Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

The Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery at Charité Campus Mitte headed by Professor Dr. Johann Pratschke is one of the oldest and most renowned surgical clinics in Germany. In cooperation with the other Charité departments it offers the complete range of conventional and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

inter alia

  • Endocrine surgery
  • Stomach and esophageal surgery
  • Peritoneal surgery
  • Intestinal surgery
  • Liver and gall bladder surgery
  • Pancreas and spleen surgery
  • Surgical treatment of hernias
  • Treatment of arterial and venous diseases
  • The complete range of thoracic surgery (mediastinum and thorax wall, pleura and diaphragm, trachea, lungs, thymus gland)
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Melanoma surgery


The team specializes in minimally invasive surgical and organ-sparing procedures that aim to place a minimum of stress on the patient such as laparoscopy to remove the appendix, the gall bladder, part of or the entire colon. Bariatric and thoracic surgery also knows minimally invasive procedures. An exciting innovation in this area is the so-called daVinci robot which allows robot-assisted thymectomy.

Support Team

To get in contact with our Support Team you can email us directly, use the contact form or phone

New consultation hours:

mo - fr

in our new office
(Bundesallee 39 - 40a, 10117 Berlin):
09:00 am - 03:00 pm

by phone:
08:00 am - 05:00 pm

t: +49 30 450 578 244
f: +49 30 450 757 8244