PD MD E. Walter
Schwarzwald-Baar Hospital

PD MD E. Walter

Main Focus

  • Top specialist in the sphere of gastroenterology
  • Expert in hepatology (liver diseases)
  • Diagnosis of mucous membrane in gastrointestinal tract
  • Stomach surgery
  • Esophagus surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal tract
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy


Klinikstr. 11
78052 Villingen-Schwenningen
Nearest airport: Stuttgart (100 km)

About PD MD E. Walter

The Clinic of Schwarzwald-Baar – innovation and competence

The Schwarzwald-Baar Clinic is one of the 10 largest non-university hospitals in the South of Germany. 26 specialized departments, including highly specialized centers and sub-departments, offer a range of services focused on the innovative medicine. Since July 2013 the clinic moved to a new building and, thus, is now the most modern hospital in the central German region.

Information about the clinic at a glance:

  • Number of branches: 26
  • Number of beds: 1,000
  • Employees: 2,900
  • Inpatients: 50,000 per year
  • Outpatients: 140,000 per year

Department of Internal Medicine II: Gastroenterology

Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine I. We look after and treat patients with diseases in the field of general internal medicine, gastroenterology (digestive tract), Diabetology (diabetes), endocrinology (hormones) and rheumatology (Rheumatic diseases and autoimmune disorders). In our clinical geriatrics, we can offer treatment, which is optimally adapted to the needs of older people. A highly qualified medical and nursing team takes care of patients around the clock. We cooperate closely with the other medical clinics and with external partners (Nephrology center of Villingen-Schwenningen). At our outpatient clinics and outpatient surgery are possible. Emergencies outside office hours are supplied competent and committed in the central emergency room.

Services of the gastroenterology department

Diagnosis and treatment of:

  • Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • Diseases of the liver, the gallbladder and pancreas
  • Diseases of the anus
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Rheumatic diseases

Endoscopic examinations and treatments:

  • Gastroscopy (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy duodenoscopy)
  • Colonoscopy (colonoscopy)
  • Clarification of swallowing disorder
  • Polyps and mucosal diagnostics
  • Laser therapy of malignant tumors of the upper and lower digestive tract and the bronchial tree
  • Rectoscopy (proctoscopy)
  • Reflection of the respiratory tract (bronchoscopy) with removal of foreign bodies and bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography of the upper gastrointestinal tract and rectum including endosonographically controlled interventions (puncture, drainage)
  • Children Endoscopy in cooperation with the Children's Hospital

Services of the cardiology department

  • Interventional cardiology (cardiac catheterization):
  • Links cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography
  • Right heart catheterization, optionally in combination with transseptal puncture
  • Coronary artery angioplasty (PTCA), usually in combination with the implantation of vascular supports (stents)
  • Acute recanalization closed coronary arteries in heart attack patients as part of a 24-hour standby (primary PTCA)
  • CTO: Reopening chronic closures using special catheter techniques
  • Implantation intraaortal balloon pump (IABP) in patients in circulatory shock
  • Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)
  • Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT)

In the medical centers of Schwarzwald-Baar, specialists of different disciplines perform the diagnosis and treatment of specific diseases. Interdisciplinary cooperation enables optimal treatment of patients.

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