Special Clinical Focus

  • Accident surgery and broken bones
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis, esophageal, intestinal and anorectal deformities, Hirschsprung's disease
  • Hypospadias, vesicoureteral reflux, ureteral stenosis, duplicated kidney
  • Funnel chest (pectus excavatum), parapneumonic effusion/pyothorax
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Lymphangioma, hydrocephalus, cleft spinal cord

About us

The healthcare team of nurses and doctors in our Department of Pediatric Surgery makes sure that the sick children of all age groups requiring surgery get loving care and comprehensive treatment. It is our mission to address the needs of each child and the accompanying parents individually. Diagnostics and therapy are rendered with the highest standard of medical competence. To treat accidents, we keep a team of pediatric surgeons on call 24 hours a day.
We maintain our own pediatric surgery ICU, jointly operated with the doctors at the Perinatal Center (Director: Professor C. Roll, M.D.) of the Vestian Children's Hospital [Vestischen Kinderklinik] in Datteln. Ultrasound, x-ray examinations and pediatric anesthesia are similarly available 24/7. Preliminary examinations, arrangements and planning for special clinical pictures are carried out during our specialist office hours and/or at our private outpatient clinic. Your child's health status and the nature of the intervention permitting, procedures can also be performed on an outpatient basis. Your kid's are allowed to bring their favorite toys with them to the normal pediatric surgery ward, which also features a playroom. Close cooperation is maintained with the physicians in private practice, the prenatal diagnosticians, the nearby children's hospitals and perinatal centers.

The Department of Pediatric Surgery was awarded the quality seal "Excellent for Children“

Diagnostic Services

  • Ultrasound including Doppler round the clock for 24 hours
  • Computer tomography (CT) 24 hours
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Endoscopy of the trachea, esophagus, gastrointestinal tract and the lower urinary tract
  • Functional diagnosis (manometry) of the rectum and the lower urinary tract

Therapeutic Services

  • Ultrasound scalpel
  • Laser
  • Minimally invasive and open operations on chest and chest organs (5mm and 3mm instruments and micro-endo interventions)
  • Minimally invasive and open operations on the stomach
  • Minimally invasive and open operations on the urinary tract
  • Minimally invasive treatment of funnel chest
  • Minimally invasive treatment of gastrooesophageal reflux
  • Minimally invasive therapy of the vesico-renal reflux with Deflux®
  • Conservative and operative treatment of bone fractures, percutaneous osteosynthesis
  • Interventional techniques
  • Child-adequate pain therapy and artificial ventilation (Babyloog, Evita®)
  • Implant of central venous catheters (Broviac, Port)
  • Suction cup treatment for funnel chest (pectus excavatum)

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Clinic's own mother-child units (rooming in), so that at least a parent may have the option of staying with the sick child in each case
  • Pediatric intensive dar unit
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Pediatric Surgery

Other services

  • Esophageal atresia
  • Thoracic empyema
  • Wilm's tumor, neuroblastoma, germ cell tumors
  • Undescended testis
  • Hypospadias


Airports near

  • Airport Dortmundapprox. 35 kilometer
  • Airport Essen-Mulheimapprox. 35 kilometer
  • Airport Düsseldorfapprox. 80 kilometer

Additional staff

Volker Sander

Senior Consultant

Karin Barenberg

Senior Consultant

Cornelia van Tuil

Senior Resident

Micha Bahr

Senior Resident