Special Clinical Focus

  • Cancer surgery to all organs of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Conditions of the large and small intestine

About us

Prof. Marc H. Jansen has been the Chief Physician of the Department of General, Abdominal and Minimal Invasive Surgery at the Helios Hospital in Berlin Zehlendorf since 2011. Previously, he worked as the Principal Consultant in the Department of General, Abdominal and Transplantation Surgery at the University Hospital in Aachen and is not only a specialist in surgery and abdominal surgery with additional qualification in special abdominal surgery and coloproctology (EBSQ) but is also a sought after expert in the field of pancreatic surgery. In his surgical department at the Helios Emil von Behring Hospital, he provides, together with his team, a wide range of treatment for surgical disorders with treatment focusing on cancer surgery to the organs of the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine surgery, hernia surgery and for benign conditions of the large intestine and the rectum. Here, the Department is certified both as an Intestinal Center and as the Southwest Berlin Center for Minimal Invasive Surgery. Above all, the treatment emphases of the Department include oncology surgery. Tumor conditions of the entire digestive region are addressed in interdisciplinary discussions with specialists from all involved specialist departments in weekly tumor conferences and individual treatment concepts are jointly developed taking current guidelines into account. Hence, the available treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) can be coordinated optimally in order to prevent limitations to the patient’s lifestyle following the conclusion of the treatment. Thanks to Prof. Jansen’s and his colleagues’ specialization in minimal invasive surgery, not only reflux, hernias and gallbladder conditions are surgically treated by means of these techniques. These techniques are also utilized for other affected organs such as the intestine, spleen and adrenal glands, and even for procedures on the liver and pancreas. This means a number of advantages for the patients: essentially a faster recovery with a lower risk of complications. This is also associated with the “Fast Track Rehabilitation” employed at the Helios Emil von Behring Hospital; this is a multimodal treatment concept with a range of mutually supportive measures. Close interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Gastroenterology and the Department of Abdominal Surgery also provides the best conditions for optimal and joint care, even of more complex clinical pictures. Prof. Jansen is a member of a various specialist associations, including the German Surgery Association, the German General and Abdominal Surgery Association and the International Gastric Cancer Association. The prognosis and prevention of malignant tumors in the abdomen are among his scientific emphases. In 2018, in a survey by the consumer magazine “Guter Rat” (“Good Advice”), Prof. Jansen was selected as one of the best physicians in his field among 300 medical colleagues nationwide.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Rectal diagnostics
  • X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT, PET-CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Equipment for angiography and sonography including color Doppler sonography
  • Detailed discussion of findings

Therapeutic Services

  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • State-of-the-art cancer surgery to all organs of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Surgery to the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands with magnifying spectacles and neuromonitoring
  • Surgical procedures for gallstones

The following techniques are available for hernias of the abdominal wall: Inguinal hernias:

  • Minimal invasive surgery with mesh (TAPP)
  • Open surgery with mesh (Lichtenstein technique)
  • Open surgery without mesh (Shouldice technique)

Umbilical hernias:

  • Minimal invasive surgery with mesh (IPOM)
  • Open surgery with mesh (sublay technique)
  • Open surgery without mesh

Incisional hernias:

  • Minimal invasive surgery with mesh (IPOM)
  • Open surgery with mesh (sublay technique)

Proctology surgery

  • Milligan-Morgan technique
  • Ferguson technique
  • Longo technique (surgery using a surgical stapler)
  • Hemorrhoidal artery ligature (HAL), also in combination with rectal anal repair (RAR)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Comfortable, high-quality furnished single or two-bed rooms
  • Bathrobe, bath and hand towels and a body care pack
  • Patients can use the telephone and television with no base fee
  • Internet access and DVD/CD player in every room
  • Daily newspaper and TV magazine
  • Gourmet menus, a variety of culinary extras
  • Minibar with alcohol-free beverages and snacks
  • Patient newsletter, HELIOS aktuell
  • Cafeteria
  • Pastoral counseling and Social Service
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Intestinal surgery

Other services

  • Nodular goiter
  • Basedow’s disease
  • Autonomic adenoma
  • Recurrent goiter
  • Malignant tumors of the thyroid gland
  • Malignant tumors of the parathyroid glands
  • Malignant tumors and acute inflammation of the large intestine and rectum
  • Diverticulitis
  • Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the esophagus and the pancreas
  • Metastases of the adrenal glands
  • Metastases of the lungs
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Heartburn
  • Conditions of the gallbladder and in the cecum
  • Metastasis
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Incisional hernia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal fistulas
  • Fistulas
  • Abscesses