University Rostock, Transplant Center

Transplantation Center of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The surgical focus lies in the treatment of diseases of the entire gastrointestinal tract, hepatobiliary surgery, endocrine surgery and the surgery of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Traditionally, pancreatic surgery has been a special focus of our hospital. Furthermore, we offer a broad spectrum of different laparoscopic operations which have steadily been increasing since establishing the discipline of minimally invasive surgery. Our main focus lies in oncological surgery, especially in the individual therapy of neoplastic diseases and an interdisciplinary determination of the best procedure in each case during our interdisciplinary tumor conference. This not only entails a definition of treatment concepts, but also implementation of treatment strategies in collaboration with the departments of interventional radiology, radiotherapy as well as gastroenterology. Special attention is paid to the development of an individualized immunotherapy through characterization of carcinoma cells (cancer vaccination).
Vascular surgery is a notable focus of the hospital as the supraregional competence center of the State of Mecklenburg- Western Pomerania. In close cooperation with the departments of radiology, cardiac surgery, cardiology and neurology all vascular diseases are treated in an interdisciplinary manner. URIG – University of Rostock Interdisciplinary Vascular Center is the platform for this mutual development of interdisciplinary treatment concepts. Transplantation surgery is another central focus of the department. We are the Transplantation Center of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and perform liver and combined pancreas/kidney transplantations.