Prof. MD P. Langer
Hanau Hospital

Prof. MD P. Langer

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Leimenstrasse 20
63450 Hanau
Nearest airport: Frankfurt (40 km)

About Prof. MD P. Langer

Clinic for general, visceral and thoracic surgery

General Surgery deals with all surgical diseases that are not associated with the treatment of bone and joint injuries. These include inguinal or abdominal wall fractures, diseases of the intestines (intestine, bile, pancreas) and abscesses. The term stood for many years for the surgery of all soft tissues in itself. There are therefore many overlaps with the "Visceral Surgery". The term "viszera" is the Latin word for the viscera.

The clinic specializes in the surgical treatment of all diseases and tumors of the abdomen (stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver, biliary tract, spleen) and the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals). This also includes the treatment of the consequences of the diseased overweight (bariatric surgery). Another focus is the thoracic surgery, ie the treatment of all diseases of the lung, the pleura and the mediastinum (space between the lungs).

The most important concern for me and my team is that you feel well looked after in our clinic and can be sure that we take good care of you. This applies to intensive human attention as well as discussions before and after major interventions with you and your loved ones. We cordially invite you to inform yourself about our clinic.


The Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery is headed by Head Physician Prof. Dr. med. med. Headed by Peter Langer. He is a surgeon specializing in Visceral Surgery and Special Visceral Surgery, as well as Proctologist.

Surgery is teamwork in a very complex network of different subjects. The work of many professional groups must interlock. These include surgeons, anesthesiologists, x-ray doctors, caregivers, service staff, physiotherapists, pacemakers, dieticians, social services workers, and many more.

Thyroid surgery

The Hanau Hospital is one of the major thyroid centers in Germany. Over 250 thyroid and parathyroid operations are performed annually in collaboration with the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and many established nuclear physicians. Modern methods such as intraoperative monitoring of the vocal cord nerves (recurrent laryngeal nerve), minimally invasive access (small scars) and intraoperative parathyroid detection are established.

Intestinal surgery

In the treatment of tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, all diagnostic and therapeutic methods are available within the scope of our bowel center (surgery, gastroenterology, oncology, radiotherapy). These include modern methods of magnetic resonance imaging and anal endoscopic ultrasound (ultrasound through the anus) In some cases, z. B. in endometrial carcinoma, a pretreatment with radiation and chemotherapy be useful. Gentle surgical procedures (minimally invasive "keyhole surgery") and fast rehabilitation programs ("fast track") are used wherever possible and useful. Chronic inflammatory bowel disease focuses on the quality of life and thus the maintenance of sphincter function. Since 2009, the clinic has been continuously certified as a colorectal cancer center of the German Cancer Society.

Liver, bile, pancreas

For the surgery of tumors and metastases of the liver, tumors and chronic inflammation of bile ducts and pancreas we offer a special experience and close cooperation with radiology and gastroenterology. A special experience is the operation of liver metastases and pancreatic carcinoma. Almost all gall bladder operations on stones are performed laparoscopically.

Thoracic surgery

Together with the colleagues of pulmonology and oncology, all operations on the lungs, pleura, thoracic wall and mediastinum are performed. Many oncological diseases commonly affect the abdomen and chest, e.g. Metastases, malignant pleural effusions etc. It is precisely here that the combination of visceral and thoracic surgery in a clinic proves its worth. Whenever appropriate, minimally invasive techniques are also used there, e.g. in thymoma surgery (tumors of the mammary gland) due to myasthenia gravis (severe muscle weakness). Optimal intensive care therapy and good aftercare are of particular concern to us.

Prof. MD Peter Langer
Chief Physician of the Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery

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