Prof. - Ernst Klar, MD, FACS -  -

Prof. Dr. med. Ernst Klar, MD, FACS

Specialist for Oncology surgery, Liver and biliary surgery, Pancreatic surgery, Intestinal surgery, Lung Cancer, Thyroid surgery, Esophageal surgery in Rostock

Rostock University Hospital


Medical spectrum


  • 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
  • Disorders of the biliary tract
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Gallstones
  • Goiter
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Pulmonary metastases
  • Rectal disorders
  • Reflux disease
  • Renal cancer
  • Richter's hernia
  • Thyroid autonomy
  • Thyroid cancer


  • Colonoscopy


  • Endocrine surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Gastric cancer surgery
  • Peritonectomy and HIPEC
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Peritonectomy and HIPEC
  • Rectal surgery
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Hepatic cancer surgery
  • Liver transplantation
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Minimal invasive liver surgery
  • Minimal invasive biliary surgery
  • Lung transplantation
  • Minimal invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Pancreatitis surgery
  • Laparocopic pancreatic surgery
  • Hepatic metastasis surgery
  • Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Surgery to the parathyroid glands
  • Artificial anus
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Oncology surgery
  • Vagotomy
  • Intestinal resection
  • Liver resection
  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Fundoplication
  • TULC

About us

As the Department of Surgery at the University of Rostock, our department provides a broad spectrum of surgical services at a high level of competence. By specializing in different organ systems and by close collaboration between nationally and internationally recognized physicians and scientists, it is possible to implement the most modern treatment methods.

The surgical focus lies in the treatment of diseases of the entire gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary surgery, endocrine surgery and the surgery of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.
Traditionally, pancreatic surgery has been a special focus of our hospital. Furthermore, we offer a broad spectrum of different laparoscopic operations which have steadily been increasing since establishing the discipline of minimally invasive surgery.

Our main focus lies in oncological surgery, especially in the individual therapy of neoplastic diseases and an interdisciplinary determination of the best procedure in each case during our interdisciplinary tumor conference. This not only entails a definition of treatment concepts, but also implementation of treatment strategies in collaboration with the departments of interventional radiology, radiotherapy as well as gastroenterology. Special attention is paid to the development of an individualized immunotherapy through characterization of carcinoma cells (cancer vaccination).

Thoracic surgery plays an integral role at the Thorax Center Rostock with a special focus on the treatment of lung cancer, pulmonary metastases and extrapulmonary tumors. In addition to thoracoscopic and video-assisted interventions, laser surgery is used in this discipline.

Vascular surgery is a notable focus of the hospital as the supraregional competence center of the State of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania. In close cooperation with the departments of radiology, cardiac surgery, cardiology and neurology all vascular diseases are treated in an interdisciplinary manner.
URIG – University of Rostock Interdisciplinary Vascular Center is the platform for this mutual development of interdisciplinary treatment concepts.

Transplantation surgery is another central focus of the department. We are the Transplantation Center of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and perform liver and combined pancreas/kidney transplantations.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Highly modern, comfortable single rooms with option of rooming-in.