Dr. Tom Kirchner in Berlin is an expert in surgical proctology at the MIC. There, he is moreover team head of the Colorectal & Pelvic Care Center (CPCC). Concurrently, the expert in surgical proctology is both director of the certified Competence Center for Surgical Coloproctology and director of the Certified Competence Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery.
In particular, as an expert in surgical proctology, Dr. Kirchner at the MIC Berlin counts the following special areas of clinical focus among his specialties: colon surgery and rectal surgery with the component of proctology. Pelvic floor surgery, oncological surgery, gastric surgery and even thyroid surgery likewise count among the treatments Dr. Tom Kirchner performs.
Special areas of clinical focus of the expert in surgical proctology Dr. Kirchner in Berlin include colon surgery, rectal surgery and surgical interventions on the anus; in addition to surgery for rectal weakness, surgery for constipation and surgery for descending pelvic floor. In performing these interventions, the expert in surgical proctology Dr. Kirchner in Berlin uses keyhole surgery (laparoscopic) techniques for bowel diseases, whenever possible. By means of these surgical interventions, Dr. Kirchner can moreover support and carry out fecal incontinence therapy.
Some of the diseases the expert in surgical proctology treats include colon cancer and rectal cancer, diverticulitis, anal fistula and rectocele. Moreover, Dr. Kirchner in Berlin can use surgical interventions to treat hemorrhoids and anal cancer.
All proctological surgeries are performed by the expert in surgical proctology and his team using minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques. Nowadays, despite using just a small skin incision, surgeons are enabled by the great medical progress and technical advancements to perform surgeries along the same pathways as with open interventions. To perform such procedures, after gaining an opening to the abdominal cavity with a small short skin incision, carbon dioxide is pumped into the abdominal cavity. Following this, laparoscopy can be performed which affords the expert in surgical proctology and minimally invasive surgery an unimpeded view onto the internal organs and the intra-abdominal space.
Patients reap significant benefits from the options provided by minimally invasive surgery, also in the scope of surgical proctology. Indeed, minimally invasive surgery is a gentle surgical technique which merely needs to be performed with a small skin incision. Thanks to this, scarring and adhesions occur very rarely. Postoperatively, minimally invasive surgical techniques cause less pain, mean shorter hospital stays and are thereby also associated with lower complications after surgery. Such complications may involve pneumonia, pulmonary embolism or thrombosis.
Alongside his knowledge of minimally invasive surgery, it is also essential for the expert in surgical proctology to be highly familiar with delicate anatomies and complicated structures of the digestive tract. This is the only way the expert in surgical proctology can treat the diverse range of diseases and functional disorders of the digestive organs.
Concurrently, the expert in surgical proctology is also director of the certified Colorectal & Pelvic Care Center (CPCC). There, Dr. Kirchner is not only involved in the surgical management of diseases, but also in their follow-up - where the pelvic floor plays an important role. The pelvic floor retains and supports the internal organ system, but particularly the colon and rectum. After a protracted clinical course of a disease or surgery, the functionality of this organ may suffer. Pelvic floor therapy and consistent attention by the expert in surgical proctology Dr. Kirchner can help support the bowel and additional internal organs perform and strengthen their function.