Department of oesophagal and gastric tumour surgery

The department of oesophagal and gastric tumour surgery at St. Elisabethen Hospital Frankfurt am Main provides high-quality diagnostics, treatment and therapy for the oesophagus, stomach, intestines and pancreas diseases and also offers interdisciplinary medicine at the highest level. The medical team comprises therapists and surgeons who specialize in gastrointestinal disorders. The focus is on comprehensive diagnostics, including general and special laboratory tests, an extended range of endoscopic procedures and ultrasound diagnostics. After diagnosis, specialists prescribe patients a wide range of conservative therapy, general and specialized endoscopic interventions, and minimally invasive and open surgical interventions. The department's state-of-the-art intensive care unit offers the latest medical standards to ensure the highest possible level of patient safety.

Malignant tumours in the department are treated either with medication or in combination with surgery. To find the best individual treatment method for the respective patient,  doctors discuss all procedures at the interdisciplinary tumour board on a case-by-case basis. It is composed of specialists in surgery, internal medicine, oncology, pathology and palliative medicine, as well as radiology and radiotherapy.

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