University Hospital Tuebingen

location_on Tuebingen, Germany
9.17255/10 from 55 Votes

Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology (562047)

Jörg Fuchs

Prof. Dr. med.

Jörg Fuchs

Specialized in: pediatric surgery, pediatric urology

About the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at University Hospital Tuebingen

The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at the University Hospital Tuebingen offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It serves young patients of different age groups, ranging from newborns to adolescents under the age of 16 years. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Fuchs.

The department widely uses modern minimally invasive interventions that play a crucial role in various diseases and malformations. The basis of the department’s work is interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the hospital and other medical institutions at the national level. In addition, the department has gained a reputation as an Expert Center for the treatment of tumors of the liver, kidneys, neuroblastomas and soft tissue sarcomas.

The service range of the department includes:

  • General pediatric surgery
    • Appendix removal
    • Hernia repair (inguinal, umbilical hernia)
    • Hydrocele treatment
    • Correction of undescended testicles
    • Phimosis treatment
  • Minimally invasive surgery (more than 600 interventions per year)
    • Correction of congenital malformations in the chest and abdomen (liver, gallbladder, appendix, rectum)
    • Correction of malformations of the urological spectrum
    • Treatment of oncological neoplasms (certain tumors)
  • Neonatal surgery
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Abdominal wall defects (gastroschisis, omphalocele)
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Lung malformations
  • Surgical treatment of short bowel syndrome and chronic intestinal failure
  • Endocrine surgery
    • Treatment of benign and malignant thyroid diseases
    • Treatment of disorders of sexual differentiation (intersexuality, adrenogenital syndrome)
    • Treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the adrenal glands
  • Surgical correction of anorectal malformations (diseases and malformations of the intestine, anus)
    • Anal atresia
    • Cloacal exstrophy
    • Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
    • Choledochal cyst
    • Biliary atresia
    • Cholelithiasis
    • Shunting (in portal vein thrombosis)
    • Liver tumors and metastases
  • Thoracic surgery
    • Lung malformations
    • Esophageal atresia
    • Diaphragmatic hernia
    • Lung tumors and metastases
    • Chest wall deformities (funnel-shaped, keeled chest)
  • Cancer surgery
    • Kidney tumors
    • Liver tumors
    • Neuroblastomas
    • Rhabdomynosarcomas
    • Soft tissue sarcomas
    • Germ cell tumors
      • Minimally invasive surgery
      • Cytoreductive surgery and subsequent intraoperative intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC)
      • Brachytherapy for bladder, prostate rhabdomyosarcoma
  • Trauma surgery
    • Soft tissue lesions  (lacerations, cuts, bruises, ligament sprains)
    • Bone and joint lesions (fractures and dislocations)
    • Soft tissue and bone inflammation after injury
    • Impaired  bone healing or incorrect position of bones after fractures
    • Spinal and pelvic injuries
    • Head and brain injuries
    • Thoracic and abdominal injuries
    • Burns, including steam burns
    • Polytrauma and injuries of high severity
  • Surgical treatment of benign bone lesions
    • Bone cysts
    • Exostoses
    • Bone fibroids
    • Osteoid osteoma
  • Correction of hand, foot malformations
    • Polydactyly
    • Syndactyly
    • Congenital annular ligament stenosis
  • Pediatric urology
    • Hypospadias
    • Epispadias
    • Urinary tract stenosis
    • Cystic ureteral reflux
    • Double kidney
    • Bladder dysfunction
    • Bladder exstrophy
    • Cloacal exstrophy
    • Spina bifida, meningomyelocele
    • Cystoplasty
    • Kidney tumors
    • Abnormal testicle position
    • Phimosis
    • Disorders of sexual differentiation
  • Other medical services

Curriculum vitae of Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Fuchs

Since 2002, Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Fuchs has been a full-time Professor of Pediatric Surgery at the University Hospital Tuebingen. From 1983 to 1989 he studied Human Medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin. After receiving a diploma and doctoral thesis defense in 1989, the doctor began his professional training in Pediatric Surgery at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden. Subsequently, he continued his studies at the Hannover Medical School and completed it in 1997. In the same year, he began working as a Specialist in Pediatric Surgery at the Hannover Medical School, while in 1998 he was appointed as a Senior Physician. Then he was offered to occupy the position of C4 Professor at the University Hospital Tuebingen. Also, in 2007, the doctor was offered a position at the Charité Hospital, but he declined the offer.

From 2010 to 2013, Prof. Jörg Fuchs was the President of the German Society of Pediatric Surgery (DGKCH). On July 1, 2017, he became the President of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH). His research interests include cancer and minimally invasive surgery, as well as oncological studies of solid tumors in children.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum Tübingen

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