Stomach Removal (Gastric Resection, Gastrectomy)

Gastrectomy is a surgical procedure to completely remove the stomach. If only part of the stomach is removed, it is referred to as gastric resection or partial gastric resection. Indications (areas of application) Gastric resection (partial stomach removal) or gastrectomy (stomach removal) is performed for: Gastric carcinoma* (stomach cancer) – in this case, a total … Read more

Surgery of a Hiatal Hernia

Surgery for a hiatal hernia (synonym: hiatus oesophageus) is an invasive treatment method for an existing hernia (hernia) of the diaphragm. The esophageal hiatus represents the passage of the diaphragm through which the esophagus (food pipe) physiologically leads to the stomach. Hiatal hernia is defined as displacement of parts of the stomach, especially the cardia … Read more

Inguinal Hernia (Hernia Inguinalis): Surgery

Inguinal hernia (hernia inguinalis; inguinal hernia) is the most common type of hernia of the intestines. It is much more common in men than in women (6-8:1). In men, the prevalence is about two percent. The preferred age is in the sixth decade of life and in infants. In premature infants, the prevalence is 5-25%. … Read more

Umbilical Hernia (Hernia Umbilicalis): Surgery

Umbilical hernia (hernia umbilicalis) is a type of hernia in which the hernial orifice is located around the navel. A distinction is made between congenital umbilical hernias, which occur in infants, and acquired umbilical hernias, which occur in adults. The preferred age is in the sixth decade of life and infancy. Hernia umbilicalis is very … Read more

Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (synonyms: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, RYGB, gastric bypass) is a surgical procedure in bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass may be offered for obesity with a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 or greater with one or more obesity-associated comorbidities when conservative therapy has been exhausted. Two different effects serve to reduce weight in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass: … Read more

Tube Stomach Surgery

Tube gastrectomy (synonyms: sleeve gastrectomy; SG) is a surgical procedure in bariatric surgery. Sleeve gastrectomy may be offered for obesity with a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 or greater with one or more obesity-associated comorbidities when conservative therapy has been exhausted. In contrast to other bariatric procedures (bariatric surgery) such as gastric banding, greater weight reduction … Read more

Stoma Care

A so-called enterostoma is an artificial bowel outlet that is created as part of an intestinal surgical procedure. In this procedure, a loop of bowel is passed through the abdominal wall to the surface so that stool can be emptied through this artificial outlet. This represents an enormous hygienic challenge with regard to the care … Read more

Aesthetic Surgery

For most people, appearance and aesthetics are directly related to well-being, enjoyment of life and self-confidence. Small blemishes can be extremely disturbing and lead to a loss of self-confidence and closed-mindedness towards others. Looking in the mirror becomes a daily torment. This is where cosmetic surgery can help. Aesthetic surgery is one of the pillars … Read more

Padding the Cheekbones

Sunken-looking cheekbones appear more pronounced after padding (synonym: cheekbone padding), giving the face a more youthful appearance and attractiveness. Sunken cheekbones do not correspond to our ideal of beauty and make the face look unharmonious in profile. We perceive as more expressive and youthful a face whose cheekbones are higher and appear more pronounced. Indications … Read more

Liver Puncture

Liver biopsy is a tissue sampling from the liver for the investigation of diffuse or circumscribed liver changes (round lesions). It is used primarily to confirm the diagnosis when other clinical and laboratory parameters already permit a tentative diagnosis, and to estimate the prognosis. Worldwide, percutaneous sonographically controlled liver puncture according to Menghini has become … Read more

Gastric Band: What is it?

Gastric banding (synonym: gastric banding) is a surgical procedure used in bariatric surgery. It may be offered for obesity with a BMI ≥ 35 kg/m2 or greater with one or more obesity-associated comorbidities when conservative therapy has been exhausted. See below for additional indications. Along with weight loss, gastric banding can reduce the increased risk … Read more

Biliopancreatic Diversion: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) is an obesity surgery procedure whose effect, as a purely malabsorptive procedure (procedure that results in poorer utilization of food), is only partially based on a reduction in the amount of food. The main effect of the procedure is primarily to delay the mixing of the food pulp with the digestive enzymes … Read more