Dr. Roman Koch has been the Chief Physician at the Paracelsus Hospital in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Schleswig-Holstein since 2016 and is a specialist in surgery, abdominal surgery, special abdominal surgery and minimal invasive surgery (EAES), (CAMIC). Following his specialist training, he gained acknowledged expertise in the surgical treatment of benign and malignant conditions of the abdominal cavity at the University of Stellenbosch, the University of Cape Town and at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery in the USA. Subsequently, as the Chief Resident of the Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery at the Kiel City Hospital, the 45-year-old physician was then able to focus on oncology surgery. Equipped with wide experience in surgery, in Kiel, at the certified Intestinal Cancer Center there, the specialist in abdominal and special abdominal surgery specialized in minimal invasive tumor and metastasis surgery to the entire digestive tract, whereby, together with gastric, gallbladder, liver and pancreatic surgery, colorectal surgery became a particular focus.
- Research stay and scholarship at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Surgery in the USA
- Honorary Attachment / Fellowship at the Hepatobiliary Department, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa, General Surgery specialist, Chief Surgical Resident (South Africa)
- International expertise, master classes in minimal invasive surgery
The Paracelsus Hospital in Henstedt-Ulzburg in Segeberg County provides the entire range of services in general and abdominal surgery using cutting-edge surgical techniques. The hospital boasts approximately 2,200 surgical procedures in this sector, from out-patient procedures to complex procedures for tumor patients. A particular focus of our hospital is intestinal oncology surgery (cancer surgery). We treat all benign and malignant tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, from the esophagus to the rectum, tumors of the pancreas and the liver, spleen and adrenal glands. In all areas, we collaborate closely with the particular specialty hospitals, as well as with our established partners in the region.
Thanks to this interdisciplinary networking, we are able to provide our patients with the optimal tailored treatment in accordance with the latest scientific insights. A further focus of our hospital is the treatment of hernias of all types. Here, together with the frequently occurring inguinal hernias, rare and difficult to treat incisional hernias and recurrent hernias are also treated. In our Hernia Center (DHG certified), we work on the basis of the latest insights in medical research in respect of the surgical techniques applied, as well as the materials employed. Surgery by means of minimal invasive surgery (so-called keyhole surgery or laparoscopic surgery) represents one of our core competencies. In this particularly gentle technique, surgery is performed on the internal organs by means of an innovative camera using the 3-D / 4K technique, with the highest image resolution and special, very fine instruments.
For the enhanced visualization of deeper tissue layers in real time, we use the innovative ICG (indocyanine green) system. Due to the only very small incisions necessary, the skin and the soft tissue are only slightly damaged and so the subsequent healing process, as a rule, is less prone to complications, is more rapid and is less painful. In the course of his wide medical training, Dr. Koch specialized in minimal invasive tumor and metastasis surgery to the entire digestive tract, inter alia, at the certified Intestinal Cancer Center in Kiel. Here, his focus is particularly on colorectal (large intestine / rectal) surgery, gastric, biliary and hepatic surgery. Of course, the entire range of general surgical procedures, from hernia surgery to thyroid surgery to cholycystectomies, is provided at the Paracelsus Hospital. Routine procedures also include varicose vein surgery and proctology procedures. Chief Physician Dr. Koch and his colleagues provide a further particular service: they also advise and examine patients in the English, Russian or Arabic language on request. This is intended to overcome possible uncertainty in a patient consultation and to create a basis of confidence because, ultimately, a physician can only treat a patient properly when his questions are correctly understood and also responded to by the patient.
The Paracelsus Hospital works in close collaboration with the Visiorad radiology clinic in Pinneberg and with established oncologists and pathologists in the region. The Paracelsus Hospital in Henstedt-Ulzburg performs approximately 4,500 surgical procedures each year.