Department of general, abdominal, thoracic, endocrine, vascular, and minimally invasive surgery
The department of general, abdominal, thoracic, endocrine, vascular, and minimally invasive surgery at Academic Hospital Martha-Maria Munich is the world's leading clinic for endocrine surgery. More than 2,000 thyroid gland operations and around 300 parathyroid gland operations are performed at the department every year. Modern technologies are used at the department: where it makes sense and is safe, minimally invasive surgical techniques (so-called keyhole surgery) are used. These are organ-friendly and scar-free and are perceived by many patients as less stressful. In addition, the in-house surgical endoscopy unit ensures surgically relevant, targeted diagnostics before operations and appropriate experience in the conservative (non-surgical) treatment of problems (complications) after the operation. It is also possible to work endoscopically simultaneously during operations on the digestive tract. This allows, for example, sources of bleeding in the stomach or intestines to be found or small mucosal tumours (adenomas, polyps) to be presented for minimally invasive removal using laparoscopy.
A wide range of surgery for the endocrine glands, gastrointestinal tract, and lungs are available. The methods utilized are gentle, minimally invasive, endoscopic, and laser surgery. For the lung area, advanced video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is performed.