Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken - Essen - Gastroenterology


Essen University Hospital, Clinic of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken

Hufelandstraße 55
45147 Essen

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Prof. - Guido Gerken - Gastroenterology - Essen


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Guido Gerken
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Special Clinical Focus

  • Acute and chronic liver diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Tumors (HCC, CCC)
  • Chronic inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Liver transplants
  • Bile duct disorders
  • Endoscopy of the gastrointestinal tract

About us

Prof. - Guido Gerken - Essen University Hospital - clinic location

In its capacity as a gastroenterological center of maximum care, our Clinic covers the whole range of gastroenterology and hepatology. All diagnostic, endoscopic, interventional endoscopic and ultrasound techniques are applied in the Endoscopic Department, and around 10,000 examinations are carried out every year.

The outpatients section of the Department takes care of the general gastroenterological consultation hours along with special consultation times for liver and bile duct disorders, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, functional stomach and intestinal disorders and diseases, pancreatic diseases and gastroenterological tumors, especially liver cell carcinoma.

Clinics or doctors in private practice from outside the Essen conurbation refer to us a large number of our patients.
These include more and more patients with advanced liver diseases, including acute and chronic liver failure, who have recently been found for clarification with a view to a liver transplant.

Diagnostic Services

Oesophago-gastro duodenoscopy

  • Sclerotherapy and banding of esophageal and fundal varices
  • Stent implants
  • Dilatation or balloon dilatation of stenoses
  • PEG probes


H2 breath test
Lactose intolerance test
Small intestine

  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Balloon enteroscopy



  • Rectoscopy
  • Coloscopy
  • Sclerotherapy/polypectomy
  • Dilatation/balloon dilatation
  • Enema of the colon
  • Biopsy
  • Virtual coloscopy (MRI)
  • ERCP
  • Endoscopic papillotomy with stone extraction


Abdomen as a whole

  • Ultrasound/colored doppler/fibroscan
  • Endosonography (EUS)
  • CT + MRI of abdomen


Laparoscopy (minilap.)
Pediatric endoscopy (in co-operation with the Pediatric Clinic)

  • Endoscopy of the esophagus and gastroscopy with removal of foreign objects
  • High colonoscopy
  • Removal of polyps in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract
  • Hemostasis in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract


Conservative proctology
Palliative local tumor therapy liver (Yttrium therapy)
RF induced thermo therapy (RFA)

  • TACE

Therapeutic Services

The entire range of the gastroenterological hepatological diagnosis comprises for instance:

  • Endoscopy department, all approved and numerous experimental methods (including facility for TIPSS, and emergency intervention)
  • High-end ultrasound (including contrast medium imaging and transient elastography, FibroScan)
  • Mini and midi laparoscopies for staging of liver and tumor diseases
  • Liver transplant methods (e.g. PROMETHEUS)
  • Nutrition counseling

Special Offers / Arrangements / Rooms

From mid 2010, relocation into the new building of the Center for Conservative Medicine (ZKM).