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

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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

Prof. Dr. med. Marco Niedergethmann
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus Steele, Essen
Tel: 0201/434-2535, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Vallböhmer
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Evangelisches Klinikum Niederrhein gGmbH, Duisburg
Tel: +49 203 508-1141, WWW
Competence center for chirurgische Koloproktologie

Prof. Dr. med. Ines Gockel
Klinik und Poliklinik für Viszeral-, Transplantations-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie
Universitätsklinikum Leiipzig AöR, Leipzig
Tel: +49 341 97-17200, WWW
Excellence center for Minimal-Invasive Chirurgie

PD Dr. med. Andreas Thalheimer
Abteilung für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Unfallchirurgie
RoMed Klinik Bad Aibling, Bad Aiblling
Tel: +49 8061 930-121, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Seelig
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Thoraxchirurgie
Kliniken des Main-Taunus-Kreises GmbH | Krankenhaus Bad Soden, Bad Soden
Tel: +49 6196 65-7601, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Hendrik Faust
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, und Gefäßchirurgie
Klinikum Emden gGmbH, Emden
Tel: +49 4921 98-1289, WWW
Competence center for chirurgische Koloproktologie

Dr. med. Stefan Amann
Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Clinic Neuendettelsau, Neuendettelsau
Tel: +49 (0)9874 853 59, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Tawfik Mosa
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Carl-von-Basedow-Klinikum Saalekreis gGmbH, Merseburg
Tel: +49 (0)3461 273-701, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dipl.-Med. Burkhard Link
Klinik für Chirurgie
Krankenhaus St. Marienstift Magdeburg GmbH, Magdeburg
WWW
Competence center for Schilddrüsen- und Nebenschilddrüsenchirurgie

Dr. med. Franz Immler
Klinik für Allgemein- und Visceralchirugie
Oberschwabenklinik gGmbH | Westallgäu Klinikum, Wangen
Tel: +49 (0) 7522/96-1241, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

DGAV sustaining members

  • Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen (2004)
  • Medtronic Deutschland GmbH, Neustadt  (2006)
  • Dr. Falk Pharma GmbH, Freiburg(2008)
  • Johnson & Johnson Medical GmbH, Norderstedt (2004)
  • Karl Storz GmbH & Co.KG, Tuttlingen (2005)
  • Olympus Medical Systems, Hamburg (2007)
  • Pfizer Pharma, Karlsruhe (2006)
Last update: 2017-Dec-20