Special Clinical Focus
- Oncology surgery
- Minimal invasive surgery
- Endocrine surgery
- Inflammatory intestinal conditions
- Hernia surgery
The specialist surgeon with the specialist designation in abdominal surgery, Dr. Daniel Muendel, is the Chief Physician at the Abdominal Center of the Benedictus Hospital in Tutzing (Lake Starnberg, near Munich), where he heads the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery. As the Physician in Charge, Dr. Daniel Muendel possesses various licenses to conduct advanced training in the field of general and special surgery – so, with the aid of his extensive experience, he also trains younger medical practitioners. The Department, with its Departmental Head, Dr. Daniel Muendel, has been certified as a Center of Excellence for Minimal Invasive Surgery by the German General and Abdominal Surgery Association. So-called keyhole surgery makes possible complex surgery within the body without large incisions. The specialists work with tiny instruments, which are introduced into the body through very small incisions. A camera optical system, introduced in the same manner, relays images of the abdominal cavity directly to a full HDTV monitor in the state-of-the-art operating room. Hence, the surgeons see an enlarged view of the surgical site in front of them and can perform each surgical step with great precision. The Center of Excellence for Minimal Invasive Surgery is renowned throughout Bavaria and Germany for the outstanding expertise of its abdominal surgery specialists.
Dr. Daniel Muendel also conducts training in this specialist field for physicians in executive positions from across Germany. Ultimately, the patients benefit from the extensive experience and the competence of the team since a minimal invasive procedure means less pain, more rapid healing and allows more rapid mobility. At the Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery, the Chief Physician, Dr. Daniel Muendel, and his capable team perform all procedures in the field of abdominal surgery. Here, one focus is oncology, that is, the treatment of tumor conditions. Today, the surgical removal of malignant tumor remains the most promising method in the treatment of cancer conditions. As well, the surgical team optimally prepared for procedures for the treatment of further conditions of the abdominal wall, the abdomen, the thyroid and parathyroid glands and the intestine. Here, Dr. Daniel Muendel and his colleagues collaborate very closely with the Departments of Oncology, Radiology, Radiotherapy, Pathology, Urology and Gastroenterology. Multidisciplinary consideration of individual cases enables a targeted treatment approach to be developed for each patient. The joint discussion of the findings open up completely different perspectives in terms of the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Great importance is placed on greater patient safety, particularly during surgery, at the Benedictus Hospital Tutzing. Hence, the around 30 strong Anesthesia Team, consisting exclusively of specialist physicians and nursing staff, has been trained in the course of an operating room simulation. With this, we want to reduce errors in the surgical routine and optimize surgical management. Emergency situations are also practiced in this way and the procedures are further professionalized in the process, because anesthesia work areas resemble an airplane cockpit, with a great many control functions. Anesthetic accidents, just like airplane malfunctions, are very rare but are always critical incidents, which require the right reaction instantly.
The operating room simulation provides patients with the highest level of safety and also prepares our employees for rare accidents. The simulation takes place under real conditions. A state-of-the-art simulation manikin takes the place of the patient. As in a real procedure, all the instruents, apparatuses and injections are set up and ulilized.
Selected expert in the specialist field Visceral Surgery