Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie

Portrait-Bild Prof. Dr. med. habil. Utz Settmacher
Director Head of Department

email Telefon: (03641) 9-32 26 01
Fax: (03641) 9-32 26 02

Dear Visitor,
I welcome you on the homepage of our department. You are seeking help at our institution in order to get as healthy as possible. We will support you with all our capabilities to reach this goal. Our aim is to make your in-patient stay as comfortable as possible.


As a university affiliated institution our department covers the areas

  • general surgery
  • visceral surgery
  • vascular surgery
  • transplantation surgery

with respect to patient care, research and teaching.

A particular focus is on the treatment of tumors. Modern treatment is usually complex, and there is a close co-operation with other departments of the hospital (gastroenterology, oncology, radiation therapy, radiology, pathology etc.). On an inter-disciplinary tumor board treatment options for individual patients are being discussed in detail. We aim for treatments to be integrated into clinical studies so that each of our patients may benefit immediately from new scientific knowledge. Innovative surgical techniques all the way to organ transplantation are being integrated into the complex treatment plans. In order to facilitate a rapid recovery we implement less traumatic surgical techniques (e.g. minimally invasive surgery).

We perform organ transplantations of abdominal organs as single procedures or as combined procedures, i.e. multi-visceral transplantations (pancreas and kidney, liver and heart or kidney etc.). Another focus is on the transplantation of organs from living donors in order to limit the scarcity of donor organs. New strategies in immunosuppressive therapy and for the treatment of osteoporosis are being implemented in order to improve the quality of life.

The treatment of vascular diseases is another focus of our department. Here, we utilize modern techniques of open and endo-vascular surgery. Currently, the department is working in co-operation with colleagues from the areas of angiology, radiology, nephrology and neurology towards the establishment of a vascular center. On the homepage of our department you find also links to other sites on the internet which provide further information on the respective relevant subjects.

Yours sincerely.

Utz Settmacher