The General Surgery Department deals with the most common types of surgery.
Its key areas include:
- treatment of hernias (e.g. umbilical hernia, inguinal hernia, incisional hernia)
Depending on the findings and location, a personalised surgical procedure will be discussed and determined with the patient in the course of a consultation. This procedure may take the form of open surgery or keyhole surgery and may involve the use of mesh to strengthen the abdominal wall.
(Lichtenstein, Shouldice, TAPP, TEP, IPOM methods). Newer innovative methods may also be used (e.g. MILOS, ELAR). As part of our quality assurance, we are part of a certified hernia centre (Herniamed).
- gallstones with gallbladder removal.
This operation is primarily carried out by making small incisions during a minimally invasive laparoscopy (laparoscopic cholecystectomy).
- conventional varicose vein surgery
Varicose vein surgery takes place following a preliminary assessment by an on-site angiologist (duplex sonography). It is minimally invasive surgery.
- soft tissue surgery
This includes, for example, the pilonidal sinus (pilonidal cyst) using various surgical methods (excision, Limberg flap procedure and other plastic surgery procedures).
Gynaecomastia (sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’): subcutaneous mastectomy
Draining of collections of pus (abscesses) or haematoma (haematoma evacuation)
Removal of skin tumours (with possible post excision), warts, moles, sebaceous and sweat glands, etc. (minor outpatient surgery under local anaesthetic).
Benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid:
Depending on the disease, partial removal, isolated node removal or sometimes complete removal of the thyroid is carried out. Intraoperative measurement of nerve function (neuromonitoring, also continuous) is routinely used to ensure the vocal cord nerves are protected.
General surgery often tends to overlap with visceral surgery, meaning both departments work closely together at our hospital.