As an experienced visceral surgeon, Dr George Saada (SYR), MHBA is experienced in all types of abdominal surgeries. Be it the stomach, the abdominal wall, the liver, the spleen or the oesophagus – the expertise of the Senior Consultant at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Endocrine Surgery at the Klinikum Stadt Soest and his surgical skills can always be relied on. The outstanding reputation of this intergenerational hospital as the central medical provider for the entire region, particularly for issues relating to hormones and thyroid glands, is thanks to this exceptional specialist: Dr Saada’s work focuses on endocrinology and all its facets.
Medical specialisation is the driving force behind progress – for a clear, simple reason: highly specialised medical specialists are proven to deliver the highest quality because they have usually focused on a speciality from an early stage and pursue it with all their passion. Dr. med. George Saada is an outstanding example of this: as a specialist in endocrinology, endocrine surgery and thyroid surgery, he devotes himself daily to the most complex issues in his fields – and never loses sight of holistic approaches.
Highly specialised consultant: endocrinology in all its facets
As an endocrinology specialist, Dr Saada has an in-depth understanding of all issues relating to hormone levels and hormone-producing organs. He is familiar with all kinds of disorders, be they growth or development-related. It is important to consider the whole picture when making a diagnosis: hormonal disorders are often reactions to stress and strain in patients' private or professional lives. It is important to find a specialist who is able to listen carefully and empathetically.
Dr Saada began focusing on the multifaceted field of thyroid-related complex diseases at an early stage – he became passionate about the subject during his medical studies at the University of Damascus. When he came to the Marienhospital in Hamm, Westphalia, in 1999 for further gastroenterological training, he deepened his knowledge – and extended it further over seven years of further training in general, visceral and vascular surgery at the Franziskus Hospital in Bielefeld. Since 2008, Dr Saada has worked as a consultant in renowned visceral surgery centres in German hospitals, first in the Knappschaftskrankenhaus in Recklinghausen and then, from 2010, in the Klinikum Bielefeld Mitte, where he led the DGAV certified referral centre for thyroid and parathyroid surgery as a consultant for several years before becoming the clinic's acting senior consultant. He has held the position of Senior Consultant at the Clinic for General, Visceral and Endocrine Surgery at Klinikum Stadt Soest since 2019.
The range of possible symptoms and diseases is extremely diverse – and widespread: diseases of the thyroid gland can be detected in almost one in three people in Central Europe! Whether it is Struma nodosa, a nodular enlargement of the thyroid gland, Graves' disease or Hashimoto's disease – the specialist is familiar with every variation. As the thyroid gland and lymph nodes can play an important role in cancers, timely intervention by an experienced specialist can be crucial. With his diagnostic and surgical expertise, patients with all types of thyroid and lymph node malignancies and carcinomas are guaranteed the best treatment with Dr Saada.
Enormous expertise: thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas
Endocrinological diseases do not only affect the thyroid and parathyroid glands, they can also affect the pancreas, for example.
The adrenal glands are closely connected to the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Dr Saada is one of the foremost experts in minimally invasive surgery in this area. The specialist often has to deal with issues related to obesity, which is now an officially recognised chronic disease and is closely related to thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism. When performing bariatric surgery, Dr George Saada usually opts for the laparoscopic procedure “keyhole surgery”.
High precision: oncological visceral surgery
An important aspect of the daily routine of the senior consultant of the Clinic for General, Visceral and Endocrine Surgery at the “KlinikumStadtSoest”, as it calls itself, is cancer surgery. This includes the entire field of oncological visceral surgery – i.e. the abdominal cavity, as well as the entire digestive tract. With his high precision, Dr Saada also focuses on preventing relapse – the recurrence of tumours or other carcinomas.
Dr George Saada is not only listed in the Leading Medicine Guide as a specialist in endocrinology and thyroid diseases: he is also listed as a member of the German Thyroid Centre. He is also a member of numerous scientific societies, such as the German Society of Surgery (DGCH) and the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV), as well as many surgical working groups – from Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC) to Endoscopy and Sonography (CAES), Endocrine Surgery (CAEK) and the Surgical Working Group on Oncology (CAO-V). His outstanding profile in these professional societies is due in no small part to his numerous publications, in which Dr Saada has addressed topics such as bariatric surgery, oesophageal surgery and issues relating to laparoscopic surgery of the adrenal glands.
This high-level networking is a perfect match for the holistic approach with which Dr Saada leads his clinic as Senior Consultant. This, in turn, perfectly complements the fundamental idea to which the Klinikum Stadt Soest is committed: everything from obstetrics to geriatric medicine – all medical, nursing and therapeutic facilities – can be found here under one roof. As a highly specialised consultant, Dr George Saada knows that this is the only way to provide comprehensive and individualised care at the highest level. In a field that constantly draws on the expertise of other specialists, this interdisciplinary approach is essential. The services offered by the collaborating practices located in the clinic's medical centre also fit in with this – as does the clinic's own therapy and rehabilitation centre “Soest Vital”.