German society for general and visceral surgery
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV)

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27. October 2017

Modul Kolorektale Chirurgie

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Es freut uns sehr, Sie dem Wunsch der CAEK entsprechend zur 36. Arbeitstagung der Chirurgischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endokrinologie vom 2. bis zum 4. November 2017 nach Bern einzuladen.

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und Herbsttagung der Mitteldeutschen Chirurgenvereinigung

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Sehr geehrte Kolleginnen und Kollegen, die standardisierte Schilddrüsenoperation ist eine der wesentlichen Voraussetzungen für einen komplikati-onsfreien Verlauf. Dennoch sollten wir uns auch neuen...

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Prof. Dr. A. Stier
Prof. Dr. A. Stier
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Buhr
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Buhr

Welcome to the website of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie (DGAV, www.dgav.de) [German society for general and visceral surgery]. The DGAV supports general and visceral surgery in science and in practice. At the same time, the DGAV also represents the interests and concerns of general and visceral surgery at all levels of health and social policy. 

The field of general and visceral surgery includes the endocrine surgery of all organs of the digestive tract (esophagus, liver, bile ducts, pancreas, small and large intestine, anus) and the abdomen. More than 4,600 members were registered in the DGAV in 2015, with new members joining daily. 

History

The DGAV was founded in 1998. Prior to its founding, the interests of general and visceral surgery were pursued by its "mother society", the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH). The transformation of the DGCH into a superordinate association representing all surgical fields and the restructuring of specialist training regulations made it necessary to form a separate society that would look after the interests of general and visceral surgery. 

Tasks of the DGAV

The primary task of the DGAV is the continuing improvement of quality in surgery. The society is dedicated to contributing to the welfare of the patient through the quality improvement and quality assurance of surgical performance in all hospitals. Continuously improving surgical quality also benefits the hospital as well as the cost bearers. 

Surgical training
 

An interactive modular system (12 modules) "By young surgeons for young surgeons" is leading surgical training in new directions. 

OR courses

Modern techniques are taught in special OR courses such as, e.g., "Praktischer Kurs für Viszeralchirurgie Warnemünde" (in German language).

Visiting phyisican and travel grants
 

Special grants (visiting physician grantstravel grants) provide financial possibilities for members to visit other hospitals. 

Certification

The DGAV grants various certifications which exclusively serve quality improvement. The certified centers participate in clinical studies. 

 OR checklist

The DGAV provides its members with achecklist which can help increase patient safety. At the same time, it also exhonorates the hospital in the case of an adverse event. 

Improvement of specialist training regulations

The DGAV is a member of the standing committee for specialist training of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie (DGCH) [German surgical society] and the Berufsverbandes der Deutschen Chirurgen (BDC) [professional association of German surgeons]. We persistantly strive for the improvement of specialist training regulations in order to give also younger colleagues the opportunity to receive well-founded and efficient training. 

 Employment opportunities on the DGAV website

A list of employment opportunities for surgeons is available on the DGAV website. This page is the second most frequently visited page on the website. We are currently offering access to this page at a discounted rate through March 31, 2010. 

Membership

A scientific society like the DGAV is dependent on the activities of its members. We therefore hope for active and critical participation of all members in the formation of the society. Thus, we encourage you as a general and visceral surgeon to register as a member of the DGAV. With your participation in one of the various surgical working groups, you can support medical and scientific activities as well as help form them. 

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the DGAV, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Sincerely yours,
Prof. Dr. A. Stier, DGAV President
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Buhr, DGAV Secretary

 

Recent DGAV certifications

Dr. med. Jörg Celesnik
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Knappschaftskrankenhaus Bottrop GmbH, Bottrop
Tel: +49 2041 15-1001, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Niels-Torsten Hoedt
Allgemein-und Viszeralchirurgie
Ev. Diakonissenkrankenhaus Leipzig gGmbH, Leipzig
Tel: +49 341 444-5763, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Henry Hoffmann
Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Universitätsspital Basel, Basel
Tel: +41 61 328 78 24, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Holger Meisel
Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie
Krankenhaus Winsen/Luhe, Winsen (Luhe)
Tel: +49 (0)4171 - 13 4201, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Dr. med. Muneer Deeb
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Ammerland Klinik GmbH, Westerstede
Tel: +49 (0)4488 50 - 6930, WWW
Competence center for Minimal-Invasive Chirurgie

Dr. med. Norbert Hennes
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und minimal-invasive Chirurgie
Helios St. Johannes Klinik, Duisburg
Tel: +49 203 546 2104, WWW
Competence center for Minimal-Invasive Chirurgie

Hans-Joachim Klingen
Klinik für Allgemeine Chirurgie, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Kinderchirurgie
Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar
Tel: +49 68 41 / 16 - 3 10 10, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Bauer
Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Knappschaftskrankenhaus Dortmund, Dortmund
Tel: +49 231 922-1101, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Johannes Weiß
Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie
GRN-Klinik Schwetzingen, Schwetzingen
Tel: +49 6202 84-3248, WWW
for Hernienchirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Peter Langer
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie
Klinikum Hanau GmbH, Hanau
Tel: +49 6181 296 - 28 10, WWW
Competence center for Schilddrüsen- und Nebenschilddrüsenchirurgie

DGAV sustaining members

  • Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen (2004)
  • Medtronic Deutschland GmbH, Neustadt  (2006)
  • Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH, Freiburg(2008)
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH, Norderstedt (2004)
  • Fresenius Kabi, Bad Homburg (2007)
  • Karl Storz GmbH & Co.KG, Tuttlingen (2005)
  • Olympus Medical Systems, Hamburg (2007)
  • Pfizer Pharma, Karlsruhe (2006)
  • Unimed GmbH, Wadern - Noswendel (2008)
Last update: 2017-Jul-01