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Department of general, abdominal, oncological, and endocrine surgery

Dr. Grzegorz Kowalski, Ph.D.
general surgery

About the department

The general, abdominal, oncological, and endocrine surgery department at KCM Clinic Wroclaw deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of patients with various pathologies of the internal organs. The department surgeons are fluent in advanced surgical methods and work with the most modern robotic and computerized systems that guarantee maximum accuracy and efficiency. Whenever possible, doctors prefer to use laparoscopic surgery methods. The advantage for the patient is that instead of one large incision in the abdomen leaving a visible scar, the surgeon makes several small incisions at different points on the body. Through them, precise laparoscopic instruments are inserted. After the operation, only small pinpoint scars remain. Moreover, laparoscopic methods allow faster recovery and return to normal functioning than classical methods.

The department has a relatively wide range of services, including the treatment of hernias, gallbladder, inflammatory diseases of the intestines, and endocrine organs. Doctors pay special attention to the early detection of oncological diseases and conducting preventive screenings of patients. All cases of malignant tumours are discussed on an interdisciplinary basis, so patients can be sure that they will receive comprehensive and tailored treatment.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Hernias
  • Pathological heartburn, reflux disease
  • Appendicitis
  • Oesophagal diverticulum
  • Dysfunction of the oesophagus (achalasia)
  • Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis)
  • Gallstone disease
  • Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis
  • Diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Diseases of the adrenal glands
  • Benign tumours of the liver
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Haemorrhoids and anal fistulas
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Colorectal cancer

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis 
  • Physcial examination (palpation) 
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Ultrasound examination 
  • Hormone panel 
  • Digital X-ray 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) 
  • Computed tomography (CT scan) 
  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, rectoscopy 
  • Biopsy and histology 

Treatment: 

  • Removal of the gallbladder
  • Appendectomy
  • Surgery to treat dysfunction of the oesophagus
  • bariatric surgery
  • Hernia resection
  • Imposition of a special mesh (for large hernias)
  • Hepatobiliary surgery (surgery on the liver, gallbladder, and bile ducts)
  • Endocrine surgery (removal of the thyroid gland)
  • Other surgical services
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1988 - 1994 Medical degree from the Medical University of Silesia, Poland
  • 1988 - 1994 Medical degree from the Medical University of Silesia, Poland
  • 1994 – 2002 Department of General Surgery, Chorzow
  • 2002 – 2006 Department of General and Endocrinologic Surgery, University Hospital, Bytom

Experience

  • 2006 - 2011 Chief of Staff in the Department of Metabolic, Endocrinology and Bariatric Surgery Okręgowy Szpital Kolejowy, Poland
  • since 2011 Head of the Centre for General Surgery at KCM Hospital, Poland
  • since 2011 – Assistant Professor at the Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Awarded expert in Advanced Bariatric Surgery by Covidien and Johnson & Johnson
  • Awarded expert in Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery by Olympus
  • Performed the first Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery and TAPP procedure in Poland and the first Laparoscopic Pancolectomy in Poland
  • Over 15 certifications in bariatric and endocrinology surgeries
  • Member of the Polish Medical Society
  • Member of the Society of Polish Surgeons
  • Member of the Videosurgery Section of the Society of Polish Surgeons
  • Member of the Metabolic and Bariatric Section of the Society of Polish Surgeons
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