Dr med. Jochen Schabram
Chief Physician
Specialist in Endocrine surgery
Lich, Germany

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Information about Dr med. Jochen Schabram

Treatment focus

  • Benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid gland
  • Benign and malignant disorders of the parathyroid glands
  • Benign and malignant disorders of the adrenal glands
  • Other benign and malignant endocrine tumours
  • Systematic lymph node removal

Medical range

Range of Diagnostic services

  • Second opinion
  • Fine needle puncture (cytology)
  • Ultrasound elastography of thyroid nodules (to assess malignancy)
  • Calcitonin stimulation test (calcitonin = hormone from certain cell group of the thyroid gland)
  • Co-supervision of human genetic studies (e.g. in the case of suspected MEN, an inherited predisposition to develop endocrine tumours)
  • Use of the Network of Specialists (CAEK) for rare symptoms


Range of Therapeutic services

  • Conventional and minimally-invasive (tissue-conserving surgical technique with smaller skin sections) operations of the endocrine organs (thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands and endocrine tumours)
  • Neuro-monitoring during the procedure
  • Neck dissection (systematic lymph node removal)


Dr Jochen Schabram is a specialist for endocrine surgery and Chief Physician of the Clinic for Endocrine Surgery of the Asklepios Clinic in Lich.

Dr Schabram sets himself apart through his many years of experience as well as professional expertise in his specialised field. He is a European specialist for endocrine neck surgery and co-author of the guidelines for the treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid gland. The surgical experience and expertise of Dr Schabram and his team guarantee a successful and complication-free operation for diseases of the hormone producing glands.

Endocrine disorders – the chameleon of the medical field

Endocrine surgery is the surgical treatment of hormone-forming glands. In his speciality, Dr Schabram primarily deals with changes of the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands and the adrenal glands. Because changes in the endocrine glands can manifest themselves in many ways, symptoms are varied. For example, patients complain of adynamia, unwanted weight fluctuations, increased perspiration, restlessness, bone pains, cramps, depression and many other symptoms. Long-lasting changes in the hormonal balance can affect many other organ systems. Treatment is therefore urgently recommended for disorders of the hormone-producing glands. In recent years, the diagnosis and treatment options for disorders of the hormonal glands have increased. Endocrine surgery is thus increasingly becoming a specialised surgical area. Disorders requiring surgery may be both malignant tumours and benign adenomas.

Interdisciplinary, patient-oriented care is the top priority

Because the disease patterns of the patients are often very complex, Dr Schabram collaborates closely with general practitioners and internists (endocrinologists) as well as specialists for radiation, nuclear medicine and tumours (oncologists). This ensures the best-possible patient-oriented care. Because the emotions and attitudes of those concerned also affect the success of the treatment, Dr Schabram always maintains a trusting relationship with patients before, during and after the respective treatment.

Safety through experience

An exact knowledge of anatomy paired with many years of surgical experience with many types of interventions is essential for a complication-free operation. Because a large number of important structures (e.g. nerves, vessels and air tubes) are located in the neck area when performing interventions on the thyroid gland or the parathyroid glands, which should be protected as much as possible, professional expertise such as that of Dr Schabram is of the utmost importance for the surgical outcome of the patient.

In addition to the long experience of our specialists, Dr Schabram also uses technical aids that further reduce the risk of complications. When performing minimally-invasive procedures, Dr Schabram uses HD video technology and magnifying spectacles, which afford an exact identification of the critical structures. When working in the neck area, he uses EMG-based neuro-monitoring. The vital vocal nerves and also the vagus nerve (parasympathetic) are repeatedly identified and re-evaluated with respect to function (nerve conduction velocity) before, during and after the procedure. The ultrasonic scalpel ensures safe and tissue-conserving incisions during surgery.

The website of Dr Jochen Schabram can be found here.

Curriculum vitae

1982–1988 Medical studies in Frankfurt am Main
1986–1996 Junior Doctor of the Surgical Clinic of the Bürgerhospital, Frankfurt am Main
1997 Doctoral studies at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe University
1997 Specialist certification in surgery
1997–2001 Senior Physician of the Surgical Clinic of the Bürgerhospital, Frankfurt am Main
2001–2002 Senior Physician of the University Clinic of the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf
2002 Certification for the focus on visceral surgery
2002–2003 Chief Senior Physician of the Surgical Clinic of the Bürgerhospital, Frankfurt am Main
2004–2013 Chief Physician of the Department of General and Visceral Surgery of the St. Josef’s Hospital in Gießen
2008 European specialist neck endocrine surgery (EBSQ.)
European Board of Surgical Qualification, London
2009–2015 Executive Member of the Surgical Working Group on Endocrinology (CAEK) of the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
since 2010 Member of the CAEK Guidelines Committee
2010–2013 Medical Director of St. Josef Hospital in Gießen
since 2013 Chief Physician of the Clinic for Endocrine Surgery at Asklepios Clinic Lich



  • German Society of Surgery (DGCH)
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery (DGAV)
  • Surgical Working Group on Endocrinology (CAEK)
  • Surgical Working Group for Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC)
  • European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES)
  • Fellows of the Division of Endocrine Surge)ry (European Union of medical specialists

Medical team

  • Dr Claudia Kunold MD
    Senior Physician


Accommodation in modern twin rooms or in the exclusive Privita comfort clinic (private ward), which combines medical performance with high-quality equipment and first-class service.

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Endocrine surgery
Goethestraße 4, D-35423 Lich

Mondays: 8:30–11:00 am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
1:00–3:30 pm


Gießen Central Station 15 km
Frankfurt (Main) Central Station 60 km
Frankfurt (Main) Airport 64 km

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Dr med. Jochen Schabram
Chief Physician

Asklepios Clinic Lich
Clinic for Endocrine Surgery
Goethestraße 4, D-35423 Lich

T: +49 6404 81 250
F: +49 6404 81 255
E: schabram@primomedico.com


Mondays: 8:30–11:00 am
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays:
1:00–3:30 pm



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