University Hospital Ulm

Ulm, Germany

Diagnosis of Zollinger–Ellison syndrome (program ID: 274985)

Thomas Seufferlein

Prof. Dr. med.

Thomas Seufferlein

Department of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Nephrology

Specialized in: gastroenterology, endocrinology, nephrology

Curriculum vitae keyboard_arrow_down

Beruflicher und wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

1989 - 1990

Wehrdienst als Arzt im Praktikum am Sanitätszentrum 612 München und am Institut für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie der Bundeswehr in München

1990 - 1993

Wiss. Assistent, Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Endokrinologie und Diabetologie (Prof.     Dr. H.-J. Quabbe), Freie Universität Berlin   

1993 - 1995

DFG-Stipendiat, Imperial Cancer Research Fund (Growth Regulation Laboratory, Dr. E. Rozengurt), London, UK

1995 - 1996

Stipendiat des Imperial Cancer Research Fund (Growth Regulation Laboratory, Dr. E. Rozengurt), London, UK


Beginn Weiterbildung Innere Medizin/ Gastroenterologie und Leiter des Labors für gastrointestinale Wachstumsregulation an der Abt. Innere Medizin I (Prof. Dr. G. Adler), Universitätsklinikum Ulm


Facharzt für Innere Medizin


Venia legendi für das Fach Innere Medizin


Klinischer Oberarzt der Klinik für Innere Medizin I
Schwerpunkte Endoskopie und gastroenterologische Onkologie


Facharzt Innere Medizin/Schwerpunkt Gastroenterologie


Leitender Oberarzt und stv. Leiter der Klinik für Innere Medizin I


Abschluss des Fernstudiengangs Management von Gesundheits- und Sozialeinrichtungen/Universität Kaiserslautern


Ernennung zum apl. Professor der Universität Ulm   

10/2008 - 04/2012

Direktor der Klinik für Innere Medizin I (Gastroenterologie, Pneumologie) der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Seit 01.05.2012

Direktor der Klinik für Innere Medizin I der Universität Ulm



Mitglied der Leitgruppen “Kolorektales Karzinom” und ”Pankreaskarzinom” der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie (AIO)

Chair des Educational Committee der European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO)

Vorsitzender der Zertifizierungskommission der DKG-zertifizierten Darmkrebszentren

Editor in Chief der Zeitschrift für Gastroenterologie

Mitglied im Future Trends Committee der United European Gastroenterology Foundation - UEG

About the department keyboard_arrow_down

The department provides inpatient and outpatient care for patients with benign and malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and metabolic diseases. Besides, the clinic provides treatment to patients with general internal diseases. The department offers a full range of the most modern research methods in endoscopy, ultrasound and dialysis.

Besides, we offer a full range of studies of the gastrointestinal tract functions. A particular focus is diagnostics and treatment of patients with tumors in the gastrointestinal tract.
As regards gastrointestinal oncology, the Clinic of Internal Medicine I is a part of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Ulm (CCCU), holding one of 15 awards in Germany from the German Cancer Center and is a leading cancer center; besides,  CCCU as the Cancer Center is certified according to the criteria of the German Cancer Society. The main activities of the working group for gastrointestinal cancer is diagnostics and treatment of malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The main areas of nephrology section are acute and chronic kidney diseases, rheumatic diseases affecting the renal system, hypertension, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantations. The section offers a variety of methods for diagnostics and treatment meeting the state of the art of research and technological development. After opening of a new modern center for dialysis and apheresis in August 2014, the treatment options for patients with kidney diseases have improved significantly. The center provides the following range of services: fixed hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, daily dialysis, continuous renal replacement therapy, interdisciplinary administration via vessels, apheresis for fat metabolism disorders.


Program includes:

  • Initial presentation in the clinic
  • history taking
  • general clinical examination
  • laboratory examination:
    • common blood count test
    • blood chemistry test
    • urine analysis
    • hormonal examination (gastrin level)
  • ultrasound/ MRI of the abdomen
  • gastroscopy with endosonography 
  • biopsy and cytological examination
  • nursing services
  • consultation of related specialists
  • treatment by chief physician and all leading experts
  • explanation of individual treatment plan
  • written statement
    (the cost of medicines is not included)
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About hospital

Ulm University Clinic is one of five university clinics in Baden-Württemberg and a clinic with the highest level of services in Germany, which offers the university medicine of the highest level to the population of Ostwürttemberg, Donau/Iller and  Bodensee-Oberschwaben.

The patients who live far outside these regions also trust the skills of the highly qualified team of doctors with international reputation, competent and  compassionate medical staff, as well as specialists of the technical service  and laboratories. Ulm University Clinic provides interdisciplinary medical services of the highest class, which combines patient care, research and education. Thus, the new scientific knowledge is quickly implemented in diagnostics and treatment. The highly qualified doctors and nurses ensure round the clock care for the patients' health. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st. 192,000 cases per quarter are dealt with by nearly 6,000 physicians and staff. In the latest list of the best clinics according to FOCUS, the Clinic ranked 21st.  

The clinic offers a full range of medical care in Germany. Specialized areas which have received wide recognition. Ulm University Clinic also has an excellent reputation far beyond the borders of Germany and has many years of experience in the treatment and care of foreign patients. The Clinic is pleased to welcome the patients from all over the world, seeking treatment in Germany and taking advantage of the high standards of scientific research, medical treatment and patient care.

Accommodation in hospital

Patients rooms

The kid rooms have everything needed for a comfortable stay. The kid bathroom includes both a toilet and a shower. All rooms offer functional beds with orthopaedic mattresses ensuring unsurpassed support for overall body during sleep. There are bedside stands with pull-out tables, lockers and safe boxes in each room. It is also possible to access the Internet from a PC, smartphone or tablet so that kids always keep in touch with their parents and other family members. There is also a TV in each room.
You can opt for a single or a double room. An accompanying person may stay with the kid in the room. A double room is shared with another patient.
The enhanced comfort rooms are equipped with a safety box, a fridge and upholstered furniture.

Meals and Menus

The patient and the accompanying person are offered a daily choice of three menus. If you are on a specific diet for any reason, you will be offered an individual menu. Please inform the medical staff about your dietary preferences prior to the treatment.

Further details

Standard rooms include:






Christian priests are available for the patients at any time. Representatives of other religions may be requested at any time.

Accompanying person

Your companion may stay with you in your room or at a hotel of your choice during the fixed program.


You may stay at the hotel during the outpatient program. Our employees will support you for selecting the best option.