About us Prof. Matthias Heuer
An experienced team, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative treatment methods at an international level – this is how the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery and Coloproctology at St. Elisabeth Hospital Herten is heading into the future of high-performance medicine. At the centre of this development is a renowned medical specialist who places his medical focus primarily on two disciplines: Dr Matthias Heuer has made a name for himself as a specialist in the fields of hernia surgery and thyroid surgery in equal measure – and as a particularly skilled surgeon in reflux treatment.
When Dr Matthias Heuer became head of the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery and Coloproctology at the St. Elisabeth Hospital in Herten in 2016, it sent a clear signal: It was possible for us to engage a highly specialised physician who has a supra-regional appeal, especially in hernia surgery and thyroid issues – and one who, with his committment to optimising modern medicine with a love of innovation and inventiveness, is a perfect fit for the high-performance hospital in the northern Ruhr area.
St. Elisabeth Hospital Herten has been caring for people in critical life situations for over 115 years. And since the merger of the hospital with Prosper Hospital in Recklinghausen, eighteen top-class medical departments now form the basis for regional health care: More than 35,000 inpatients and 60,000 outpatients receive medical, nursing and therapeutic care at the Proselis Foundation Hospital every year – and the care they receive is excellent.
Highly specialised: Hernia surgery and thyroid surgery
What is particularly important for Dr Heuer in this context is the interdisciplinary approach, which he sees as the basis of highly specialised medicine today: If you have such a high level of expertise in your own specialist areas, you also want to be able to depend on a high level of competence from the people you work with – because that is the only way to achieve optimal results.
No wonder that head physician Dr Matthias Heuer always stays up to date with innovative surgical procedures. For example, he is considered a co-pioneer of state-of-the-art robot-assisted surgery. With this minimally invasive procedure, surgery can be performed very gently and with high precision.
High expertise: versatile, minimally invasive surgical methods
To perform such procedures, a specialist needs a high level of mastery in minimally invasive surgery. Especially in modern hernia surgery, when it comes to hernias and operations on the abdominal wall, methods such as these represent patient-oriented medicine. For patients, this means less trauma, a much lower risk of complications, less pain and faster healing processes – and for the most part, with barely visible scars.
In addition, it has been proven that surgical precision is the decisive factor for successful treatment during operations – and thus the expertise of the specialist doctor. With Dr Matthias Heuer, people can be sure: Whether it is a diaphragmatic hernia, an umbilical or incisional hernia or an inguinal hernia, Dr Heuer's certified centre of excellence for hernia surgery is the right place for you.
Of course, this also applies to diseases of the thyroid gland – because here, too, precise surgery determines the success of the treatment. Dr Heuer specialises in the entire field of endocrine surgery and is also an expert in operations on the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Here, too, the surgeon and his team are guided by the latest scientific findings and current guidelines – which is also reflected in the fact that the clinic is certified as a thyroid centre.
Patients from the Ruhr area and neighbouring regions can rely on gentle procedures for all abdominal operations at the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery and Coloproctology at St. Elisabeth Hospital in Herten. This applies to novel methods of reflux treatment as well as to diseases of the colon and rectum – that is, to coloproctological surgery. When it comes to cancers of the liver, intestine and especially the stomach, Dr Heuer's expertise is also often in demand, as well as for second opinions.
Anyone who turns to the Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery and Coloproctology in Herten will always receive top-class care that consistently puts people first – people with all their hopes, worries and needs. Because Dr Heuer's dedicated team never forgets this, even with the further developments of modern high-performance medicine: With all the medical expertise and interdisciplinary cooperation, the aim is always to find the best individual solution for each and every patient.