Surgical treatment of bowel cancer

Although bowel cancer is one of the most widespread diseases of our time, the disease does not have to be an unchangeable fate. At an early stage, the chances of cure for this type of cancer are more than 90 percent. In addition to early detection, the correct diagnosis and the best possible surgical treatment by a specialised team are of utmost importance.

More than 60,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed in Germany every year. This makes colorectal cancer the second most common tumor disease in women and the third most common tumor disease in men nationwide.

Chance of early detection

Up to 90 percent of all colorectal cancers develop from benign tissue growths (intestinal polyps/adenomas), which are present in the intestine in about seven percent of the population. The intestinal polyps rarely cause symptoms, but can degenerate with increasing size (malignant transformation). This process takes up to ten years and is known as adenoma-carcinoma sequence.

Jointly for your cure

Colon cancer surgery is a central component in the treatment of colon cancer. As part of the certified Colon Cancer Center, our clinic offers you a particularly high level of experience in oncological surgery. We use the most modern and safest procedures. In addition to the necessary radicality for complete tumour removal,  minimally invasive techniques for the benefit of our patients with early recovery are in the foreground.

The almost always required surgery is only one link in the treatment chain. In the weekly interdisciplinary tumour conference, we discuss further neoadjuvant (usually drug therapy prior to surgery), adjuvant (additional supportive treatment after surgical removal of the tumour) or radiotherapeutic measures for optimal colon cancer treatment together with specialists from gastroenterology, radiology, oncology and radiotherapy, and jointly determine the treatment plan.


After the referral by your established gastroenterologist or GP, we are available to you in our oncological consultation hours. There, we will review and discuss all findings in detail and recommend an individual, stage-specific therapy concept. If necessary, further examinations are carried out. As soon as you have decided on the therapy, the presentation will take place in our tumor conference.

We will be happy to answer all your questions!

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Colon Cancer Centre

The Colon Cancer Centre at the Helios Klinikum Krefeld specializes in the individual and optimal care of patients with malignant colon tumors. As a certified centre, we offer treatment in accordance with guidelines, which are regularly reviewed by the German Cancer Society (DKG).

Our treatment service for you

  • Information on prevention, early detection and genetic counselling
  • Consultation on second opinion
  • Diagnostics and therapy according to the latest guidelines of the German Cancer Society
  • Interdisciplinary, conservative and operative therapy concepts
  • Individual diagnosis and treatment plans to avoid double examinations without delay
  • Gentle and at the same time radical surgical procedures (minimally invasive surgery)
  • Surgery for advanced colorectal cancer with metastases, e.g. with liver involvement or peritoneal involvement
  • Intraoperative ultrasound examination
  • Special radiological treatment methods such as radio frequency ablation, chemo-embolization, SIRT
  • Treatment beyond the inpatient hospital stay with scheduled follow-up care
  • Organisation of psycho-oncological and/or pastoral care
  • Making contact with an established self-help group (ILCO e.V.)