Special Clinical Focus

  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Colorectal and rectal surgery incl. proctology 
  • Minimally invasive abdominal surgery
  • Liver / gall bladder and biliary tract surgery (hepatobiliary surgery)
  • Surgery of endocrine organs
  • Complex oncological surgery

About us

Prof. Waldemar Uhl is a specialist pancreatic surgeon at St. Josef’s Hospital in Bochum. Here, he is the Director of the General and Abdominal Surgery Clinic. At the same time, the specialist pancreatic surgeon is a member of the medical team of the Pancreatic Centre at St. Josef’s Hospital in Bochum.
This is one of the leading hospitals worldwide for the treatment of pancreatic conditions and, thanks to extensive research, development projects and new interdisciplinary collaboration, St. Josef’s Hospital can continue to maintain this expertise.

At the same time, Prof. Uhl works at the Pancreatic Centre in Bochum, absolutely at the cutting edge of science and integrates the entire range of St. Josef’s Hospital and the hospitals of the Ruhr University into the treatment of his patients, as well.
In addition, the Pancreatic Centre in Bochum is certified as a Centre of Excellence for surgical conditions of the pancreas and Prof. Uhl was once again listed in one of the most prestigious physicians’ listings in Germany in 2014.

As a specialist pancreatic surgeon, Prof. Uhl in Bochum focuses on the patient with his condition and his relatives at the University surgical hospital: We want you and your relatives to feel that you are in good hands here.

As a maximum-care hospital, we offer services focusing on general and abdominal surgery. This guarantees care of the highest clinical-scientific and technical instrument-based standard. Predominantly, patients with all benign and malignant tumours of the digestive tract (oesophagus, stomach, small and large intestine and rectum, liver, gallbladder, pancreas) and endocrine organs (thyroid gland, parathyroid glands and adrenal glands) are treated.

The treatment is given in accordance with established standards and international guidelines, which are adjusted to the individual patient in each instance. In 2006, our hospital was the first bowel cancer centre in all of Germany to have been certified by the German Cancer Association. An interdisciplinary Tumour Board meets to discuss all malignant tumours in the gastrointestinal contract, in order to provide the patient with the best possible individual pre-treatment and/or follow-up care.

The certified interdisciplinary Pancreatic Centre is also one of the largest centres in the field of benign and malignant pancreatic conditions in Europe.

The hospital structure is felt to be very comfortable for both patients and relatives, with its almost “domestic character”. This guarantees that all appointments are organised starting with the central patient management: from the admissions ward, to the operation, to the intensive care ward and, subsequently, the general wards. This structure guarantees that a capable surgeon and professional nursing staff are always on hand for the patient.

Diagnostic Services

  • Special organ clinics
  • Enteroscopy (colonoscopy, rectoscopy, proctoscopy)
  • Gastroscopy
  • ERCP including intervention (stent)
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Functional tests of the pancreas
  • Genetic examination for pancreatic conditions
  • Endosonography including intervention (ventilation)
  • CT
  • PET-CT
  • Angiography including intervention
  • Scintigraphy
  • Tumour Board
  • Tumour follow-up

Therapeutic Services

  • Up-to-date modern surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Thermo-ablation (RFA)
  • Intra-operative ultrasound
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Pain therapy
  • Psycho-oncological care
  • Human genetic counseling
  • Stoma care
  • Nutritional advice
  • Support with the introduction of rehabilitation measures and with obtaining medical appliances

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Lageplan Klinik Prof. Uhl

  • The patients are admitted to an interdisciplinary ward and are cared for and treated by the specialist disciplines, gastroenterology, oncology and abdominal surgery.
  • A private ward with the most up to date equipment is available in the private section. There is a special, comfortable VIP ward for private patients, with the most up to date equipment, comprising 28 single rooms and two suites, on the top floor of the Josef Carree.
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Other services

  • Pancreatic cancer and pancreatic conditions
  • Cancer of the colon and of the rectum and other bowel conditions
  • Abdominal hernias e.g. inguinal hernia
  • Tumours of the liver, liver metastases
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Oesophageal cancer and complex cancers of the abdomen


Airports near

  • Airport Dortmund33 kilometer – apprx. 45 minutes
  • Airport Essen/Mülheim27 kliometer - approx. 35 minutes

Additional staff

Dr. - Ansgar Chromik - Pancreas surgery - Bochum

PD Dr. med.
Ansgar Chromik

Leitender Oberarzt

Dr. - Kirsten Meurer - Pancreas surgery - Bochum

Dr. med.
Kirsten Meurer

Senior Consultant