Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery

The Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery has a focus on treating patients with diseases of the internal organs.

To optimize the treatment within an oncologic overall concept, our clinic cooperates with numerous relevant specialist departments at the Essen und Muelheim locations. The close interdisciplinary collaboration facilitates an individual, holistic provision for e.g. illnesses of the thyroid gland and parathyroid, the esophagus, the diaphragm, the gastrointestinal tract, the gall/gall bladder and the liver.

In addition, non-oncologic diseases of the abdominal organs are treated, such as liver cysts, Morbus Crohn, ulcers or abdominal wall hernias, constituting more than 2,700 inpatients per year.

A special feature of the clinic is the focus designation as ‘Special Trauma Surgery’, which attests above-average know-how in this specialist field. Trauma patients may therefore trust to be treated with the latest procedures of osteosynthesis, the surgical conjunction of bones.

The surgical range is complemented by the expertise of wound specialists, stoma therapists, dietitians and psycho-oncologists. The entire Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery team provides the best possible support regarding all facets of the patients’ diseases.

Besides purely medical care, more than 20 doctors and 100 nursing staff members excel in a motivated, quality-oriented teamwork and a personal tie to the patients.

"There is one aspect that has not changed throughout the 175-year-old history of the Elisabeth Hospital Essen, that it is the most beautiful and at the same time most difficult assignment of medicine to provide medical aid according to the highest standards of humanity and quality."

Prof. Dr. Markus, Medical Director of the Department of General, Visceral and Trauma Surgery