Prof. - Dimitrios Pantelis - Proctology -

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Pantelis

Specialist for tumor surgery of the abdominal cavity, colon cancer, reflux treatment & hiatus hernias, gastric surgery, hereditary tumor diseases, pelvic floor surgery, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, hernia surgery, thyroid surgery, colo-proctology

Prof. - Dimitrios Pantelis - Proctology -
Prof. Pantelis possesses outstanding expertise, particularly in the field of abdominal tumors. The chief physician's specialties also include surgeries on the pelvic floor, proctology and targeted reflux treatments.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Colon cancer
  • Gastrointestinal surgery for non-malignant conditions
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Chronic inflammatory intestinal conditions (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
  • Hernia surgery
  • Inflammatory intestinal conditions including diverticulitis
  • Antireflux surgery for hiatus hernias
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Coloproctology and functional pelvic floor surgery

About us

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Pantelis is a specialist in surgery, intestinal surgery, special intestinal surgery, and is a proctologist and the Chief Physician of the Department of General and Intestinal Surgery of the GFO Hospitals in Bonn, with their units, St. Marien Hospital Bonn-Venusberg and St. Josef Hospital Bonn-Beuel. He specializes in surgical procedures in the entire abdominal cavity and on the thyroid gland and parathyroid glands. Prof. Dr. Pantelis’ therapeutic emphases also include coloproctology.

Since June 2019, the department, as 1 of only 15 centers in Germany, has offered a non-invasive treatment alternative for benign thyroid nodules. Echotherapy only uses high-energy ultrasound waves to locally heat and reduce the size of the lump tissue. Information on echotherapy can be found at www.echotherapie.com/de

In the course of the surgical technique, also known as keyhole surgery, a long incision is not made in the abdominal wall, but only a number of very small incisions are required, through which small surgical instruments, including a camera, are then guided inside the patient's body. Here, the camera image is transferred to a monitor so that the surgeon can easily see the surgical site. To date, approximately 30,000 minimal invasive procedures have been performed at the St. Marien Hospital. Today, the range of procedures able to be performed minimal invasively includes all the organs of the abdominal cavity and of the thoracic cavity, the adrenal glands and even the thyroid gland.

In October 2010, the Department was certified by the German General and Abdominal Surgery Association (DGAV) and the Surgical Working Group for Minimal Invasive Surgery (CAMIC) as a Center of Excellence for Minimal Invasive Surgery. Recertification takes place every three years, most recently in November 2016. Since that time, the Department has been able to refer to itself as a Center of Excellence for Minimal Invasive Surgery. The award stands for quality assured, state-of-the-art surgery.

In January 2013, the Department was certified by the German General and Abdominal Surgery Association (DGAV) and the Hernia Surgery Working Group (CAH) as a Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery. The most recent certification took place in January 2017. Approximately 900 hernia procedures of all degrees of difficulty are performed in the Department each year and so we are one of the TOP 10 hospitals across Germany. Here, inter alia, inguinal hernias, femoral hernias, umbilical hernias, incisional hernias, hiatus hernias, epigastric hernias and all rare forms of hernia are treated.

Prof. Dr. Pantelis and his team at the St. Marien Hospital have wide experience and expertise in the field of the treatment of gastric and colon cancer. Approximately 6000 cancer operations have been performed since 1990. An integrative Bowel Center was founded in Bonn and in the county of Rhein-Sieg in 2008. The members are all private physicians and physicians employed in various hospitals whose work focuses mainly on cancer. The objective of the Center is the optimal and individual in-patient and out-patient treatment of each individual patient. Prof. Schneider, Prof. Dr. Pantelis’ predecessor, is a cofounder of the integrative Bowel Center. The Center has been certified by the German Cancer Association (DKG) since February 2010 and covers the entire range of care services for bowel cancer patients, from chemotherapy and radiotherapy to pain therapy and psychooncology care, up to follow-up care and support for the introduction of rehabilitation measures. Each year, the services are reviewed once again in terms of audits and recertifications.

A certification as a Center of Excellence for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery is aimed for.

Diagnostic Services


  • Rectoscopy, proctoscopy
  • Gastroscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy
  • ERCP (gastroenterology)
  • Anorectal endosonography and manometry
  • Conventional radiology including fluoroscopy
  • CT (Somatom Definition Flash)
  • MRI (1.5 tesla “Avanto”)
  • DSA (angiography)
  • Ultrasound
  • Complete hematology and clinical-chemical laboratory including tumor marker identification

Therapeutic Services

  • All surgical procedures in the abdominal and thoracic cavity: gastric, intestinal, liver, gall bladder, pancreatic, spleen surgery
  • Minimal invasive surgery in the abdominal and thoracic cavity, also using the single port technique
  • Hernia surgery including antireflux surgery for hiatus hernia
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery (also by means of the minimal invasive ABBA technique) using magnifying spectacles and neuromonitoring
  • Minimal invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Port implantation (venous, arterial)
  • Excision of the gallbladder, the appendix or the lower large intestine via the vagina (NOTES: surgery via natural bodily orifices)
  • Proctology procedures
  • Stent implantation (esophagus, stomach, anastomoses, biliary tract)
  • Gastrointestinal endoscopy (also intraoperative), with polyp ablation, if required; with distention of existing strictures, if required

Medical spectrum

Diseases

  • Abdominal wall hernia
  • Anal abscess
  • Anal carcinoma
  • Anal eczema
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal polyp
  • Anal skin tags
  • Anal thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Basedow's / Grave's disease
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
  • Cancer of the large intestine
  • Cancer of the pancreas / Pancreatic cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic intestinal disorders
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Colonic cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cryptitis
  • Disorders of the biliary tract
  • Diverticulitis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Esophageal disorder
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Femoral hernia
  • Gallstones
  • Genital / anal warts
  • Goiter
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Incisional hernia
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Mast colon cancer
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Parastomal hernia
  • Perforations of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal disorders
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal ulceration
  • Reflux disease
  • Richter's hernia
  • Thyroid autonomy
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Umbilical hernia

Therapies

  • Abdominal wall hernia operation
  • Anal carcinoma surgery
  • Anal fissure surgery
  • Anal polyp surgery
  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Artificial anus
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Diaphragmatic hernia operation
  • Endocrine surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Femoral hernia surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric surgery
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hepatic cancer surgery
  • Hepatic metastasis surgery
  • Hepatic surgery
  • Incisional hernia surgery
  • Inguinal hernia operation
  • Intestinal cancer surgery
  • Intestinal resection
  • Laparocopic pancreatic surgery
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Liver resection
  • Liver transplantation
  • Minimal invasive biliary surgery
  • Minimal invasive esophageal surgery
  • Minimal invasive gastric surgery
  • Minimal invasive hernia surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Minimal invasive liver surgery
  • Minimal invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Palliative care in colonic carcinoma
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatitis surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Single-port cholycystectomy
  • Surgery to the parathyroid glands
  • TAPP / Transabdominal preperitoneal mesh technique
  • Thyroid surgery
  • TULC
  • Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Umbilical hernia surgery
  • Vagotomy

Diagnostics

  • Colonic cancer prevention
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT - Computed tomography
  • Hernia diagnostics
  • MRI
  • Sonography
  • Whole-body MRI

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Balcony, terrace, garden
  • Disability-friendly entrances
  • Extensive breakfast buffet
  • Library
  • Mailbox
  • Cafeteria
  • Kiosk, newspapers
  • Interpreters
  • Daily, varying menu
  • TV, DVD player
  • Internet
  • Church / religious facilities (chapel, meditation room)
  • Cultural provision, art workshop
  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Patient advocate
  • Pastoral care
  • Safe / locker

Directions

Address

GFO Hospitals, Bonn

Robert-Koch-Strasse 1
53115 Bonn

Webseite: www.gfo-kliniken-bonn.de

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