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Department of general and abdominal surgery with bariatric surgery centre

Dr. med. Michael Dusseldorf
general and abdominal surgery, bariatric surgery

About the department

The department of general and abdominal surgery with bariatric surgery centre at Academic Hospital Koblenz-Montabaur deals with the surgical treatment of the abdominal cavity disorders and organs located in the abdominal cavity. One of the priority areas is emergency medical care for acute abdominal conditions. Doctors prefer minimally invasive surgery, which has become the gold standard of surgical treatment today. If it is impossible to avoid open surgery, surgeons use the latest surgical computer systems and precision instruments, ensuring the most favourable outcome of the intervention. All operating rooms are equipped with ultrasonic scissors, high-quality coagulators and neuromonitoring systems for visual and ultrasound examination of nerve endings. In addition, the department has the Competence Center for Hernia Repair, certified by all German standards in this medical field.

Doctors offer the diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant tumours of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammatory diseases, metabolic disorders, and diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Since cosmetic results are most important for the patient, doctors use the most modern methods and technologies. For example, gallstones are removed using a small incision at the navel (SILS), and haemorrhoids can be gently removed using the so-called stapler (according to Longo).

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Inguinal hernias
  • Heartburn
  • Morbid obesity
  • Appendicitis 
  • Benign changes in the liver, gallbladder and spleen
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases and digestive disorders
  • Gastrointestinal tumours 
  • Thyroid disorders 

Diagnostic options: 

  • Anamnesis (history of the disease) 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Esophageal pH monitoring
  • X-ray, CT or MRI 
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy 
  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy 
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Treatment: 

  • Minimally invasive, laparoscopic cholecystectomies (removal of the gallbladder)
  • Operations on the bile duct
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Laparoscopic removal of the colon in diverticulitis and colon elongatum
  • Intravenous implantation of a port catheter
  • Surgical treatment of haemorrhoids, including Longo, stapled hemorrhoidectomy
  • Surgical corrections for rectal and rectal prolapses
  • Partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Other treatment procedures 
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