Endocrine Surgery Linz, North of Frankfurt
- 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
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 in endocrine surgery and Chief Physician at the medical center 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 – 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 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.
More information about Dr Jochen Schabram can be found at his German website.
|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
- Dr Claudia Kunold MD
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.
|Gießen Central Station||15 km|
|Frankfurt (Main) Central Station||60 km|
|Frankfurt (Main) Airport||64 km|
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Dr med. Jochen Schabram
Asklepios Clinic Lich
Clinic for Endocrine Surgery
Goethestraße 4, D-35423 Lich
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