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Department of general and abdominal surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Katharina Beyer
general surgery, visceral surgery

About the department

The department of general and abdominal surgery at The University Hospital Charite Berlin is engaged in comprehensive surgical care. In addition, the doctors organise special consultation hours for patients. The team of doctors is interdisciplinary and developed for a better approach to patients' needs. Furthermore, specialists tightly cooperate with the department of internal medicine, particularly gastroenterology and oncology. Therefore, the unit is modernly equipped with endoscopic and radiology facilities for performing minimally invasive surgeries. It is worth mentioning that the head physician of the department is a member of the German Society for Surgery and the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery. Moreover, the chief participates in the surgical working group in minimally invasive surgery and implements this approach in the clinic's daily routine. 

The medical focus of the department lies in diagnosing visceral diseases and surgical correcting them. The department pays special attention to early diagnosis and surgery of abdominal organ cancer. The specialists follow patients not only before and during the surgery but also after it, providing psychological help, pain therapy and physical therapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • endosonography
  • ultrasound diagnostics
  • rectoromanoscopy
  • colonoscopy
  • gastroscopy

Gastrointestinal tract diseases:

  • Crohn's disease
  • ulcerative colitis
  • sigmoid diverticulitis

Abdominal surgery:

  • sigmoid diverticulitis
  • reflux disease
  • gallstone removal
  • hernia
  • incisional hernias
  • anal diseases and incontinence

Minimally invasive surgery:

  • “keyhole surgery”
  • robot-assisted surgical procedures (“Da Vinci surgery”)

Cancer treatment:

  • colon cancer
  • liver metastases
  • oesophagal cancer 
  • stomach cancer
  • hereditary colon cancer
  • recurrent rectal cancer
  • pancreas cancer
  • thyroid cancer
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Doctor profile


  • Studied at University Lübeck


  • Surgeon at University Hospital Greifswald
  • Head physician of the general and abdominal surgery department at the University Hospital Charite Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • German Society for Surgery (DGCH)
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
  • Surgical working group for minimally invasive surgery
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