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

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News in German language

Nach über 1-jährigem coronabedingten Lockdown unserer medizinischen Fachgesellschaften und unserer Kongresslandschaft haben wir wieder die Möglichkeit, uns persönlich zum Erfahrungsaustausch zu...

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11. November 2021

12. Frankfurter Meeting

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the 12th Frankfurter Meeting will once again offer a hybrid meeting in November 2021.

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Ziel dieses überregionalen Workshops ist es, chirurgisches Know-how auszutauschen und diverse Operationen mit modernsten Techniken zu demonstrieren.

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04. December 2021

München meets Zürich

Wir freuen uns, Sie zum 3. Adipositassymposium "München meets Zürich“ einzuladen, bei dem die AMC-WolfartKlinik erneut Gastgeber sein darf.

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From 10 to 15 December 2021, under the patronage of the surgical (DGAV and BDC) and anaesthesiological (DGAI and BDA) professional societies and the European Society for Surgical Oncology (ESSO), we...

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Prof. Dr. N. Nüssler
Prof. Dr. N. Nüssler
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 5,400 members were registered in the DGAV in 2020, 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. N. Nüssler, DGAV President
Prof. Dr. H.-J. Buhr, DGAV Secretary

 

Recent DGAV certifications

Dr. med. Hans-Jürgen Hain
Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Kreiskliniken Darmstadt-Dieburg, Groß-Umstadt
Tel: +49 6078/792401, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Erik Schlöricke
Klinik für Allgemeine, Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie
Westküstenkliniken Brunsbüttel und Heide gGmbH, Standort Heide, Heide
Tel: +49-481-785-1212, WWW
Reference center for Minimal-Invasive Chirurgie

Prof. Dr. med. Thorsten Vowinkel
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie
RKK Klinikum - St. Josefskrankenhaus, Freiburg im Breisgau
Tel: +49 (0) 761 2711-2501, WWW
Competence center for Minimal-Invasive Chirurgie

Dr. med. Arnaud Friton
Klinik für Allgemein-, Viszeral-, Gefäß- und Thoraxchirurgie
Diakonie Klinikum Dietrich Bonhoeffer GmbH, Neubrandenburg
Tel: +49 (0)395 775-12842, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Dr. med. Günter Haselow
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie / Proktologie
St. Elisabeth-Krankenhaus Geilenkirchen gGmbH, Geilenkirchen
Tel: +49 2451 622-207, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

PD Dr. med. Sebastian Dango
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
Kreisklinikum Siegen GmbH, Siegen
Tel: 0271/705-2100, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

Evelyn Körner
Klinik für Viszeral-, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie
Westküstenkliniken Brunsbüttel und Heide gGmbH, Standort Heide, Heide
Tel: 481-785-703333, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Elmar Kleimann
Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
St. Franziskus Hospital Köln, Köln
Tel: 0221/55911031, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Chiara Tosolini
Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Thoraxchirurgie
Klinikum Landkreis Erding, Erding
Tel: +49 8122 59-1711, WWW
Competence center for Hernienchirurgie

Dr. med. Barbara Schulze Eilfing
Allgemein-, Viszeral- und Gefäßchirurgie
Josephs-Hospital Warendorf, Warendorf
Tel: +49 2581 20-1301, WWW
Competence center for Adipositas- und metabolische Chirurgie

DGAV sustaining members

Last update: 2021-Jul-03