Centre for Surgical Medicine

Clinic for General, Visceral, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery

Our clinic performs diagnosis and treatment for gastrointestinal, oncological and endocrine disorders in adulthood. We focus on pancreas, liver, oesophagus and rectum surgeries and endocrine surgery. Kidney transplantations including living kidney donation are part of our service.

The clinic is both according to the criteria of the German Cancer Society and according to the criteria of the German Society of General and Visceral Surgery nationwide, the second double-certified pancreas centre. Similarly, the clinic is a competence-certified centre for coloproctology and a certified intestine centre. We already initiated certification as competence centre for oesophagus surgery.

Treatment and care priorities

  • Oncological surgery with key points
    • Pancreas
    • Liver
    • Oesophagus / stomach
    • Colon / rectum
  • Full range of minimally invasive surgery, including oncological surgery
  • Laparoscopic proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in patients with ulcerative colitis and FAP
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Renal transplantation
  • Cardiac pacemaker implantations including CRT and AICD

Special offers and facilities

  • Interdisciplinary short-term stay wards (IKC)
  • Intermediate care ward
  • Case management

Distinguished procedures in diagnosis and therapy

  • Complete organ-preserving and resection procedures on the pancreas, conventional and laparoscopic, venous and aterial vascular replacement
  • Interdisciplinary diagnosis and therapy of diseases and tumours of the liver (portal vein embolisation,  intraoperative microwave ablation)
  • All types of resecting procedures on the oesophagus, transhiatal, thoracic and collar, including free small intestine interponates in cases of tumours in the upper third of the oesophagus
  • Minimally invasive surgery of the liver, pancreas, stomach, colon and rectum, adrenal glands, thyroid glands, incisional and inguinal hernias etc.
  • Transvaginal cholecystectomy and appendectomy (N.O.T.E.S.)
  • CRT - Left ventricular pacemaker implantation
  • AICD - Implantation of defibrillators

Studies / scientific activities

  • Outcome after resection rectopexy with rectal prolapse (retrospective investigation)
  • Management of anastomosis insufficiency after laparoscopic sigmoid resection (retrospective investigation)

Quality assurance

  • BQS quality report for cholecystectomy and pacemaker therapy
  • Long-term observation of operated carcinomas of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Fast track surgery - INESTO University Hospital of Mannheim
  • Competence centre for surgical sonography (DEGUM II)
  • Competence centre for pancreatic surgery (German Cancer Society DKG, German Society of General and Visceral Surgery DGAV)
  • Competence centre for Coloproctology (DGAV, Surgical Association of Coloproctology)

Hospital numbers

2015 2016 2017  
59 58 88 Available Beds
2.269 1.963 1.983 Inpatient Cases
6.7 6.9 7.2 Length of stay in days

Selected services (number of cases)

2015 2016 2017  
105 102 110 Abdomino-thoracic oesophagus resections
256 335 275 Resecting interventions on colon and rectum
69 75 85 Resecting pancreatic interventions