Special Clinical Focus
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Conditions of the intestinal tract
Dr Viktor Andres is the Senior Consultant of the General and Abdominal Surgery Clinic at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt, a hospital which cares for approximately 20,000 patients in its wards and approximately 55,000 out-patients annually in its 15 clinics and specialist departments. The disorders treated by Dr Andres and his team at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt include acute, chronic, inflammatory and other conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, as well as abdominal injuries. So, for example, patients with life-threatening haemorrhages, appendicitis, diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, haemorrhoids, fistulas and fissures, prolapsed bowel, vascular conditions (varicosities, aneurysms) and defecation dysfunctions are treated by Viktor Andres and his colleagues at the Abdominal Surgery Clinic in Frankfurt.
There are several certified centres at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt, which are distinguished by quality-assured and up to date medical care. Dr Andres’s area of responsibility includes the Hernia Centre at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt, which is the first and, to date, the only institution in Hesse to have been certified as a “Centre of Excellence for Hernia Surgery”. At the Hernia Centre, Dr Viktor Andres and his colleagues at the Abdominal Surgery Clinic in Frankfurt specialise, inter alia, in the surgical treatment of inguinal, abdominal wall, incisional and hiatus hernias, including complicated recurrent hernias. Dr Andres utilises both open techniques with hernia repair using sutures or by inserting a synthetic mesh and endoscopic techniques at the clinic.
Together with hernia surgery, tumour surgery represents a further important focus of the General and Abdominal Surgery Clinic in Frankfurt. In the interdisciplinary Intestinal Centre at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt, the General and Abdominal Surgery Clinic and the Medical Clinic combine their specialist knowledge to treat patients with benign and malignant tumour conditions of the small intestine and the large intestine surgically. In the course of interdisciplinary case conferences and in tumour conferences with nearby hospitals, the tumour surgeons under Dr Viktor Andres discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic procedure together with the internists and other specialists in order to give the tumour patients the best possible individual care. Dr Andres and his specialists at the Buergerhospital in Frankfurt work in accordance with the most advanced scientific insights and guidelines.
The Buergerhospital in Frankfurt has the most up to date technical diagnosis and treatment facilities at its disposal. Together with the patient and taking into account the patient’s preferences, Dr Andres will determine the method for the surgical procedure (open or minimally invasive). The long-standing experience of the medical practitioners at the Abdominal Surgery Clinic in Frankfurt guarantees that in many cases, the procedure can be undertaken using a minimally invasive technique.
Selected expert in the specialist field Visceral Surgery