Congratulations on your completion of a thesis, Klaus Bärtl!

Our board-certified Visceral Surgeon Klaus Bärtl completed his M.D. on his thesis about “Influence of Sorafenib and Bevacizumab on pancreatic volume. A monocentric, CT-based analysis.” Well done Dr. Klaus Bärtl!”

Vaccination against HPV recommended for boys, too

Recent recommendations of the Vaccination Commission (STIKO) include boys 9 – 14 years of age in the prophylactic vaccination against human papilloma virus. Several cancers (Cervix-, anal-, penile- and ENT-carcinomas) are associated with those viruses. The vaccination aims at reducing the current frequency of 6200 women und 1600 men who develop malignancies caused by HPV in Germany every year. Hopefully this service will be covered by statutory health insurance in the near future. Multivalent vaccines also protect against the most common serotypes causing Condylomata. (Source: Aktuelles aus dem Versorgungsbereich, herausgegeben von der Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Bayerns KVB)

New recommendations for the prevention of colon cancer

With increasing frequency Colon cancer strikes earlier in life –  the American Cancer Society publishes new recommendations. Examination of a stool specimen is recommended beginning with the 45th year of life, colonoscopy with 50. Between the age of 75 and 85, the decision about a colonoscopy should be discussed individually, from 85 years it is no longer recommended. In Germany, statutory health insurance covers according to the  G-BA colonoscopy in males beginning with 50 years, in females with 55 years. Starting in early 2019, the health insurances will contact their members and invite them for examinations. Take your chance to prevent colon cancer –  our experts will consult you to the following questions: How can I know if I have a risk of acquiring colon cancer? I have no complaints, should I go for an examination? I am younger than 45 years, but I have complaints like bleeding or changing bowel habits? Which is the risk of a colonoscopy? How can I find the right specialist for a colonoscopy?

Holidays from 30.07. – 12.08.18

We are closed in the first two weeks of August. Please adress requests regarding appointments or prescriptions to info@darmsprechstunde.de. Consult Praxis Dr. Florian Wittig, Einsteinstrasse 1, 81675 München (am Max-Weber-Platz), Telefon: +49 89 622 86170 in urgent matters. Your specialists for Pilonidal Sinus and Hemorrhoids will be back on August 13th, 2018.