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General and Visceral Surgery

Welcome to the Department of General and Visceral Surgery here at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg.

Our medical team consists of 45 physicians and 150 nurses along with our administrative employees.

Our department attends to patients with a variety of diseases, injuries and developmental defects of the abdominal organs and the endocrine glands.

Operations are performed on an in-patient and out-patient basis. Many of the operations are performed with the newest minimally invasive techniques. In the more serious post-operative cases, the course is monitored in a highly specialized surgical intensive care unit.

Our department is specialized in the surgical therapy of cancer of the oesophagus, of the stomach and of the small as well as large bowel. We have special expertise in surgery of the liver, bile ducts and the pancreas. Patients with metastases in the liver or primary tumours in the liver and the pancreas will be treated with a variety of different highly complex therapeutic procedures. The operation theatres are equipped with the most advanced technical facilities. Thus, many of the operations are performed by minimal invasive or laparoscopic techniques.

Even patients, who have been classified incurable elsewhere might be helped and enjoy a longer life. Therefore, our clinic is regarded as an outstanding centre for surgical therapy of hepato-, biliary and pancreatic diseases worldwide. Operative therapy of hernias of the groin and the abdominal wall with a variety of different meshes, and surgical therapy of the thyroid and parathyroid are also performed in our clinic.

Many famous specialists work together in order to achieve the best possible results for our patients. Should you face any future medical problems, a group of highly qualified specialists and the latest medical technologies are at you disposal here at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg.

Diagnostic & Treatment Services


out-patients16,653 annually
in-patients3,255 annually
medical doctors31
assistant doctors21
surgeries4,000 annually
large tumor surgeries with DaVinci150
large liver metastases surgeries220
bowel surgeries650
thyroid surgeries230
oesophaegal surgeries90
pancreas surgeries170

Our physicians

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Fichtner-Feigl

    Medical Director

  • Prof. Dr. Markus K. Diener

    Deputy medical director

  • Prof. Dr. Goran Marjanovic

    Adipositas/Metabolic surgery

  • Prof. Dr. Hannes Neeff

    Colorectal cancer

  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Thomusch

    Endocrine surgery

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Utzolino

    Surgical intensive care unit

  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Wittel

    Pancreas surgery

  • Dr. Bern Jänigen

    Transplantation, wound care