The Department of Pediatric Surgery and Pediatric Urology at the Children’s Hospital Cologne Amsterdamer Strasse is headed by director Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas M. Boemers. With 80 beds, the department is the largest department of pediatric surgery in Germany. More than 5,000 interventions are performed here under general anesthesia per year.
In addition to the beds on the normal ward, the department is also equipped with 4 beds for severely burnt children and a surgical ward (intermediate care) with 15 beds.
At the department, children and adolescents with clinical pictures in both pediatric surgery and pediatric urology are treated. Focus areas are the surgical treatment of congenital malformations, surgical diseases in premature babies and newborns, solid tumors, injuries and general surgical clinical pictures in childhood.
National clinical focus areas are in complex malformations of the gastrointestinal tract and the urogenital system as well as deformities of the hand.
Our high experience in the area of pediatric urology, reconstructive surgery in genital malformations, disorders of sexual differentiation and the treatment of children with complex malformations of the continence organs (bladder exstrophy, anal astresia, cloaca malformation) needs to be mentioned specifically. Not only children with complex malformations of the continence organs from all over Germany, but also children from abroad are brought to the Children’s Hospital Cologne for treatment.
An additional international focus area is the treatment of children with esophageal atresia, disorders of the esophagus and the trachea in cooperation with pediatric anesthetists and ENT specialists.