Prof. Klaus Herrlinger, Senior Consultant of the Internal Medical Clinic I at the Asklepios Hospital Nord, Heidberg, is a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology with additional qualifications in diabetology (DDG), infectiology (DGI), tropical medicine (DTMH) and emergency medicine. Prof. Herrlinger is a renowned specialist in gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel conditions. As well as general internal medicine, Prof. Herrlinger’s emphases focus on the treatment of patients with conditions of the alimentary organs, the pancreas and the liver, with oncological conditions, particularly of the solid organs, with infectious diseases and diabetes. The most up to date diagnostic and therapeutic techniques enable patient-orientated care of the highest medical standard.
Chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Both clinical pictures can dramatically limit the quality of life, in particular, for young patients. Since the causes have still not been thoroughly researched and the processes are often not predictable, the treatment of this is always very individual, and should be performed in consultation with an experienced specialist. Ideally, diagnosis is made by means of colonoscopy. If required, however, magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) can also be called on for endoscopically inaccessible areas of the small intestine and the ultrasound examination of the intestine for follow-up examination. In the treatment of patients with chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases, Prof. Herrlinger and his team pursue an interdisciplinary, holistic approach in close collaboration with other disciplines within the Asklepios Hospital Nord, Heidberg. Whenever possible, surgery for chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases is performed using a minimally-invasive technique.
Oncology represents a further emphasis of Internal Medical Clinic I under the leadership of Prof. Herrlinger. Here, all endoscopic techniques including bronchoscopy (endoscopic examination of the lung), sonography (including sonography-guided puncture, contrast medium sonography, etc.) and endosonography are available for the diagnosis. The optimum treatment is determined for the individual patient in the course of an interdisciplinary tumour board, together with specialists in other disciplines. Conventional techniques (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) are also utilised as well as local ablative methods (e.g. radiofrequency ablation, chemoembolisation).
The infections of the internal organs treated by Prof. Herrlinger include, for example, complicated bronchial infections (pneumonias), complicated soft tissue infections and infectious intestinal diseases. Patients with indeterminate fever are also comprehensively diagnosed here.