Centre for Paediatric Medicine / Women´s Clinic Paediatric Surgery Clinic

The Paediatric Surgery Clinic at the Olgahospital is among the largest in Germany. The spectrum of treatments offered here encompasses neonatal and deformation surgery, paediatric urology and oncological surgery.

Special areas of emphasis are burn surgery (Severe Burn Centre), interventional endoscopy, minimally-invasive surgery, minimally-invasive "funnel-chest" (Pectus excavatum sive infundibulum) correction, oesophageal procedures, diaphragm-hernia surgery, laser therapy and cryotherapy, urodynamics.

Close co-operation is maintained not merely with this clinic's own departments (Anaesthesia, Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and ENT), but also with the surrounding clinics. An exchange with the paediatric clinics at the hospitals in Göppingen, Ludwigsburg, Böblingen and Waiblingen has been established by way of co-operation contracts.

We place special emphasis on the long-term care of our small patients. This range of care includes special consultations for burns, urological disorders, oesophageal surgery, ano-rectal surgery (ano-rectal manometry, biofeedback), haemangioma treatment and endoscopy).

Medical Director

Prof. Dr. Steffan Loff, M.Sc.

Ärztlicher Direktor

Prof. Dr. Steffan Loff M.Sc.

Telefon: 0711 278-73022

Telefax: 0711 278-73039

E-Mail: s.loff@klinikum-stuttgart.de

About us

  • Neonatal surgery and correction of congenital deformations
  • Paediatric-oncological surgery
  • Minimally-invasive surgery (laparoscopy/thoracoscopy)
  • Endoscopic diagnostics and therapy of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Short-intestine syndrome
  • Paediatric urology
  • Paediatric plastic surgery (incl. laser therapy/cryotherapy)
  • Burn surgery
  • Correction of thoracic deformations (funnel chest, pigeon chest)
  • Oesophagus surgeries
  • Laser surgery
  • Anal atreasia/ Hirschsprung’s disease
  • Urodynamics
  • Laser therapy
    • Neodym-Yag, haemangioma
    • CO2, cicatrice surgery
  • Ano-rectal manometry
  • Biofeedback therapy
  • Health-insurer authorisation for consultancy work in the field of paediatric-surgery
  • The surgical procedures which have been established at this clinic for more than thirteen years were successfully extended to paediatric-urological interventions, to also enable the performance of nephrectomies, heminephrectomies and renal-pelvic replacements.
  • Also newly introduced: ano-rectal manometry as part of basic diagnostics following ano-rectal interventions, and anal atresia or encopresis.
  • Biofeedback therapy due to anal incontinence
  • Urotherapy due to enuresis and bladder dyscoordination
  • Testicular displacement: indication and time
  • Cure-net: national register for urorectal malformation
  • Comparative clinical trial – Moxifloaxin versus Ertapenem in case of intraabdominal infection
  • Clinical study of efficiency in conservative Brace treatment in case of pigeon chest
  • Clinical study of efficiency of Biofeedback in patients with faecal incontinence
  • Participation in KEKS post care register in case of oesophagus atresia, panel member
  • Binational incidence testing M. Hunter
  • International mobikids study
  • Scar tissue after burns: histology and gene expression, in cooperation with Stuttgart Fraunhofer Institute 
  • Prof. Loff is contact person of the working group on “Severly Injured Child”
  • Participation in the neonatal survey (throughout Baden-Württemberg) on quality assurance in the care of newborns
  • Participation in the external quality assurance on ovarian tumours, appendectomy and cholecystectomy
  • Establishment of a surgery checklist
  • Internal quality assurance by weekly internal certified continuing education, monthly continuing education of the surgery staff by our physicians, daily surgical reporting and outpatient discussion
  • Resuscitation programme (STUPS)
  • Critical incidence reporting system (CIRS)
  • Project certification according to DIN ISO
2015 2016 2017
26 27 27 Available Beds, inpatient
2.203 2.401 2.367 Inpatient Cases
4.0 4.1 3.6 Length of stay in days
2015 2016 2017
157 148 180 Oesophagus surgery
237 205 217 Minimally invasive laparoscopic / thoracoscopic surgery
488 504 519 Surgery after burns


Paediatric Surgery Clinic
Klinikum Stuttgart - 
Olgahospital / Frauenklinik
Kriegsbergstrasse 62
70174 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-73021
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-73039
E-Mail s.loff@klinikum-stuttgart.de