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Department of general and abdominal surgery

Dr. med. Eun-Young Cho
general, abdominal surgery

About the department

The department of general and abdominal surgery at Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Frankfurt am Main offers an entire range of surgical treatments for diseases of the internal organs. The department provides patients with the best diagnostic and therapeutic options using state-of-the-art procedures. The medical team specializes in general, abdominal and endocrine surgery. In addition, particular attention is paid to hernia surgery and coloproctology. An undeniable advantage for patients is that the surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive approaches, which are the gold standard of successful surgery in developed countries. Furthermore, in operating rooms, hygiene and sterility standards are strictly observed so that patients can be sure of the safety of treatment.

The key focus is the surgical treatment of the gallbladder, soft tissues, lungs and pleura, and appendix. Experienced surgeons use the latest equipment and gentle laparoscopic surgical techniques to achieve effective results with minimal damage to healthy tissue. After surgery, the patient is practically pain-free, and postoperative risks are minimal. Also, specialists provide excellent aesthetic results without scars. Doctors specialize in bariatric surgery and perform all modern interventions on the stomach and intestines.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Goitre and other thyroid disorders 
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis)
  • Soft tissue inflammation, abscesses
  • The collapse of the lungs, suppuration
  • Reflux disease
  • Abdominal injury after an accident
  • Appendicitis
  • Hernias
  • Anal fissures, fistulas
  • Obesity 
  • Diabetes mellitus 
  • Haemorrhoids


  • Anamnesis (history of the disease) 
  • Physical examination (palpation)
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Digital X-ray or CT 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Gastroscopy, colposcopy, rectoscopy 
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy (a surgical diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen)


  • Removal of the gallbladder
  • Appendectomy
  • Fundoplication
  • Operations on hernias
  • Pelvic floor surgery
  • Minimally invasive haemorrhoid surgery
  • Colon removal for diverticular disease
  • Removal of the spleen for certain blood diseases
  • Urinary incontinence surgery
  • Bariatric surgery 
  • Gastric bypass
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Doctor profile


  • 2000 Internship in the department for hand surgery at the St. Josef Hospital in Essen-Kupferdreh
  • 1999 Doctor in internship practice Dr. medical P. Ansari (Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery), Düsseldorf
  • 1999 License to practice medicine
  • 1989-1999 Studies in human medicine at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf


  • Since 2016 Chief physician at the clinic for general and visceral surgery at the Holy Spirit Hospital
  • 2013 Senior Physician and Deputy Head Physician at the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery at the Holy Spirit Hospital
  • 2010 Resident at the Clinic for Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Essen-Mitte Clinic
  • 2010 Assistant doctor at the Clinic for Plastic Surgery, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the St. Antonius Hospital in Eschweiler
  • 2003 Resident in the Department of Surgery at the St. Josef Hospital in Monheim
  • 2001 Resident in the Department of Hand Surgery at the St. Josef Hospital in Essen-Kupferdreh
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