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General Surgery

 Welcome to the General Surgery Clinic.

Under the direction of Professor Dr. Thilo Hackert we offer the best possible treatment for diseases of the thorax, lungs, abdominal cavity, hormone-producing organs, and vascular system and for pathological obesity.

We develop treatment strategies with our patients and specialized consultants. Our options for treating malignant diseases range from partial organ resection to complete removal of several organ systems. We attempt to preserve or restore organ function and minimize pain by using minimally invasive procedures such as single-port or NOTES techniques.

Our clinic has the greatest experience in all of northern Germany with operations of the pancreas and periampullarytumors. We are also one of the largest obesitycenters in Germany.

Our treatments focus on adrenal disorders, soft tissue sarcomas, colon, rectal and anal diseases, diseases of the lungs and thorax and pathological obesity. A HIPEC consultation informs patients of intraoperative chemotherapy options. All cases are presented to an interdisciplinary board, on whose recommendations an individual, customized treatment plan is developed.

Our key research interests are in three areas: cancer of the abdominal cavity and thorax, pancreatic diseases, and advancement of minimally invasive surgeries, including SILS and NOTES techniques (i.e. surgical maneuverings through natural body openings such as the mouth or via “invisible” access through the navel). Our tumor research is mainly concerned with mechanisms leading to the formation and spread of metastases.

We treat approximately 2,600 inpatients and 3,000 outpatients each year.

On the linked pages you will find more information about some of our key treatment areas.

Please direct your treatment request to the International Office of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.