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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

location_on Berlin, Germany
10/10 from 23 Votes

Department of Gastroenterology, Diabetology and Hepatology (357443)

Ulrich Böcker

Prof. Dr. med.

Ulrich Böcker

Specialized in: gastroenterology, diabetology, hepatology

About the department

The Department of Gastroenterology, Diabetology and Hepatology at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The department provides high-quality diagnostics, as well as medical and endoscopic treatment of diseases of the abdominal cavity of any severity. In addition, an important focus of the department is the treatment and training of patients with diabetes mellitus. The department is headed by Prof. Dr. med. Ulrich Böcker.

To provide comprehensive and optimal treatment, the department's specialists maintain close cooperation with other departments of the hospital, for example, with the Departments of Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, Radiology and Interventional Therapy. Each patient receives an individually developed treatment plan with due consideration of his/her specific clinical picture.

In the field of gastroenterology, the department provides both diagnostics and treatment of a wide range of diseases. Most often, doctors have to deal with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The therapeutic options in the field of gastroenterology include drug therapy and surgery (in most cases, minimally invasive operations), for example strictureplasty (dilatation of intestinal stricture by dissection), removal of some parts of the intestine, proctocolectomy, colectomy, etc.

In addition, an important focus of the department is the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases, complications of these diseases and treatment of liver tumors (hepatology). The first step to the successful treatment is comprehensive and high-precision diagnostics, encompassing advanced laboratory tests, ultrasound with the imaging of the vessels and fluid measurement, ultrasound-guided sampling of tissue under and sampling of tissues through liver vessels (laparoscopic technique) CT, MRI, endoscopic diagnostics, etc.

The department’s range of services is complemented by the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The department is recognized as the educational and medical institution of the German Diabetes Society, which confirms the excellent results in diabetes treatment. The medical team of the department offers in-depth individual counseling and group training that help patients learn to live with diabetes.

There is offered individual control of blood sugar, treatment of hypoglycemia, treatment of severe metabolic disorders (ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar coma) and diabetic foot.

The main treatment focuses of the department are:

  • Treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (e.g., Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Treatment of acute and chronic liver diseases and their complications
  • Treatment of liver tumors
  • Treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes

Curriculum vitae

  • 1992 - 2006  Work at the University Hospitals Essen and Mannheim, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA).
  • Since 2006 Visiting Professor at the Heidelberg University.
  • 2007 - 2011 Leading Senior Physician of the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectology at the University Hospital Mannheim.
  • Since 2011 Chief Physician of the Department of Gastroenterology, Diabetology and Hepatology at the Vivantes Neukölln Hospital.

Photo of the doctor: (c) Vivantes Netzwerk für Gesundheit GmbH 

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