Prof. Dr. Dirk Weyhe

Secretary's office at Pius-Hospital Oldenburg

Petra Pohl

+49 (0)441 229 1472

+49 (0)441 229 1485


Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Fakultät VI Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften
Department für Humanmedizin
Postfach 5634
26046 Oldenburg

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University Clinic for Visceral Surgery

University Clinic for Visceral Surgery

With 2,700 inpatients per year, the University Clinic for Visceral Surgery is one of the largest clinics at Pius Hospital Oldenburg. The clinic covers the entire spectrum of general and visceral surgery, including emergency surgery. Together with the Oldenburg Evangelical Hospital, the University Hospital treats patients in a supraregional trauma center certified by the German Society for Trauma Surgery (DGU).

The University Hospital's specialties include liver, biliary, pancreatic, abdominothoracic esophageal (esophagus) and gastrointestinal surgery. In addition, the medical team performs more than 500 thyroid surgeries per year. Another focus is rectal surgery, proctology and colorectal surgery (operations on the colon and rectum). Here, the physicians use both conventional surgical procedures and keyhole surgery, for example, in cases of cancer, intestinal obstruction, obstructions or perforations. Any necessary pre- or post-treatment (radiation, chemotherapy) is carried out in close cooperation with the in-house clinic.


Prof. Dr. Dirk Weyhe

Specialist for general surgery, visceral surgery and special visceral surgery

Additional qualifications in intensive care medicine and rescue medicine


The University Department of Visceral Surgery covers the entire spectrum of general and visceral surgery teaching. Teaching activities include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Surgery of the thyroid gland
  • Major abdominal surgery
  • Hernia surgery

Research and Publications

In research, the focus is on patient safety - with the following emphases:

  • Health care research in visceral, visceral endocrine and visceral oncological surgery.
  • Research on education and training under the influence of intraoperative "man-machine interaction".
  • Health care research on diagnostics, therapy and follow-up of rare endocrine diseases in the northwestern region of Germany

Here you will find an overview of publications.

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