Prof. - Stefan Zeuzem - Gastroenterology -

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Zeuzem

Specialist for Gastroenterology, Hepatology - liver, Endocrinology, Diabetology in Frankfurt am Main

Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 94189196 (Landline at local rates)
Prof. - Stefan Zeuzem - Gastroenterology -
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Zeuzem Specialist for Gastroenterology, Hepatology - liver, Endocrinology, Diabetology in Frankfurt am Main
+49 69 94189196 (Landline at local rates)
Prof. Zeuzem has enjoyed an international reputation as a versatile gastroenterologist for many years and has established himself internationally in both clinical and research work. For example, he repeatedly sets standards in the treatment of liver diseases.

Special Clinical Focus

  • Antiviral therapies of chronic viral hepatitides
  • Non-invasive liver biopsies and fibrosis measurements (elastography)
  • The entire range of diagnostic, interventional and therapeutic endoscopic techniques
  • Chemotherapies for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary tumors
  • Clarification before liver transplantation
  • Immunomodulatory therapies for gastrointestinal diseases

About us Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stefan Zeuzem

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Prof. Stefan Zeuzem has been working as a medical doctor with a high reputation for over three decades. As a specialist in internal medicine with a focus on gastroenterology and hepatology as well as endocrinology and diabetology, he has also positioned himself as a pioneer in medical practice and research on an international level. Prof. Zeuzem's public esteem is also demonstrated by numerous scientific awards and his appointment to the Scientific Commission of the German Federal and State Science Council by former German Federal President Horst Köhler in 2010. Prof. Zeuzem has also repeatedly been able to demonstrate professional perspectives on the board of the German Liver Foundation.

The experienced gastroenterologist and endocrinologist can look back on several medical management positions and scientific teaching activities as a professor in his career. After his habilitation in internal medicine at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt in 1992, Prof. Zeuzem spent ten years as Senior Consultant for Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main. In 2002, Prof. Zeuzem changed his place of work and accepted the appointment to the Chair of Internal Medicine at Saarland University Hospital, where he also headed the Medical Clinic II as Director.

Prof. Zeuzem was reappointed to the Chair of Internal Medicine at the Goethe University Hospital in Frankfurt in 2007. Since then, he has been heading the Medical Clinic 1 of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital in Frankfurt am Main with outstanding expertise and always with his patients in mind. He is also the Managing Director of the Center for Internal Medicine. The Medical Clinic 1 is the specialty clinic for gastroenterology and hepatology, pneumology and allergology, endocrinology and diabetology, and nutritional medicine.

In addition to this comprehensive range of specialist medical care, the clinic offers various specialized outpatient clinics for complex diseases, such as acute and chronic liver diseases and tumor diseases of the internal organs. Patients with cancers of the liver, bile, pancreas or gastrointestinal tract will find treatment concepts tailored to their individual needs and comprehensive diagnostic care at the latest standard of medicine. The clinic's private outpatient clinic, which allows patients to have personal contact with Prof. Zeuzem for consultation, diagnosis and therapy, deserves special mention.

Prof. Zeuzem is an expert in the field of hepatology, including liver transplantation medicine, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal oncology. Through the clinic's outpatient clinic, patients have access to new innovative drugs and therapeutic concepts. The interdisciplinary care of diabetes patients and nutritional consultations round off the medical spectrum of the Medical Clinic 1. Chronically ill patients in particular require reliable and regular medical advice and care. Thus, the Medical Clinic 1, under the direction of Prof. Zeuzem, is a respected address for diseases of the liver, bile ducts, pancreas, chronic inflammatory intestinal diseases, all tumor diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and metabolic and hormonal disorders, combining diagnostics and therapy under one roof.

Diagnostic Services


  • Transbronchial Biopsy
  • Bronchoalveolar Lavage

Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy (EGD)

  • Video-, Chromo- and Zoom-Endoscopy with Biopsy
  • Treatment of esophageal varices (ligature, sclerotherapy, histoacrylic injection)
  • Dilation and bridging of stenoses (bougienage, endoprostheses)
  • Treatment of bleeding stomach and intestinal ulcers (injections, clips, fibrin glue)
  • Mucosectomy for dysplasia or early carcinoma
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Polypectomy
  • Argon plasma coagulation treatment of bleeding tumors and portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • Endosonography with transmural puncture possibility, mini probes
  • Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), insertion of feeding tubes

Small intestine

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Double Balloon Enteroscopy


  • Video, Chromo and Zoom Endoscopy with Biopsy
  • Polypectomy
  • Pneumatic dilatation of benign and malignant stenoses
  • Argon plasma coagulation treatment of stenosing or bleeding tumors
  • Proctoscopy and rectoscopy

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreaticography (ERCP)

  • Video endoscopy with biopsy and brush cytology
  • Endoscopic papillotomy of the bile and pancreatic ducts
  • Stone extraction from the bile and pancreatic ducts, mechanical lithotripsy
  • Endosonography with radial and linear scanners and transmural puncture, mini probes
  • Dilatation of benign and malignant duct stenosis
  • Insertion of plastic and metal stents for duct stenosis
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Percutaneous transhepatic choledochal drainage (PTCD)

  • Percutaneous insertion of pigtail catheters, Yamakawa prostheses or metal stents
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Cholangioscopy

Functional examinations of the gastrointestinal tract

  • pH Measurement
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • Anal Manometry

Lung Function

  • Bodyplethysmography
  • Spiroergometry
  • Diffusion capacity measurements
Therapeutic Services


  • Diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for all diseases, including oncological problems, are supported by our fully equipped Central Endoscopy Department and our specialized laboratory.
  • In interventional endoscopy procedures tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, of the liver, of the bile ducts, and of the pancreas can be diagnosed and treated (laser procedures, implants of plastic or metal stents).
  • For complicated bile duct diseases, special procedures such as cholangioscopy and lithotripter are available.
  • Systemic chemotherapy is performed in accordace with standard international guidelines.
  • Medical Clinic 1 is a center for the treatment of colon cancer certified by the German Cancer Society.


Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

Medical Clinic 1 comprises 90 beds dispersed among different wards in buildings 11, 23 and 33. Further beds are available in our intensive and intermediate care units. Building 11 is in close proximity to the idyllic rose garden. Different shopping facilities, a café and a restaurant are also available. All other clinical departments and institutions are within walking distance.


Klinikum der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität

Theodor-Stern-Kai 7
60590 Frankfurt am Main

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Landline at local rates

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