Interdisciplinary Centers Certified Intestinal Cancer Centre

In Germany, approximately 73,000 people are diagnosed with intestinal cancer annually. According to Robert Koch’s statements of Berlin Institute, intestinal cancer is the second most common cancer in women and men. Intestinal cancer is curable in 90 percent of all cases – if detected early and treated properly.

In the interdisciplinary Intestinal Centre Stuttgart all experts involved at diagnostics and treatment work together:

  • Surgery / visceral surgery
  • Internal medicine / Gastroenterology
  • Oncology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Radiology
  • Psycho-oncology

Medical Centre Director

Prof. Dr. Jörg Köninger

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. Jörg Köninger

Telefon: 0711 278-33401

Telefax: 0711 278-33409


About us

From diagnosis to therapy

  • Ultra-modern intestinal diagnostics:
  • Colonoscopy and endoscopic polypectomy
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Sonography and endo-sonography of the upper and lower digestive tract
  • X-ray diagnostics
    • computer tomography (CT)
    • magnet resonance tomography (MRT) 
    • positrons-emissions-tomography (PET)

Oncologic surgical spectrum:

  • most modern surgical therapy procedures
  • in combination with radiation and chemotherapy, a colostomy may be usually avoided in the long run
  • use of minimally invasive OP techniques
  • quick mobilization after the operation (Fast-track concept)
  • highly effective postoperative pain therapy

Conservative therapy procedures (ambulatory and stationary):

  • all classic chemotherapies such as therapies with modern antibodies (“biologicals”).
  • pain, nutrition and physiotherapy
  • psycho-oncological concepts
  • palliative care
  • endoscopic therapy procedures:
  • endoscopic therapy of large polyps and small T1 cancers

Operation planning with sensitivity
Individual operation planning allows for optimal therapy. Through continuous development of surgical techniques in combination with radiotherapy and chemotherapy the sphincter may be preserved and a colostomy can be avoided in most cases. The operational standards are based on guidelines of the German Society of Surgery and the German Cancer Aid. So-called fast-track concepts allow early mobilization after surgery under guidance of a physiotherapist and an early normal diet.

Histological examination
The microscopic examination of tissue samples specifies the right treatment path.

Tumour conference
Therapy concepts and difficult decisions are made in the interdisciplinary twice weekly tumour conference involving all disciplines.

Chemotherapy and radiation therapy
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy are individually tailored to the patient, based on guidelines.

See the person as a whole: psycho-oncological care
The diagnosis of cancer for patients and relatives poses an extreme burden. Existential anxiety, worry and despair may appear. Hospitalization, treatments and possible side effects are experienced as stressful. Also in follow-up, questions arises as to what to do next and how life goes on after the disease. All patients can get consultation and support from the inter-professional psycho-oncology team. Together, individual goals are defined.

To improve the treatment of patients with intestinal cancer, the Intestinal Centre Stuttgart is involved in national and international therapy studies in which patients may participate, if desired.

Since middle 2008, the Intestine Centre is certified according to the criteria of German Cancer Society and Quality Management System ISO 9001:2000. This quality seal certifies that the Intestine Centre meets all requirements imposed on the optimal care of patients with intestinal cancer. The result quality is also regularly inspected internally and externally in collaboration with the oncology focus of Stuttgart.

Intestinal department consulting hour at Katharinenhospital
Daily from 8.00 - 12.00
Interdisciplinary consulting hours:
Wednesday 14.00 - 16.00 
Telephone +49(0)711 278-33491

Intestinal department consulting hour at Bad Cannstatt Hospital
Monday to Friday 8.00 - 12.00 
Monday to Thursday 16.30 - 17.15 
Telephone +49(0)711 278-62700

  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Köninger
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Visceral Surgery
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Wolfram G. Zoller
    Medical Director of the Clinic for General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Katharinenhospital 
  • Prof. Dr. Tilo Andus
    Medical Director of the department of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and and internistic Oncology, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Gerald Illerhaus
    Medical Director of the department of Haematology and internistic Oncology, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Marc Münter
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Katharinenhospital, and MCC director Radiotherapy, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Götz Martin Richter
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Katharinenhospital,
  • Prof. Dr. Götz Martin Richter, Prof. Dr. Hans Henkes
    Medical Directors of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology / Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Prof. Dr. Alexander Bosse
    Medical Director of the Institute of Pathology, Katharinenhospital
  • Prof. Dr. Annegret Eckhardt-Henn
    Medical Director of the Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Bad Cannstatt Hospital
  • Priv.-Doz. Dr. Shneh Sethi
    Head of the Central Institute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Katharinenhospital
  • Ursula Banzhaf, MBA
    Director of the Therapy Centre of Stuttgart Hospital


Certified Intestinal Cancer Centre

Klinikum Stuttgart - Katharinenhospital
Kriegsbergstrasse 60
70174 Stuttgart
Telephone +49(0)711 278-33401
Telefax +49(0)711 278-35409

Klinikum Stuttgart - Bad Cannstatt Hospital
Priessnitzweg 24
70374 Stuttgart
Telephone +49(0)711 278-62601
Telefax +49(0)711 278-60360