Special Clinical Focus

  • Surgery to the entire gastrointestinal tract (internal organs)
  • Oncology surgery (surgery for cancer conditions)
  • Endocrine surgery (surgery to the hormonopoietic organs)
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Colon cancer
  • Hernia surgery
  • Reflux surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery

About us

Asst. Lect. Dr. Dirk Jentschura, specialist in surgery, abdominal and vascular surgery with additional qualification in special abdominal surgery and Specialist Expert for the Intestine (OnkoZert), is the Chief Physician of the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery at the Diakonissen-Stiftungs-Krankenhaus Speyer gGmbH, Head of the Oncology Center and the Intestinal Cancer Center (certified by the German Cancer Association) and Medical Director of the hospital overall. The certified Abdominal Center of the Deaconess Foundation Hospital in Speyer provides state-of-the-art and holistic therapy, performed under quality control and in accordance with the guidelines. At approximately 26 feet (8 meters) in length and with a surface of 3,200 – 5,400 sq. ft. (300 – 500 square meters) (including the leaf-shaped elevations within the intestine), the intestine is the largest organ in the human body. Each year, approximately 72,000 people in Germany fall ill due to intestinal cancer. Preventive care and a more precise diagnosis are all the more important because intestinal cancer is curable in 90% of all cases. The Speyer Intestinal Center provides a variety of specialist departments and works in close collaboration with established physicians and other partners concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of malignant conditions of the large intestine and the rectum (colon and rectal carcinoma). Under the guidance of the Chief Physician, Dr. Jentschura, 4K technology is employed during laparoscopic surgery (keyhole technique), which is utilized in Speyer for over 70% of patients with intestinal conditions. In conjunction with a 70” monitor, this displays the structures particularly well during surgery, which makes even more precise surgery possible. With good reason, Dr. Jentschura enjoys a reputation as a masterful surgeon who cares intensely and empathetically for his patients and who quickly gains their confidence. As a specialist in abdominal surgery, Dr. Jentschura performs surgery in which the abdominal cavity is inflated with C02, a small 10 mm camera is introduced via the navel and surgery is performed minimal invasively using trocars (sleeves) and small rods inserted through the abdominal wall. This technique is utilized for almost all procedures on the gallbladder, appendix and large intestine. Dr. Jentschura also performs hernia surgery using the keyhole technique, if a closed procedure is possible. Thanks to this technique, the result for the patient is less pain following the procedure and better cosmetic and medical healing results. The individual clinics and various specialist departments of the Deaconess Foundation Hospital in Speyer have joined forces with further specialist physicians in the Speyer Oncology and Intestinal Center. Thanks to the close collaboration of the individual specialists in the different specialist medical fields, the patient is guaranteed the optimal diagnostics and treatment and the close communication between the out-patient and the in-patient departments enables as brief as possible a hospital stay with comprehensive information exchange between the out-patient and the in-patient sector.

Diagnostic Services

  • Clinical examination
  • Laboratory diagnostics
  • Intraoperative ultrasound: Precise display of the organs through the open abdominal wall
  • Fluorescence angiography by the Novadaq company
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT
  • Diagnostic laparoscopy
  • Detailed discussion of findings and therapeutic planning

Therapeutic Services

  • Excision of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy), minimal invasive
  • Multimodal treatment for carcinomata of the gallbladder
  • Laparoscopic excision for hepatic conditions
  • Interventional treatment options for hepatic abscesses
  • Adapted treatment for chronic inflammation of the pancreas
  • Multimodal treatment for carcinomata of the esophagus
  • Laparoscopic surgery or medication-based treatment options for gastric conditions
  • Benign tumors of the wall of the stomach or polyps are treated surgically using the rendezvous technique
  • Adapted treatment and surgery to the small intestine
  • Proctology treatment
  • All malignant conditions of the digestive tract are treated non-surgically and surgically
  • Ligasure® by Covidien: Safe tissue sectioning and sealing
  • Harmonic ACE® by Ethicon: Tissue sealing using ultrasound waves
  • Microwave frequency ablation (MWFA) / MedWaves© by the AveCure company: Treatment of hepatic tumors and metastases
  • Argon Beamer® by Erbe: Surface sealing of the liver
  • Nervus recurrens monitoring by Medtronic: Protection of the electric nerve signal during thyroid surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery: “Keyhole technique”. Minimal abdominal incisions, for selected surgical procedures e.g. for children, also using a 5 mm camera or 3.5 mm miniature instruments
  • Magnifying spectacles: Enlargement technique e.g. for thyroid surgery - 4K technology by the laparoscopy company, Richard Wolf

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Cafeteria
  • Medical options
Options in patient rooms:
  • Height-adjustable, electrically-controlled beds
  • High-quality bed linen, additional blankets and pillows on request
  • Flat-screen TV (with Sky reception)
  • Internet access at no charge, telephone access charge, WLAN at no charge
  • Minibar (restocked daily)
  • Comfortable visitor’s armchair
  • Two daily newspapers each day, magazines
  • Decoration with comfort features
  • Shower, washstand and toilet with comfort features
  • Bathrobe, bath towel, face towel, slippers
  • Soap, shampoo, shower gel, body care products, various sanitary products
  • Hair dryer, make-up mirror
  • Varied menu selection options for lunch and dinner
  • Themed breakfast
  • Individual menu assortment
  • Range of cakes and pastries
  • Vending machine for hot and cold beverages
Other service:
  • Porter service
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Intestinal surgery

Other services

Benign and malignant conditions and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract:
  • Gallbladder
  • Liver
  • Pancreas
  • Esophageal conditions
  • Stomach
  • Small intestine
  • Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
  • Large intestine (colon) and rectum
  • Hemorrhoidal conditions
  • Anal fissure
  • Abscesses and fistulas
  • Pilonidal abscesses
  • Cancer conditions of the large intestine and rectum
Endocrine conditions:
  • Hyperfunction or benign nodule formation of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Adrenal gland conditions
  • Endocrine tumors
Abdominal wall and diaphragmatic hernias of any size