Welcome to the German part of the ESCP web site

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Population: 84.000.000
ESCP Members: 93

Colorectal Surgeons: 1200
Societies: Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Coloproctologie (CACP); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Koloproktologie (DGK); Berufsverband der Coloproktologen Deutschlands (BCD)
Vereinigung der Koloproktologen an Rhein und Ruhr e. V. (VKRR)  
ESCP Representative Name: Ingo Alldinger
National Examination: Visceral Surgery (including Coloproctology); Proctology
Journal(s): International Journal of Colorectal Disease Coloproctology


The German Society for Coloproctology (DGK) organizes a scientific meeting every year in March in Munich. Other societies organize several local meetings. In recent years it has become standard to broadcast the meetings live online. On-site training sessions in colorectal surgery and proctology are available. Details are provided on the respective websites. EBSQ examinations are held every year in March during the central DGK meeting in Munich.

Current Research:

Currently recruiting studies in Germany

EXPELLIARMUS (DRKS00016755) – SIGMA-Studie Multicenter randomized controlled trial exploring postoperative complications and mobilization following major abdominal surgery with vs. without fitness tracker-based feedback - a CHIR-Net Student-Initiated German Medical Audit trial

IOWISI (DRKS00012251) Intraoperative wound irrigation to prevent surgical site infection after laparotomy

PONIY (DRKS00006199) Postoperative negative pressure incision therapy following open colorectal surgery: a randomized-controlled trial

ESCP Affiliates