Prof. - Matthias Birth -  -

Prof. Dr. med. habil. Prof. h.c. Matthias Birth

Helios Hanseklinikum Stralsund


Specialist for Oncology surgery, Proctology, Liver and biliary surgery, Pancreatic surgery, Intestinal surgery in Stralsund

Medical spectrum


  • Anal abscess
  • Anal carcinoma
  • Anal eczema
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal polyp
  • Anal skin tags
  • Anal thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer of the large intestine
  • Cancer of the pancreas / Pancreatic cancer
  • Chronic intestinal disorders
  • Colonic cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cryptitis
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Genital / anal warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal disorders
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal ulceration
  • Renal cancer
  • Richter's hernia


  • Colonic cancer prevention
  • Colonoscopy


  • Minimal invasive liver surgery
  • TULC
  • Liver resection
  • Intestinal resection
  • Vagotomy
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Anal polyp surgery
  • Anal carcinoma surgery
  • Anal fissure surgery
  • Hepatic metastasis surgery
  • Laparocopic pancreatic surgery
  • Pancreatitis surgery
  • Pancreatic cancer surgery
  • Minimal invasive pancreatic surgery
  • Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Hepatic cancer surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Peritonectomy and HIPEC
  • Peritonectomy and HIPEC
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Oncology surgery
  • Artificial anus
  • Gastric cancer surgery
  • Endocrine surgery

About us

At the Department of General, Visceral, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in the HELIOS Hanseklinikum Stralsund, we offer the complete spectrum of modern conventional surgical, minimally invasive and interventional surgery.

The department is a nationally well-recognized center for hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery as well as complex tumor surgery. Aside from the solely surgical treatment, we also offer a multitude of additional treatment modalities for the multimodal treatment of advanced or metastatic tumors of all organs which surpass the normal standards.
Our experience in hepatobiliary surgery reaches from complex tumor resections to laparoscopic hemihepatectomies to mesohepatectomies and multiple liver resections (“in situ split”), if necessary also replacement of the vessels infiltrated by tumors which otherwise would render the patient unsuitable for the procedure.
Furthermore, we can rely on vast experience in interventional treatment such as laparoscopic or CT-guided radiofrequency ablation, arterial chemoperfusion and chemoembolization or portal venous embolization for hypertrophy induction in order to treat primarily non-resectable tumors or to render them operable. For inoperable tumors or tumor situations in which conventional treatment is exhausted and common chemotherapy doesn’t take or isn’t tolerated, we can offer promising treatment approaches. Locoregional chemoperfusion (thoracic, abdominal, thoracoabdominal), if necessary with stopflow in the extremities, hyperthermia and hyperoxygenation by use of a life-support machine as well as perfusion / infusion with oncolytic viruses are available. For palliative treatment of peritoneal carcinosis, we offer intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC), either laparoscopic or in conjunction with a peritonectomy.
Pulmonary metastases, even in larger numbers or recurring, can be removed via laser resection, preserving pulmonary tissue.

Due to the high frequency in which tumor surgeries, especially liver and pancreatic surgeries, are performed, we can rely on the vast experience of all involved specialties up to the intensive care.

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

  • Accommodation in modern single rooms with shower, TV, radio, phone
  • Accommodation with accompanying persons in double or triple rooms possible (rooming in)
  • Arabic and Russian speaking personnel on the premise
  • Selection of menu and ingredients, vegetarian, kosher or halal possible
  • Location at the Sund with boardwalk and park
  • Cafeteria, hair dresser, flower shop, beauty parlor
  • Private sessions in physical therapy possible