Special Clinical Focus

  • Liver surgery - complex and minimally invasive
  • Pancreas surgery - complex and minimally invasive
  • Tumor and metastasis treatment - minimally invasive and interventional
  • Regional arterial chemotherapy, chemoembolization, chemoperfusion
  • Hyperthermia
  • Peritonectomy with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC)

About us

At the Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the HELIOS Hanseklinikum Stralsund, we offer the complete spectrum of modern conventional surgical, minimally invasive and interventional surgery.

The department is a nationally well-recognized center for hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery as well as complex tumor surgery. Aside from the solely surgical treatment, we also offer a multitude of additional treatment modalities for the multimodal treatment of advanced or metastatic tumors of all organs which surpass the normal standards.
Our experience in hepatobiliary surgery reaches from complex tumor resections to laparoscopic hemihepatectomies to mesohepatectomies and multiple liver resections (“in situ split”), if necessary also replacement of the vessels infiltrated by tumors which otherwise would render the patient unsuitable for the procedure.
Furthermore, we can rely on vast experience in interventional treatment such as laparoscopic or CT-guided radiofrequency ablation, arterial chemoperfusion and chemoembolization or portal venous embolization for hypertrophy induction in order to treat primarily non-resectable tumors or to render them operable. For inoperable tumors or tumor situations in which conventional treatment is exhausted and common chemotherapy doesn’t take or isn’t tolerated, we can offer promising treatment approaches. Locoregional chemoperfusion (thoracic, abdominal, thoracoabdominal), if necessary with stopflow in the extremities, hyperthermia and hyperoxygenation by use of a life-support machine as well as perfusion / infusion with oncolytic viruses are available. For palliative treatment of peritoneal carcinosis, we offer intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC), either laparoscopic or in conjunction with a peritonectomy.
Pulmonary metastases, even in larger numbers or recurring, can be removed via laser resection, preserving pulmonary tissue.

Due to the high frequency in which tumor surgeries, especially liver and pancreatic surgeries, are performed, we can rely on the vast experience of all involved specialties up to the intensive care.

Diagnostic Services

  • Lab incl. tumor markers
  • Sonography
  • Duplex sonography
  • Doppler sonography
  • Endoscopy, incl. all technical subspecialties
  • Endosonography
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Esophageal manometry
  • X-ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • CT
  • MRI
  • Angiography / DSA incl. coronary angiography
  • ECG
  • Spirometry
  • Ergometry
  • Echocardiography
  • Perfusion scintigraphy

Intraoperative: sonography, doppler sonography, fluoroscopy, angiography, endoscopy, bronchoscopy, neuromonitoring, histologic frozen section procedure

Therapeutic Services

In addition to our clinical focus areas, we offer the complete conventional and minimally invasive spectrum of general, visceral, thoracic and vascular surgery:

  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgeries under intraoperative neuromonitoring
  • Open and thoracoscopic pulmonary and pleural surgeries, laser resection of pulmonary metastases
  • Thoracoscopic or open thymectomy, e.g. in myasthenia gravis
  • Surgeries and reconstructions of the esophagus
  • Complex laparoscopic and open surgeries of the liver, gall bladder, bile duct, stomach and pancreas in benign or malignant mutations
  • Surgeries in gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatoplasty, fundoplication
  • Laparoscopic bariatric surgeries
  • Laparoscopic and open surgery of the small and large intestines in benign and malignant mutations
  • Coloproctological surgeries and transanal endoscopic microsurgical interventions of the rectum (TEM)
  • Retroperitoneoscopic and open surgeries of the adrenal gland
  • Laparoscopic and open hernia surgery, minimally invasive hernia repair (TAPP)
  • Abdominal reduction surgery
  • Open surgical and interventional vascular reductions
  • Arterial, venous and portal-venous vascular replacement in large tumor resections
  • Interventional treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, aortic stent implantation
  • Reconstruction, dilation and stent implantation of the carotid arteries in risk of stroke and interdisciplinary stroke treatment
  • Conventional and interventional varicosis treatment

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Accommodation in modern single rooms with shower, TV, radio, phone
  • Accommodation with accompanying persons in double or triple rooms possible (rooming in)
  • Arabic and Russian speaking personnel on the premise
  • Selection of menu and ingredients, vegetarian, kosher or halal possible
  • Location at the Sund with boardwalk and park
  • Cafeteria, hair dresser, flower shop, beauty parlor
  • Private sessions in physical therapy possible
Leading Medicine Guide

Selected expert in the specialist field Oncologic surgery

Other services

  • Tumors of all organs
  • Metastases
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Stroke
  • Varices


Airports near

  • Airport Rostock120 km
  • Airport Berlin290 km
  • Airport Hamburg270 km

Additional staff

Dr. med.
Mathias Henning

Acting Senior Consultant, specialty thoracic surgery

Dr. med.
Holm Großmann

Senior Consultant, specialty vascular surgery

Dr. med.
Stefan Heinrich

Senior Consultant, specialty visceral surgery