Welcome to the German part of the ESCP web site

You will find informations of the German structure in Coloproctology and we hope to give you useful information of activities and research. If you need more information please contact me via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Population: 82.000.000
ESCP Members: 72
Colorectal Surgeons: 1200
Society: Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Coloproctologie (CACP); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Koloproktologie (DGK); Berufsverband der Coloproktologen Deutschlands (BCD)
ESCP Representative Name: Stefan Fichtner-Feigl
National Examination: Visceral Surgery (including Coloproctology); Proctology
Journal(s): International Journal of Colorectal Disease


The German coloproctologic societies organize some scientific meeting every year and some demanding workshops including hands-on courses and live video transmissions. Teaching and training are central points of our activities. A special course of qualification and examination in Proctology is possible. There is a great interest to the EBSQ-qualification in Germany.

Current Research:

Current studies in Germany

CAO-ARO-AIO-04 Study: prospective randomized multicenter phase III-study. Preoperative chemoradiation and adjuvant chemotherapy with 5-FU plus Oxaliplatin versus preoperative chemoradiation and adjuvant chemotherapy with 5-FU in locally advanced rectal cancer UICC stage II/III (EUDRACT 2006-002385-20)

PETACC 6 Study: Preoperative chemoradiotherapy and postoperative chemotherapy with capecitabine and oxaliplatin versus capecitabine alone in locally advanced rectal cancer. (NCT 00766155)

COLOR II Study: A randomized clinical trial comparing laparoscopic and open surgery for rectal cancer. (NCT 00297791) International Study

A randomized clinical trial comparing surgisis AFP to advancement flap for repair of anal fistulas. (NCT 00545441)

HASTA Study: Protective ileostoma closure handsewn anastomosis vs. stapler (DRKS 00000040)

LATEND Study: Stenotic ileitis terminalis in Crohn’s disease or stenosis of the anastomosis following ileoascendostomy: handsewn end-to-end anastomosis vs. side-to-side stapler (ISRCTN 45665492)

ESCP Affiliates