General and visceral surgery. Medical Care
Specialisation in visceral surgery (abdominal surgery).
Our clinic is specialised in the treatment of abdominal cavity illnesses. For example, we use modern operation procedures to successfully handle diverse diseases of the gastro-intestinal tract.
24-hour emergency treatment.
Our clinic has a fully equipped emergency department (Central Emergency Admissions, CNA) offering 24-hour emergency treatment by a competent medical team. Our medical team has state-of-the-art equipment and diagnostic methods to hand for making a diagnosis.
Spectrum of the abdominal centre.
Abdominal operations. Keyhole surgery
Keyhole surgery for all operations on the abdominal cavity.
Using „keyhole surgery“, i.e. minimally invasive surgery, the operation involves the smallest of cuts in the skin measuring between five and ten millimetres. Rapid recovery, a shorter hospital stay, reduced wound discomfort and little scarring are the decisive advantages to patients. Minimally invasive techniques are used above all in surgery to the gall bladder, oesophagus (e.g. reflux diseases with heartburn), stomach, large and small intestine, for appendectomy and for treating inguinal and postoperative hernias.
This gentle technique is used in our department for the following indications:
- Gall bladder removal in case of gallstones or inflammation
- Inguinal hernia operations
- Diaphragmatic hernia, operation for reflux illness (heartburn)
- Post-operative (or cicatricial) hernias (including repeated hernia)
- Intestinal operations for diverticular disease and tumour diseases
- Abdominal cavities, appendectomy, undoing adhesions
- Operations for pelvic floor weakness, enteroptosis
Tumour treatment & tumour conference.
Tumour surgery of the gastro-intestinal tract.
The general and visceral surgery department performs tumour surgery using minimum-invasive operating techniques, MIC ("keyhole surgery"). Our abdominal centre also recently started using minimal invasive OP for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.
Use of "keyhole surgery" on tumours in the area of
- Intestine and colon
- Soft parts
Unique: Interdisciplinary cancer conference.
Our treatment concept is special on account of the interdisciplinary collaboration facilitated by weekly cancer conferences. These conferences are attended by specialists in internal medicine, radiotherapy and radiology, as well as further external specialists and independent oncologists. With the close cooperation of Dr. med. Hakan Kopdag (internal medicine), preoperative and postoperative endoscopic diagnosis and therapy is complemented, amongst others, by the latest endosonographic examinations and interventional punctures for obtaining tissue samples.
Treatment concept for neoplasm in the gastrointestinal tract.
Within the context of caring for patients with rectal diseases, we have established qualified treatment concepts at our hospital. We can support independent doctors by offering to coordinate and completely care for patients in whom a tumour has newly formed (neoplasm) for the first time in the area of the rectum.
Surgery for rectal diseases.
Gentle surgical methods for rectal diseases (coloproctology) and intestinal pacemaker.
Treatments are offered for haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures as well as pelvic floor weakness. In the treatment of haemorrhoids in particular, gentle and virtually painless methods are available which leave hardly any external traces. Once an exact diagnosis has been made, the most suitable surgical methods are selected for treating pelvic floor weakness.
- Haemorrhoidal complaints (conventional methods and LONGO methods)
- Anal fissure, anal fistula, coccygeal fistula, haemorrhoids, tumours
Synthetic meshes for inguinal and other types of hernia.
The team can offer specific solutions, following individual specialist consultation, for surgically treating inguinal, femoral, umbilical, diaphragmatic, postoperative or pelvic floor hernias. In addition to the use of minimally invasive techniques, stabilising synthetic meshes can be used to achieve rapid and lasting durability in the operated area.
- Inguinal and femoral hernias; both keyhole techniques (TAPP = transperitoneal and TEP = extraperitoneal) as well as conventional techniques: e.g. operation according to Shouldice or Lichtenstein
- Post-operative hernias (especially operations with introduction of a tissue-strengthening net)
- Umbilical hernias, diaphragmatic hernias, pelvic floor hernias, abdominal wall hernias with colostomy bag
- "Intermittent claudication" (peripheral & aortal occlusive disease)
- Balloon dilations (angioplasty/ PTA), bypass operations (plastic / vein) sacculations (aneurysms) of the aorta and the pelvic / leg arteries
- Varicose vein operations
- Installation of "port systems" for chemotherapy, installation of "shunts" for dialysis treatment
Individual treatment and care.
To us, individual, humane care is just as important as medical expertise. It starts with the first consultation, which is held in the relaxed surroundings of our attractive premises, continues with a treatment programme designed personally to suit your needs, and concludes with your discharge. The personal care of our patients is essential to us and is facilitated by a team of sensitive, motivated and competent staff. Our patients are cared for individually by nursing staff who work to established treatment standards. As part of this care, physiotherapists, social workers and also self-help groups are called upon as necessary.
Continuous education and training ensure a high level of quality.
Our patients are treated exclusively by, or under the supervision of experienced specialists, both in consultations and during everyday care. Our high standards are maintained by weekly internal training sessions and regular external advanced training of staff. As an academic teaching hospital and part of the University of Hamburg, we also train students in the art of surgery.