Department for General and Visceral (abdominal) Surgery

Our team treats all benign and malignant diseases of inner organs and the entire gastrointestinal tract. We provide special expertise in thyroid and parathyroid surgery as well as colon and rectal surgery. Our therapeutic approach is directed by the guidelines of specialist societies, such as the German Society of Surgery (DGCH), the German Society of General Visceral Surgery (DGAV) and their working groups, as well as the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies (AWMF).

Whenever medically acceptable, minimally invasive surgical techniques ("keyhole surgery") are preferred because they are gentler on patients, leave less visible scars, and allow faster recovery after surgery.

For planned operations, our patients receive comprehensive advice and information on their treatment at an early stage, as well as be advised of any possible risks in their surgical consultations.

All patients with a tumour are discussed in our weekly interdisciplinary tumour conference, where the best possible individual therapy concepts are developed in cooperation with physicians from our/other departments as well as attending specialists from outside the hospital.
The treatment of the digestive organs is also carried out in close cooperation with our hospital gastroenterological clinic.

Chief physician Patrick von Parpart

Consultant for general surgery
Consultant for visceral and special visceral surgery
Professional qualification in proctology
Professional qualification in nutritional medicine
Master of public Health
Officially authorised for basic and advanced training in the following areas:
• Surgery - Basic Surgery
• Surgery - Visceral Surgery

Hospital admission and course of treatment

For larger planned operations, the admission to hospital will be on the day before surgery. In contrast inpatient treatment for minor operations will start in the early morning of the operation day. The necessary preliminary examinations are carried out in advance (pre-stationary: ECG, blood sampling, X-ray examination, etc.), if not previously done during the initial examination.

The anaesthesia and pre-operation discussions also take place within this framework. Here, all outstanding issues can be clarified. On the surgery day itself, you will be looked after by your surgeon, the ward doctor and nurses - before, around and after the operation. After the operation, it is decided whether to monitor you in the intensive care unit if necessary to ensure your best possible safety. On the evening after the operation, the surgeon will inquire personally about your condition and discuss the result of the operation with you. Following this, daily visits, follow-up examinations and dressing changes will take place so that and possible complications can be avoided or detected early and be treated. You will be assisted by trained physiotherapists who can help you achieve the earliest possible mobilization. Advice on lifestyle and nutrition are also given to you before discharge by the appropriate professionals (doctors, nurses, dieticians). If necessary, the sociomedical service will take care of the consultation and initiation of follow-up treatments, short-term care, etc.

Range of services and methods

  • Endocrine surgery and thermal ablation on thyroid (nodular goiter, Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer)
  • Parathyroid gland surgery (minimally invasive)
  • Tumor surgery (oncological surgery) of the entire digestive tract: stomach, pancreas, liver and gall bladder and biliary tract, spleen, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus and peritoneum
  • Lymph node removal (diagnostic / therapeutic)
  • Port implantation / explantation (for chemotherapy and / or nutrition, preferably ECG ports, ie without the use of X-rays)
  • Interdisciplinary Tumor Conference (weekly)
  • Multimodal treatment concepts for tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and endocrine organs
  • Hernia closure preferred by minimally invasive, alternatively, open procedures with (and also without) mesh implantation: Inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, incisional hernia and others
  • Reflux disease, diaphragmatic hernia (displacement of abdominal organs into the thorax)
  • Gallstone disease (cholecystolithiasis, choledocholithiasis)
  • gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis)
  • Benign intestinal diseases (diverticular disease, inflammatory bowel disease)
  • Diseases of the anus: Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal venous thrombosis, anal fistulas, anal eczema, tumor diseases (anal carcinoma, genital warts, etc.)
  • Skin and soft tissues (on the trunk of the body) adipose tissue tumors (lipomas), acne inversa, pilonidal sinus, umbilical fistula, wound treatment / secondary closure, skin transplantation
  • Minimally invasive and conventional surgery on all abdominal organs and occasionally on the lungs
  • Outpatient surgery
  • Wound and stoma therapy
  • Nutritional advice and therapy
  • Second Opinion Consultation

The operative therapy on organs of the digestive tract takes place in close cooperation with the gastroenterological clinic of our house.

Outpatient consultation hours (Please ring to be advised)

Outpatient presentation is possible in private consultation and in the special consultation hours of our clinic.

  • Private consultation
  • Colon cancer consultation
  • Oncology consultation
  • Endocrine consultation
  • General Surgical Consultation
  • Second opinion consultation

Please bring the following documents to the appointment:

  • A transfer / instruction
  • All medical documents (including findings, images, eg on a CD)

Office of General and Visceral Surgery

Telephone: 0049 (0)821 6004-251


Outpatient operations

Smaller surgeries (abdominal laparoscopy, proctological procedures, suitable inguinal hernias, port implantations) may be performed on an outpatient basis after prior clarification. The definition of the treatment required is done in consultation with patients.
 
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Office of General and Visceral Surgery
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Address: Herrgottsruhstraße 3, D-86316 Friedberg