General Surgery / Top clinic in Germany, Friedrichshafen

General Surgery in Germany

Admission to hospital for surgery is always stressful for the patient. The employees of Surgical Clinic I for General Surgery at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany strive to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Besides offering medical solutions to your health problems, we also wish to make it easier for you to obtain all the information you require before admission. We will attempt to give you most of the information that you need regarding Surgical Clinic I for General Surgery at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany, the range of treatments available and the main points of focus of the clinic in generally.

The Clinic for General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery under the leadership of head physician Prof. Thorsten Lehmann focuses mainly on oncological treatment.

At the Surgical Clinic I for General Surgery at Friedrichshafen Clinic in Germany, more than 2,000 patients are cared for on an in-patient basis annually, and more than 2,400 operations are performed in total. Our team is made up of 12 doctors who are available around the clock. Without exception, all treatments are performed by experienced specialists and head physicians. The employees at our Clinic for General Surgery are efficient, friendly and caring, and are committed to restoring your health to the best of their ability.

Minimally invasive operation methods play an important role in visceral surgery in Germany. Their importance in endocrine surgery is also on the increase. Vascular treatments are dealt with our colleagues from the interventional radiology and neurology sections in an interdisciplinary manner. This enables excellent, comprehensive treatment at all times. In general, our surgeons communicate regularly with other specialists, in order to ensure the best methods of treatment for your specific problem.

Main point of focus of Surgical Clinic I for General Surgery in Friedrichshafen, Germany

Besides general procedures, (appendix, gall bladder, inguinal hernia), endocrine surgery (thyroid, adrenal glands) and proctological operations (haemorrhoids, anal fistula, rectum) we are particularly specialised on the treatment of tumours and cancer treatment in general (gastrointestinal tract, oesophagus, liver, bile ducts, pancreas ...) and gastroenterological surgery (diverticulitis, M. Crohn…). We are especially committed to using minimally invasive techniques (keyhole surgery) wherever possible.

The following types of surgery are available at our clinic in Germany:

  • Oncological procedures including peritonectomy and hyperthermal intra-abdominal chemo lavage (HIPEC)
  • Oesophagus and stomach procedures
  • Procedures for inflammatory intestinal diseases
  • Colorectal procedures
  • Liver, gall blabber and pancreas procedures
  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Full range of endocrine procedures (thyroid, minimally invasive adrenal surgery)
  • Hernia procedures (abdominal wall and abdominal hernia procedures)
  • Peritoneal carcinosa
  • Surgical therapy of encapsulating sclerosing peritonitis (ESP)
  • Adiposity procedures
  • Vascular procedures
  • Paediatric procedures
  • Urology surgery

Visceral surgery is one of the main points of focus of our Clinic for General Surgery in Germany.

In visceral and oncological surgery, primary malignant intestinal and pulmonary diseases and tumours of the oesophagus, the stomach, the liver and the pancreas are mainly treated.

Effective treatment

In general, modern tumour therapy is performed on an interdisciplinary basis. Our surgical units work closely with the internal medicine, oncology, radiation therapy, radiology and pathology sections. A weekly “tumour conference” takes place, in which an individual therapy plan is drawn up for each individual patient. This ensures that each patient receives the best possible treatment for his specific problem.

In general, operations usually present very good chances for complete recovery in the case of most tumours and other malignant growths. We perform all surgical procedures strictly according to current European standards. If you decide to trust our Clinic for General Surgery in Friedrichshafen, Germany, with your treatment, you can be assured that you are in competent hands.

General surgical procedures with excellent results

We have a great deal of experience in general surgery, and use minimally invasive techniques where possible. Our medical imaging allows us to perform these procedures with a high degree of precision. In general, we treat benign tumours and also many malignant tumours of the intestines with minimally invasive techniques. According to our general experience, such procedures are particularly useful in the case of rectal tumours. In general, this technique is also advantageous in the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases of the intestines because it does not have such a dramatic effect on the patients, who are often very young.

The initial examination and treatment of acutely ill patients at the Clinic for General Surgery in Friedrichshafen, Germany, takes place within the framework of an interdisciplinary emergency room. In general, all other initial examinations (not emergencies) take during in pre-arranged appointments during our specialist consulting hours.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at the Clinic for General Surgery in Friedrichshafen, Germany. We are standing by to help you!

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Facts and Figures

  • 30 rectum resections with da Vinci® robot
  • 207 inguinal hernia surgeries
  • 725 veins and arteries surgeries
  • 250 intestine surgeries
  • 423 stomach surgeries
  • 70% of all surgeries are minimally invasive

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Medical Staff

MD PV Thorsten Lehmann

MD PV Thorsten Lehmann
Head of the Surgery Department

MD Jürgen Kies

MD Jürgen Kies
Senior physician

MD Frank Aspacher

MD Frank Aspacher
Senior physician

MD Stefan Tange

MD Stefan Tange
Senior physician

B. Schmollinger

B. Schmollinger
Medical secretary

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