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Dept. of Pediatric Surgery


Hannover Medical School

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1,

D-30625 Hannover Germany


Phone: ++49-511-532 9260

Fax: ++49-511-532 9059



Director / Chairman:

Benno M. Ure, MD

Professor of Pediatric Surgery


The Deptartment of Pediatric Surgery is a tertiary institution based in the Medical School Hannover and is the only university pediatric surgical department in the province of Lower Saxony (7.9 million inhabitants).


The Dept. of Pediatric Surgery's team has 23 members. The medical team consists of a director/chairman, 5 consultant pediatric surgeons and 7 residents. A research laboratory, with 2 biologists and 4 medical-technical assistants, is an integral part of the department.


The department has 4 wards (infants, children, interdisciplinary, daycare) with, altogether, 36 + 15 beds. There are 2 operating theaters with the capacity to perform minimally invasive surgery, laser surgery, urologic endoscopy and x-ray. There are also facilities for urodynamic examinations, rectomanometry and ultrasound.


Main clinical priorities are: Minimally invasive surgery, neonatology, oncology, urology and thoracic surgery. Approximately 2000 operations per year are performed, including more than 200 major minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal procedures.


The research laboratory handles cell cultures, animal models (rat, mouse, knock-out mouse), PCR, western blot, FACS-analysis and numerous other immunological investigations.


There are numerous ongoing clinical studies concerning, in particular, minimally invasive techniques and the pathophysiological consequences. Basic research projects focus on 3 subjects: stem cell therapy, biliary atresia, tissue engineering.


For the latest publications see PubMed:

Ure, B

Petersen, C biliary atresia

Nustede, R

Kuebler, J

Dingemann, C

Dingemann, J


verantwortlich: Prof. Dr. med. B. Ure 



Conditions that we treat:


Newborn Surgery
- Esophageal atresia
- Duodenal atresia
- Small bowel atresia
- Gastroschisis
- Omphalocele
- Malrotation/Volvulus
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis


General Pediatric Surgery
- Inguinal hernia  
- Retractile testis
- Phimosis
- Branchial cleft anomalies
- Umbilical hernia
- Hemangioma
- Intussussception
- Meckel´s-Diverticulum
- Wet umbilicus
- Appendicitis
- Hypertrophic Pyloric stenosis
- Gastroesophageal reflux / Fundoplication
- Splenomegaly / Splenectomy
- Operations on Thymus / Thymectomy
- Achalasia
- Meningomyelocele / Spina bifida


Pediatric Urology
- Hypospadia
- Bladder extrophy - Epispadia
- Kidney stones


Hepatobiliary Surgery
- Choledochal cyst
- Gallstones / Cholecystectomy
- Biliary atresia


Thoracic- & Lung-Surgery / Thoracic deformities

- Pectus excarvatum 
- Pectus carinatum
- Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations of the lung (CCAM)
- Pulmonary sequestration
- Congenital lobar emphysema
- Diaphragmatic hernia


Oncologic surgery
- Neuroblastoma
- Nephroblastoma
- Liver tumors / Hepatoblastoma
- Oncologic diseases of the pancreas
- Soft tissue tumors and sarcomas
- Cervical Lymphadenopathy


Colorecal Surgery
- Anorectal malformations / Imperforate anus
- Hirschsprung´s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease



You want to present your child at our institution?

Pediatric surgical outpatient clinic
Telefone:        +49 (0)511 / 532 - 9043    
Fax:              +49 (0)511  / 532 - 8031
Clinic times:
General Pediatric Surgery: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 12 am

Clinics of different teams/ attendings:
Prof. Dr. med. C. Petersen                     
Prof. Dr. med. R. Nustede    


Dr. med. J. F. Kübler                                 
PD Dr. med. C. Dingemann


PD Dr. med. J. Dingemann

 Individual appointments         Telefone: +49 (0)511  / 532 9043
Clinic Prof. Dr. med. B. Ure:
Individual appointments         Telefone: +49 (0)511  / 532  9260