Dear patients, dear parents and children, dear colleagues,

our department of pediatric surgery has long followed the principle of efficient medicine. Primarily not because of cost-saving, but in order to achieve the best results for your child's health success with as little effort as possible. That is why our department is one of the leaders in Germany in the field of minimally invasive pediatric surgery. Our philosophy is to provide optimal treatment for our patients with the smallest possible incisions and the most gentle procedures. At the same time, we offer telemedical follow-up to save families the time and cost consuming trip to our clinic Mainz. Finally, in the area of postoperative pain management, we are currently evaluating the effectiveness of magnetic acupuncture to save pain medication in a randomized study funded by the EDEN Foundation.

For us, the well-being of our patients is paramount.
An important partner in this goal is the Sterntaler e.V. association (, which substantially supports us to continually guarantee world-class pediatric surgical care here in Mainz.

If your child or patient needs surgical treatment, please contact us ( or make an appointment in our clinic (schedule appointments at 06131 17 4450).

We are also happy to offer you a telephone or telemedical second opinion, both for parents and colleagues (


Jan Gödeke, MD, PhD, MBA, FEBPS, FACS
Acting Director, Department of Pediatric Surgery

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