Range of Services

General and abdominal surgery:

Surgery of all abdominal organs (benign and malignant changes)

  • Stomach surgery
  • Intestinal tract surgery (diverticulitis, bowel cancer)
  • Resection of benign and malignant liver tumours
  • Removal of liver metastatic tumours
  • Pancreatic surgery (tumours, chronic inflammation)
  • Oesophageal surgery (diverticula, benign and malignant tumours)
  • Correction of inguinal, abdominal, umbilical, incisional and diaphragmatic hernia (minimally-invasive, wherever it makes sense)
  • Gallbladder  and bile duct surgery
  • Surgery of soft tissue tumours
  • Diagnostics and therapy of anal and rectal disorders: haemorrhoids, fistulas, abscesses, rectal tumours

(see also: >competences)

Minimally invasive surgery:

If the diagnostic findings permit, all surgical procedures are minimally invasive.

  • Endoscopy of the abdominal cavity (laparoscopy) for diagnosis and treatment
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Appendectomy
  • Removal of adhesions in the abdominal cavity following surgery
  • Repair of inguinal and abdominal wall hernias (including mesh implantation)
  • Partial appendectomy in cases of inflammation and tumours
  • Splenectomy
  • Correction at the stomach entrance in cases of chronic dyspepsia (Nissen fundoplication)

Endocrine surgery:

  • Surgical operations on the thyroid and parathyroid (with neuromonitoring of the vocal cord nerves)
  • Interventions in cases of benign and malignant adrenal disorders

Chest surgery:

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of the thoracic cavity (thoracoscopy) and the mediastinal area (mediastinoscopy)
  • Excision of benign and malignant lung tumours
  • Excision of metastases in the lungs
  • Open and closed treatment of collapse of the lung
  • Sealing, sclerotherapy and removal of the pleura (pleurodesis/pleurectomy)
  • Implantation of cardiac pacemakers: single-chamber and dual-chamber systems, defibrillators
    (see also: > Pacemaker Treatment)
  • Implantation of drug delivery systems (known as port systems) for chemotherapy or analgesic therapy and for nutrition
  • Removal of the nerves in the thoracic cavity responsible for excessive perspiration (hyperhydrosis)


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Academic teaching hospital of the RWTH technical university, Aachen

clinic for general, visceral, thoracic surgery and proctology

Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler

+49 2403 76-1249

St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler
Dechant-Deckers-Str. 8
52249 Eschweiler
tel.: 02403 76 - 0
fax: 02403 76 -1119