Surgical treatment of thyroid cancer with metastases to lymph nodes with lymphadenectomy (program ID: 232265)

University Hospital Ulm

location_on Ulm, Germany
8.7/10 from 83 Votes
Specialized hospital
Doris Henne-Bruns

Head Physician
Prof. Dr. med.

Doris Henne-Bruns

Specialized in: general surgery, abdominal surgery

The Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the University Hospital Ulm offers the full range of surgical treatment of diseases of the esophagus and abdominal organs, thyroid and parathyroid glands, as well as the interventions in bariatric surgery. The surgeons of the department have a deep knowledge in all open and minimally invasive surgical techniques, perform extensive operations of high complexity with maximum safety for the patient. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Doris Henne-Bruns, who has extensive experience in performing various operations and many saved lives.

The service range of general and abdominal surgery includes:

  • Surgical treatment of hernia
    • Anterior abdominal wall hernia
    • Inguinal hernia
    • Umbilical hernia
  • Bariatric surgery (obesity treatment)
    • Operations to reduce stomach volume
    • Combined operations (reduction of the stomach volume and exclusion of a part of the small intestine from the digestive process)
  • Surgical treatment of echinococcosis
  • Surgical endoscopy and proctology
    • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Procto-and rectoscopy
    • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    • Sampling of tumors for histological examination
    • All proctological examinations, including anal canal pressure measurement
  • Thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery (endocrine surgery)
  • Appendix removal
  • Surgical treatment of pancreatitis
  • Operations on the gallbladder and biliary tracts
  • Surgical treatment of gastric ulcers and gastric haemorrhages
  • Surgical intervention on the spleen
  • Surgical treatment of the adhesive bowel disease, diverticulitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Oncosurgery
    • Treatment of esophageal malignant tumors
    • Treatment of stomach malignant tumors
    • Treatment of pancreatic malignant tumors
    • Treatment of benign and malignant liver tumors, liver metastases
    • Treatment of tumors of the small intestine and retroperitoneal space
    • Treatment of rectal tumors
    • Sarcoma treatment
    • Thyroid tumor treatment 
  • Other medical services
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Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • case history collection
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory tests:
    • complete blood count
    • general urine analysis
    • biochemical analysis of blood
    • TSH-basal, fT3, fT4
    • tumor markers (thyroglobulin (Tg),
      Tg Antibody (TgAb))
    • indicators of inflammation
    • indicators blood coagulation
  • thyroid ultrasound
  • CT/MRI scanners of the neck 
  • thyroid scintigraphy
  • biopsy and histological examination
  • preoperative care
  • thyroid resection with cervical lymph nodes excision
  • symptomatic treatment
  • cost of essential medicines
  • nursing services
  • stay in the hospital with full board (up to 6 days)
  • full hospital accommodation
  • elaboration further recommendations


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