Medical departments

General surgery

The Clinic for General and Visceral Surgery is dedicated to all aspects of modern surgery – from general surgery to minimally invasive and complex oncological surgery.

Prof. Dr. med. Marco Niedergethmann

Prof. Dr. med. Marco Niedergethmann
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Oesophagus and stomach

  • Pancreas

  • Small intestine, colon and rectum

  • Proctology (rectum)

  • Liver

  • Gallbladder and bile ducts

  • Endocrine surgery

  • Obesity

  • Hernia operations

  • Thoracic surgery

  • Robot-assisted surgery


In the Alfried Krupp Hospital Clinic for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, all diseases of the musculoskeletal system are treated both conservatively and surgically. The clinic is a Certified Maximum-Care Endoprosthetics Centre (EndoCert). The medical team always works with the latest medical technology. In many cases, minimally invasive, endoscopic and arthroscopic procedures are now replacing surgical techniques that used to be very stressful for patients.

Prof. Dr. med. Sven Lendemans
Prof. Dr. med. Sven Lendemans
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Geriatric trauma centre

  • Joint preserving surgery / Arthroscopic surgery

  • Conservative treatments

  • Joint replacement surgery / Endoprosthetics

  • Foot surgery

  • Child and youth traumatology

  • Septic surgery

  • Sports traumatology

  • Traumatology

  • Spine surgery and pelvic surgery

  • Spine orthopaedics

Otorhinolaryngology / Head and neck surgery

The Clinic for Ear, nose and throat expertise (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen focuses on microsurgical middle ear surgery, endonasal microendoscopic surgery including surgery of the lacrimal pathways, diagnostic and operative therapy of sleep-related respiratory disorders, phonosurgery and plastic-aesthetic surgery. Three separate operating theatres are available for this purpose, which are directly attached to the outpatient clinic.

Dr. med. Winfried Hohenhorst
Dr. med. Winfried Hohenhorst
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Allergology and environmental medicine

  • Endonasal surgery

  • Tonsillectomy

  • Reduction of palatine tonsils in children

  • Adenoidectomy in children

  • Neck lymph node removal

  • Submandibular salivary gland excision

  • Balance, taste, smell

  • Hearing tests

  • Conservative main focus

  • Microsurgical middle ear surgery

  • Nose, paranasal sinus and tear duct surgery

  • Parotid gland surgery

  • Ear surgery

  • Plastic-cosmetic surgery

  • Sleep-related breathing disorders

  • Voice and language


The Clinic for Neurology at the Alfried Krupp hospital Essen has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders like cerebrovascular disorders, neuro-inflammatory diseases including multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases including polyneuropathy and motoneuron disease as well as autonomic disorders. We also specialise in the diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer, dementia etc.

The Department runs a supraregional stroke unit and hosts the Interdisciplinary Neurovascular Center – one of the largest centres for the treatment of acute ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke. It coordinates a certified neurovascular network. Professor Veltkamp is an internationally renowned expert in stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. There is intensive collaboration with the Departments of Interventional Neuroradiology (chair: Prof Rene Chapot) and Neurosurgery (Prof Ebner). The Clinic for Neurology also focusses on rare cerebrovascular disorders including Moyamoya angiopathy, cerebral vasculitis, young stroke as well as inflammatory and genetic vascular diseases and is part of the European VASCERN-Network (Lead: Prof Krämer).  

Prof. Dr. med. Roland Veltkamp
Prof. Dr. med. Roland Veltkamp
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Stroke treatment and prevention
  • Emergency neurology and intensive care neurology
  • Multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disorders
  • Moyamoya angiopathy, cerebral vasculitis und young stroke (watch our Moyamoya-Video on YouTube)
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Motoneuron diseases
  • Epilepsy, syncope, autonomic nervous system disorders
  • Dementia
  • Neuro-oncology


The medical team of the Clinic for Neurosurgery treats various clinical pictures of the central and peripheral nervous system. This is a field that demands extreme precision. The clinic holds the Certificate for Vascular Neurosurgery (DGNC) and is one of the few centres to use the extra-intracranial bypass as well as numerous other minimally invasive therapies. In addition, the clinic holds the Master Certificate of the German Spine Society (DWG).

Prof. Dr. med. Dr. (Univ.-Verona) Florian Ebner
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. (Univ.-Verona) Florian Ebner
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Vascular neurosurgery
  • Brain tumours
  • Peripheral nervous system
  • Microsurgery
  • Radiosurgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Craniocerebral trauma
  • Pain therapy
  • Spinal surgery

Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery deals with the restoration of the external body shape and disturbed bodily functions as a result of accidents, tumours and congenital malformations. In addition, the Clinic for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery of the Alfried Krupp Hospital offers patients a wide range of aesthetic procedures. These are performed exclusively by specialists in plastic and aesthetic surgery.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Jörg Hauser
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Jörg Hauser
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Hand surgery
  • Aesthetic surgery
  • Burn surgery
  • Postbariatric surgery (after obesity)

Radiology and neuroradiology

The Clinic for Radiology and Neuroradiology is a central department in the Alfried Krupp Hospital. It has state-of-the-art equipment for fast and reliable diagnosis and therapy of various clinical pictures.

Neuroradiology offers all invasive diagnostic measures, such as angiography, myelography or computer tomography and ultrasound-guided tissue sampling. Intracranial or intraspinal vascular diseases have been successfully treated in the neuroradiology department for many years and in large numbers.

Prof. Dr. med. Rene Chapot
Prof. Dr. med. René Chapot
Chief Doctor Neuroradiology

Radiology covers the entire spectrum of conventional X-ray diagnostics, including mammography and modern cross-sectional imaging techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance tomography.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Simone Waldt
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Simone Waldt
Chief Doctor Radiology


The Clinic for Urology and Urological Oncology offers the entire spectrum of diagnostics and therapy for urological diseases. The use of state-of-the-art medical technology ensures the best results. Using the semi-robot MRT fusion biopsy with ARTEMIS, an exact diagnosis can be made if prostate cancer is suspected. The da Vinci surgical system enables minimally invasive procedures with maximum precision.

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Stephan Buse
Chief Doctor

Range of services

  • Continence and pelvic floor centre
  • Renal tumour
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Urological oncology
  • Andrology and men's health
  • Prostate centre
  • Fusion biopsy with ARTEMIS