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Prof. - Ulrich Baumgartner - Pelvic floor -

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Baumgartner

Specialist for Pelvic floor, Bariatric surgery for overweight and obesity, Proctology, Intestinal surgery, Esophageal surgery in

Emmendingen District Hospital - Department of General and Abdominal Surgery - International Center for Fecal Incontinence


Medical spectrum


  • Anal abscess
  • Anal carcinoma
  • Anal eczema
  • Anal fissure
  • Anal fistula
  • Anal polyp
  • Anal skin tags
  • Anal thrombosis
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer of the large intestine
  • Chronic intestinal disorders
  • Colonic cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cryptitis
  • Cystocele
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Fecal incontinence
  • 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
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Uterine prolapse
  • Uterine prolapse


  • Colonic cancer prevention
  • Colonoscopy


  • Anal carcinoma surgery
  • Anal fissure surgery
  • Anal polyp surgery
  • Anti-reflux procedure
  • Artificial anus
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Colorectal surgery
  • Dieting - weight reduction methods
  • Fundoplication
  • Gastric balloon
  • Gastric band
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric pacemaker
  • Gastric plication
  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Hemorrhoid surgery
  • Intestinal cancer surgery
  • Intestinal resection
  • Laparocopic gastric bypass
  • Large intestine surgery
  • Minimal invasive intestinal / colorectal surgery
  • Palliative care in colonic carcinoma
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Rectal surgery
  • Sleeve gastrectomy
  • Ulcerative colitis surgery
  • Vagotomy

About us

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Baumgartner, Surgeon, Abdominal Surgeon, Specialist in Proctology and Surgical Intensive Care Medicine, has been the Chief Physician of the Department of General and Abdominal Surgery and the International Center for Fecal Incontinence at Emmendingen District Hospital since 2011. Prior to this, he was Chief Physician of General and Abdominal Surgery with Coloproctology at Ottobeuren District Hospital.

Fecal incontinence (the inability to control bowel movements) is a topic that patients do not like to talk about due to a feeling of shame which means that the illness remains hidden for a long time. However, around 1–3% of adults in nursing homes are affected by this and their social life is severely impaired. 47% of adults in nursing homes suffer from anal incontinence alone. The psychological stress is high and their thoughts revolve only around the uncontrollable situation of going to the toilet. Often, the condition, which is usually associated with urinary incontinence, leads to patients losing their job and to relationship problems. Urinary tract infections, muscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or previous abdominal surgeries may cause fecal or urinary incontinence.

As an internationally renowned expert in fecal incontinence, Professor Ulrich Baumgartner has extensive experience in implantation of the "Soft Anal Band System"® artificial anal sphincter and trains proctologists from all over the world in the technique of anal band implantation.

Prof. Dr. Baumgartner’s department of general and abdominal surgery also performs all standard laparoscopic operations ("keyhole surgery") on the gall bladder, small and large intestine, appendix, abdominal wall and groin, and stomach and esophagus and also treats patients with hemorrhoids. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. med. Baumgartner the hospital was awarded the name "International Center for Proctology and Fecal Incontinence".

Prof. Dr. Baumgartner, who regularly lectures on his areas of expertise and has written numerous publications, is a member of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH), the German Society of Visceral Surgery (DGVC), the Surgical Working Group on Coloproctology (CACP) and the Counseling Center of the German Continence Society (DKG).

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

The comfort wards in the new building opened summer 2012. The rooms are modern and comfortably furnished. All rooms have a WC and shower. A television, telephone and Internet are available next to the bed.

Patients can take advantage of these exclusive rooms with the option for a single bed or twin beds. The costs are borne either by a private additional insurance or patients pay themselves.

Furthermore, we also offer an optional package of additional services. This includes things such as:
  • Exclusive gourmet menus or individual combinations of breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Fresh fruit and fruit juice daily
  • Cake and hot drinks also for visitors or a national newspaper, if desired
  • Daily copy of the regional newspaper
  • Hand towels and bath towel as well as a bathrobe for loan
  • Shower and wash products and a hairdryer on request
  • Washing your laundry, if desired
  • Individual errands