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University Hospital Saarland Homburg

location_on Homburg, Germany
9.8/10 from 28 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutritional Medicine (396615)

Frank Lammert

Prof. Dr. med.

Frank Lammert

Specialized in: gastroenterology, hepatology, endocrinology, diabetology, nutritional medicine

The Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endocrinology, Diabetology and Nutritional Medicine at the University Hospital Saarland offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It diagnoses and treats acute and chronic liver diseases, chronic and inflammatory bowel diseases, tumors of the whole gastrointestinal tract, as well as provides preparation for liver transplantation and follow-up care after the operation. In addition, the department specializes in the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes (certification of the German Diabetes Society) and offers competent advice in nutritional medicine. The department is headed by the world-famous specialist Prof. Dr. med. Frank Lammert.

To ensure accurate diagnosis, the department has an Endoscopy Unit fitted out with innovative medical equipment. It provides all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic examinations of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, bile ducts, pancreas. Of particular interest is local therapy for gastrointestinal and liver tumors (local ablative procedures, photodynamic therapy, cholangioscopy).

Diagnostic option of the department:

  • Angiography for the diagnosis of gastrointestinal bleedings
  • Imaging-guided biopsy
  • Examinations for the diagnosis of bowel cancer
  • Diagnosis of intestinal congenital malformations
  • Diagnosis of malignant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Diagnosis of chronic bowel diseases
  • Diagnosis of chronic liver diseases
  • Diagnosis of impaired intestinal absorption (malabsorption)
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy, including biopsy
  • Endoscopic imaging of the biliary tract and pancreas
  • Liver biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Intragastric pH-metry
  • Colon video endoscopy
  • Small bowel video endoscopy
  • Genetic diagnostic testing (to exclude or confirm the high probability of inheritance of certain gastrointestinal diseases)
  • Other diagnostic services

Therapeutic options of the department:

  • Bile duct dilatation and stenting
  • Treatment of chronic liver diseases
  • Treatment of esophageal stenosis, including stenting
  • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of liver
  • Chemotherapy for the treatment of gastrointestinal malignant tumors
  • Endoscopic hemostasis in gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Endoscopic removal of colon polyps
  • Endoscopic removal of bile duct stones
  • Endoscopic sclerotherapy for the treatment of esophageal varices
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the gastrointestinal tract
  • Immunotherapy
  • Liver transplantation (preparation and follow-up)
  • Port system implantation
  • Treatment of chronic bowel diseases (for example, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Implantation of permanent feeding tubes (PEG, PEJ)
  • Treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Counseling on healthy nutrition in various diseases
  • Other therapeutic services

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