Specialization – Surgery (Abdominal)

Knowledge, experience and skills in:

  • the contents of the basic surgical training in the area
  • the prevention, detection, treatment, rehabilitation, and treatment of diseases, internal injuries, infections, abnormalities of the gastroenterological organs, in particular, endocrine and oncologic surgery of the organs and soft tissues
  • operational and non-surgical primary and emergency care in visceral surgery including coloproctological diseases, injuries, deformities, and infections
  • the indication for surgical and conservative treatment including risk assessment and prognostic evaluation
  • endoscopic, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical procedures
  • the collection of intraoperative radiological control, taking into account radiation protection
  • instrumental and functional methods of investigation

Examination and treatment procedures:

  • sonographic examinations of the abdomen, the retroperitoneum and urogenital organs
  • implementation and reporting of recto-/Sigmoidoskopien
  • surgery, whereof: head/neck, e.g. Schilddrüsenresektionen, tracheostomies the chest wall, including thoracotomy and chest tube
  • On the stomach wall and abdominal cavity including resections, closure of the
  • perforations in the small intestine extirpation, and interventional endoscopic

  • techniques e.g. Lymph node resections, removal of Weichteilgeschwülsten,
  • exploratory laparotomy, the stomach, small intestine, and colon resection,
  • emergency treatment of liver and splenic, appendectomy, anus-praeter-conditioning, hemorrhoidectomy, periproktitische cleavage abscess, fistula, and fissure-care, whereof:
  • cholecystectomies
  • herniotomies
  • appendectomies
  • adhesiolysis
  • small bowel resections
  • colon resections
  • proctology operations
  • operations on the skin and soft tissue in inflammatory diseases and cancer
  • emergency surgery of the abdominal cavity, e.g. with ileus, bleeding, peritonitis, mesenteric infarction including thrombectomy and embolectomy of the visceral vessels
  •  port implantations
  • the first assistant at surgery increased difficulty levels

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8 thoughts on “Abdominal Surgery Specialization

  1. is there the need for German language? and how to get the post of training? i am interested. also i already have a poat graduate degree in general surgery. would this allow me to skip the first few years and join to senior level training?

    1. Hello Tanin Aziz

      You may get credits for previous learning on account of your Post Graduate degree in General Surgery, but this can happen only after you obtain a training position by fulfilling all steps as required for a Doctor with basic degree in Medicine(MBBS).

      Yes. One needs to learn German. I have sent a separate email to you which will help you decide whether this meets your career goals.


  2. Hello!, in my country it is required to have a general surgery postgraduate before having specialization, does this happen too in Germany? or to do the specialization (for example abdominal surgery) it is necessary to do a general surgery postgraduate first?

    1. Hello Dr Arcaya

      Germany offers an Integrated Pathway to Specialization. One can join the program right after obtaining a UG in Medicine.

      Please check your email and respond to the qualifying questionnaire on Pg in Germany. Please check your SPAM folder, just in case. We will forward the detailed application process upon receiving your response to the mail.


  3. Hi, I have completed my MBBS , rotatory inerntship and a postgraduate course in general surgery (M.S.) from India and I wish to furhter ensue a career in abdominal/Gastro and Hepatobilliary surgery in Germany. What is the procedure and criteria for this and how feasible is this?

    1. Hello Dr Mansuri

      Post-Graduate qualifications earned in India are not recognised in Germany. Your option is to undergo SPECIALIST(PG) training in Germany in the stream of your choice- For this, you will need to follow the same pathway as that of MBBS(only) candidates. However, by virtue of your higher skills and qualification, you may obtain credits for previous learning upon your skill assessment by the Chief Specialist, thus reducing the total duration of the training. This is a feasible option and quite a few post-graduate candidates are opting for this as it gives a major boost to their career and the country also offers a very high standard of living.

      Please check your email and respond to the qualifying questionnaire on Pg in Germany. Please check your SPAM folder, just in case. We will forward the detailed application process upon receiving your response to the mail.


    1. Hello Maria

      6 Years. Please check you email for the Qualifying questionnaire for PG in Germany.


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