Prof. - Christian Lange - Gastroenterology -

Prof. Dr. med. Christian Lange

Specialist for Gastroenterology, Hepatology - liver in Essen

Prof. - Christian Lange - Gastroenterology -
Prof. Lange treats all diseases of the stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas, and has made a name for himself as a specialist in liver cancer. Whether it is endoscopic examinations, new ultrasound methods or the treatment of inflammation, his expertise is in demand internationally. He is also in demand for heartburn and nutritional issues.

About us

As a maximum care gastroenterology and hepatology centre, Prof. Lange’s clinic covers the entire spectrum of gastroenterology and hepatology. All diagnostic, endoscopic, interventional endoscopic and sonographic (ultrasound) techniques are utilised in the Endoscopy Department of the University Hospital, Essen and approximately 10,000 examinations are performed annually. In addition to a general gastroenterology clinic, the Department’s Out-patients’ Clinic under the gastroenterology specialist, Prof. Lange, also holds specialist clinics for liver and biliary tract diseases, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, functional gastrointestinal conditions, diseases of the pancreas and gastroenterological tumors, particularly hepatocellular carcinoma. A large proportion of the patients of the specialist in gastroenterology hepatology is referred by hospitals or private medical practitioners from outside the Essen metropolitan area. Increasingly, in recent times, this includes patients with advanced liver diseases, including acute and chronic liver failure, for further clarification with regard to a liver transplant.

Diagnostic Services

Oesophago-gastro duodenoscopy

  • Sclerotherapy and banding of esophageal and fundal varices

  • Stent implants

  • Dilatation or balloon dilatation of stenoses

  • PEG probes

Therapeutic Services

The entire range of the gastroenterological hepatological diagnosis comprises for instance:

  • Endoscopy department, all approved and numerous experimental methods (including facility for TIPSS, and emergency intervention)

  • High-end ultrasound (including contrast medium imaging and transient elastography, FibroScan)

  • Mini and midi laparoscopies for staging of liver and tumor diseases

  • Liver transplant methods (e.g. PROMETHEUS)

  • Nutrition counseling

Medical spectrum


  • Abdominal pain
  • Appendicitis
  • Ascites
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Biliary colic
  • Blood in the stool
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
  • Celiac disease
  • Childhood liver disorders
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholesystitis
  • Chronic intestinal disorders
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Diarrhea
  • Disorders of the biliary tract
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulum / Diverticula
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Esophageal disorder
  • Fatty liver
  • Flatulence
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric / Peptic ulcer
  • Gastric disorders
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatic fibrosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hiccups
  • Histamine intolerance
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Jaundice / Icterus
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver disorders
  • Liver failure
  • Liver metastases
  • Metabolic disease
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Obstipation
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux disease


  • Capsule endoscopy
  • ERCP and papillotomy
  • Nutritional medicine
  • PEG tube
  • PTC / Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography


  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Defecography
  • Endosonography
  • Esophageal manometry
  • Gastroscopy
  • Helicobacter test
  • Hemoccult test
  • Hydrogen breath test
  • Long-term pH metry
  • MRCP



Essen University Hospital

Hufelandstraße 55
45147 Essen

Phone: +49 201 5990015
Landline at local rates

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