Centre for General Surgery and GI Tract and Endocrine Surgery with a Specialist Centre for Bariatric Surgery - Our Team

Centre for General Surgery and GI Tract and Endocrine Surgery with a Specialist Centre for Bariatric Surgery

Operations with minimal incisions are the speciality of our Centre for General Surgery and GI Tract and Endocrine Surgery with a Specialist Centre for Bariatric Surgery at Schoen Clinic Düsseldorf.

Keyhole surgery – our speciality

Two surgical disciplines are united in our Center for General Surgery & Visceral Surgery. A team of specialists for each area guarantees you a quality-oriented surgical treatment at the highest level.

Two disciplines under one roof

The Specialist Centre for Bariatric Surgery at the Schoen Clinic Düsseldorf is certified as a centre of excellence.

In our clinic we have been treating patients with morbid obesity in cooperation with established partners for more than 20 years. For this we combine nutritional counselling, exercise therapy, behavioural therapy and possibly an operation with each other. The Center for General Surgery & Visceral Surgery is home to the surgical section of the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery.

Surgery methods for obesity

In our clinic, we offer several surgical procedures that can help in different ways to control your overweight. Without your lifelong cooperation, however, the surgery alone can not cure you.

surgery procedures

  • Gastric banding
  • Gastric tube / gastric sleeve resection
  • Gastric bypass, duodenal switch
  • Revision surgery
  • Gastric balloon
  • Plastic correction procedures

Regular doctor-patient seminars

Every 2nd Thursday of every month, we offer a doctor-patient seminar on "Obesity Surgery Options". Here we introduce the different surgical procedures. In addition to the possibilities, Dr. Matthias Schlensak also explains the risks and possible complications of surgical obesity therapy. We will gladly answer your questions afterwards.

Participation is free, registration is not necessary. You will receive a certificate of attendance for presentation, e.g to your health insurance provider.

Appointments 2020

  • 09.01.
  • 13.02.
  • 12.03.
  • 09.04. - cancelled due to the current situation.
  • 14.05. - please ask in advance if this date will take place.
  • 09.07.
  • 13.08.
  • 10.09.
  • 08.10.
  • 12.11.
  • 10.12.

The appointment in June is cancelled due to a bank holiday.

Start of the event: 7:00 pm

Venue: Cafeteria 1st basement floor, at Schoen Clinic Düsseldorf

Cost commitment by the health insurance

For the health insurance company to cover the costs of an operation, certain conditions must be met:

  • Obesity III (BMI ≥ 40 kg / m2)
  • Obesity II (BMI ≥ 35 kg / m2)

 + Secondary / concomitant diseases:
(e.g., diabetes, hypertension)

  • Intensive conservative therapy exhausted or low chance of success

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This therapy program consists of the following components:

  • Nutritional advice (by qualified dietitians, ecotrophologists) 
  • Exercise (certified at least 2 hours per week)
  • Behaviour therapy (carried out as part of nutrition therapy)
  • Assessment to rule out an unstable psychiatric disorder 

Exclusion criteria

If one of the following applies to you, obesity surgery is usually not indicated: 

  • active substance dependence
  • unstable psychopathological condition
  • lack of long-term medical care
  • consuming underlying disease

General Surgery and GI Tract and Endocrine Surgery

Minimal-invasive OP-Methoden und eine hoch spezialisierte Ausstattung ermöglichen uns einen hohen Behandlungsstandard. Bei der Viszeralchirurgie in minimal-invasiver Technik werden über 90 Prozent der Operationen laparoskopisch ausgeführt.

Mit diesem Leistungsspektrum sind wir für Sie da:

  • Minimal-invasive Eingriffe bei gut- und bösartigen Erkrankungen von Magen, Leber, Gallenblase, Dünn- und Dickdarm, Blinddarm, Nebenniere, Milz, Leistenbrüchen etc.
  • Chirurgische Therapie der Schilddrüse und Nebenschilddrüsen sowie Magen, Speiseröhre, Leber und Gallenblase
  • Onkologische Chirurgie
  • Chirurgische Therapie chronisch-entzündlicher Darmerkrankungen  wie Morbus Crohn oder Colitis ulcerosa
  • Chirurgische Therapie von Leistenbrüchen, Bauchdeckenbrüchen und Narbenbrüchen – Hernienchirurgie
  • Proktologische Eingriffe am After und Analkanal

Our proctological services

Here you will find all information about our proctological treatment offer:

Proctology at the Schoen Clinic Düsseldorf