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Department of general, abdominal and oncological surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Strik
general surgery, vascular and abdominal surgery, oncologic and transplant surgery

About the department

The department of general, abdominal and oncological surgery at Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch is a world-class medical centre. The central operating ward contains more than 20 rooms and is one of the largest in Germany. State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and certified competence guarantee the best possible treatment success. The department is a certified colon cancer centre, oncology centre, sarcoma centre, and a quality-assured hernia surgery centre. Safety in the operation rooms is standardized according to the WHO PERI checklist, which was also developed with the help of the hospital, and two additional checklists, since 2009. Structural parts of the department include the general surgery ward and oncological surgery station. Different offers are available at the department and include optional comfortable accommodation in high-quality single and double rooms and many services and other benefits.

The surgeons in the department specialize in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the abdominal organs and glands. In addition, treatment of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disorders is provided. Thanks to the extensive experience, gentle minimally-invasive techniques of keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) are used whenever possible.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Services provided at the department:

  • Surgery on the colon and rectum
  • Tumour operations on the oesophagus and stomach
  • Liver surgery
  • Thyroid and adrenal glands surgery
  • Operations on the pancreas
  • Malignant soft tissue tumours of the abdomen surgery
  • Abdominal wall and inguinal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia surgery
  • Proctology and faecal incontinence treatment

Emergencies in general and visceral surgery:

  • Emergency care of polytrauma
  • Surgically remove or relieve abscess
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Surgical removal of the appendix (appendectomy)


  • Laboratory testing (blood testing, urinalysis, biochemical blood testing, oncological markers testing, hormonal testing)
  • Ultrasound (sonography)
  • MRI (soft tissue visualization)
  • Radiological visualization (X-ray, CT)
  • Gastroscopy (visualization of stomach and small intestine)
  • Colonoscopy (visualization of the bowels)
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Doctor profile


  • 1981-1987 Medical School at the University of Wurzburg and Bern
  • 1988-1989 Resident at the Institute for Pathology, University Hospital Wurzburg
  • 1989 Postdoc: "Detection of HHV 6 in malignant Lymphoma"
  • 1989-1994 Resident at the Department for surgery, University Hospital Freiburg
  • 1990-1991 Postdoc Institute for Molecular Cell Biology, University of Freiburg: "Expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in colonic carcinoma"
  • 1996 Board for Surgery, Department for surgery, University Hospital Lubeck
  • 1997-1998 Fellowship and board in vascular surgery
  • 1998 Ph.D.: "Expression of the Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in colonic carcinoma"
  • 1999-2000 Training "Total Quality Management in Medicine"
  • 1999-2001 Fellowship and board for abdominal surgery


  • 1994-2003 Department for Surgery, University Hospital Lubeck
  • 1996 Consultant at the Department for surgery, University Hospital Lubeck
  • 1997-1998 Consultant for vascular surgery
  • 1998 Head of transplant Unit (kidney, pancreas)
  • 2003-2005 Head of the Department for general, visceral, and vascular surgery at the St. Elisabeth Hospital Straubing
  • 2005 Head of the Department for general, visceral, and oncologic surgery at the Helios Hospital Berlin-Buch

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 1999-2003 Speaker of the German hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer study group
  • 2001-2003 Secretary of the molecular oncology section, German Surgical Society
  • 2008-2014 President of the German Association for Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Certificate of the German Cancer Society
  • Certificate of the German Hernia Society 
  • Member of the Interdisciplinary intestinal cancer center, certified by the German Cancer Society
  • Member of the HIPEC Center certified by the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery
  • Author more than 40 publications
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