Dear patients, dear parents and children, dear colleagues,

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Muensterer
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Oliver Muensterer

the department of pediatric surgery at the University Medicine Mainz has experienced impressive growth over the last few years. When I came here in 2014, we performed just over 1000 Operations a year. According to our projections, that number will climb to well over 1400 in 2016.

On the one hand, this increase emphasizes the faith our patients, along with their families and caregivers, extend towards our team. Conversely, it reflects the passion of the people who work here. It makes me proud to see how our nurses, doctors and administrative staff always place the well-being of the children above everything else, despite the increasing workload and associated stressful exceptional circumstances. This reminds me how privileged I am to be part of the team.

The well-being and safety of your child is our highest concern. We want to become even better in the future and would appreciate your feedback in this process. Please tell us what we did well and what we could improve. This will help us measure up to the high standards we set for ourselves. And thereby you actually become part of the team yourself!

Please send us your questions, comments and critique at We are always there for you and your child.

The following pages contain relevant information on our department. Also, referring colleagues will find contacts for specific pediatric surgical problems, along with the dates of the seminars, teaching activities and workshops we offer.

We treat all children and adolescents up to the 18th birthday that present with all types of pediatric surgical problems. Our goal is to provide superb care and at the same time to make your stay in our hospital as comfortable as possible. Thank you so much for your trust.


Oliver Muensterer, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Our pediatric surgical team

Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinderchirurgie

Universitätsmedizin Mainz
Klinik und Poliklinik für Kinderchirurgie
Langenbeckstr. 1
55131 Mainz