Prof. - Pan Decker - Proctology -

Prof. Dr med. Pan Decker

Specialist for Proctology, Liver surgery, Intestinal surgery, Gastric surgery, Esophageal surgery in Trier

Prof. - Pan Decker - Proctology -
Prof. Decker has gained a reputation as a specialist for surgeries in the digestive tract far beyond the region. Whether it concerns the stomach, the liver, the intestine or the rectum - the experienced specialist, who also serves on several committees, has an extremely well-trained eye for individually appropriate treatment.

Special Clinical Focus

  • minimally invasive surgery
  • benign and malignant diseases of the oesophagus
  • benign and malignant diseases of the liver
  • benign and malignant diseases of the stomach
  • benign and malignant diseases of the colon
  • Colorectal carcinoma
  • Stomach replacement surgery

About us

Prof. Dr Pan Decker has spent over 15 years as Senior Physician of the Surgical Clinic 1 at the Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen in Trier. His clinical foci are minimally invasive procedures in the thoracic and abdominal areas as well as on the thyroid gland, proctology, tumour surgery and chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases. He has had around 25 years experience as a specialist surgeon. In addition, the specialist in abdominal surgery is an adjunct professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn.

As a trainer, Prof. Decker has several training authorizations in the specialist field of surgery. He is involved as an active member in various specialist associations, also in the Professional Association of German Surgeons, in the German Abdominal Surgery Association and in various surgical working groups. In addition, Prof. Decker is also a member of several surgical Audit Committees of the Regional Chamber of Physicians in Trier. The Surgical Clinic 1 at the Klinikum Mutterhaus offers a wide range of services. The surgical specialists here conduct every procedure in the general-, abdominal-, thoracic- and accident surgery areas. An emergency team is on 24h standby to treat any cases, always enabling patients to receive optimum care. One focus of the hospital is minimally invasive surgery, which has a lower risk of complication and allows faster patient recovery while offering the same treatment success. As procedures in minimally invasive surgery are performed within the body using cameras without direct visual contact, surgical cuts are considerably smaller.

This has the beneficial side effect that fewer scars are left after surgery. Furthermore, the German General and Abdominal Surgery Association certified the Surgical Clinic 1 as a Centre of Excellence for surgical coloproctology. The hospital also participates as a surgical department in the bowel cancer centre of the Klinikum Mutterhaus. This accreditation was awarded by the German Cancer Association back in 2009, which meant that Mutterhaus was the first regional hospital to be certified as a bowel cancer centre. The clinic has also undertaken to participate in bowel cancer quality assurance run by the German Cancer Association. Klinikum Mutterhaus has gained certification in the field of obesity surgery in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001. The numerous certifications are synonymous with excellent and transparent treatment quality at Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen. The specialists led by Prof. Decker follow strict guidelines and produce excellent documentation, which makes their work comparable. A requirement for certification is also a high number of treatments, which ensures great expertise. PD205EC

Diagnostic Services

  • Prevention and blood tests, including tumour marker determination
  • Sonography (ultrasound examination)
  • Coloscopy (examination of the intestine)
  • Rectoscopy (examination of the rectum)
  • Polypectomy (ablation of polyps)
  • Rectal endosonography (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • sonographically controlled organ- and effusion punctures
  • X-ray examination
  • Computer tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging

Therapeutic Services

  • minimally invasive, endoscopic and conventional operations on the bowel including surgery for metastases
  • tumour conferences to individually discuss every patient
  • aftercare
  • pain therapy
  • palliative medicine
  • social and psycho-oncological support and consultation,
  • stoma care
  • nutritional counselling
  • immuno- and chemotherapy in addition to surgery and radiotherapy and for metastases
  • oesophageal surgery
  • surgery on the stomach
  • surgery on the colon for benign and malignant diseases
  • Hepatic surgery

Medical spectrum


  • Anal abscess
  • Anal carcinoma
  • Anal eczema
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal polyp
  • Anal skin tags
  • Anal thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer of the gallbladder
  • Cancer of the large intestine
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Chronic intestinal disorders
  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Colonic cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cryptitis
  • Disorders of the biliary tract
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Esophageal disorder
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gallstones
  • Genital / anal warts
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal polyps
  • Mast colon cancer
  • Paralytic ileus
  • Perforations of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Proctitis
  • Rectal cancer
  • Rectal disorders
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Rectal ulceration
  • Reflux disease
  • Richter's hernia
  • Ulcerative colitis


  • Anal carcinoma surgery
  • Anal fissure surgery
  • Anal polyp surgery
  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Artificial anus
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Esophageal surgery
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric surgery
  • Gastroenterostomy
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Hepatic cancer surgery
  • Hepatic metastasis surgery
  • Hepatic surgery
  • Intestinal cancer surgery
  • Intestinal resection
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Liver resection
  • Minimal invasive biliary surgery
  • Minimal invasive esophageal surgery
  • Minimal invasive gastric surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Minimal invasive liver surgery
  • Palliative care in colonic carcinoma
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Single-port cholycystectomy
  • TULC
  • Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Vagotomy


  • Colonic cancer prevention
  • Colonoscopy

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

We rely on close internal interdisciplinary cooperation with our other departments:
  • patient gymnastics
  • social services
  • pastoral care
  • psycho-oncological care
  • nutritional counselling
  • information on genetic topics
  • cooperation with self-help groups



Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäerinnen Mitte

Feldstraße 16
54290 Trier


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