-Dissection bei medullärem Schilddrüsencarcinom und Rezidiveingriffen, Nebenschilddrüsen inkl. minimal invasiven Techniken, Nebenniere inkl. minimal invasiven Techniken 
  • Minimal invasive Chirurgie: Gesamte Spektrum der laparoskopisch-endoskopische kolorektalen Chirurgie inklusive Coloproktomukosektomie und onkologisch radikaler Colonchirurgie, interdisziplinäre Operationen bei rectovaginaler Endometriose, Adrenalektomie, Parathyreoidektomie, Antirefluxchirurgie, hepatobiliäre Chirurgie, Hernienchirurgie (transabdominell- und totale extraperitoneal), minimal-invasive Thoraxchirurgie  
  • Laserchirurgie/ Radiofrequenzablation: Laserinduzierte Thermotherapie (LITT) und Radiofrequenzablation von Lebermetastasen, endoluminale Lasertherapie 
  • Multimodale Therapiekonzepte: Adjuvante und neoadjuvante Radiochemotherapie bei Rectum- und Oesophaguscarcinom, IORT bei Magencarcinom, lokoregionäre Chemotherapie bei Lebermetastasen (MIAH-Katheter), intraoperative Chemotherapie (Stop-flow) bei Peritonealcarcinose, multimodale Therapie des Analkarzinoms 
  • Coloproctologie Inkontinenzchirurgie, künstliche Sphinkterersatzverfahren mit GracilisPlastik und Schrittmacherimplantation, Fistelchirurgie, Hämorrhoidektomie 


  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie 
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie  
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Onkologie 
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für minimal invasive Chirurgie 
  • Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft perioperative Medizin  
  • Tumorzentrum Erlangen-Nürnberg 
  • Berufsverband der Deutschen Chirurgen e. V. 
  • Berliner Chirurgische Gesellschaft 
  • Bayerische Chirurgenvereinigung
About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery (Department of Surgery I) at the University Hospital of Würzburg covers the entire spectrum of general and abdominal surgery. There are two specialized Sections of Vascular and Pediatric Surgery. The Department offers the whole range of top-class surgical services. The director of the Department is Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christoph-Thomas Germer. 

The Department has modern operating rooms and a private intensive care unit. There is provided an outpatient counseling. Furthermore, the Department has its own Endoscopy Unit. The Department of Surgery under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christoph-Thomas Germer is recommended in the FOCUS list of specialized clinics for bowel cancer in 2016.

A team of the Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery under the direction of Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Christoph-Thomas Germer has a unique experience in the treatment of malignancies. The treatment is planned and provided in accordance with the latest recommendations and involves the cooperation of all disciplines that are necessary for the treatment program. 

The Section of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital of Würzburg covers a wide surgical spectrum from head to toe. A focus is on the physical growth and child’s development.  

There are 14 operating rooms, where surgeons can perform operations of general, visceral, pediatric and vascular surgery. Within the framework of the Center of Operational Medicine, the operating rooms are shared with the colleagues from the Departments of Urology, Traumatology and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University Hospital Würzburg.  

The main clinical focuses of the Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery include:

  • Cancer surgery
    • Esophagus
    • Stomach
    • Liver
    • Pancreas
    • Adrenal glands
    • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Difficult swallowing, heartburn 
  • Minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopy
  • Diseases of the liver, biliary tracts, pancreas
  • Diverticulum (diverticulosis, diverticulitis)
  • Diseases of the rectum (proctology)
  • Pathological obesity
  • Diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands (endocrine surgery)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Operative intensive care medicine

Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • clinical history taking
  • physical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • Lipid metabolism (HDL/LDL, cholesterol,
      triglycerides Lip(a), homocysteine)
    • blood coagulation analysis (aPTT, PT, INR)
    • inflammation indicators (CRP, ESR)
    • metabolic status (uric acid, total glucose, HbA1c)
    • cardiovascular disease risk markers
    • kidney function test (creatinine, urea)
    • TSH
  • doppler/ duplex receptacles of lower extremities
  • angio-MRI from aorta and of lower extremities
  • duplex peripheral arteries
  • preoperative care
  • necrectomy and skin transplantation
  • daily wound care
  • vacuum dressing treatment
  • symptomatic treatment
  • control examinations
  • the cost of essential medicines and materials
  • nursing services
  • full hospital accommodation in 2 bedded room 
  • developing of further guidance 


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